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Erica Janton

Child custody Attorney at East Greenwich, RI

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 10 years
    Massachusetts - MA 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Erica

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Attorney Erica S. Janton earned the reputation for successfully handling complicated high asset and high conflict divorces, custody and support cases as both an attorney and as a mediator. As an attorney she is a staunch advocate ensuring her clients uderstand everything going on, prepares her cleints for every possible scenario and yet compassionately understands the stance and the serious issues her clients are facing. As a mediator she is a neutral third party whose empathy, patience and active listening skills have facilitated parties in reaching successful resolutions.


Attorney Erica S. Janton graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law, cum laude, in 2013. While in law school, she successfully completed training in family, divorce and elder mediation, and received the 2013 Kathleen Birt award for distinguished performance in dispute resolution. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School For Design in 2002.


Attorney Erica S. Janton is presently admitted to practice in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts. She is an active member of the Rhode Island Bar Association as a member of the House of Delegates, the Secretary for the Rhode Island Mediators Association and a member of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inns of Courts.


Attorney Erica S. Janton’s knowledge, persistence and experience in all areas of family law since 2014 have placed her among some of the most respected family law attorneys in Rhode Island. She will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome in your case.

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The Law Office of Erica S Janton PC
5700 Post Road
Suite 12
East Greenwich, RI, 02818


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Posted by Michael | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Janton was my lawyer through a semi-complicated divorce. With a business, home and children involved Ms. Janton helped me get exactly what I wanted from the start of the divorce process. It did take about 14 months to get through the entire process, mostly because of my ex finding ways to push things out, but in the end she was able to move things along when my ex's laywer was trying to prolong the process again. Ms. Janton found ways to make it easy to communicate around my very hectic schedule. She's very familiar with the court systems and I'd highly recommend her.
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Posted by Ashley | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Erica Janton is a true professional
Erica Janton is the perfect blend of being nurturing and empathetic while also being professional. She is an amazing trial attorney and ensured that every one of my concerns were met. I received round the clock and immediate communication and assistance. She continues to always give her honest professional advice but also considers my thoughts and feelings when communicating. I recommend Erica to the highest degree and would never consider going to anyone else. She gave me hope throughout a very difficult time and gave me my life back! I am forever grateful. I encourage anyone who needs an attorney to reach out to Erica.
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Posted by Joe | July 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Perfect Lawyer For My Case
I am a non custodial father who has been fighting for ten years to gain unobstructed time with my daughter since the day she was born. I have been in and out of court for the entire duration of my daughter's life with Erica being the last in a slew of at least two other attorneys before her who failed to make progress on the case. Erica was able to do what no other attorney was able to do in ten years. She successfully navigated the very hostile and difficult opposing side and was able to round up a group of court professionals and expose the truth of the situation to people with the authority to effect change. Erica was able to rope in the top mediator for the entire state, who over two sessions nailed down all the loopholes that in the past, allowed my daughter's mother to cancel visitation at will without me being able to do anything. Erica was timely, meticulous, incredibly sincere, honest and fought for my child in addition to just me. Her sense of humor and humble grounded nature combined with her exceptional legal knowledge and her array of professional contacts allowed her to deftly steer my case to the first success in a decade. She also has no fear of showing "her teeth" when push comes to shove and she wields them exceptionally. I wish Erica was the my original lawyer and if you have a difficult problem in which the devil is in the details, she is the exact person you want on your side. Erica is the only attorney who took the time to become as intimately educated on the details of the case as I would naturally be, and it paid off. Eleven out of ten. If my legal matter ever requires representation again, I will immediately call Erica and ask her to be my fighter. Without hesitation.
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Posted by C and S | August 22, 2016
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Amazing lawyer who fights the good fight for her clients
Attorney Janton is an amazing attorney who through her diligence and perseverance, helped reunite our family after an extremely complex custody case. She prepared us for every possible scenario and yet compassionately understood our stance and the serious issues our children were facing. She always returned phone calls and even allotted time for us for urgent meetings with her to address our case and answer all our questions. She was always upfront and honest while respectful and understanding of the difficult time we were experiencing. Our case was unique and it was quite complex, Attorney Janton followed through on every avenue to fight for our children and our family. The family court process can be very difficult and certainly one that requires an lawyer like Attorney Janton to represent you along the journey. We have committed to keeping her as our attorney as our family's needs evolve. If you want an attorney who is going to fight for your rights, she is the one and only lawyer I would recommend. I don't think in a million years we could ever repay her.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Assalone & Associates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mediator
  • Rhode Island Department of Education
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Mediation Intern
  • Family Court Mediation Unit
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Rhode Island Legal Services
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Extern
  • Providence Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Kaplan & Associates
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Kent County District Court
  • 2011 - 2011
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  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Parsons School of Design
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rhode Island Mediator Association
  • Executive Board Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Inns of Court (Rhode Island chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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East Greenwich Child custody Lawyer Erica Janton
Erica Janton
Child custody Attorney
East Greenwich, RI
Licensed for 10 years
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