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M. Erica Aquadro

Family Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Erica Aquadro

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 8 years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Missouri - MO 11 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About M.

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Erica has dedicated her practice exclusively to the area of family law, handling dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, child support, child custody, spousal support, parenting plan modifications, restraining orders, and relocations. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and professional in her advocacy.

Erica graduated from Rhodes College in 2008 and, after taking a year off to work in private practice, earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2012. During her tenure at SLU Law, she was a member of the Family Law Association and served as a certified mediator in domestic relations cases for the Family Court Juvenile Division of the 22nd Judicial Circuit. Erica has been admitted to three different State Bars, including Missouri (2012), Washington (2014), and Oregon (2016). She is an active member in the Multnomah Bar Association and has served on the board of the Clark County Bar Association's Family Law Section.

Erica strives to guide her clients through difficult situations efficiently with clarity, respect, and compassion.

Location

Gevurtz Menashe
408 W 9th Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660

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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to Work With
Erica was incredible to work with. My ex was very hard to contact and tried to drag things out as long as possible and she did a great job keeping things moving. She handled my getting frustrated over the situation so well and now that I’ve reached the end of that tunnel I am so grateful to have had her help. I absolutely could not have gone through this without her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, takes charge, well organized
I was caught in a bind when my ex sprung on me divorce papers. With only 5 minutes notice, Erica jumped in and helped navigate a complex and somewhat unique relocation and custody case. She was a leader in making my case to the court, and in the end we ended up with a resolution I felt very comfortable with. I would definitely work with her again if needed in future custody conversations.
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Posted by lauren | January 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great work!
Wonderful to work with! Erica is professional and helpful through complicated legal issues.
Posted by Heather | December 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erica Aquadro is wonderful!
If you are contacting an attorney you are already in a stressful situation and finding the right representation is typically the first (scary) step. I'm so glad to have found Erica early in my process. Erica has just the right balance of compassion and directness. She explained every step of the divorce process in terms that were easy to understand. Her responsiveness was outstanding, many times I received emails and calls back the same day. I couldn't be more pleased with Erica and her team!
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Posted by Dene | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best I Have Ever Worked With
Erica Rocks!!!! Living far away from OR and with an ex-wife like mine, I have been in court four times in three states in two years, I was worried with picking an attorney just over some reviews and through an initial phone consult. Well Erica seemed professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly interested in what I said from the very first phone call. Erica is by far the best family law lawyer I have ever worked with!!! She ALWAYS had my best interest in mind, showed me compassion, kept me informed, kept me level headed, and so much more. Erica not only got to know me, but understood what we were up against and put all the right words in the documents to protect me, my daughter, and our future together. She is a great attorney and one that I would highly recommend to anyone going through a pleasant or ugly divorce. SHE IS THE BEST!!!!
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Posted by Guy | October 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Erica Aquadro was the best attorney I've ever had the experience of working with. She is professional, focused, a great communicator, and a wonderful attorney to have on your side. She guided me in my situation (a child support modification matter) with a lot of patience, friendliness, and was always there whenever I had questions or needed clarification. I also found Erica always well prepared for court and she worked with our difficult opposing party with the utmost professionalism. And, trust me, we had to deal with many unnecessary delays and frustrations--through which she guided me wisely and kept me informed consistently. Her promptness, attention to detail, and impeccably thorough knowledge of family law made me feel confident and protected every step of the way. There's no better feeling than having the utmost confidence in your attorney—and I had that with Erica. I would absolutely recommend Erica without hesitation to anyone requiring family law services.
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Posted by Vernon | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fierce but Fair
I recently hired Erica to litigate over child support agreements and throughout the process Erica was very thorough and effective at navigating the process. My income and work background is a tricky situation and Erica was meticulous at revisiting the structure of the documents to ensure I wasn't taken advantage of. Erica works under the assumption of "that's not happening to my client", and will not allow you to be bullied under pressure. She's very diplomatic with others and consistently has your best interest. The outcome of my case was very fair because of her diligence and I'm very appreciative of her strong work ethic. I will have no issues working with Erica in the future because it felt as if my family was in control of my case.
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Posted by Richard | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive, compassionate and professional
I hired another attorney for my divorce. Erica was assisting on the case and did almost all the leg work. She was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. She replied to all of my questions (and I had a lot) promptly. My ex left town and things stalled. After a few months, Erica was moving to a new firm. It was amicable. The lead attorney contacted me and asked if I wanted to stay with her or work with Erica. I chose Erica, it was a very smooth transition. Once the ex was back in town, I decided to try and work out a settlement. Erica was supportive, even though that meant far less hours for her. She guided me through my drafts, gave great advice, and I was able to settle. I would recommend Erica Aquadro for any divorce matter.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The most professional, competent and caring attorney you will ever find!
Erica is a true professional. Not only she is competent and gets the job done, but she is ethical and a caring individual. She is astute and will not be bullied around. From the consultation visit and throughout the case, Erica's analytical skills and fight for me as her client, helped me feel safe and have confident in my lawyer. The best divorce attorney you will find in WA. I highly recommend her! Thanks so much, Erica for all of your hard work, care and professionalism!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lawrence & Russell, PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Student Attorney
  • Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Student Mediator
  • Mediation Clinic SLU Law
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Evans Partnership
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Westlaw Student Representative
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Case Manager
  • Lawrence & Russell, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Runner/File Clerk
  • Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 2012
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Foxcroft School
  • 2004

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) Board
  • Trustee
  • 2020 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington (DRAW)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (St. Helens chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Portland chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Membership Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Rising Stars Washington Family Law
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • 2021 Rising Stars Washington Family Law
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • 2020 Rising Stars Oregon Family Law
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Service to the CCBA
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Legal Research & Writing Mastery Award
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2010
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • June FLS Monthly Meeting: Understanding Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Treatment and How it Impacts Parenting Plan Decisions
  • Announcements and Introduction
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (19)
Endorse M.
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erica is always professional and effective in her representation. I endorse Erica, she is very qualified in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erica is a dynamic and hard-working family law attorney. She is a consistently strong advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erica is a dedicated and hard-working advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Erica Aquadro. I practice in Georgia, but had reason to reach out to Erica regarding an issue in Washington. I have found Erica to be knowledgeable, thorough, and easy to work with."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"Erica cares deeply about her practice and serving her client. Her commitment to Family law and the highest level of competent representation has been evident since the very beginning of her career and only increases with time and experience."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Erica. She is a dedicated and compassionate advocate for her clients, and a great asset to our legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erica is a competent and devoted advocate for her clients. She is hardworking and compassionate. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erica is an effective litigator who cares about her clients and is well respected in the legal community. She thinks outside the box to achieve creative solutions for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Erica is a fierce and thorough litigator with a strong legal reputation in the SW Washington legal community. Her commitment and dedication to her clients and their needs is immediately apparent, and I would refer close friends and family members to Erica for their family law needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Friend
"Erica is a thoughtful attorney who has the unique ability to find creative solutions to even the most challenging problems. I cannot recommend her enough."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erica is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. She effectively represents her clients and gets good results! I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erica is a hard working, intelligent attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Aquadro is an exemplary attorney. She is passionate and caring. She is knowledge and professional. I absolutely recommend Ms. Aquadro as a family law attorney."
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Vancouver Family Lawyer M. Erica Aquadro
M. Erica Aquadro
Family Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 11 years