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Erin Adams Armstrong

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.2   15 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce, Dissolution, Legal Separation, Annulment. Modification of prior orders in these types of cases.

    25 years

  2. Alimony
    11%
    Included within Divorce/Separation. Cases formerly known as Alimony Only cases are now called Legal Separations and are included within Divorce/Separation.

    25 years

  3. Child custody
    11%
    Allocation of parental rights and responsibilities whether between married parents or unmarried parents, Domestic Relations Court or Juvenile Court. Parenting Coordination Services as well.

    25 years

  4. Family
    11%
    Divorce, Dissolution, Allocation of Parental Rights in Juvenile Court, Modification of prior orders, Child Support enforcement, Anti-Stalking Civil Protection Orders and Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders

    25 years

  5. Child support
    10%
    Administrative Hearings, Juvenile Division or Domestic Relations Division.

    25 years

  6. Adoption
    1%

  7. Domestic violence
    1%

  8. Estate planning
    1%
    Advance Directives, Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney

    19 years

  9. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

    25 years

  10. Mediation
    1%

  11. Power of attorney
    1%

  12. Wills and living wills
    1%

At Armstrong Law Offices we provide comprehensive legal services in all legal matters that may affect your family as well as your small buisness.  Please read the reviews on this page, visit our website, or contact our office for more information on our services. Erin has been practicing family law since 1997 and is well-experienced. Thank you for taking the time to view this profile. We look forward to addressing your legal matter.

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Licensed for 25 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/07/2022

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Armstrong Law Offices

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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and Professional
Erin handled my divorce with speed and accuracy. Erin met with me on New Years Eve for quite a few hours. She drew up the paper work and I was divorced by the end of February. My experience with Ms. Armstrong was pleasant and helpful.
Posted by Audra | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!!!
Erin is AMAZING! I felt absolutely confident during the entire process, that Erin had my best interest in mind. She was exemplary at her job, rational about what the expectations would be for me and for the others involved, professional and always cared. Erin is a force that will not be shaken with tough situations and can battle any issue with grace and compassion. I have recommended her to multiple individuals and they have all reported the same great work from her. If you need a lawyer call Erin, she will get you through a tough time and make the process smooth. Erin also has very reasonable fees and is extremely reasonable with how payments can be made. I highly recommend her!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Run don't walk to hire her!
I retained Erin for a complicated divorce. Not only was she able to answer all of my questions, she went above and beyond to ensure that I was prepared for anything that could have been "thrown at us". She knows her state/local/and county laws and regulations unlike any lawyer I have ever seen...even in court she had to "remind" opposing counsel of things they were not aware of. She approached all of my concerns with grace and compassion but was amazing a fighting for me and my children in court. She is open and honest in her communication with you and you will always know and feel that she truly cares about you as a client...with Erin you are not just a "number" or a "money maker" she is truly invested in helping you navigate through what is often a difficult journey. I recommend her and her services to anyone I know looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Tito | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
As we closed today on our case with a win! I must say I’m beyond forever grateful from start till finish Erin did an amazing job at representing me and I feel like amazing is an understatement. I can’t express how grateful and bless I was to have her represent me during my case, my wife and I actually went with Erin based off reviews left from others and it was the best decision I’ve agreed to do! Thank you Erin for everything you have done for me and my family and we’ll definitely continue to recommend you to others in need.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney! Highly Recommend!!
Erin is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend her. It is always a blessing to come across a caring, knowledgeable, and wise attorney. She fights for her clients, while educating them on the law. I am and will be forever thankful for her dedication to our family.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Decent Cheap Attorney
She did her job, and I'm happy. I was kinda sketchy simply because of how cheap she is compared to other attorneys, but hey I'm not complaining.
Posted by Jackie B | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce, Custody, Will & Adoption
Erin has been an incredible help to me and my family during some distressing times. She has also been with us through uplifting times and assisted with numerous legal matters over the years. She was wonderful to work with and explained things thoroughly and accurately. She agreed to take a smaller retainer due to financial limitations and I felt very confident that she was using my retainer for credible fees and costs. I also had every confidence in her courtroom abilities, her knowledge of the laws and filings in my county and I would absolutely recommend Erin for any family legal matter. She is caring and yet interested in justice and fairness!
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Posted by Dan | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A helpful person who just happens to be a lawyer.
You don't find many attorney's if you don't have a $5000 retainer. Thank God I found Erin. She was willing to help and and let me make payments to her. Has been willing to take as much time as needed to get the job done. There are still good people out there and Erin is one of them. Thank you Erin!!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2011
BULL DOG
Erin is by far the most understanding and patiant attorney that I have delt with. She let me speak and let me do what I felt was best for my kids and myself. She knew I just wanted the divorce to be done and over with. She talked to me as a client but also as a person who was having a hard time with my seperation. I WILL be using her in the near future to follow up on my case and I will recommend Erin to any one that is looking for a calm, down to earth, but NOT scared to go in and be a bull dog when needed!! Thanks Erin...
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2009
Honest and Straight-forward lawyer
I would highly recommend Erin's services. She helped me through the most difficult time in my life and was always able to keep me grounded and looking at the big picture versus the small issues. She took a personal interest in my situation and the well-being of my children. Erin is a the type of person that I would be friends with outside of the lawyer/client relationship. It was very easy to relate with her and that was extremely important to me. Your lawyer learns more about you than your best friends and feeling comfortable with them makes the whole process easier. Going through a divorce is definately not fun. Not only are you dealing with the break-up of your relationship or family, but the legal system can be very intimidating. Erin kept me well informed of the process so that I knew what to expect at each step. Not worrying as much about the process was a relief.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2009
We Highly Recommend Erin Adams Armstrong for your Legal Work
We initially called three lawyers to form a basis of whom to select to update and prepare our family legal documents. Erin was the only lawyer who took the time to talk with us up front about how she could help us fulfill our needs and invited us to meet with her for a consultation. My wife and I formed an immediate bond as we learned of her qualifications and skills and more importantly of her family, religious and ethical values. During the face to face meetings, Erin used a structured but non-formal and friendly approach in determining our choices and recording that information for her later drafting our new Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, etc. In addition, she was very helpful and recommended new legal documents that have recently emerged to fortify other documents -- these included the "Designation of Personal Representative" for HIPPA requirements; the "Appointment of Representative for Disposition of Bodily Remains" which is a new document authorized by the Ohio House in 2006 to enhance and legally record specific and concise final wishes to assist family members expediciously during a difficult time. Erin also made a useful recommendation to deposit our wills and file them in the Probate Court so that an official copy would be available in an off-site location. She also took care of the filing details for us. Overall, we were very pleased with Erin's legal knowledge and her ability to explain to us in easily understandable language, the details of some complex terms and concepts that are often taken for granted and not questioned because people may feel that it is common knowledge and don't want to be embarrassed. Erin made us feel at ease to ask any questions and took the time to explain them to us so that we really understood what is now in our legal documents. We would recommend Erin to anyone who needs legal work performed and strongly endorse her working approach with clients as knowledgeable, courteous and easy to understand and work with. She kept us informed on her progress and completed all our requests in a timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2009
My Review
Erin Armstrong is the best attorney I have ever worked with. She was highly recommended to me by another law firm.She is very knowledgeable of the law and is a very compassionate person. She worked very hard for me in my child custody case, and I would not hesitate to use her again if the need ever came up.
Posted by Victor m Carmona | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support
I paid her in full to take care of child support and haven't hard from her in over 6 months she won't answer my phone calls or emails she just took my money I pray to God that I could do something about it .I been paying child support for over 40 years I am crying for help
Response from Erin Armstrong November 5, 2018
This was taken at a very small retainer, though every dollar is important, for evaluation purposes only rather than full representation. As you are aware, I performed that evaluation, reviewed the paperwork, the dockets of the different courts involved, requested information from CSEA, spoke with the court liaison, etc. I was not engaged for further representation. I did what I was retained to do. I am sorry if you were not satisfied with the results. If there is more that you would like from me, we can communicate privately about that.
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Posted by Brenna | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trying to get a response
Erin seemed like a perfect fit for my custody situation, was confident that we would have results in a timely manner, and I hired her for a cool $2500.00. It's now 16 months later and I have ZERO to show for it. She was unable to get the case changed to Cuyahoga County as she promised, and failed to follow through on further promises to address the case in Michigan. She will not send me an itemized description of how my retainer was used, she will not respond to any phone calls or emails. I cannot afford to hire another attorney to help me get custody of my daughter and I feel completely duped.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional
Erin sometimes let months go by without responding to phone calls and emails. Erin did not advocate with any vigor. Erin bragged about being unbeatable during trial, but in the final settlement meeting, advanced only one or two mild objections while letting opposing counsel get everything her client asked for. Erin helped to ensure that the final separation agreement included protections for the defendant without advocating for protective measures for me. When issues arose after settlement papers were signed, Erin did not return phone calls or respond to emails. As a result of her efforts, I am working a second job for the next year to break even each month. Her billing practices are also unprofessional. After her retainer was paid, Erin did not produce a statement of expenses until after settlement (six months after being hired). I would not recommend her to anyone, and regret that I did not fire her (as so many family members and friends who knew what stress she was putting me through recommended).
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Response from Erin Armstrong September 12, 2017
I am sorry that you feel this way about the way the case was handled. Given that this is an anonymous forum, I am unable to respond more specifically.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Armstrong Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • David D. Briller Co. L.P.A.
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Offices of Erin L. Adams
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of Cleveland - Downtown Office
  • 1997 - 2002
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In re F.T., et al.
  • Successfully defended against appeal

Associations

  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Southwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Northeast Ohio Network
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Justice for All Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Justice for All Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • JD Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Board Member and Chair of Governance Committee
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense Practicum
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Child Custody Procedures Form by Form
  • Child Custody
  • 2010
  • Women & Divorce: Empower Yourself to Succeed
  • Divorce
  • 2008
  • Divorces from Start to Finish
  • Divorce
  • 2003
  • The People's Law School
  • Divorce
  • 2002
  • Fathers Matter
  • Rights of Fathers in child custody matters
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am pleased to endorse Erin. She is a very competent and skilled domestic relations lawyer with compassion for her clients. Her approach is to accomplish results for the client without the family destruction that is so frequent in DR matters. Bill Hunt"
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Armstrong offers both compassionate and zealous representation for her clients. Armed with years of experience, Ms. Armstrong is prepared to assist her clients with all aspects in the field of family law."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is heard working and diligent and did a great job representing her client. She is responsive and reasonable to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is always prepared and thoughtful in her approach to cases. She zealously represents her clients. She is great to work with and never dilatory in her approach to cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Erin personally and can attest to her stellar record. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Although I do not know Erin personally, in answers questions on this site, I have had the opportunity to review many answers by her and her advice is very sound and well reasoned."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Cleveland Divorce and separation Lawyer Erin Adams Armstrong
Erin Adams Armstrong
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 25 years