M. Michelle Erich, Esq.
The Law Offices of M. Michelle Erich is a well-established and respected adoption law firm, serving ventura county for 27 years resolving issues involving minor children and parental rights. Since 1990, our firm focus has been on the welfare and rights of children, largely through guardianships and adoption planning. We are frequently retained to represent attorneys and their family members. Our excellent reputation is measured in part through the many referrals we receive from attorneys, former clients, social workers, and court personnel. Birth mothers and birth fathers often refer friends and family to us for fair and caring legal services!
We serve a large number of clients in California and throughout the United States with birth mothers and adoptive parents nationwide using our services.
Michelle Erich is available, at no charge, to speak to the staff and volunteers at social services organizations, pregnancy testing facilities, maternity homes, and teen pregnancy programs throughout California. Our attorneys are also asked to speak to legal professionals on topics relating to adoption.
Michelle is the mother of three: two daughters, Shyla, an attorney and Tenaya, a public relations account executive; and Bryce, a full-time student at Pepperdine University graduate school, BA and MA in Psychology. Michelle loves camping, traveling, reading, visiting the married daughters and grand-doggies, and live theater.
Together, let’s build a family!
Areas of Practice
- Adoption Law
- Independent Adoptions
- Open Adoptions
- Stepparent Adoptions
- Interstate Adoptions (ICPC)
- Relative Adoptions
- Estate Planning
- Wills and Trusts
Law School: Ventura College of Law, J.D.
Member: Ventura County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Women Lawyers of Ventura County (President, 2002-2004).
Biography: Member in good standing State Bar of California, 1979. Graduate of Ventura College of Law, Ventura, California, 1979, JD with honors. Graduate of Henderson State University, Arkansas, Arizona, 1974, BA, Speech, Drama, Education major Summa Cum Laude. Co-Chair, Volunteer Lawyers Services Adoption Unit (2008)
Special Training/Awards: Recipient of the State of California Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2003); Mediation training at Ventura College (2002)