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I practice law because I want your legal experience to be better than mine was. When I was a child, I was the victim of sexual violence. As a teen, I was a plaintiff in a civil action and a witness in a criminal case. It was scary, disempowering, lengthy and confusing.


I don’t want you to feel that way, ever. It’s stressful and unproductive. It leaves you exhausted instead of ready to embark on a fresh start. I understand how intimidating the legal process can be, especially when there are real and significant changes going on your life. It is my practice to listen to what you need – your priorities, intentions, goals and concerns. Working with you, I  use my expertise, passion and outside-the-box problem solving thinking to craft a legal strategy that will get you where you need to go. Whether you want full representation or a little help along the way, I vow to truly hear you and give you the no-nonsense legal advise and aggressive advocacy that you deserve.


I specialize in all areas of family law, with special attention to complicated divorces and post-judgment modification or enforcement actions, LGBT legal matters and pre/post marital agreements.


When I am not wrestling with the law, I am a mom, yoga and hiking enthusiast, avid Etsy and vintage shopper and I love music and foreign films. In my ‘former’ life, I was an elite gymnast and Waldorf student in Southern California. 




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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    11 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    11 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    11 years
  4. Child Support: 15%
    11 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Alexander Rogoway

    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.


    Joseph Rogoway Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lita Annette Pettusdotson

    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.


    Lita Pettusdotson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
Family Law Specialist ExamCalifornia State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2014
Certified Family Law SpecialistCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2014
Practitioner of the MonthMyCase2013
Best Moot Court BriefUniversity of San Francisco2005
Public Interest Law CertificateUniversity of San Francisco2005
CALI Excellence for the FutureUniversity of San Francisco2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyAlameda County Superior Court, Department 3022012 - Present
Owner / Managing AttorneyLevine Law Group, LLP2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Coyle and Levine2006 - 2009
Law Clerk - Estate PlanningBeck Law Group2005 - 2006
Law ClerkSan Francisco Public Defender (Juvenile)2004 - 2005
Summer Law ClerkYouth Law Center2004 - 2004
Law Clerk - Housing PreservationBay Area Legal Aid, San Francisco2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Executive Committee Member2014 - Present
Worldwide Who's WhoRegistry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs2013 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember, CA Chapter2013 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2012 - Present
Emeryville Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Alameda County Lawyers Referral ServiceAttorney Member2009 - Present
Solano County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Contra Costa Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Custody (Wife)Mom gets primary custody on a 4/3 schedule. Parties begin co-parenting therapy.
Nullity of MarriageHusband is granted Annulment
Wife's House v. Husband's InterestHusband was entitled to substantial reimbursement and equity apportionment even though house was Wife's separate property.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Divorce and Family Law Made SimpleHome is Where the Heart Was2013
Divorce and Family Law Made SimpleThe Prenup Primer2012
Divorce and Family Law Made SimpleUnique Issues for the Baby Boomer Divorce2012
Divorce and Family Law Made SimplePre Divorce planning; do you have an exit strategy?2012
family-law.lawyers.comTop 10 California Family Law and Divorce Myths2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Family Law ReportN/AAdvanced Family Law Course2013
CFLRN/AFamily Law Refresher Course2013
Attorney's BriefcaseN/AEP issues for FL attorney's2012
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Best Business PracticesBest Business Practices for FL Attorneys2016
Family Planning Seminar for LGBTQ WomenAssisted Reproduction Technology2014
CALDA, Northern CA ChapterHome is Where the Heart Was2013
BLSA Legal PanelFamily Law and Business Ownership2012