David C. Erb

David C. Erb

Partner
Location:
San Ramon, California
Phone:
650-289-1400
Email:

David C. Erb is a Certified Family Law Specialist (certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) and Partner in charge of the firm's East Bay office. With a background in finance and business valuation, David specializes in family law matters that involve complex financial issues related to support and property division, including founder's stock, stock options, restricted stock, venture capital interests and other business interests. David also has extensive experience in contested custody matters involving recommending mediation, custody evaluations and the appointment of a special master/parenting coordinator. In addition to his litigation practice, David serves as a consulting attorney to his clients who are attending mediation.

Before entering the legal field, Mr. Erb spent several years as a business valuation analyst, most recently at Burr, Pilger, Mayer, Inc. Mr. Erb prepared valuations for compliance, litigation and strategic purposes. His client base consisted of private and public companies across several industries, with a primary focus on technology companies.

During law school, Mr. Erb worked in the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank. At SVB he was a part of the Entrepreneur Services and Venture Capital Relationship Management Groups and helped with diligence and cross platform relationship efforts.

During his undergraduate studies in Finance at Santa Clara University, Mr. Erb worked in the group responsible for executive stock option trading at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (formerly Smith Barney).

Distinctions

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Erb was been recognized on the Super Lawyers® Northern California Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers® evaluates attorneys based on twelve factors including peer recognition, professional achievements and community service. They then select the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 or in practice for less than 10 years.

Mr. Erb maintains a 10.0 Avvo rating.

Professional Involvement

Mr. Erb was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association for the years 2014 - 2018. In 2017, Mr. Erb was elected to serve as the section President.

In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Mr. Erb was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the entire Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Mr. Erb is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District.

Mr. Erb is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Education

Mr. Erb received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2010.

Mr. Erb earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance) from Santa Clara University in 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist in the firm's Family Law Department

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctorate - May, 2010
  • Santa Clara University
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Honors: Alpha Kappa Psi
    • Major: Commerce/Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers’ 2017 Northern California Rising Stars List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2016
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, President, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank, Entrepreneur Services and Venture Capital Relationship Management Groups
  • Burr, Pilger, Mayer, Inc., Business Valuation Analyst
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (formerly Smith Barney), Wealth Management Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney