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Erik Wayland Newton

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law and asset protection. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives. Based in San Francisco, our boutique firm has also gained recognition in the legal community as problem solvers who excel at both mediation and, when unavoidable, litigation.

    18 years

  2. Family
    30%
    At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law and asset protection. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives. Based in San Francisco, our boutique firm has also gained recognition in the legal community as problem solvers who excel at both mediation and, when unavoidable, litigation.

    18 years

  3. Child custody
    10%
    At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law and asset protection. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives. Based in San Francisco, our boutique firm has also gained recognition in the legal community as problem solvers who excel at both mediation and, when unavoidable, litigation.

    18 years

  4. Child support
    5%
    At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law and asset protection. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives.

    18 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law and asset protection. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives.

    18 years

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Location

Van Voorhis & Sosna, LLP
369 Pine Street.
Suite 810
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Reviews

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Posted by Charles | March 5, 2013
Trusted Family Lawyer
Erik is my family law resource whenever I encounter family law issues in my practice. He provides authoritative guidance and learned counsel. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2012
Truly outstanding family law attorney
Erik is a thoughtful, incredibly smart, thorough, and analytically sharp lawyer. He was incredibly thorough in his approach, helped me think through issues that I would not have thought through without him, and anticipated and headed off problems throughout. Highly recommended.
Posted by Scott | November 5, 2012
An oustandingly ethical and articulate attorney
Mr. Newton's advice was always presented in a down-to-earth fashion, easily understandable by the non-attorney. At the conclusion of each discussion I felt that I had an excellent sense of the issues at hand and how to sensibly navigate the course of my decision.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2012
GREAT PLANNER, EVEN BETTER CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Unfortunately, like many, I turned to Erik for some of the most consequential advice in my life at a time when I wasn't thinking clearly, a full on crisis. His counsel was insightful and instrumental in seeing me past what promised to be a disaster and out the other side of a long dark tunnel. I could not recommend him more.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Heath-Newton, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Founding Attorney
  • Newton Law Offices
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Center for Understanding in Conflict
  • Mediation Certification
  • 2011
  • Accomplishment Coaching
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • 2006
  • George Mason Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • George Mason Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anonymous
  • Settled out of court for minimal cost

Associations

  • North Beach Citizens
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Common Sense
  • Board of Advisors
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Standing Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Barrister's Club
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • Spark
  • Board of Advisors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyers for Burners
  • Standing Member/ Pro Bono Legal Services Provider
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Standing Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Standing Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Journal of Law Economics and Policy
  • Chair, Board of Alumni Advisors
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Norther California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • 2012 Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys - Northern California Outstanding Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2012
  • National Honor Society
  • Golden Key
  • 2000
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Divorce Basics
  • 2012
  • Meaningful Marriage Workshop
  • Planning for a Meaningful Marriage
  • 2012
  • Google Speaker Series
  • Marriage Planning and Premarital Agreements - How to Strengthen Your Marriage in Advance
  • 2012
  • BNI Special Seminar
  • How to Network like a Superstar
  • 2011
  • BNI
  • Premarital Agreement Best Practices
  • 2011
  • BNI
  • Child Custody – What Really Matters
  • 2011
  • BNI
  • How to Avoid Divorce Pitfalls
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (49)
Endorse Erik
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Erik many times and when one of my mediation clients wants an attorney to review their agreement, he is on my short list of referrals."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erik. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Friend
"Erik is one of the most thoughtful, insightful and creative attorneys and leaders that I know. I endorse and recommend Erik without any reservation whatsoever."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you have a family law issue, you not only want an attorney who is knowledgeable, you also want one you feel comfortable with and trust. The attorneys at Heath Newton provide that rare combination. I refer my clients and friends who have family law questions to Heath Newton without hesitation. If you have a family law issue, you should also give them a call. You will be glad you did."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several matters to Mr. Newton and his firm. All have been handled with the care and skill necessary to yield great results while being compassionate for the clients served. I am happy to endorse his abilities."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik in an incredibly sharp, approachable and capable attorney. Whenever a client comes to me in need of a family law attorney I turn to Erik."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik is extremely personable, attentive and knows his way with family law. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik keeps up on current changes in law and pays attention to details. He is detail orientated and incredibly intelligent. Recommended without hesitation."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik is an exceptionally tough, detail orientated and intelligent attorney. Erik never ceases to impress. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik is an excellent attorney! He provides the highest level of attention and care to each and every client. I would recommend Erik to anyone in need of family law matter, no matter how complex."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a skilled lawyer who is knowledgeable on all aspects of family law. He keeps current on changes in the law, and pays attention to details. He goes the extra mile for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to folks in the San Francisco Bay area who are in need of a family law practitioner."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Erik Newton. He is a spectacular person and a powerful lawyer. You definitely want Erik on your side! His firm is very professional and offers top notch services."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am always impressed with Erik's professionalism and 'cutting edge' knowledge of family law."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is an exceptional family law practitioner who also really cares about his clients. If you are looking for a family lawyer who is not only tough and smart, but also ethical and compassionate, then Erik is the one."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Erik Newton. His expertise in the area of prenuptial agreements in unsurpassed and he leads the finest team of divorce and custody attorneys in the Bay Area."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Newton is an excellent attorney. He is creative, thorough, deliberate in his conduct, and knowledgeable in all areas of family law. Without reservation, I recommend him to lawyers and clients alike."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erik based upon my experience with him as a fellow practitioner here in San Francisco. Erik is my "go to" referral for Family Law matters that arise for my corporate and securities clients. I appreciate that Erik is very knowledgeable in his field and responsive to my clients' needs. Christopher Aguilar, SF"
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