Claudette Ericson is a Senior Associate with King Law Offices. Claudette works in the firm’s Cleveland County office in Shelby, North Carolina. Claudette focuses her practice on Family Law. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina and New York and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Claudette holds a B.A. from Binghamton University, an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham Law, Claudette served as Associate Editor of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and won awards in Moot Court. She also interned for the Honorable Richard M. Berman at Queens Family Court. Judge Berman was later appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Bill Clinton. Working for Judge Berman gave Claudette special insight into the complexity of custody, support, and juvenile cases, and she found herself developing a deep empathy for the families and children that passed through his courtroom.
After law school, Claudette lived and worked for years in Manhattan as a general Civil Litigation Attorney. She also spent some years doing appellate work which further sharpened her litigation skills. With her move to North Carolina, she re-embraced the fascination with domestic cases she developed under Judge Berman, and focuses, now, primarily on Family Law and Divorce.
Claudette views herself as a professional “problem-solver” who searches for the most efficient, least costly way to resolve issues. Sometimes, this means embracing the Collaborative Approach which usually involves a voluntary, out-of-court exchange of financial information and resolution at mediation. Sometimes, though, it becomes apparent that a more aggressive approach is needed. When this happens, Claudette won’t hesitate to fight for her clients in court.
Claudette lives in the Charlotte area with her husband and two children. She is an avid runner who loves to read and test out new recipes in her kitchen.