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Erik Jason Bradford

Divorce and separation Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.3   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
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Practicing family law since 2001, Erik J. Bradford brings experienced insight to all aspects of divorce cases, from asset division issues to child custody disputes. He is dedicated to providing the advocacy that families expect and deserve during trying legal situations. Attorney Bradford is a partner at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich.

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Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
25240 Hancock Avenue
Suite 110
Murrieta, CA, 92562
Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
10370 Hemet Street
Suite 360
Riverside, CA, 92503
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4.3 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Eldona | February 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney!!!
Due to ongoing custody issues, I hired Erik after the dissolution of my marriage. My ex-husband and I both had legal joint/physical custody, but since Erik has become my attorney, that status has changed to me having physical custody. I will say that Family Law Court makes absolutely no logical sense at times. As one family law attorney once told me, "Family Law Court is a very broken system." What seems reasonable and logical to you/us, may look and sound the complete opposite in the court room! This is where Erik's expertise comes in: He will NOT allow you say anything he knows is either irrelevant or will make you look bad (telling the truth can easily be used against you). Erik TRULY has his clients and our children's best interest at heart! He is NOT in this for the money! He never over charges me, and the first time we went to court, I was afraid to see the bill, but Erik ONLY charged me for one hour! He scheduled other cases on the same day, so he had us split the bill. Amazing! So if you need a knowledgeable Family Law Attorney who is very experienced, has your and your children's best interest at heart, won't overcharge you, and has a pleasant attitude, Erik is the one to hire; in fact, you can't go wrong with that law firm. I've experienced two other attorneys when Erik wasn't available, and they both were amazing too!
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Posted by James | August 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
True professional
I would highly recommend Erik Bradford. He is by far the most professional and prepared lawyer that I have had over the past 5 years of my case.
Posted by Crystal | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This is the attorney to hire !!!
Hired Mr. Bradford back in 2010 for a complicated divorce and child custody . He went above and beyond to make sure I was understanding everything and that I was getting the best results for my child! I couldn’t have asked for better representation. Thank you Mr. Bradford
Posted by Greg | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Mr. Bradford to help me modify my child support order. Both he and his paralegal Tracy were friendly, competent, and very easy to work with. Mr. Bradford was wonderful in court and kept expectations about the outcome of my case realistic. I would absolutely recommend him, and actually have already referred a friend who has a complicated child custody case. Billing was transparent and fair, and his office staff was always available to answer questions.
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Posted by Kurt | October 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I was very pleased with Erik Bradford and his staff. I had a initial meeting with Tracy Dempsey whi steered in the right direction to obtain all necessary information to move along with my divorce.(which was a substantial amount of information.) The rest of my communications when I was not in court room appearances was with Hilda Prado who I can’t say enough good about. She always was pleasant to deal with and appeared to me to be very competent. During Court appearances Erik always informed me ahead of time of where and when to meet which always worked out well. I was recommended to Erik from a friend who strongly recommended Erik for the fact that he knew the law inside and out and would do his very best to get my case settled and completed with professionalism and as quickly as possible. I would strongly recommend Erik Bradford and his staff. Divorces are not enjoyable but I did have and continue to have the utmost confidence in Erik and his staff.
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Posted by Daniel | August 25, 2018
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Professional and knowledgeable attorney!
I hired attorney Erik Bradford when my custody case became too difficult to handle on my own. My Ex was putting my son in serious danger and I needed the help of an attorney to ensure my son's immediate physical safety. For years I represented myself every time my ex and I had to go back to court to modify custody/visitation, however this situation was very serious and I wanted help to make sure the court took the matter seriously. My son's mother lied in court, fake cried in mediation and in court, and threaten my son to keep him from disclosing the things that were occurring in her house, but none of that mattered because Mr. Bradford knew how to handle everything and all of my requests were granted by the court. Mr. Bradford is knowledgeable, professional, and clearly explained every step in the process. His paralegal Tracy is great too! She responds quickly to e-mails and calls, always kept me updated and was always professional and kind. Mr. Bradford and Tracy are the best! I am so thankful that I was referred to Erik Bradford! I highly recommend hiring Erik Bradford for your family law matters.
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Posted by Rebecca | July 31, 2018
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Consultant
I can not say enough wonderful things about Erik Bradford and his staff. Mr. Bradford assisted me with a very complicated and lengthy divorce. I was referred to and chose Erik because I was told he was fair and reasonable and would not take advantage of a complex situation. Not only was Erik fair, he did not allow me to be unfair to myself. When things got scary and I was afraid, he became my advocate and my guide and reminded me that I needed to be fair to myself. Erik and his staff were always accessible to me, returning my calls and answering my questions quickly. If I could give Erik and his staff a million stars, I certainly would.
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Posted by Ryan | February 22, 2017
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Family Law
Erik and his team recently helped me out on a family law case at the riverside court. They knew how to get things done and were extremely knowledgeable along the way. No surprises at all! Thank you for your help!
Posted by CYNTHIA | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
We were refer to Erik through one of our family members. He help my son with the custody of my grandson and we were very pleased with the results. Erick and his staff are great people. I work with his paralegal Tracy and she was very nice always willing to answer any questions that we had.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
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Great staff and team!
Erik Bradford and Tracy Dempsey were an amazing team together and handled my complicated divorce effectively, cared about me and my child and stood by me all the way! They always returned my calls, emails and addressed my concerns and questions without judgment and genuine care and concern for myself and my child custody case. I would recommend them as a duo and the front staff as well for any case. I could have not done it without them in the battle and constant drama in my case. I am very pleased and happy with them and their services as a divorce attorney and paralegal. I was always prepared for court and what was to come next at each step. Thank you to the whole team.
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Posted by Gayla | February 7, 2016
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A Knowledgeable and Competent Divorce Attorney
Eric Bradford treated us both with respect and fairness. He explained the divorce procedure clearly and was open to answering any and all questions. His knowledge of divorce made the experience easier to proceed through.
Posted by Charlie | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Eric and staff were professional, personable, supportive
Eric was very friendly and easy to talk with. He clearly understood the dynamics of divorce and handled our meeting with empathy and sensitivity. His assistant with whom I had numerous contacts was equally wonderful. They, as a group, helped us through the entire process and were very pleasant in providing timely updates. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone in need of legal support.
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Posted by LB | December 4, 2015
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Complicated Divorce
My divorce was/is extremely complicated and a long drawn out ordeal due to my ex husband just being plain difficult. He was unwilling to be fair before during and after the trial and judgment that was given by the court. If you are looking for someone who is looking out for your best interest and willing to actually listen to your needs and worries during a difficult situation this is the right attorney and team for you. I would highly recommend Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. My previous lawyer had been just plain incompetent, but Shaun Hanson and Erik Bradford have exceeded my expectations. Not only are they great lawyers but also they have taken my case as if it were their own and have never left my side, even during holidays, and weeknights. Erik even went out of his way to make sure I was all right upon leaving the courtroom. I don’t have words to thank them enough for everything they have done. I am extremely grateful for the entire team. Be sure, that with Shaun, Erik and Monica by your side, you have nothing to fear. They are knowledgeable and amazing people. They have fought to great extent for me and there are just no words to thank them enough. Monica patiently answered all my questions; Erik is smart, thoughtful, and not afraid to speak the truth in court. I still need a little ways to go in order to finish the case, I know I have a GREAT Team on my side!!
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Posted by Angie | July 10, 2015
Not A Client BUT>>>
Hi all, Hire this Attorney. Although I never met this attorney, I met the Paralegal ( Tracy Dempsey) who helped me understand my current case and questions I had. I called several attorney's before them who would refused to help me unless they were paid. Angeloff attorney wanted to give me a free 15 min consultation, but charge me after that. I could see that one NOT happening. THANKFULLY I CALLED HGBH, and spoke with Tracy Dempsey, Erik Bradford's paralegal. I CANNOT EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE ENOUGH! THANK YOU!!! She took time out of her day and answered my questions and scheduled me an appt with the attorney less than 30 mins from the time I was on the phone. Talk about customer service! ~~** 5 STARS***** If his paralegal is this great, which they do a lot of the leg work, than i would not be surprised that he hired her, or that he is a great attorney. Seriously give them a call!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2015
SUPERB REPRESENTATION!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
My experience with Erik Bradford from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich has been superb. Erik is professional, friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and has always been there to take my calls and answer my questions. His para-legal, Tracy, is OUTSTANDING! I am very impressed with the way they have handled my case and have kept me informed about all of my legal issues. As stressful and emotional as these types of family law cases can be, Erik and Tracy have been wonderful in getting me through my case and resolving matters in ways that save me both time and money. I have already recommended Erik and his law firm to several people and I cannot stress enough how happy I am with their services. Thank you so much Tracy and Erik! You guys ROCK!!
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Posted by Janice | June 23, 2014
Great experience
My journey down this long dark and everlasting road is still continuing. It began in March of 2013 and again another court appearance. This time a trial appearance took place yesterday, Tuesday June 17, 2014. At this point I can honestly state that I have dealt with a professional team of attorneys and paralegal. My many questions and emails have been quickly and thoroughly answered each time. Yesterday Mr. Bradford handled the trial end of my case and he was fantastic! Mr. Hanson has been handling the negotiations and he too is wonderful. This team understands you as a person and is willing to work with you. I know how threatening attorneys can be especially financially, but not this firm. They truly do work for you! Thank you Shaun, Erik, Daniel, Dana and Aracelli-you all get an A+ in my book (I'm a teacher) so that is an inside joke. We meet back again in court to hopefully complete the trial September 26, 2014 (yes the courts are that backed up) so I'll update everyone then on the final status of my divorce. This should have been a "slam dunk" no assets, he was incarcerated for 8 1/2 years and upon his release I filed for divorce. No children-they're all grown up. But he has contested the divorce and feels he is entitled to spousal support, half of my retirement and wants me to pay for his attorney's fees too! This team has dug in for me and gone beyond thier duties. I would recommend them to anyone who is need of a divorce attorney and then some!
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Posted by Justine | April 22, 2014
VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED WITH REPRESENTATION AND SUPPORT STAFF
Mr. Bradford represented my child custody case. I would like to start out by saying that the court system seems to waste a lot of time and money. Erik and his staff would constantly keep me updated on the court process and the status of my case and treated me with patience and kept me confident through such a emotionally draining process. Every time we went to court Erik was on time and prepared and would sit down with me and all of my family and walk us through the process that day. My family and I all feel that Erik truly cared about our case. I would ask him questions things that even happened a long time ago and he had everything memorized like he has read my file over and over and had answers for me and suggestions and did his research and he truly cares. I know Erik has a family and children of his own and his heart is in the right place because he is a dad and a husband and family is very important to him and he will do what's right for you and your family. I would highly recommend Erik Bradford.
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Posted by Julie | April 22, 2014
Highly recommend using this attorney
Erik Bradford of Hanson, Gorian & Bradford supported our family through a difficult time. Dedication, knowledge and compassion are just a few words to describe Erik's attributes. Erik was very supportive through several days of a trial. We were very happy with the outcome.
Posted by DavidJanet | June 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Confused
My husband recently received an email from Mr Bradford's paralegal Tracy which stated "Mr. will not be representing you. You or someone on your behalf posted a negative review regarding him and the office." My husband asked to see this review in question and was being accused of writting and there has not been a response. My husband nor any person on his behalf wrote a review regarding Mr. Bradford or his staff prior to this. We hired Mr. Bradford back in October of 2016; he was referred to me through a friend. I went to the courthouse and I seen Mr. Bradford present a matter infront of the judge on a different case. I told my husband that he speaks very well and I believe he will fight for us. We then hired Mr. Bradford for an upcoming ex parte. The judge dismissed the ex parte and we then set up to file an RFO for extending visitation with my husband's daughters. During this process my husband and I had to consistently follow up with Tracy to get the RFO written up and filed. At times it took weeks to get a phone call back from her regarding the status of our paperwork. Mr. Bradford asked that we write A very detailed outline for our visitation request. My husband e-mailed Tracy this information and when we received the RFO paperwork to sign and get filed the visitation schedule was written up with numerous errors. My husband and I called Tracy to get the correct wording written in the order yet it took a couple days to get a response. My husband also e mailed Tracy again with the corrections. She finally emailed me back and the wording was wrong again. I then sat on the phone with her for 1/2 an hour or more going over the detailed format we wanted for our visitation. She said "Im typing it as I speak to you." She sent it to me via email (charged again) and the dates were wrong AGAIN. After about 4 attempts the format was written correctly although, she later sent a bill for this time when the mistakes were due to her lack of typing up the RFO properly. Also she would ask my husband for documents. These were sent and she would overlook the email, call my husband abd myself to get these docs that she was already in posession of yet charge him for the unecessary e mails and phone calls. Mr. Bradford was an amazing attorney. When we had our day in court he fought for us. Mr. Bradford quickly disputed all of the accusations from the oposing attotney and also discredited them. He was very respectful, honest and he fought for us. I have recommended Mr. Bradford to others. He is a top notch attorney and it saddens us to know that based on (a false accusation) an email regarding a negative review that he will not represent us in our future legal needs. Although, at this time would not feel comfortable due to the false and unsupported allegation regarding this review they claim was written by my husband or on his behalf. This seems to be retaliation without proof of an offense. We feel that because my husband disputed the unnecessary charges for Tracy's time that we are being let go as a client. Tracy did help us with some questions at times and we were appreciative.
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Posted by Willie | April 1, 2016
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Satisfied
Hired Eric To Handle My Paternity Case, I was Pleased with his services, However I never received any copies regarding the final disposition of my case, called Tracey who rudely stated that there was no copies or transcripts to produce regarding the final matter on my case. Which left open the speculation that my case was improperly handled until i called down to the child support office to get the final ruling from them. Will utilize Eric in the future only if Tracey isn’t present.
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
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  • Grand Canyon College
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Endorse Erik
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is well respected within the family law community and I highly recommend his services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Erik is a well respected attorney, who is focused on resolving issues quickly and fairly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Erik's down to earth demeanor coupled with his extensive knowledge about family law makes him an invaluable asset to the legal community as well as to his clients. It is always a pleasure to work on cases where he is the opposing counsel."
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Murrieta Divorce and separation Lawyer Erik Jason Bradford
Erik Jason Bradford
Divorce and separation Attorney
Murrieta, CA
Licensed for 22 years
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