Erin Brockovich is an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, environmental activist, and consultant. Erin Brockovich rose to prominence in 1993 when she took over the case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for suspected hexavalent chromium poisoning of water. Despite having no professional legal training, she won the case, which resulted in a $333 million settlement in 1996. It made the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Erin Brockovich was born in the United States on June 22, 1960, in Lawrence, Kansas. Erin Pattee is her given name and her zodiac sign is Cancer. She is currently 61 years old.
Similarly, she grew up in her hometown with her two brothers, Frank Jr. and Thomas, and a sister, Jodie. She is the lovely daughter of her parents, Betty Jo (mother) and Frank Pattee (father). Thomas, her brother, died in 1992. Betty was a journalist, and Frank, her father, was a well-known football player. Her mother was a star player in high school and college. Addie and John Walter Pattee, her paternal grandparents.
Likewise, she completed her high school education at Lawrence High School before enrolling at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She went on to Wade College in Dallas, Texas, where she earned an Associate in Applied Arts degree. She started working as a management trainee at Kmart at the age of 21, but she left after only a few months. Moreover, she subsequently entered a beauty pageant at the age of 21. And won the Miss Pacific Coast title, after which she departed the pageant.
Erin Brockovich began her career as a legal clerk for the firm Masry & Vititoe. It was at this time that she was handed the 1993 Pacific Gas and Electric Company case. It involved suspected hexavalent chromium poisoning of drinking water in the town of Hinkley, in southern California. Despite having no legal training, she crafted a case that was eventually settled for $333 million in 1996. It made the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history. Following the victory, Erin’s employer, Masry & Vititoe, won US$133.6 million as part of the settlement, as well as a $2.5 million bonus.
Similarly, she became involved in numerous more anti-pollution litigation while working with a lawyer called Edward L. Masry, the most recent of which was the case accusing the Whitman Corporation of chromium contamination in the city of Willits, California. Another action, filed near PG&E’s compressor station in Kings County, California, claimed contamination and was resolved for $335 million in 2006. In 2003, she and Masry launched a lawsuit against the Beverly Hills Unified School Administration, which they lost, and the school district requested $450,000 in legal fees repayment.
In April 2009, she aided in the filing of a lawsuit against Prime Tanning Corp. of St. Joseph, Missouri. She started looking into an instance of tainted water in Midland, Texas, two months later. She became interested in the intriguing case of 14 LeRoy, New York, kids who claimed perplexing medical symptoms such as speech problems and tics in 2012. The environmental damage from the 1970 Lehigh Valley Railroad derailment, Erin claimed, was the cause of the issue.
However, she was unable to identify any environmental factors, and the matter was closed once the student’s health had improved. She then became embroiled in a possible lawsuit against Southern California Gas over a significant methane leak from the company’s underground storage facility in 2016. Her work in taking legal action against Pacific Gas & Electric was also the subject of the feature film “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts, released in 2000. Erin had a cameo part as a waitress in the film, which won a total of 5 Academy Awards.
Likewise, she later starred in the 2012 documentary “Last Call at the Oasis,” which explored not only water contamination but also the country’s overall water deficit. A television series titled “Rebel” was released on April 8, 2021, and ended on June 10, 2021, based on her life story. She has also written books, the first of which was published in 2001 and was named “Take It From Me: Life Is a Struggle But You Can Win”. On August 25, 2020, her second book, “Superman’s Not Coming,” was released.
Moreover, she warned about hormone-disrupting chemicals (such as PFAS) decimating human fertility at an alarming rate in 2021. She is also the creator of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the Erin Brockovich Foundation, all of which are dedicated to the preservation of pure water.
Furthermore, she has even won awards including Honorary Doctor of Laws and commencement speaker at Lewis & Clark Law School, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and commencement speaker at Loyola Marymount University, an Honorary Master of Arts, Business Communication, from Jones International University
She made a decent living as a law clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist during her professional career. She began her work as a management trainee at Kmart. And she went on to become one of the most well-known people after winning the Pacific Gas and Electric Company case in 1993.
Similarly, she prepared the case as a legal clerk for the law firm Masry & Vititoe, which later settled for $333 million in 1996, making it the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history. The corporation for which she worked received US$133.6 million as part of the settlement, and Erin received a $2.5 million incentive.
She has appeared on multiple shows, given several speeches, and is now the creator of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the Erin Brockovich Foundation, in addition to her employment as a legal clerk. Her net worth is reported to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
Erin Brockovich is a married woman with three marriages under her belt. Shawn Brown married her first husband which lasted for five years, from April 1982 until 1987. Matthew and Katie were the couple’s two children.
She started dating Steve Brockovich just two years after her first divorce. And they married in 1989, but their marriage was doomed from the start. They divorced barely a year later. She was discovered to be pregnant with Steve’s child, Elizabeth, after the divorce.
Her daughter, Elizabeth, had a difficult upbringing because she was only 9 years old when the film “Erin Brockovich” was released. And she was constantly on the move, giving interviews or giving lectures. Elizabeth began skipping school, stealing money, and even developing a heroin addiction during this period.
In 1998, she married her third husband, actor and country music DJ Eric L. Ellis, after her second divorce. Their marriage, on the other hand, lasted only 14 years before they divorced in 2012. She is currently single and lives in Agoura Hills, California, in a home. She bought with her US$2.5 million awards from the Hinkley settlement in 1996.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Erin Brockovich is a stunning woman in her 60s, with a well-kept figure. She stands at a height of 5ft. 10inches and weighs approximately 65kg. Her skin is fair, and she has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Similarly, she is active on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has gained more than 40k followers on Instagram under the username @the_real_erin_brockovich. On Facebook, she has gained more than 857k followers under the username @ErinBrockovichOfficial. Moreover, she has gained more than 173.3k followers on Twitter under the username @ErinBrockovich.