Erin Rome

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Middleton, Wisconsin

Palmersheim Dettmann, SC
Erin Rome
Palmersheim Dettmann, SC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2013

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

Palmersheim Dettmann, SC

1424 N High Point Road
Suite 202
Middleton, WI 53562 Visit website


Erin Rome is an associate at Palmersheim Dettmann, S.C., concentrating her practice in business litigation, business law, employment law, and appellate practice. Erin is an experienced trial attorney at Palmersheim Dettmann, and has guided multiple clients through the process from filing the complaint to representing them at jury trials and on appeal. Prior to joining Palmersheim Dettmann, Erin served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable JoAnne Kloppenburg at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Erin’s litigation work has included franchise disputes under Wisconsin’s Fair Dealership Law, as well as contract disputes, trademark disputes, and other business matters.

In addition to her litigation work, Erin also routinely assists clients with transactional matters. This involves advising clients on business start-ups, reviewing and drafting contracts, and representing clients dealing with business transitions such as buying and selling businesses. Erin also has experience representing clients on employment-related matters, including reviewing and drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Erin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, during which time she participated in a number of legal clerkships and internships. Erin worked as a legal intern for the Frank J. Remington Center’s Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Project, where she represented incarcerated individuals on a wide range of post-conviction legal issues. Erin also served as a legal intern for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office and Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Erin is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Dane County Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Legal Association for Women. Erin serves as the chair of the Dane County Bar Association's Program Committee, and as a Board Member of the Legal Association for Women.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations

  • 70% Business Litigation
  • 30% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2013, Wisconsin

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dane County Bar Association, Program Committee Chair
  • Dane County Bar Association, Chair of New Lawyers Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Legal Assistance Committee, Member
  • Dane County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Legal Association for Women, Board Member, Co-Chair of Marigold Melli Award Committee
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Assisted Judge Charles Dykman with presenting his Annual Civil Case Law Update, including serving as co-presenter for various bar associations, Co-Presenter with the Honorable Charles Dykman, Annual Civil Case Law Update
Educational Background:
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010, B.A. in Social Welfare and Justice and Spanish; Honors: Summa Cum laude
  • Recognized as a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recognized as a 2022 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. , Rising Star - Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Recognized as a 2021 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Recognized as a 2020 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Up and Coming Lawyers, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2019
  • Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013
  • Dean's Academic Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013
Representative Clients:
  • Inspiro Relia U.S., Inc. - Representative large international corporation on employment and other litigation matters, 2020
  • Madison Auto Center, LLC - Represent auto dealership in employment-related litigation, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Serve as pro bono counsel for Canopy Center, Inc., child abuse treatment provider in Madison, Wisconsin, 2020
  • Western District of Wisconsin, serves as pro bono counsel in matters involving the constitutional rights of prison inmates
  • Madison Auto Center, LLC v. Drake Lallas et al - Dane County Case No. 2019-cv-636:  Part of a trial team that handled five-day jury trial on claims of breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets. Case is currently on appeal. , 2022
  • Obtained favorable pre-litigation settlements on behalf of numerous dealership clients based on claims under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law and negotiations with the grantor. , 2022
  • Hanson Electronics, Ltd, et al v. USCC Distribution Co., LLC - Northern District of Illinois Case No. 1:22-cv-3217 - Filed for temporary injunction on behalf of dealership clients in the Northern District of Illinois. Obtained highly favorable settlements for both clients on the eve of the temporary injunction hearing. , 2022
  • Brent Smith v. Inspiro - Madison Equal Opportunities Division - Obtained favorable ruling for employer client after a hearing on the merits against former employee's claims of age discrimination. , 2022
  • Integrated Process Engineers & Constructors, Inc. v. United Vaccines, Inc., Dane County Case No. 20-CV-1341 - Represented the Plaintiff and obtained favorable settlement pre-trial. , 2021
  • Taizhou Yuanda Investment Group Co., Ltd. et al. v. Z Outdoor Living, LLC, et al., Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case No. 21-1839 - Represented group of Defendants-Appellees on appeal before Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and presented oral argument before three-judge panel of Seventh Circuit judges. Obtained favorable ruling from three-judge panel on Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. , 2022
  • Stewart v. Messina, Rock County Case No. 2020-CV-563 - Represented Defendant/Counter-claim Plaintiff and obtained favorable settlement following motion practice. , 2021
  • DiSalvo v. CRM US, Inc., Western District of Wisconsin Case No. 19-cv-425 - Represented Defendant against claims under Fair Labor Standards Act and Wisconsin wage payment and overtime laws; Obtained beneficial settlement pre-trial. , 2020
  • Taizhou Yuanda Investment Group Co. Ltd. and Taizhou Yuanda Furniture Co., Ltd. v. Z Outdoor Living, LLC, et al. - Won on motion to dismiss four individual defendants from federal lawsuit seeking over $15 million in damages; Successfully defeated Plaintiffs' motion to amend pleadings to add claims under RICO and WOCCA, along with other fraud claims, 2020
  • Edgewood College, Inc. v. Hafner, Dedra et al. - Obtained favorable settlement in federal trademark dispute filed in Western District of Wisconsin, 2020
  • Wolf Appliance, Inc. v. American Range Corporation, 2018-AP-2092 - Obtained reversal of circuit court's summary judgment ruling on appeal before Wisconsin Court of Appeals, resulting in favorable settlement for the client, 2020
  • Fabick, Inc. v. JFTCO, Inc., 19-1760, part of team of lawyers who represented Fabick, Inc. on appeal before Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
  • Helgesen Trust et al v. Cody Clark et al, 2017-CV-2790 - First-chaired team that won jury trial, 2019
  • Thomas F. Benson, et. al. v. City of Madison, 14-CV-0180: Part of team of lawyers who represented Plaintiffs at week-long jury trial; obtained jury verdict in favor of Plaintiffs, 2018
  • Mary M. Groth v. Rolling Valley Farm, LLC, Sauk County Case No. 14-CV-449: First-chaired court trial and represented Defendant who was opposing attempt to dissolve LLC; case was settled following bench trial, 2018
  • Thomas F. Benson, et al. v. City of Madison, 2015-AP-2366: Part of team of lawyers who argued this case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, obtaining reversal of decision of the Court of Appeals; Case resulted in verdict in favor of Plaintiffs at jury trial, 2017
  • Fabick, Inc. v. JFTCO, Inc., 16-CV-00172-wmc: Part of team of lawyers that represented Fabick, Inc. in trademark dispute; case was tried to a jury and jury returned verdict in favor of Fabick, Inc., 2017
  • Crave Brothers Farm LLC v. J&V Hoffman, LLC, Dane County Case No. 15-CV-971: Served as second chair for week-long jury trial; Case was settled post-trial, 2017
  • Andrew Obriecht v. Laserwords US, Inc., Madison Equal Opportunities Division Case No. 20152151: Represented employer at contested hearing before Madison Equal Opportunities Division; obtained finding of no discrimination on employee's discriminatory termination claim, 2016
  • Facility Gateway Corporation v. Pi Data Holdings, LLC et al, Dane County Case No. 13-CV-2056: Part of team of lawyers who represented Plaintiff in complex arbitration; Obtained ruling in favor of Plaintiff, 2015
  • Represented buyers in complex purchase of coffee franchise and successfully negotiated with seller for favorable terms. , 2022
  • Represented buyer in complex stock purchase transaction. Succeeded in obtaining favorable terms for buyer and closing the deal in a timely manner. , 2022

Office location for Erin Rome

1424 N High Point Road
Suite 202
Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: 608-836-6400


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

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