The attorneys of Freking Myers & Reul are a cohesive team with decades of experience helping individuals with legal advice and representation. Diligent, empathetic, passionate, approachable, are just a few words you could use to describe us. We would like you to get to know more about us by following our series “Meet Our Attorneys” to learn about our professional achievements and experiences as well as our passions, hobbies, and interests outside the office.
Erin Heidrich is a former high school English teacher, so her primary practice area—school law—is a natural fit. After spending five years as a teacher and nearly six as a lawyer, Erin can definitively say that teaching is the hardest and most important job in the world. But being able to support students and school employees when legal issues arise is also very rewarding.
As a school lawyer, Erin has represented students of all ages, from kindergarten to PhD, in matters such as suspension and expulsion hearings, athletic eligibility appeals, Title IX investigations, and special education due process hearings. Erin also represents teachers, administrators, and other school employees in employment matters. School employees have robust job protections, but achieving the best outcomes requires someone with knowledge of the laws that apply specifically to these employees. Erin has been designated an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star in school law for the last three years.
Erin and her husband share a 136-year-old house in Columbia Tusculum with their cat, Hazel. Erin enjoys being involved in community activities, and for several years has served on the Columbia Tusculum Community Council. Erin and her husband love to travel. Her recent favorite travel experiences include Japan, Estonia, and running the London Marathon. While she has been unable to travel over the last year, Erin has taken up painting, gardening, and cycling.