|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2010|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||N/A|
|Judge||Intertribal Court of Southern California||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|La Jolla Bar Association||Officer||2002 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|California Western SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|San Diego State University||N/A||Undergraduate||N/A|
|AFCC-CA||The Challenge of Dimishing Resources in Family Law: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Children||2010|
Posted by Pati
Erik Jenkins, a brilliant attorney, made all the difference in my long, difficult divorce.
When my divorce began over two years ago, I felt lost and confused. Friends and family told me that I should get a "good attorney," but I didn't understand how to tell the difference. Besides, I thought all divorce attorneys were essentially the same.
It took almost a year for me to realize how wrong I was -- they are not all the same. In fact, my first attorney, a Certified Family Law Specialist, was so horrible that it took another year to straighten out the mess she had created. The worst part was her courtroom performance. She argued like a wet noodle, which allowed the opposing side to trample me. I left court feeling defeated, ravaged, and misunderstood by the judge.
Eventually, after 10 months, I severed my relationship with her and attempted to proceed on my own, without legal representation. That, too, was a fiasco. After five months' pro per, I was desperate to find a good attorney -- if there really was such a thing. This is when I discovered Erik Jenkins.
When I began my search, I had learned by experience that it was essential my new attorney should have a 10 rating on Avvo and that he should have about 20 years' experience. This put Erik on a short list. From there I read all the reviews and did further research on other websites. Eventually, I decided Erik Jenkins was the best fit for me.
Oh boy! Choosing Erik Jenkins as my Family Law attorney was the best decision I could have made. Erik blew my mind in the courtroom. He is an immovable force, calm and sure. With him by my side, I felt safe and sound, and I knew I would be okay.
Erik seemed to internalize my case and argued for me brilliantly. When he stood to begin his argument, I noticed his notepad. There were only a few words and numbers jotted down. However, it quickly became apparent that Erik didn't need words on a notepad to remind him of what to say. His argument flowed perfectly and effortlessly. Erik was articulate and covered every point. As I listened to him speak, I was in awe. He anticipated with accuracy what the opposing side would argue, and he readily responded with a powerful comeback. In fact, the opposing counsel, a twenty-year veteran attorney, began her speech by saying she was nervous.
All the stellar reviews from Erik's other clients proved true in my case: pillar of strength, steadfast countenance, wise counsel, intimidating, excellent listener, intelligent, purposeful, and just. I could go on and on.
I will always hold Erik Jenkins in the highest regard. Not only am I grateful to have been legally represented by such a brilliant man, I am thankful to have met such a wonderful person.
Posted by John
Erik and Paula represented me in my divorce. I appreciate how they took the time to understand the details of my case, thoughtful they were in their actions and timely they were when communicating with me. They made this catastrophic life event much smoother than I thought it would be.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Erik Jenkins is a pillar of strength, steadfast countenance & wisdom AND this makes him very intimidating... Hearing him talk has literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand up...
He is very intelligent, an excellent listener and purposeful; in addition, both he and his staff work efficiently and effectively. In the past, when an attorney wasn't available I was literally left stranded. Not the case with Erik! If he isn't able to meet, he has several options: phone conference, speak with another attorney on his team or speak with his paralegal. You are never left abandoned. Communication between the team is excellent too, btw.
He literally squashed a malicious TRO from opposing counsel (within 2 hours) and protected my son from ongoing harm. No other attorney had done so before.
If you want the best outcome, long term solutions and wise counsel, Attorney JENKINS is the best!
Our family is extremely grateful to him and we all still reap the benefits of his work.
Nathalie Ben-David, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Erik Jenkins is a top notch San Diego family law attorney. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is skilled and proficient at advising his clients on how to handle complex legal issues. I confidently and strongly endorse Mr. Jenkins.
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