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Family Law Attorney

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. Erika has worked with clients using the collaborative law process since 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.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Vlachos Award, 2013

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Women in the Law, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Kalamazoo County Bar Association

Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section

Community Involvement

Cable television host, You and the Law, Appelton, Wisconsin

Kalamazoo Bach Festival, former member

Leadership Kalamazoo, 2014

News & Publications

Industries

Education

University Chicago School of Law
Chicago, Illinois
LL.M. (Master of Laws), Health Care, 2014

Drake University Law School
Des Moines, Illinois
J.D., with honors, 1996

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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