Erin Brockovich Profile

With her inspirational story of overcoming adversity, the name Erin Brockovich has become synonymous with David and Goliath battles. Portrayed by Julia Roberts in the eponymous film, she is a 20th-century icon and an enduring symbol of how the “little guy” can sometimes win.

Erin’s astonishing story began when she was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Reno; after winning a small settlement she still needed work, and so she joined the law firm that represented her, Masry & Vittoe, as a file clerk. Whilst sorting through papers for a pro bono real estate case she discovered the medical scandal that ultimately led to the largest direct action lawsuit the USA had ever seen.

Since rising to fame Erin has undertaken numerous media projects based around her affinity for the underdog. She began with the ABC special “Challenge America With Erin Brockovich,” helping to rebuild a rundown Park in downtown Manhattan. Her series on Lifetime, “Final Justice With Erin Brockovich,” celebrated the stories of ordinary women who triumphed against extraordinary odds.

Erin is president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, which helps many environmental projects across the globe. Her assistance has been requested in groundwater contamination complaints in every state of the USA and from countries around the world. Her book Take It From Me. Life’s A Struggle, But You Can Win, is a New York Times Business bestseller.

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    Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn and sexy. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths.” She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.

    It’s been 12 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Erin hasn’t been resting on her laurels… she continues to fight hard and win big!

    This gutsy broad doesn’t apologize for who she is. She has always loved going head to head with the big boys and was never intimated by their bravado. She learned how to come out on top from her tight-knit mid-western family in Lawrence, Kansas. Erin was the youngest child of an industrial engineer father and journalist mother. Her parents always believed that she could do anything she set her mind to if she learned to focus her amazing energy.

    After a few years roaming around at various colleges, Erin decided that she wanted to be a California girl. She first landed a job as a management trainee for K-Mart but when that didn’t make her swagger, she decided to study electrical engineering. But that wasn’t enough for the Kansas beauty… on a fluke, she entered the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant… and, not surprising, won the title.

    When she realized that beauty pageants weren’t her thing, Erin, her husband and two children settled in Reno, Nevada. After divorcing, the single mother became a secretary at a brokerage firm where she met and married her second husband. But that marriage was short lived and the now mother of three was solo again.

    Up until this point, Erin was the average divorced single mother trying to make a living… until she crossed paths with lawyer, Ed Masry, and changed the course of both their lives.

    After being seriously injured in a traffic accident in Reno, Erin moved back to California’s San Fernando Valley, and hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her. They won a small settlement but she still needed work so she got a job at their law firm as a file clerk, it was while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case that Erin first found medical records that would explode into the largest direct action lawsuit in US history.

    The story and eventual film helped make the “Erin Brockovich” a household name. Over time, Erin realized that she could use her notoriety to spread positive messages of personal empowerment and to encourage others to stand up and make a difference.

    Then, for three seasons, Erin hosted the Lifetime series, Final Justice With Erin Brockovich. The show celebrated everyday women who triumphed when faced with overwhelming adversity. Erin Brockovich has conquered all forms of media… Her first TV project was ABC’s 2001 special “Challenge America With Erin Brockovich” where she helped motivate and organize the rebuilding of a dilapidated park in downtown Manhattan. This show is best described as “Extreme Make-Over Home Edition” on steroids.

    Erin then dominated the world of publishing with her New York Times Business best-seller, Take It From Me. Life’s A Struggle, But You Can Win.

    Because of her fighting spirit, Erin has become the champion of countless women and men. She is this generations, “Dear Abby” and in fact receives thousands of “Dear Erin” letters and emails each year from people who are begging for help and support in their own personal struggles. Erin proudly answers every one of them.

    As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide.

    Erin is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit and travels the world for personal appearances.

    Erin Brockovich is a true American hero who’s icon status and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.

    She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the US, Australia and other international hot spots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri.

    Erin lives in Southern California with her husband, three children and 5 Pomeranians and admits to one guilty pleasure… shopping!

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Erin has overcome more adversity than most and not only survived it but triumphed in the most spectacular way. She shares her own story of self-improvement and self-empowerment to demonstrate how we can all achieve to our maximum potential. She encourages audiences to follow her RAM (Realization, Assessment and Motivation) guidelines, realizing who you are, assessing your skills and motivating yourself to achieve your dreams.

Environmental Issues
Erin speaks out on a number of environmental issues including fracking, sinkholes, cancer-causing emissions, groundwater contamination and oil spills. Speaking up for and representing those in need, Erin is a passionate speaker looking to find the truth for the sake of humanity.

Overcoming Adversity
Erin shares her most personal challenges and shows how all of us, no matter how down-and-out, can call on our inner strength to achieve success. In a battle that climaxed with an astounding quarter-billion-dollar settlement, the drama that led up to Erin’s victory was one that began when she was a little girl suffering from dyslexia, shyness, difficulties at school and a taste for the wild side of life. The journey she took from Kansas to California led her down a road of self-realization, self-improvement and self-empowerment.

The Power of One
Erin Brockovich is one of those rare individuals whose own true story has become part of our public consciousness. Seen by millions as a symbol of American justice and the importance of fighting for the truth, Brockovich continues to speak out on behalf of those who can’t.

RAM: Realization, Assessment, and Motivation

Erin lives according to the guidelines she likes to call RAM. The R is for Realization. She believes you have to realize who YOU are, good and bad, before you can begin to know where you are going. A is for Assessment. You have to take stock in what you have. Look at your skills, weakness, strengths and applying traits where they need to be and let go of the bad ones. M is for Motivation. It’s hard to stay motivated in the world today and motivation is the steam that keeps us going. Motivation is about taking time for self renewal. We all need our batteries charged yet never take the time to do it and then just burn out.

Erin's ability to continue the good work she has done on behalf of other people is due to her belief in the above and she shares her story and tools for success with audiences nationwide.

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Books by Erin Brockovich:

Take It From Me

Take It From Me
The book helps to answer the question Erin gets asked most often — in her lecture series, on Oprah, by producers, reporters, and all the people who walk up to her at the supermarket: “Erin, how do you do it?”

To succeed against overwhelming odds — dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, dyslexia, you name it — she had to find and free the power and force of her own inner strength, the inner strength that is there in everyone. While her story is well-known, readers will find her advice surprisingly insightful, fresh, and accessible: Sometimes you have to do what seems impossible because you have to.

“I have learned that some ‘choices’ we make aren’t choices at all, merely capitulation to our weaknesses. To develop your inner strength, you must push yourself to do your best, especially when you aren’t sure you can, because You Can Because You Have To. If you are so lonely you feel like sitting in the corner and shaking, stop feeling sorry for yourself and use that energy to find someone to share your life with. You don’t need to be rescued, rescue yourself.” Erin weaves her advice with her own personal stories — many of which she tells for the first time — including lessons she has learned long after the movie events ended. In this inspiring book, co-authored by New York Times bestselling celebrity collaborator Marc Eliot, Erin provides readers with the insight to put them on the path to discover the inner strength to empower themselves, no matter how great the challenge, no matter how impossible the obstacles.

Erin Brockovich is more than just a movie — and she’s got a lot more stories to tell and advice to offer to all who admire her.

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