Erin Joyce

Contact Details


225 S. Lake Ave. 3rd Fl., Pasadena, CA 91101


Erin Joyce has extensive experience in State Bar investigations and disciplinary proceedings, plus over twenty five years of civil litigation practice. Erin specializes in ethics consultations, moral character determinations and State Bar defense.

Erin was admitted in 1990 and practiced for nearly eight years in an intellectual property boutique before joining the Office of Chief Trial Counsel as a prosecutor for the State Bar, from 1997 through 2016. Erin has almost twenty years of experience handling all aspects of discipline cases against attorneys in State Bar Court, from the filing of the complaint through trial and review. She has personally tried dozens of State Bar trials and several appeals. She has a comprehensive understanding of how State Bar investigations and proceedings unfold. Moreover, she has been involved in licensing matters for other professionals, such as EMTs and paramedics.

Before going into private practice, Erin served as Chief Special Investigator for the Los Angeles Fire Department, as a prosecutor for the State Bar of California, and as a lawyer for multiple private practices.



State Bar Defense

Law Firm

Erin Joyce Law

Area of Practice

Ethics Consultations, Moral Character Determinations, Professional Licensing, Reinstatements, State Bar Defense


California, 1990; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Affiliations

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member; Small Firms and Sole Practitioners Section, Vice-Chair; Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar, Member; Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegate to the Conference of California Bar Associations; Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, Member; Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, Chair, Law Committee; California Lawyers Association, Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Section, Member


Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D. – 1990 (first in class); B.A. – 1987 (history with certificate in business administration) UCLA, Los Angeles, California