Erin M. Tyreman

Erin M. Tyreman

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Phone: (315) 422-1311
Fax: (315) 479-7612
Email: [email protected]

Erin Tyreman, a partner at Melvin & Melvin, is an experienced civil litigator and has both prosecuted and defended a variety of matters at the Administrative, State, Federal and Appellate levels for the past decade. Throughout her career, Ms. Tyreman has been exposed to a variety of general litigation matters including personal injury, contract litigation and business disputes.

Specializing in real property litigation, Ms. Tyreman focuses on riparian/littoral rights. Ms. Tyreman is well versed in all facets of real property disputes including adverse possession, boundary disputes, title disputes, premises liability, partition actions, and easement disputes. Ms. Tyreman’s experience includes litigation over access to lakes, rivers, and even ponds in Central, Western and Northern New York including the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario. She also counsels clients in real estate transactions where disputes arise between buyers and sellers including failure to disclose defects, time is of the essence and conditions to close.

Ms. Tyreman’s other specialty is in labor and employment law disputes, in particular, matters involving discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation claims, as well as the legalization of recreational marijuana use in New York State and the updates to the New York State Labor Laws protecting employees from unlawful discrimination based upon marijuana use. She has represented both employers and employees in litigation matters as well as providing advice and counsel concerning employment contracts and severance agreements. Ms. Tyreman has experience with wage claims for unpaid wages and overtime in State and Federal Court. She has litigated for clients in the State Division of Human Rights as well as in State Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts of New York.

Deeply connected to the Central New York Community, Ms. Tyreman was raised in Camden, New York and has put down roots in Camillus. She is a graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Having received her Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Ms. Tyreman returned to the Central New York area to be close to her family.

Ms. Tyreman has volunteered her services at the Northern District of New York in federal civil rights claims. She was presented with the Olender Foundation Award for Excellence for her dedication of over 1,000 hours pro bono services to the residents of Washington, D.C.


  • University of D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2011
  • John Fisher College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008


Professional Organizations

  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Tort Litigation Section
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Labor and Employment Section


  • New York State, 2012
  • Northern District of New York, 2018

Volunteer Participation:

  • Mock Trial Judge for Onondaga County
  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator for Syracuse City Court
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Part 137 Arbitrator
  • Arbitration Judge for Syracuse University Law School


New Act effective January 1, 2020 affects Farmers and Farm Laborers in New York State

Medical Marijuana and Employment