Erin K. Poppler

Erin K. Poppler

500 Washington Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Tort
  • Environmental Law
  • Product Liability
  • Business Litigation

Erin K. Poppler joined Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum legal team as a civil litigator for numerous reasons.  Chief among them was her realization that the same qualities that make BEHB attorneys exceptional litigators also make them exceptional people. This aligns with Erin’s belief that outstanding advocacy is not just a result of skill and a drive to win, but also derived from an advocate’s strength of character.

Her diverse litigation practice is focused on environmental law, toxic tort, business litigation, and product liability. The issues confronted by Erin’s clients are equally far-reaching and complex, often involving legal, business, and regulatory considerations. By understanding the particulars of a client’s business Erin is able to meet the diverse demands of her practice and effectively represent and advocate for each client in a customized way. For example, to best serve her clients in the rental equipment industry, Erin earned certifications and completed training in scaffold assembly and aerial work platform operation.

Erin’s litigation practice is also strengthened by her courtroom experience, which includes second-chairing a trial team that successfully litigated to verdict a multifaceted environmental CERCLA case. In addition, Erin’s understanding of the judicial decision-making process and ability to craft persuasive written and oral advocacy come from her work for federal and state court judges at the trial and appellate levels.

Erin graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Political Science.  She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was an editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Erin’s learning continues well beyond the degrees she earned.  She has recently spoken and written on topics related to California’s environmental regulations, a legal issue of first impression regarding settlement credits under CERCLA, and how practitioners can utilize technology tools like predictive analytics to manage data-driven cases. 

Erin also has a demonstrated commitment to pro bono legal work. She is actively involved in the Alameda County Bar Association's Lawyers in the Library Program and the Election Protection Program.

Erin is admitted to practice before the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.