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Erin E. Borcherding Bauer


Evansville, IN





Erin Borcherding Bauer grew up in Posey County where she attended North Posey High School.  In high school, she was very involved in athletics.  She participated on the cross-country, basketball, and softball teams and earned 10 varsity letters.  She graduated near the top of her class.  She attended the University of Southern Indiana where she majored in History and earned a minor in Anthropology.  She graduated from USI in 3½ years with a 4.0 GPA.  After graduating from college, she married Seth Bauer, who teaches and coaches at Harrison High School.  Before going to law school, Erin worked a semester full-time for Barber & Shoulders, LLP.  She then attended law school at Indiana University – Bloomington.  While in law school, she served as Staff Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal and became a certified Domestic Relations Mediator.  She was very active in IU’s Domestic Relations Mediation Clinic, serving as mediator in dozens of cases and later as a mentor to other students.  Upon graduation from law school, Erin returned to Evansville and became an associate attorney at Barber & Shoulders, LLP.  In 2011, she became partner of Barber & Bauer, LLP.  She has a general practice and regularly handles cases in the areas of employment law, Social Security Disability, short-term and long-term disability, family law, personal injury, estate planning, litigation, and appeals.  When she is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Aiden and Reagan, and attending sporting events.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Social Security Disability & SSI
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Domestic Relations Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2014


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Southern Indiana
    • B.A. - 2004

Representative Cases

  • Browning v. Colvin, 766 F.3d 702, 2013 WL 6504768 (7th Cir., Sept. 4, 2014) (No. 13-3836) (Social Security Disability)

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana University Merit Scholarship
  • Maurice B. Miller Scholarship
  • Dean’s Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Evansville Bar Association, Member