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Erika L. Salerno Counsel

269 / 553-3549
269 / 382-2009
Penny Hughes, 269/553-3513

Family Law Experience

Erika handles family law litigation matters including complex divorces, initial and post judgment child custody matters, change of domicile, paternity, minor guardianship and third-party custody cases involving multistate jurisdictional issues across southwest Michigan. As a domestic relations mediator, she is frequently retained by other lawyers to mediate their most challenging cases. Trained in Collaborative Law, Erika has worked with clients using the Collaborative Law Process since she was trained in 2000.

In addition to her family law practice, Erika frequently consults on health care business transactions for compliance under Stark and anti-kickback regulations. She also drafts and negotiates physician contracts, handles family complaints and inquiries for health care facility clients, and drafts business agreements and compliance policies for health care vendors.


  • Drake University Law School
    Des Moines, Iowa
    J.D., with honors, 1996
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    Chicago, Illinois
    Master of Laws, 2014
  • Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A., 1993

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association


  • Honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of the 2014 Women in the Law
  • Vlachos Award, Kalamazoo County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Kalamazoo, Class of 2014
  • Bach Festival Board, Former Member
  • Cable Television Host, You and the Law, Appleton, Wisconsin
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