Erica L. Madrid, Esq.

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Erica L. Madrid, Esq. Attorney


With over two decades of experience, Erica Madrid is a distinguished trial lawyer renowned for her fearlessness, effectiveness, and numerous courtroom successes. Throughout her career, Erica has continuously expanded her series of achievements, demonstrating an unwavering dedication and commitment to securing justice for her clients. Erica is a lawyer you can trust to fight tirelessly for your rights.

In a recent high-profile case, Erica served as lead counsel in a "cold case" murder trial, resulting in a resounding "not guilty" verdict. She has also achieved notable victories such as securing dismissals for clients facing multi-felony counts of insurance fraud and 2nd-degree Watson murder charges. In addition, Erica successfully defended a DUI case for a severely injured client, subsequently paving the way for a substantial multi-million-dollar civil settlement. Without a dismissal of the DUI case, our client, a victim in a catastrophic accident, would not have had a civil remedy. Instead, the client and his family were substantially compensated for life.

Her trial experience spans a wide array of criminal matters including DUI cases, domestic violence and assault charges, child endangerment, felony evading, and criminal threats cases, among others. Notably, Erica has consistently secured several "Not Guilty" verdicts.

Most recently, Erica defended a client involved in a lover’s triangle. Client walked in on his then girlfriend who was with another man. A fight ensued. Client was charged with burglary and battery causing serious bodily injury. Erica put on an affirmative defense at the preliminary hearing, which reduced the felony charges to misdemeanors. Erica did not stop there! She continued representing client until she secured a dismissal of all charges.

Erica's dedication to her profession extends beyond the courtroom. She actively collaborates with other leading criminal defense attorneys, offering guidance and assistance on complex cases. Furthermore, Erica remains deeply committed to supporting her fellow legal professionals, as evidenced by her active involvement with the California DUI Lawyers Association. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the California DUI Lawyers Association.

Recognized for her expertise, Erica has been invited to share her insights and courtroom strategies at various legal forums and seminars. She received the President’s Award from the California DUI Lawyers Association in acknowledgment of her exceptional dedication and contributions to the field.

In addition to her criminal defense work, Erica has demonstrated proficiency in appellate advocacy. Notably, she successfully led a civil appeal that overturned an erroneous trial court decision, earning accolades from the presiding appellate justice for her exceptional briefing.

When facing legal challenges, choosing the right attorney is paramount. Erica offers unparalleled dedication, experience, and a proven track record of success. Trust your case to Erica, and rest assured that you are in capable hands. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense; Murder, Manslaughter, Felony or Misdemeanor
  • DMV Hearings

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California -2003
  • U.S. District Court of Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court of Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit


  • Juris Doctor, Whittier Law School, (2003), Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelors of Science, UCLA (2000)

Published Opinions:

  • Juan R. Flores v. Autozone, West, Inc. (2008) 161 Cal.App.4th 373

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)


  • Mountain biking, hiking, and strength training. Erica enjoys her daily walks with her husband John and their dog, Lola.

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