Attorney At Law
Certified Family Law Specialist

35 yearsof successful practice
Preciseand well qualified
Helpingyou with a plan

Mark A. Erickson

Mark has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1987, and has practiced family law in San Jose and Campbell, California since 1979. Mark currently maintains Martindale Hubbel's prestigious "AV Preeminent" peer review rating.

Born in Gary, Indiana in 1952, Mark graduated from Indiana University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He then went on to attend the University of Santa Clara's law school where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1979. Later that year, Mark was admitted to the California Bar and admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Mark decided to focus his practice on Family Law, and in 1987 he became a Certified Family Law Specialist after being certified by the California Bar's Board of Legal Specialization.

Outside of his law practice, Mark has been very involved in the legal community. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar, California Bar, and American Bar Associations. He was a teaching assistant and consultant for Santa Clara University School of Law's law clinic legal research and writing department (1979-1980). Mark was the chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Family Law Section, chair of the Santa Clara County Bar's Lawyer Referral Service, and a bar association representative on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council. Mark has also been appointed as a fee arbitrator to settle attorney fee disputes and a special master in various family law cases.

Mark has also been a panelist for numerous family law related continuing education programs for the: Santa Clara County Bar Association; State Bar of California, Family Law Section; University of California, Continuing Education of the Bar; Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County; and the Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County.

Jean S. Nishimura

Jean S. Nishimura graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1995.

She attended University of Hawaii, Manoa, then transferred to the International Division at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese language studies. She is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and has practiced family law in Santa Clara County since 1995. She was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii.

Sharnelle Tomita

Sharnelle Tomita graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawai'i) in 2007 where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in labor and employment law. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2009. She joined the Law Offices of Mark A. Erickson in 2010 and has since exclusively practiced family law. She also holds memberships in the Santa Clara County Bar Association (2010) and the Hawaii State Bar Association (2007).

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Mark A. Erickson, Sharnelle practiced as an in-house corporate attorney for a top 100 company in Honolulu, Hawaii where she specialized in corporate transactions and employment practices. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, reading, traveling to exotic locations, and spending time with her husband and son.

Matt A. Erickson

Matt Erickson graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA in 2011 where he won multiple awards, was a member of the law review and was inducted as a member of the Justice Jessie W. Carter Society.

He became a member of the State Bar of California in 2011 and has been practicing family law exclusively with the Law Offices of Mark A. Erickson ever since. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a minor in Economics in 2008 before returning to the Bay Area where he was born and raised. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing ice hockey and seeing live music in his free time.

Tracie T. Kogura

Tracie graduated from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law in 2012. While in law school she spent her 3L Spring semester studying at Temple University's Japan campus.

Prior to attending law school, Tracie attended San Jose State University where she obtained her Masters degree in Business Administration. She also attended Loyola Marymount University where she majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Law and minored in Political Science.

Tracie is a member of the California State Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association. In her free time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite television shows and spending time with her daughter, Adelaine.


" Mark took my case, which was a tough one, to litigate a contentious child custody trial--which ended up going for 17 courtroom days! I had another family lawyer prior to trial, but I felt I needed an attorney with Mark's experience, smarts, and toughness for the courtroom. Mark was fantastic"
Sabrina S, client