17 Facts About Erin Brockovich


Erin Brockovich graduated from Lawrence High School, then attended Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas, and graduated with an Associate in Applied Arts Degree from Wade College in Dallas, Texas.


Erin Brockovich became instrumental in suing the utility company on behalf of the town.


In 2003, after experiencing problems with mold contamination in her own home in the Conejo Valley, Erin Brockovich received settlements of $430,000 from two parties, and an undisclosed amount from a third party, to settle her lawsuit alleging toxic mold in her Agoura Hills, California, home.


Erin Brockovich then became a prominent activist and educator in the area as well.


Erin Brockovich assisted in the filing of a lawsuit against Prime Tanning Corp.


In June 2009, Erin Brockovich began investigating a case of contaminated water in Midland, Texas.


In 2012, Erin Brockovich became involved in the mysterious case of 14 students from LeRoy, New York, who began reporting perplexing medical symptoms, including tics and speech difficulties.


Erin Brockovich believed environmental pollution from the 1970 Lehigh Valley Railroad derailment was the cause and conducted testing in the area.


Erin Brockovich was supposed to return to LeRoy to present her findings, but never did; in the meantime, the students' doctors determined the cause was mass psychogenic illness, and that the media exposure was exacerbating the symptoms.


In early 2016, Erin Brockovich became involved in potential litigation against Southern California Gas for a large methane leak from its underground storage facility near the community of Porter Ranch, north of Los Angeles.


In early 2023, within hours of the Feb 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Erin Brockovich started getting calls for assistance from the community about the toxic chemical fires.


Erin Brockovich has been interviewed on various news outlets, from independent media to national networks.


Erin Brockovich continues to cite the Hinkley case and Flint water crisis, as well as the 2013 Lac-Megantic, Canada oil train catastrophe.


Erin Brockovich had a more extensive role in the 2012 documentary Last Call at the Oasis, which focused on not only water pollution but the overall state of water scarcity as it relates to water policy in the United States.


In 2021, Erin Brockovich wrote about hormone-disrupting chemicals eroding human fertility at an alarming rate.


On February 8,2022, Erin Brockovich wrote an article talking about the case of Steven Donziger, a lawyer who won a $18 billion judgment against Chevron before being jailed for contempt of court after refusing to turn his phone and computer over to Chevron's legal team.


Erin Brockovich has three children: a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Katie, from her first marriage to Shawn Brown, and a daughter, Elizabeth, from her second marriage to Steven Erin Brockovich.