Mitchell T. Erlich

Mitchell T. Ehrlich

Mitchell Ehrlich was made a Partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri in 2007. He practices exclusively in the firm's Family Law practice, handling a wide variety of family law issues, including dissolution, legal separation, property division issues, custody and support disputes, parentage claims, post-judgment matters and pre and post-nuptial agreements. In addition, he became a California Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2009 and since has co-headed the Family Law Practice with co-founder David Patton.

Mr. Ehrlich was born in Schenectady, NY in 1971, and grew up in San Jose. Mr. Ehrlich graduated with an Economics Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. After working in real estate finance for several years, he then attended law school at Pepperdine University School of Law during which time he secured placement on the Deans Honors List numerous times, earned multiple scholarships, and had temporary assignments with the Washington D.C. Public Defender's Office, the U.S.D.A. and the U.S. District Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Ehrlich graduated Cum Laude from Pepperdine in 1998, and then returned to San Jose to begin the active practice of law.

Mr. Ehrlich began his career doing criminal law, employment litigation and products liability. He then joined Lonich and Patton in 1999 where he amassed a tremendous amount of litigation experience in cases concerning insurance law, business law, products liability and employment law. Mr. Ehrlich has also handled all of the firm's appellate work.

Mr. Ehrlich is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Among his many professional activities are volunteering his time to serve as a Temporary Judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court Family Court and Traffic Court and as an Arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Attorney Client Fee Disputes Division. He was previously a volunteer Temporary Judge with the Santa Clara County Superior Court Civil Division and was Chair of the City of San Jose Traffic Appeals Commission from 1999 through 2004. Mr. Ehrlich also volunteers his time with the Pro Bono Association's Lawyers in the Library Program as well as handling Pro Bono cases time permitting. Mr. Ehrlich is admitted to practice before all California courts, including the North Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

Year Joined Organization 1999

Areas of Practice Family Law

Bar Admissions California, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Education Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1998
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude

University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1993
Major: Economics

Published Works "Backdraft: A Treatise on the Fireman's Rule in California", San Francisco Daily Journal, June, 2000

Professional Associations & Memberships State Bar of California, Member
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Arbitrator, Executive Committee Member: Attorney Client Fee Arbitration Section
Family Law Section
Conference of Delegates

Fraternities Sigma Alpha Epsilon
1871 The Alameda, Suite 400,
San Jose, CA 95126