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Certified Family Law Specialists

What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization sets standards for certification in a number of fields of law. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an examination, meet demanding experience requirements, satisfy ongoing continuing education requirements, and be evaluated favorably by judges and lawyers who are familiar with the attorney 's representation and work product. If your attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist, you know that they have achieved recognition for demonstrating a high level of competence and proficiency in the practice of family law.

Mark Erickson is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

What is a Martindale-Hubbell rating?

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is a national publication that has rated attorneys for over 100 years. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.

Legal ability ratings are:

  • C-Good to High and Good and Higher
  • B-High to Very High and High and Very Higher
  • A-Very High to Preeminent

There is one general ethical standard rating: "V" or "Very High" . An attorney will not receive a legal ability rating unless he or she has been endorsed for a "V". Only when both ratings are confirmed will an attorney receive a rating.

Mark Erickson maintains an "AV" rating.


" Mark took my case, which was a tough one, to litigate a contentious child custody trial--which ended up going for 17 courtroom days! I had another family lawyer prior to trial, but I felt I needed an attorney with Mark's experience, smarts, and toughness for the courtroom. Mark was fantastic"
Sabrina S, client
" I have been represented by Matt and Mark Erickson which are The Best Family Law Attorney in the Bay Area. There are no Options for 10 Stars this is what Mark and Matt Erickson deserve. Both were extremely responsive, focused and efficient on getting my case settled ASAP. I will recommend Matt and Mark to anybody that is been going through a divorce. Piece of Mind. Thank you."
Mircea V. Palo Alto, CA