Kane, Funk, Poch, and VanMassenhove welcomes new Associate Attorney Erinn Kane!


The law firm of Kane, Funk, and Poch, P.C. is proud to announce the association of Erinn Kane with the firm.  An Alpena native, Ms. Kane is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in Political Science, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from Cooley Law School in May, 2019.  She successfully passed the Michigan Bar Exam on her first attempt and was admitted to the practice of law in November.

Ms. Kane brings to the firm extensive knowledge of our representative government, having worked for the late State Representative Peter Pettalia, State Senator John Moolenaar, and State Senator Jim Stamas.  She also assisted former Congressman Dan Benishek with his reelection campaign. 

At age 29, Ms. Kane began her studies at Cooley Law School while working full time for the Michigan Legislature.  During her tenure at Cooley, Ms. Kane completed the Elder Law Clinic, which involved counseling the elderly, and drafting wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives.  She participated in the Washtenaw County Public Defendant’s Office, aiding the indigent and learning the ropes of criminal law. She was also on the Mock Trial Board and Law Review.  

Ms. Kanes’ scholarly aptitude was demonstrated by being on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll every semester while at Cooley.  Most notably, Erinn twice participated in the challenging and prestigious Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Chicago, Illinois, and in the 2019 competition was distinguished as one of the top ten oralists of all the participants in the international trial competition.

Erinn is a welcomed addition to Kane, Funk, and Poch, P.C. and is currently taking new clients.