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Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Erika Leuffen Salerno

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Health Care

About Me

Litigator, negotiator, mediator and trusted advisor, Erika Salerno views her relationship with every client as a partnership.  She sees her role as one of empowering clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions, and when necessary, zealously advocating for their interests.  Erika’s training and vast experience in Mediation and Collaborative Law serve as the foundation for her style which focuses on developing practical and creative solutions to client matters.


 


For over 15 years, Erika has been assisting clients with primarily family law matters including everything from drafting cohabitation and prenuptial agreements to divorces involving complex marital estates.  In 2013, Erika obtained her masters of law degree in healthcare, and is a valued member of the Kreis Enderle healthcare law team.  Erika’s healthcare practice focuses on analyzing healthcare business ventures under the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, as well as handling HIPAA compliance matters.


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    19 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    19 years
  3. Health Care: 5%
    5 years
  4. Family: 5%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Liisa R. Speaker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is hardworking and dedicated to family law issues.

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    Liisa Speaker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark D. Schubert

    I had the privilege of getting to know Erika Salerno during the time she practiced law here in Appleton, WI. We had numerous cases in which we represented opposing parties in divorce and family law matters, including both traditional cases as well as many cases utilizing the collaborative family law process. We also served together on two boards of directors, and worked closely in promoting the collaborative process in this area. Erika's ethics and legal and advocacy skills are of the highest caliber. Moreover, she was a well respected leader in our local legal community. Erika played a crucial role in bringing the collaborative process to our area, and in the effort to help local professionals to organize and coordinate their approach to collaborative practice. I have nothing but the highest regard for Erika in all respects, personal and professional. She embodies the highest ideals of the legal profession. I am pleased to endorse her without hesitation.

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    Mark Schubert Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, PC

PO Box 4010
Kalamazoo, MI

Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, PC

800 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI, 49085

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, PC

171 Monroe Ave., NW
Suite 900B
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-2694

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos

One Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI, 49017-3613

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199903/27/2015
WIGood Standing199603/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2014
Vlachos AwardLegal Aid of West Michigan2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Outstanding Service AwardCollaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin2006
Drake University Law ReviewDrake University Law School1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWestern Michigan University2011 - Present
ShareholderKreis Enderle2006 - Present
ShareholderHerrling Clark2000 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorBlackhawk Technical College1997 - 2000
AssociateConsigny, Andrews, Hemming, & Grant1997 - 2000
AssociateVoegeli & Ewald1996 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leadership KalamazooMember2011 - 2011
PEAKS Networking GroupFounding Member2009 - 2011
Bach FestivalBoard Member2009 - 2011
Executive Women's Golf AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2011
Michigan Family Law Section CouncilMember2007 - Present
Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Collaborative Practice Institute of MichiganBoard Member2006 - 2013
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinBoard Member2003 - 2006
State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2000 - Present
Outagamie County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Rock County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2000
State Bar of WisconsinMember1996 - Present
Green County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1998

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Friend v. FriendN/A
In re the Estate of James W. Miltenberger v. Sandra SwartzDenied.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Family Law JournalThem Impact of Obamacare on Former Spouses2013
Michigan Family Law JournalAppellate Case Summaries2012
Michigan Family Law JournalAppellate Case Summaries2011
Michigan Family Law JournalEarly Retirement: A Golden Opportunity or a Mirage for Support Payers2010
Michigan Family Law JournalEthical Considerations for the Michigan Collaborative Lawyer2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University ChicagoHealth Care LawLL.M - Master of Laws2013
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Michigan State UniversityJames Madison and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law InstituteThe Affordable Care Act and Families2014
Leadership KalamazooTaxes and Public Education2011
Annual MeetingMediation and Difficult Discussions2010
Family Law Section Summer SeminarChild Custody and Homeschooling2009
Collaborative Practice and Mediation -- Rivals or SiblingsCollaborative Practice and Mediation2008