Erin McKinley

309 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
United States
Office Phone: 607.273.0733
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I am an attorney and mediator in private practice, focusing on matrimonial and family law. My practice is devoted to working with clients who want to take a civilized, respectful approach to resolving their legal matters.

I offer assistance through the collaborative process, mediation, and out-of-court negotiation.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law Mediation Separation/Divorce Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements Family Law
License(s): Licensed to Practice Law in the State of New York, January 1997

Professional Activities

-Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals (President 2006-2008) ~Tompkins County Bar Association (President 2003-2004) ~New York State Bar Association ~American Bar Association ~Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association ~IACP Access to Collaboration Task Force (2013-2015) -Tompkins County Parents Apart Program (Former Advisory Board Member and Current Legal Presenter) -IACP Membership and Outreach Committee (2019 and 2020)

Undergraduate Education

Ithaca College, 1992

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Professional Education

University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996

J.D., Cum Laude


I have been active in Collaborative Practice since its inception in the Ithaca, New York area in 2003. I was the president of Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals from 2006-2008, and I remain an active member of our local practice group. Since 2009, I have limited my family law and divorce practice to working with clients who choose collaborative law or other alternatives to litigation, such as mediation or out-of-court negotiation.