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Erica Leavitt

Erica Leavitt is a family law attorney with extensive experience at both the trial and appellate court levels.

Erica graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in political science.  She then attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where she graduated cum laude with pro bono distinction.  After graduating law school, Erica clerked for the Honorable Judge Andrew Gould at the Arizona Court of Appeals.  Since her clerkship, she has focused on Family law at both the trial and appellate levels.  In addition to extensive trial court experience, she has also worked on numerous appeals in the Court of Appeals Division One and Two, the Arizona Supreme Court, and has helped draft a Petition for Review to the United States Supreme Court.  She has also argued several cases at the Court of Appeals, Division One.

  • Areas of Practice

    Family Law

    Divorce

    Child Support

    Parenting Time

    Legal Decision-Making

    Spousal Maintenance

    Grandparent Rights

    Appeals

  • Published Opinions

    Gonzalez-Gunter v. Gunter, 1 CA-CV 19-0165 FC (App. 2020)

    In re McQuillen v. Hufford, 249 Ariz. 69 (App. 2020)

    Woyton v. Ward, 1 CA-CV 18-0677 FC (App. 2019)

    Barron v. Barron, 246 Ariz. 449 (2019)

    Buckholtz v. Buckholtz, 246 Ariz. 126 (App. 2019)

    Berrier v. Rountree, 245 Ariz. 604 (App. 2018)

    Amadore v. Lifgren, 245 Ariz. 509 (App. 2018)

    Doty-Perez v. Doty-Perez, 245 Ariz. 229 (App. 2018)

    Clark v. Kreamer, 243 Ariz. 272 (App. 2017)

    Chapman v. Hopkins, 243 Ariz. 236 (App. 2017)

    McLaughlin v. Jones, 243 Ariz. 29 (2017)

    Turner v. Steiner, 242 Ariz. 494 (App. 2017)

  • Education

    J.D., cum laude with pro bono distinction, Arizona State University, 2015

    B.S., summa cum laude, Political Science and Government, Arizona State University, 2011

     

  • Articles

    Andrew Gould & Erica Leavitt, Arizona’s Duty Framework in Negligence Cases, 53 Ariz. St. L.J. 805 (2021).

    Contributor to Thomson Reuters’ Arizona Legal Forms; Family Law, Fourth Edition (2020)

  • Presentations

    Litigating a Trial Case with an Eye Toward an Appeal – Tucson Defense Bar, 2019

    Third Party, Grandparent, and Domestic Partner Family Law – MCBA CLE, 2019

  • Bar Admissions

    State Bar of Arizona, Admitted 2016

    Ninth Circuit, Admitted 2016