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Erin Patricia Farley

Family Attorney at Petaluma, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
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    Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Child Support, Division of Property

    25 years

 

Our practice is based in a profound respect for our clients. The dissolution of a marriage is an emotionally charged and traumatic time. It is during this turmoil that clients are expected to make the most difficult decisions about their finances, their future, and the future of their children. We have a commitment to assuring that each client is treated with compassion, and that each client is fully advised of their rights, their options, and the impact that their choices will have for their future.

 

We are committed to honesty, integrity, and fairness. We will work zealously to further these values and to protect you, your children, and your emerging family.

 

Ms. Farley's work focuses on dissolutions, child support, child custody, spousal support, post-judgment support and comprehensive property division. She also handles pre-nuptial and marital agreements. For a respected family law attorney in Marin or Sonoma County, California, contact Erin Farley today.

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Location

The Law Office of Erin Farley
755 Baywood Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 7331
Petaluma, CA, 94955

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce & Child Custody
She was amazing. Understood my case, had a wealth of knowledge surrounding it. Had great empathy for the nightmare situation I was in. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone need help!!!!
Response from Erin Farley October 18, 2016
Thank you so much. I am so pleased to hear we could help!
Posted by Rose | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Is there something I'm missing?
I would absolutely 100% recommend Erin Farley to a friend, and have already done so twice! LOL! I can't understand why anyone would give a subpar review for Erin here on Avvo, and have instead found her to be an incredibly kind, intelligent and competent attorney. I was first referred to Erin by a friend in 2013 when my ex and I decided to separate. I was obviously anxious and upset at the time (not to mention a little untrustworthy of anyone in the legal profession...), but I knew I needed to speak to someone about what a divorce would actually mean for me and my family. Erin really helped me understand and come to terms with my divorce, and helped prepare me for everything that would follow (divvying up assets, custody battle, etc.) I eventually hired Erin to represent me during divorce proceedings in 2014, and could not be more happy with that decision. I was really angry at my ex at the time and at first thought of hiring a 'shark' lawyer to get what was mine, but through mediation with Erin I was actually able to come to an agreement with my ex and settle our divorce out of the court room. Not only did the settlement swing in my favor, but I do believe that attempting to avoid conflict during the divorce was what was best for my children. I also thing that our divorce mediations helped my ex and I become better co-parents today because it helped us put our family first instead of ourselves. We will, after all, be in each other's lives forever through our children, and I want to thank the Law Office of Erin Farley for understanding that and respecting it.
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Response from Erin Farley January 11, 2016
I am honored. Thank you!
Posted by Chelsea | October 29, 2014
Thank you Erin!
Erin Farley helped me four years ago with a dicey landlord/tenant issue. Long story short: my roommates and I signed a contract and agreed to live in an apartment without being aware that our unit would be under construction while we lived there. After living amidst sawdust and construction workers who walked in and out without knocking, I asked a friend for the name of the lawyer who had recently helped her out. She recommended Erin, and I am so grateful she did! Erin was gracious, intelligent, determined, and even more importantly - personable! It was so lovely to work with an attorney who actually genuinely seemed to care about me and my situation. I've experienced other attorneys before who were 'wooden' and anti-social. Erin was the exact opposite and was truly compassionate. Not only was she helpful, she got the job done! My roommates and I soon got a drastic cut off our rent, got money back, and even got to stay in a different unit while they finished construction. THANK YOU ERIN!
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Response from Erin Farley August 6, 2015
Thank you for choosing our office. It was my pleasure to work with you!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Erin Farley
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney, Head of Family Law Department
  • Biggs Law, PC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • The Shepard's Group, Inc.
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Legal Services of Northern California
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wasatch Property Management v. Syriah Degrate
  • Established 90-day notice for tenants in Section 8 housing
  • In Re Tyler D, Trial Counsel
  • Woman given standing as a "Putative mother".

Associations

  • Kids Come First Coalition
  • Listed Professional
  • 2011 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Petaluma 2013 People's Choice Award: BEST ATTORNEY
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier and Petaluma 360.com
  • 2013
  • Equal Justice Fellowship www.equaljusticeworks.org
  • National Association for Public Interest Law
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Advocates for the Rights of Children: Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy
  • Jury Trial Rights for Minors
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law Symposium
  • Mobile Home Residency Law
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (41)
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Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Erin Farley for about 20 years. She is a hard-working lawyer dedicated to obtaining good outcomes for her clients in an area of law that is filled with high emotions and many pitfalls. If you need her services in family law, you will receive the attention that your situation needs. On a personal note, she is a high quality person. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail and exceptional client service. One of the best family law attorneys there truly is. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is highly respected in the legal community. She is a top notch attorney and very skilled in her field."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An intelligent and an amazing attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Farley is a highly talented and knowledgeable attorney. She has helped many people on Avvo. I have no doubt she cares about her clients and provides excellent representation."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is great! I endorse her highly!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Farley is a well-respected Family / Landlord and Tenant attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Ms. Farley is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Ms. Farley to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
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Petaluma Family Lawyer Erin Patricia Farley
Erin Patricia Farley
Family Attorney
Petaluma, CA
Licensed for 24 years