Attorney at the Law Offices BJ Fadem & Associates, APC.

Meet Your Attorney

Erika Lee is a passionate South Bay Area native-born, raised in San Jose, California. Erika received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University where she majored in Classical Studies. She went on to graduate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2020 with a specialization in family law. During law school, Erika participated in various moot court competitions as a competitor and later as a board member, including serving as a board member for the 2018-2019 Galloway Moot Court Competition and as the Assistant Director for the 2019-2020 Honors Moot Court Internal Competition.

Erika demonstrated her dedication to the law school community by serving as the President of the Family Law Society for two years, Vice-President and, subsequently, President of the Jewish Law Student Association, Chapter Leader and Co-Founder of the SCU Chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and a Student Fellow for the Academic Success Program. Erika also served as a Teacher’s Assistant to BJ Fadem.

During law school, Erika endeavored to gain valuable experience in family law by working as a Judicial Clerk for multiple Judges at the Santa Clara Family Justice Center and as a bar certified law clerk for another local family law firm. She co-authored an article published in the Family Law Quarterly: Confronting the Challenge of the High Conflict Personality in Family Court and conducted individualized research on the intersection of International Child Custody Jurisdiction and Domestic Violence.

Erika joined the Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates as an associate attorney in June 2021. Prior to joining our office in June 2021, Erika worked as an associate attorney at a prominent local Family Law firm where she gained valuable experience in complex financial issues, domestic violence, child custody, and high asset litigation.

Since joining the Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates, Erika’s experience and dedication to the practice of family law has been recognized by the professional community, resulting in her selection as a Rising Star for the Northern California Super Lawyers for 2023.

Erika has served on many roles in the Santa Clara County Bar Association as well as the general community, exhibiting her dedication to serving to the community. As a result of her volunteer work, Erika was awarded the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Volunteer of the Year 2023 for the Family Law Section and as Elevate Community Center’s Volunteer of the Year for 2022.

Erika has a specialized interest in adult adoptions, Hague Child Abduction, International and domestic child custody jurisdiction, complex financial matters, and child custody matters.
Erika brings with her a passion for family law, a strong intuition, and unwavering sense of justice.

In her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her rescue dog, Clio. She is an avid reader and also trains and competes in Muay Thai and Kickboxing.

AWARDS

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 2023
  • Elevate Community Center Volunteer of the Year 2022
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association Volunteer of the Year 2023

PUBLICATIONS

  • Family Law Quarterly: Confronting the Challenge of the High Conflict Personality in Family Court, 52 FAM. L. Q. 79 (2020)

VOLUNTEER & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Co-Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Family Law Section, Social Committee

  • Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Family Law Section

  • Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Barristers Section

  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Diversity Committee

  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Legislation Committee

  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Family Law Section, Education Committee

  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Minors Counsel Committee

  • Member of the Ingram Inns of Court

  • Volunteer Attorney with Elevate Community Center

  • Volunteer Settlement Officer with the Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • Mentee with American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers Bay Area Group

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It's not just about the basics! While essentials like food, clothing, and shelter are covered, did you know it can also contribute to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities, and even savings for your child's future? 💡

That means your child's education expenses, including tuition fees, school supplies, and even tutoring services, can be supported by child support. Additionally, medical expenses such as doctor's visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums can be covered.

But it doesn't stop there! Child support can also extend to extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, or summer camps, providing your child with enriching experiences beyond the classroom.

At BJ Fadem, we understand the importance of ensuring your child's needs are met and their future is secure. Let's work together to navigate child support with clarity and purpose.

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It's a common misconception that a long period of separation automatically leads to divorce. In California, however, that's not the case. While separation can be a factor in divorce proceedings, it doesn't trigger an automatic divorce decree.

Divorce in California requires a formal legal process, regardless of the length of separation. This involves filing a petition, serving the other party, and going through the court system to obtain a final judgment.

If you're contemplating divorce after a long separation, our experienced legal team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. We'll ensure your rights are protected and advocate for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more about divorce proceedings and how we can assist you.

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"Can it be done?" Many of our clients have heard "No" from multiple attorneys. At BJ FADEM Law, we thrive on finding creative solutions where others see roadblocks. Let's explore what's possible together! 
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Child abduction is a parent or guardian's worst nightmare. It involves the wrongful removal or retention of a child, often in violation of custody rights. In California, this is taken very seriously, with laws in place to swiftly address and resolve such cases.

At BJ Fadem, Your Family is Our Focus. We understand the gravity of child abduction cases and the immense stress they bring to families. With our expertise in family law and zealous advocacy, we're here to fight for your legal rights and ensure the best interests of your children are protected.

Our extensive experience, current knowledge of the law, and unwavering perseverance make us the ally you need during such challenging times. Trust us to navigate the legal complexities and bring your child safely home.

It Just Takes a Call
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It's not just about the basics! While essentials like food, clothing, and shelter are covered, did you know it can also contribute to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities, and even savings for your child's future? 💡

That means your child's education expenses, including tuition fees, school supplies, and even tutoring services, can be supported by child support. Additionally, medical expenses such as doctor's visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums can be covered.

But it doesn't stop there! Child support can also extend to extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, or summer camps, providing your child with enriching experiences beyond the classroom.

At BJ Fadem, we understand the importance of ensuring your child's needs are met and their future is secure. Let's work together to navigate child support with clarity and purpose.

It Just Takes a Call
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#ChildSupport #CaliforniaLaw #BJFademLaw #FamilyLaw #SanJoseLawyer #LegalAdvice #DivorceSupport #ChildCustody #FamilyMediation #LawyerLife #SanJoseAttorney #FamilyRights #LegalServices #DivorceLaw #DomesticRelations #CustodyBattle #FamilyAdvocate #SanJoseLegal #BuildingFamilies #Adoption #BJFademLawOffice
It's a common misconception that a long period of separation automatically leads to divorce. In California, however, that's not the case. While separation can be a factor in divorce proceedings, it doesn't trigger an automatic divorce decree.

Divorce in California requires a formal legal process, regardless of the length of separation. This involves filing a petition, serving the other party, and going through the court system to obtain a final judgment.

If you're contemplating divorce after a long separation, our experienced legal team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. We'll ensure your rights are protected and advocate for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more about divorce proceedings and how we can assist you.

It Just Takes a Call
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#Divorce #Separation #CaliforniaLaw #FamilyLaw #SanJoseLawyer #LegalAdvice #DivorceSupport #ChildCustody #FamilyMediation #LawyerLife #SanJoseAttorney #FamilyRights #LegalServices #DivorceLaw #DomesticRelations #CustodyBattle #FamilyAdvocate #SanJoseLegal #BuildingFamilies #Adoption #BJFademLawOffice
"Can it be done?" Many of our clients have heard "No" from multiple attorneys. At BJ FADEM Law, we thrive on finding creative solutions where others see roadblocks. Let's explore what's possible together! 
#LegalSolutions #nevergiveup 

It Just Takes a Call
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Child abduction is a parent or guardian's worst nightmare. It involves the wrongful removal or retention of a child, often in violation of custody rights. In California, this is taken very seriously, with laws in place to swiftly address and resolve such cases.

At BJ Fadem, Your Family is Our Focus. We understand the gravity of child abduction cases and the immense stress they bring to families. With our expertise in family law and zealous advocacy, we're here to fight for your legal rights and ensure the best interests of your children are protected.

Our extensive experience, current knowledge of the law, and unwavering perseverance make us the ally you need during such challenging times. Trust us to navigate the legal complexities and bring your child safely home.

It Just Takes a Call
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🌍✨ May 15th commemorates a significant occasion established by the United Nations: International Day of Families. It's a moment dedicated to honoring the bedrock of society—the family unit, in all its diverse forms.

Families serve as the cornerstone of a child's development, providing the nurturing environment essential for their success. Each year, the UN shines a light on various themes, tackling global challenges ranging from education to achieving a healthy work-life balance.

On this International Day of Families, let's prioritize fortifying our own familial bonds. Seize the opportunity to express gratitude to those closest to you. Let's revel in the connections that bind us together, transcending differences and embracing love and support.

Together, let's infuse every day with the spirit of celebration, cherishing the invaluable role families play in shaping our lives. 💖

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This Mother's Day, let's also remember the importance of maternal mental health within the context of family law, with sensitivity and inclusivity.

Did you know that maternal mental health challenges can profoundly influence family dynamics and legal proceedings? From custody arrangements to parental rights, it's essential to recognize and address the mental well-being of mothers for the sake of fostering healthy family relationships.

Throughout history, we've witnessed the impact of maternal mental health on legal discourse, underscoring the need for understanding and support. As we navigate this journey, let's strive for compassion and progress.

In May, as we observe Maternal Mental Health Month, let's not only raise awareness but also advocate for legal frameworks that prioritize the mental wellness of mothers and families, free from stigma or discrimination. By fostering empathy and understanding, we can create a legal environment that promotes equity and justice for all. 🤍

So this May, let's celebrate mothers by affirming their strength and recognizing the vital role of family law in safeguarding their well-being and rights. Together, let's work towards a future where every family feels supported and empowered.

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