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Erin Joyce Speaker

Women in trial travel summit 2023 – Conrad Punta Mita Mexico

Women In Trial

April 12 – 16, 2023
Conrad Punta Mita, Mexico

As a former 18-year State Bar prosecutor, Attorney Erin Joyce is an expert in legal ethics. Erin has extensive experience in State Bar investigations and disciplinary proceedings as well as 25 years of civil litigation experience.

Erin was admitted in 1990 and spent eight years practicing at an intellectual property firm before prosecuting for the State Bar from 1997 through 2016. With over 20 years of experience in attorney discipline cases, Erin has a comprehensive understanding of how State Bar investigations and proceedings unfold. She has tried dozens of State Bar trials and several appeals.

Prior to launching Erin Joyce Law, Erin served the Los Angeles Fire Department as a Chief Special Investigator, as a prosecutor for the State Bar, and as a lawyer for private practices. In addition to fighting for her clients, Erin contributes to the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee and its Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section. Erin is on the faculty of Abraham Lincoln University teaching advanced legal ethics and on the California Lawyers Association Solo Section Executive Committee and Health and Wellness Committee.
Erin graduated with honors from UCLA and received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where she was first in class.

Practice Areas
• Ethics Consultations
• State Bar Discipline
• Moral Character Determination Proceedings
• Reinstatements before the State Bar Court
• Professional Licensing

• Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California J.D. – 1990 (First in Class)
• UCLA, Los Angeles, California B.A. – 1987 (History with Certificate in Business Administration)

Erin Joyce Law
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Suite 465 Pasadena
California 91105

Call: 626.314.9050
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Ethics/reinstatement My husband was a lawyer who referred cases to a law firm which gave him referral fees. I was a lawyer as well but I became inactive several years ago, When my husband passed away, there were many remaining cases that he had referred but had not been settled. The firm said I could receive a portion of those fees but only if I was reinstated as a lawyer. Their theory was that you cannot pay referral fees to a non-lawyer, which is usually the rule. I called Erin Joyce who immediately said those fees were an asset of his estate and that I did not need to be reinstated. She wrote me a comprehensive legal memo to that effect which I presented to the firm. I received the fees (they insisted on a lesser rate) without being reinstated. Erin Joyce and her firm were thorough and communicated with me to be sure they had a full understanding of the facts. They were extremely helpful in tho comprehensive legal memo they sent to me so that I received what was rightfully mine, I highly recommend her firm to anyone with similar issues.
Amazing Advocate Erin Joyce is an amazing lawyer and advocate. Every attorney and legal professional on her team are highly skilled at their jobs. I felt truly heard and my case was handled better than I could have imagined. I highly recommend the Erin Joyce Firm!
Representation I thought Erin and her team were knowledgeable, supportive, efficient and ethical.
Having to deal with the State Bar and its policies can be a nightmare. Having Erin and her team on your side can give you some peace of mind. Hiring Erin's office is money well spent.



When you get a letter from the State Bar, don’t go it alone! You need competent, experienced counsel to respond to the State Bar at every stage. Your license is at risk, so ensure you have the best representation from a former State Bar prosecutor before sending any response to an investigator or responding to formal charges leveled by the State Bar. You cannot make an informed decision without good advice. Call Erin now.

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