Skilled, passionate, experienced family law attorney; ready to strategize & implement your solution.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Family Law Specialist Exam||California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Practitioner of the Month||MyCase||2013|
|Best Moot Court Brief||University of San Francisco||2005|
|Public Interest Law Certificate||University of San Francisco||2005|
|CALI Excellence for the Future||University of San Francisco||2005|
|Volunteer Attorney||Alameda County Superior Court, Department 302||2012 - Present|
|Owner / Managing Attorney||Levine Law Group, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Coyle and Levine||2006 - 2009|
|Law Clerk - Estate Planning||Beck Law Group||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||San Francisco Public Defender (Juvenile)||2004 - 2005|
|Summer Law Clerk||Youth Law Center||2004 - 2004|
|Law Clerk - Housing Preservation||Bay Area Legal Aid, San Francisco||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Family Law Section Executive Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|Worldwide Who's Who||Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs||2013 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member, CA Chapter||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2012 - Present|
|Emeryville Chamber of Commerce||Member||2010 - Present|
|Alameda County Lawyers Referral Service||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Solano County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|Contra Costa Bar Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Child Custody (Wife)||Mom gets primary custody on a 4/3 schedule. Parties begin co-parenting therapy.|
|Nullity of Marriage||Husband is granted Annulment|
|Wife's House v. Husband's Interest||Husband was entitled to substantial reimbursement and equity apportionment even though house was Wife's separate property.|
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|Divorce and Family Law Made Simple||Home is Where the Heart Was||2013|
|Divorce and Family Law Made Simple||The Prenup Primer||2012|
|Divorce and Family Law Made Simple||Unique Issues for the Baby Boomer Divorce||2012|
|Divorce and Family Law Made Simple||Pre Divorce planning; do you have an exit strategy?||2012|
|family-law.lawyers.com||Top 10 California Family Law and Divorce Myths||2010|
|California Family Law Report||N/A||Advanced Family Law Course||2013|
|CFLR||N/A||Family Law Refresher Course||2013|
|Attorney's Briefcase||N/A||EP issues for FL attorney's||2012|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Law & Society||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Best Business Practices||Best Business Practices for FL Attorneys||2016|
|Family Planning Seminar for LGBTQ Women||Assisted Reproduction Technology||2014|
|CALDA, Northern CA Chapter||Home is Where the Heart Was||2013|
|BLSA Legal Panel||Family Law and Business Ownership||2012|
Posted by Maysa
I highly recommend Levine Law Group for child custody cases. I first came to Levine Law Group because I want to file for custody of my then 5 year-old son. His father hadn't seen him in two years, and apart from knowing the father's place of employment, I knew nothing of his whereabouts. My son had been abused by his paternal grand-father, after the incident came to light, his father decided to cut off all communication with us. Ms Levine was very attentive to me. In order to save me money ms. Levine had her paralegal colleague, Shelley, prepare the paperwork for me.
All was going well until January, 3 months after I filed for custody. Ms. Levine and her office tried in vain to serve the father. In January I received threatening phone calls and was served court papers. I tried going to the father's wife, only to be given the message, "He said he will see you in court."
My case ended up going to trial. I was desperate because I intended to move out of state in May. The father of my son tried to make me out to be a horrible person who kept him away from his son, made threats, and false accusations. It was heart-breaking. Ms. Levine and her staff kept me grounded, she took my case although she had very short notice and time to work on it. She stayed up late many nights reviewing CPS reports, e-mails, and clarifying my questions. Her office staff made me feel like a human being. All my calls were promptly returned (in less than 24 hours). E-mails were answered the same day, most of the time.
Our case was handled in Contra Costa County. The court staff seemed to be very friendly with ms. Levine, and ms. Levine was very comfortable and confident in the court environment. She worked her magic, and somehow got the judge to schedule a custody, move away, and child support hearing within two months. We had been told that the next available date was in October. Ms. Levine very kindly spoke to the judge and explained my situation. The judge scheduled the hearing for April. The waiting period was torture for me. No matter how unintelligent my questions or behaviors were at times, ms. Levine and her colleagues always took their time to talk to me.
Then, I ran out of money. Ms. Levine told me not to worry about it, she would do everything she could to save me money, and we could work out a payment plan. She gave me a $1,000.00 discount just to help me. She amazed me with her intelligence, she could be so kind, caring and giving, but in court she owned it. She was assertive, straight to the point and professional. She was always prepared, and so organized that often she typed up documents for the court. All the other attorney could do was sit there with his mouth open. She knows all the forms, all the procedures, all the ins and outs. I trust her with my son's future.
We won our case. I now have sole physical custody and shared legal custody (If parents disagree, the final decision is the mother's) of my son. I was granted my move away petition. Child-support orders were put in place. Additionally, ms. Levine's influence helped the judge to decide to send father to therapy in the hopes that it will mend his and my son's relationship. It was a good for all decision. Ms. Levine in no moment advised me to make father look bad or play dirty. I could sense from her that she truly wanted to help us to be well. She is a good person and amazing attorney. I am still on the payment plan, but was able to move out of state to pursue my nursing career. My son, my husband and I couldn't be happier with our attorney and her wonderful staff: Michelle, Shelley, and Andrew Levine. I highly, highly recommend Levine Law Group.
Posted by Gregg
Erin's kind and stable demeanor helped guide me through the otherwise stressful process of divorce. Even when I was irrational with anger and frustration she and her staff calmed me down and got me through the process quickly and professionally.
Joseph Rogoway, Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I wholeheartedly endorse Erin Levine. She is an outstanding attorney who not only works tirelessly, but also truly cares for her clients and shares an sense of empathy for what they are experiencing. If you are looking for unrivaled representation, then I recommend you contact Erin immediately.
Lita Pettusdotson, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Erin represents the best in our legal community: knowledge and professionalism to clients and colleagues. It a pleasure to know and work with her on complex family law matters, see her in court and at legal functions.
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