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Firm Overview

Levine Law Group, LLP was established May, 2009. Our foremost goal is to help you achieve finality and results. We understand that you (and your children) are going through a very difficult time, perhaps the worst ever. Our challenge is to lead you through the emotional and often "crazy making" process with commonsensical advice, aggressive advocacy and compassion -- allowing you to move beyond your divorce or other legal matter.

Our motto is straightforward: conference as warranted, mediation if necessary, trial when required. It's that simple.

Example cases

I handle a wide range of family and relationship legal matters. Some examples include:

  • Child custody and support modification
  • Divorce and Paternity Judgments
  • Asset protection
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Proactive un-married couples seeking property co-ownership agreement(s)
  • Mediated Divorce
  • Alimony

Main Office

Main
5801 Christie Ave.
Suite 387
Emeryville  CA  94608

Phone
  • (510) 595-4112

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, if Nolo is mentioned during the initial contact there is a 30 minute free consultation for all family law matters.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes.
Document Preparation - Family Law, Civil, Eviction and Probate matters.

Flat Fees for Wills, Power of Attorney for Finances, Advanced Health Care Directives and DOCUMENT PREPARATION for Family Law, Civil matters, Evictions, Guardianships/ Conservatorships and other Probate matters.

Flat Fees for Limited Scope Representation

Hourly Rates

Attorney rates are $200 to $350 per hour, varies depending on complexity of matter. Paralegal fees are billed at $85 to $125 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional office hours available by appointment.

Office Manager

Shelley VanRenselaar, Paralegal and Document Preparer. Sky Pace, Operations Manager.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

It chose me. When I graduated law school, I looked for work that would immediately allow me to manage cases, meet with clients and litigate. The job I ended up with had a large family law component.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients that have educated themselves on legal issues report that it has been helpful to understanding their legal rights and obligations, gaining confidence in their legal matter and attorney and managing their expectations.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Absolutely.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I encourage everyone considering self-representation to consult with an attorney(s) prior to and while the matter is pending. There are many situations where self-representation is a cost-effective and empowering endeavor. Many of my divorce clients have later consulted with me for assistance in negotiating car accident settlements with insurance adjusters, preparing small claims court pleadings, eviction matters, uncontested divorces, etc.

Erin A. Levine

For nearly four years, I was an associate attorney with the Law Offices of John M. Coyle, Fairfield CA. My practice included family law, general civil litigation, estate administration, and guardianships/conservatorships. In 2008, Mr. Coyle renamed the office, "Law Offices of Coyle and Levine."

I was also employed with Beck Law Group, a law firm specializing in the area of Estate Planning and Administration for minority/LGBT communities.

Having been a litigant and a litigator makes for a unique perspective. I understand how "crazy making" and frustrating the legal process can be, especially when there are real and significant changes going on in your life. I am sensitive to your concerns and seek to give you peace of mind with realistic advice and advocacy.

I adapt easily depending on the type of case and/or client and opposing party. In other words, my goal is to personalize a strategy that you are comfortable with and will be successful! I prefer to settle most matters outside of litigation. Obviously, it is cheaper for you, less combative, and if there are children involved, a great relief to them. However, if the case calls for court, I can be a "pit-bull" advocate. I enjoy people in general, so I am as responsive to a client who requires a more holistic or empathetic connection, as I am to a no-nonsense business person who wants a realistic breakdown of their case. I always make an effort to use plain English instead of the confusing legal terms that attorneys love to use to make them appear smart.

Personal interests:

Curious conversation, photography and film, thrift shopping, music and shows, design, dancing, yoga, and traveling.

License
  • Bar Number: 238555
    California , 2005
Education
  • University of San Francisco
    J.D. , 2005
    San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    B.A. , 2001
    Santa Barbara, CA

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