Erin Schilling

Erin Schilling provides advice, counsel, and peace of mind so that employers can focus on what they do best – operating their businesses. 

She draws on prior experience in the human resources field to provide training and advice to employers on compliance with various state and federal statutes, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, affirmative action laws, and, in particular, leave issues concerning the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, Erin oversees the preparation of affirmative action plans and has successfully defended clients in Department of Labor compliance reviews.

Erin also represents employers in state court, federal court, and before state and federal agencies, defending clients against allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract, as well as discrimination claims including age, race, disability, religion, national origin, and sex discrimination.


  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
  • "Rising Star" recognition by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012
  • "Up and Coming Lawyers" recognition by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2008
  • Recipient of Lawyers Association of Kansas City Young Lawyers Public Service Award, 2008


  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Publications Committee, 2006-present
  • Kansas Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section, 2007-2014 
      • President, 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • President, 2009-2010
      • Board of Directors, 2005-2010
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers


Polsinelli is proud to work with the American Chamber of Commerce Resources to produce the Kansas Human Resources Manual: A Guide to Kansas and Federal Employment Laws and Regulations, Model Policies and Forms for Illinois Employers and the Missouri HR Library. Our firm’s national reach includes two Kansas offices – one in Overland Park and one in Topeka – that have grown to support our many Kansas clients. Our presence in the region is further strengthened by our headquarters in Kansas City, which offers the collective services of more than 40 attorneys committed solely to the practice of labor and employment law.

Nationwide, the firm has more than 650 attorneys in 17 cities stretching from New York to Los Angeles, including offices in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Chattanooga, St. Louis and Kansas City. With more than 50 areas of practice, our attorneys possess the breadth of experience and depth of talent to guide diverse clients through legal complexities at every stage of their organization’s life cycle.

In every matter, our goal is to provide advice that is both direct and practical. We also endeavor to understand your business, which we believe is critical in offering advice within your unique context.

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