Christopher T. Erickson

Christopher “Toby” Erickson is an associate attorney at Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. He has practiced exclusively family law since being admitted to the California Bar, and prior to joining Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP, he worked for a well-respected boutique family law firm in Alameda County. Toby has experience in all aspects of family law and has successfully represented clients in contested hearings in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, and before the Court of Appeal, First District. Toby prioritizes ensuring clients understand all aspects of his/her matter and are fully informed of the options available, which enables him to pursue his clients’ objectives in the most effective and efficient manner feasible. To that end, he embraces the law and utilizes creative problem-solving skills to negotiate settlement where possible, while strategically positioning cases for litigation in the event settlement cannot be reached.

Toby is active in the family law community, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Family Law Association (“ACFLA”) and previously serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association (“ACBA”) Family Law Section. He has assisted Contra Costa and Alameda County family law judges by volunteering his time to assist with self-represented litigants, and he received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for providing pro bono legal services to elderly residents.

Toby is a Bay Area native, and when not practicing law he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and exploring the East Bay culinary scene.

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D. (2011)
Mills College, M.A. (2006)
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., (2000)

Admission

California State Bar
United States District Court – Northern, Central, Southern & Eastern Districts

Memberships

Contra Costa County Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association
Alameda County Family Law Association (“ACFLA”)
Alameda County Bar Association Family Law Section – Executive Committee (former member)