|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Best Lawyer -- Maryland Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Lawyer -- Maryland Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Best Lawyers -- Maryland Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|President's Citation for Outstanding Service||Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Diversity Recognition Award||University of Maryland School of Law||2005|
|Public Service Award||University of Maryland School of Law||2004|
|Associate||Dragga Hannon Hessler & Wills, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Offit Kurman||2009 - 2011|
|Associate||Deckelbaum Ogens & Raftery, Chartered||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Montgomery County||Co-Chair of Creating an Improved Tomorrow Program||2014 - 2016|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD||2004|
|Bucknell University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Family Law University: It’s All About the Children||How to Use Discovery to Your Advantage in a Custody Dispute||2017|
|BAMC Family Law Section Program||Child-related Tax Issues—What are they and what do you do with them?||2016|
|BAMC Family Law Section Program||Phased Retirement for Federal Employees||2015|
|BAMC Family Law Section CLE||Modification and Termination of Alimony||2014|
|BAMC Family Law Section Program||Evicting the Non-Titled Spouse||2010|
|BAMC Family Law Section Program||Tracing Non-Marital Property||2009|
Posted by Steve
I had my first contact with Erik in January 2015. We had a
consultation to handle my impending divorce.
My first impression of Erik was he was friendly and personable and very well spoken. I quickly realized that he was extremely knowledgeable as well.
From our first meeting I knew Erik was the right attorney for me. I explained my situation and I also explained my personal priorities both for my family as well as my goals when the divorce was complete.
Through the next 18 months Erik maintained regular contact while we worked together to finish up the process. Whether it was child custody, the sale of the family home or one of the many other things that pop up through the divorce process, Erik was always there. He was always prepared with ideas and suggestions but he also never lost
sight of what my original goals were and he worked tirelessly to help get there.
Erik is an attorney who "thinks outside the box". He always had suggestions, options and provided direction when I NEEDED IT.
Perhaps most importantly he was very compassionate without being intrusive.
I would recommend Erik to anyone who needs a great and talented attorney!
Posted by Deepa
From the moment I spoke with Erik Arena, I knew he was the right person to represent me in my divorce nightmare! He had a strategic approach that I was entirely on board with. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and a very well-spoken man. If it weren't for his expertise and his knowledge of the court system, my divorce would have been a total nightmare (as I had experienced in another state with another lawyer, prior to moving to Maryland). I was going through a very bitter divorce process and I am so thankful he was on my side. He knew the details of my case better than I did! Erik always took the time to address my concerns and made himself accessible to me. What I especially liked about Erik was his ability to remain calm in what I thought were crisis situations. Erik’s work ethic and attention to the smallest detail and follow up are worthy of my sincerest respect and admiration. I highly recommend Erik to anyone who is in need of a divorce attorney. He truly is an advocate for his client. Thank you, Erik, for all that you did for me.
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