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Erika Leuffen Salerno

About me

Litigator, negotiator, mediator and trusted advisor, Erika Salerno views her relationship with every client as a partnership.  She sees her role as one of empowering clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions, and when necessary, zealously advocating for their interests.  Erika’s training and vast experience in Mediation and Collaborative Law serve as the foundation for her style which focuses on developing practical and creative solutions to client matters.


For over 15 years, Erika has been assisting clients with primarily family law matters including everything from drafting cohabitation and prenuptial agreements to divorces involving complex marital estates.  In 2013, Erika obtained her masters of law degree in healthcare, and is a valued member of the Kreis Enderle healthcare law team.  Erika’s healthcare practice focuses on analyzing healthcare business ventures under the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, as well as handling HIPAA compliance matters.





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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 35%
    20 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    20 years
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
  5. Mediation: 5%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Jolene D. Schneider

    I highly recommend Erika Salerno. Erika was opposing counsel on many of my cases when she practiced in Wisconsin, both in litigated and collaborative matters. Erika was always prepared, organized and an effective advocate for her clients. She possesses an extremely high level of intellect, creativity and integrity. She is hard-working and tenacious in problem-solving for her clients. I recommend her without reservation.


    Jolene Schneider Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Thomas Jefferson Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer. As a mediator, I frequently am asked by clients for the names of lawyers to represent them in the process. Erika Salerno is always at the top of the list I recommend. Erika has a strong commitment to the resolution of divorces through mediation and the collaborative law process. She shares my belief in obtaining fair and equitable settlements and avoiding costly and emotionally damaging court fights. She has a thorough knowledge of the law and is a true professional and worthy advocate for her clients. Having her represent a party in my mediations makes my work easier. I highly recommend her services.


    Thomas Murphy Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, PC

PO Box 4010
Kalamazoo, MI

Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, PC

800 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI, 49085

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, PC

171 Monroe Ave., NW
Suite 900B
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-2694

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos

One Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI, 49017-3613



MIActive And In Good Standing199908/04/2016
WIGood Standing199603/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Women in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2014
Vlachos AwardLegal Aid of West Michigan2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
CV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Outstanding Service AwardCollaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin2006
Drake University Law ReviewDrake University Law School1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWestern Michigan University2011 - Present
ShareholderKreis Enderle2006 - Present
ShareholderHerrling Clark2000 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorBlackhawk Technical College1997 - 2000
AssociateConsigny, Andrews, Hemming, & Grant1997 - 2000
AssociateVoegeli & Ewald1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Family Law Section CouncilMember2007 - Present
Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1996 - Present
Leadership KalamazooMember2011 - 2011
Bach FestivalBoard Member2009 - 2011
PEAKS Networking GroupFounding Member2009 - 2011
Executive Women's Golf AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2011
Collaborative Practice Institute of MichiganBoard Member2006 - 2013
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinBoard Member2003 - 2006
Outagamie County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Rock County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2000
Green County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Estate of James W. Miltenberger v. Sandra SwartzDenied.
Friend v. FriendN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Family Law JournalThem Impact of Obamacare on Former Spouses2013
Michigan Family Law JournalAppellate Case Summaries2012
Michigan Family Law JournalAppellate Case Summaries2011
Michigan Family Law JournalEarly Retirement: A Golden Opportunity or a Mirage for Support Payers2010
Michigan Family Law JournalEthical Considerations for the Michigan Collaborative Lawyer2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawHealth Care LawLL.M - Master of Laws2013
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Michigan State UniversityJames Madison and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law InstituteThe Affordable Care Act and Families2014
Leadership KalamazooTaxes and Public Education2011
Annual MeetingMediation and Difficult Discussions2010
Family Law Section Summer SeminarChild Custody and Homeschooling2009
Collaborative Practice and Mediation -- Rivals or SiblingsCollaborative Practice and Mediation2008