Erin Hartman Appointed Elizabethtown Directing Attorney

(8/16/2021) Erin Melchior Hartman is the Directing Attorney of the Elizabethtown Trial Office, in Hardin County, KY. The office is responsible for Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Meade and Breckinridge Counties. She started with DPA in 2018 as a Staff Attorney covering Hardin Circuit Court beginning a tenure of trial litigation. Responsible for handling many serious felonies including seven felony murder trials since 2019. Erin graduated from Louisville’s Assumption High School in 2002, the University of Kentucky in 2006 and then received a law degree from Northern Kentucky University in 2010. She began her legal career in the office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender and received two “Walker” awards for full acquittals in a jury trial. After a two-year stint in private practice, she returned to DPA seeking an opportunity to litigate more jury trials than private practice had to offer. She lives in Louisville with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She enjoys celebrity gossip, true crime docs and gardening.