Erin L. Smith

Erin L. Smith

Associate
Location:
Paterson, New Jersey
Phone:
201-212-4572
973-370-0997
Fax:
973-977-2021
Email:

Erin L. Smith joined the law firm of Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P. as an associate in July 2009. She concentrates her practice on family law, and also has experience in handling Municipal, Civil, and Guardianship proceedings. Ms. Smith showed an early dedication to helping victims of domestic violence. During her law school years, she interned with Women Aware, Inc., a New Brunswick based women’s organization dedicated to providing shelter and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. The majority of her experience came from her four years with Northeast New Jersey Legal Services. There, she served as the Domestic Violence attorney, and was able to assist hundreds of domestic violence victims. Ms. Smith gained immeasurable trial experience, and has litigated complex Domestic Violence and Custody cases. She has also successfully argued several cases before the New Jersey Appellate Court.

In addition to her extensive trial experience, Ms. Smith has been fortunate enough to do outreach work into the Paterson Community. She has lectured to Hispanic and Muslim Women's groups about their legal rights in the areas of domestic violence, custody, and child support. She has worked with the Passaic Alliance and WAFA house, and she also served on the Passaic County Domestic Violence Working Group. Ms. Smith has also served as Court Appointed Guardian in Guardianship proceedings. Ms. Smith serves as a Passaic County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist, and she has been voted a Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Star for 2011 and 2012. Ms. Smith is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar. She is also the proud mother of three small children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Civil Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2008

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Seton Hall University
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Voted a Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Star, 2011 - 2012