Erika Piccirillo is a member of the firm’s Family Law Group. She represents her clients’ interests in matrimonial and post-judgment matters and protects their children’s best interests in custody and support matters. Erika recognizes that sometimes life stops being all ‘x’s and ‘o’s and, when that happens, she is here to help her clients cross their ‘t’s and dot their ‘i’s.  Erika is a sounding board for her clients’ most sensitive issues and a source of legal counsel, empowering them to make thoughtful decisions in every circumstance. She knows that what is best for one family is not best for all families and seeks to help her clients resolve issues in a way that is tailored for their specific needs.

Prior to becoming an associate and member of the Firm’s Family Law Group, Erika joined Cohn Lifland as a law clerk after graduating cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.  Throughout law school, Erika worked with Levin & Perconti in Chicago, practicing primarily in the area of nursing home negligence. She also worked for the Office of the Public Defender in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

At the College of Law, Erika won Best Overall, Best Oralist and Best Brief in the Environmental Moot Court Competition. She also won Best Overall and Best Oralist in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. In 2012, Erika traveled to Malawi, Africa to study the laws of microfinance.

  • "Addressing Developmental Delays in Children of Divorce Despite Judicial Backlog, The New Jersey Law Journal, August 14, 2023
  • "Co-Parenting Facts of Life: Access to Technology as a Decision Affecting Best Interest of Child," The New Jersey Law Journal, August 22, 2022
  • "Divorce, babe, divorce: A Divorce Attorney's Take on Adele's '30'," The New Jersey Law Journal, February 14, 2022
  • "The Tail That Wags the Dog: 'Pet Custody' Arrangements," The New Jersey Law Journal, January 17, 2022
  • “Preserving East Coast Vineyards While Catching Tax Breaks,” Practical Winery & Vineyard, November 2014
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Sussex County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Early Settlement Panel in Bergen County, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter, Mentee
  • Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Bergen/Passaic, Walk Committee Member
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Selected for inclusion in the list of The New Jersey Law Journal's 2021 "New Leaders of the Bar"*
  • Selected to the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, in Family Law, 2024 edition*
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars® * list featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, for Family Law, 2021-2024. This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters*
  • Selected to the list Bergen County's "Top Lawyers," 2020, in Labor & Employment.  This award is conferred by Bergen magazine* 
  • Best Overall, Best Oralist and Best Brief in the Environmental Moot Court Competition, College of Law

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