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Erica Mallory Foster

Family Attorney at Danvers, MA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1992
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 The founding partner of the Law Offices of Erica M. Foster, Erica Foster has been practicing family law and real estate law in the Greater Boston area since 1992. At the Law Offices of Erica M. Foster, we take pride in being able to provide our clients with a level of personal attention that’s all too uncommon these days. There are no gatekeepers fielding calls here; you can always reach Erica directly, day or night. We understand that dealing with family law or real estate matters can be stressful, and our goal is to make you feel supported and understood at every step of your legal journey.

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Law Office of Erica M. Foster
Hathorne Office Park, 491 Maple Street Unit 204
Danvers, MA, 01923
Law Office of Erica M. Foster
400 Tradecenter, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA, 01801
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Posted by anuradha | February 15, 2024
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Exceptional Representation Across Borders: A Remarkable Family and Divorce Lawyer
I live with my children in India, and my Ex-husband filed for divorce in the US in 2020. I was searching for legal assistance in the USA for my divorce and family law case. I had the wonderful fortune to find a very remarkable lawyer who went above and beyond to assist me. Despite being far away, Ms. Erica Foster gave my case her undivided attention, exhibiting unparalleled skill and compassion throughout. The extent of Ms. Erica's knowledge of family law and divorce proceedings was astounding. She carefully looked into every facet of my case to ensure that justice was done. Ms. Erica Foster's remarkable presenting abilities were what really made her stand out. She confidently articulated to the court the intricacies of my case, leaving no doubt in their minds. Her ability to clearly state important aspects and foresee objections ensured that my case was as strong as feasible. Despite residing in two separate countries and time zones, Ms. Erica Foster was available and attentive throughout the process, answering any questions or concerns I had immediately. Whether you are a US citizen or not, I heartily suggest her services to anybody needing a committed and skilled family and divorce attorney.
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Posted by Robert | April 12, 2022
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Straight Shooter (Divorce)
Attorney Foster is a highly competent and experienced attorney that "gets it" from the client's perspective. She's direct and results driven, not interested in wasting your time and money. (The antithesis of lawyers who run out the clock speaking to issues of high emotion but little impart.) In my divorce we faced a lot of nonsense from the other side and having an attorney that won't entertain that and brings none of their own helped me keep costs down and ultimately hold the line right where it should be.
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Posted by Holly | March 18, 2021
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Superior communication and understanding of family law.
I have been fortunate to have Erica "on my side" on two occasions. She is extremely responsive, has precise communication and does not attempt to "ad-lib" as many attorneys do. Not once did Erica loose sight of my goals as a single parent and she fought bravely for my twins and myself. She completely understood both the legal and emotional side of my high conflict divorce and I can report with confidence you will be happy with her abilities!
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Response from Erica Foster April 8, 2021
Thank you for your kind remarks. I am glad that I could assist you.
Posted by Tammy | March 15, 2021
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Custody Case
From my first initial call to The Law Offices of Erica M. Foster, then my consultation before our first appearance in court, it was nothing short of a complete and utterly professional experience. Right from the start Attorney Foster showed great confidence when I was in a place where I felt unsure about everything. I had a situation that was of a time sensitive matter and Attorney Foster made my family and I feel as though we were her only clients. Attorney Foster helped my family gain custody of our grandchildren while addressing all of our grandchildren’s needs and she coordinated agreements as needed for each situation that developed, which were fair and practical for all parties involved. This made very stressful situations less stressful and we able to focus on what was important which was the care of our grandchildren. As time went on I realized I had someone on my side who was giving so much dedication, commitment and support to all of our family’s needs and that started to make me feel invincible instead of vulnerable. Together Attorney Erica Foster and I spent years overcoming the many obstacles that my family and I had to endure to finally achieve what we set out to accomplish in the first place. The fees we paid were very reasonable for the amount of happiness and comfort she successfully brought to my family. Attorney Foster’s Firm is and was conveniently located and it is also accessible from all areas which made it very easy and comfortable each time we visited. Today I am very happy and proud to say Attorney Erica Foster feels more like a friend of the family. Attorney Erica Foster is one of the best! I highly recommend her firm to anyone in need of her services. Tammy
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Posted by Maria | March 7, 2021
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I hired Erica as a divorce mediator. She helped resolve many conflicts on important issues. Erica completed the process in a timely and professional manner. I would hire Erica in the future and highly recommend her to others.
Posted by Margaret | March 4, 2021
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On three separate occasions, we have hired Attorney Foster to represent us in real estate transactions. In each situation, she was timely, professional, and worked to make the process seamless for us. You can have confidence that she will see to all necessary details and ensure that you are represented fully.
Posted by Etleva | February 26, 2021
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A friend of mine hearing about my situation on divorcing my husband, suggest me to consider seeing his lawyer Erica Forster he mentioned how helpful she was to him, and he gives to me her number. That time l was lost l come from Europe and l have never been independent and l was told l don't deserve anything or for that matter if l perused divorce l will get nothing, l was hurt and lost and decided to call Erica Forster the first time l meet her and shared my story l felt "loved" and "respected" some times in life GOD provides the right person to help in times like this and to me Erica Foster was a "blessing" she helped and guided me step by step to understand the process and the problems I was about to face, and tell the truth l wasn't there to get anything l had no idea what meant to be divorced . But hearing her words saying to me that l was valued , loved and l have hope to grow and learn and make better choices, & I matter in this life, those words touched my heart, and give me hope. I TRUSTED ERICA FORSTER and thanked God that brought her in this world with her knowledge and love to be there for people like me. I might not be able to share everything in my writing but l tell from my heart that not only l divorced, but l got all my rights as woman that the law provides . I respect and admire Erica Foster and her wonderful work based on her knowledge and experience and love to help l know in my heart that she will be a blessing to everyone . I have a favorite word that says... "Where God guides He provides" ERICA was sand by God for me to give me help & hope ,and I am a testimony of her wonderful work and now l moved on with my life l have my own apartment and l will never forget her words when she said.... l matter and l will do well. Thanks Much love Etleva.
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Posted by Matt, Danvers | February 25, 2021
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Past Client
Attorney Foster handled my case with the utmost skill, care and professionalism. While divorce is never easy, Erica approached it with the highest level of empathy and explained everything in laypersons terms and always approached our meetings with patience. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Ashley | February 25, 2021
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Erica has represented me with my case. She has been able to answer any questions I had regarding the case as well as being available just for a quick call. I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer. Thank you Erica and staff !
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
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Caring and responsive and effective
Attorney Foster is responsive, empathetic, and transparent in explaining all aspects of my legal battle. She worked professionally with the defense and court for a favorable outcome, better than I expected. I am so grateful for her sensitivity during one of the most difficult times in my life. I would heartily recommend her services!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Attny Foster was recommended to me. She is professional, thorough, and personable. Was clear in what to expect and what needed to be done, and always looked out for what was best for me. Truly appreciate all her help!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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Excellent Divorce and Separation Lawyer!
I came upon Erica from another individual and she was highly recommended. I'm glad I choose her. Right off the bat she understood everything I was looking to do and was very clear and knowledgeable. She made my case smooth and easy and always communicated back and forth. She was very patient, and is willing to work with you. I will definitely recommend her in the future to others.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2011
I would recommend this lawyer.
Ive used Erica in the past and would not hesitate to recommend her.She is both knowledgable and very easy to understand. She defined the outlines of what my legal rights were and went right to work to protect them.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Foster & Peterson Law Firm
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Ayers & Byrd Law Firm
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • Vermont Superior and District Court
  • 1990 - 1991


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Hamilton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Classics and History
  • 1985


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Court certified Guardian ad Litem
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • 2015 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association Conciliation Program
  • Conciliator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member Moot Court Board
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1988
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 1987

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