Erin McGaughey

Erin McGaughey

McGaughey & Spirito

Recognized since 2020

Redondo Beach, California

Practice Areas

Family Law

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Born in Los Angeles, California, Erin graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara (B.A. in Psychology 1997) and Loyola Law School (J.D. 2003).

Erin joined McGaughey & Spirito’s team of Redondo Beach family lawyers in 2003. She handles primarily litigated cases, including cases involving complex custody issues, financial issues, or business interests. Erin is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. In addition, Erin has been trained in and practicing collaborative law since 2006, providing a spectrum of solutions to draw from for each client, whether in a collaborative or general dissolution process.

Erin was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2011 through 2013, and has subsequently been selected by her peers to the Southern California Super Lawyers list (2017 to present).

In 2021 and each year thereafter, Erin has had the great distinction of being included in Super Lawyers' List of Top 50 Women Southern California attorneys, a list that includes attorneys across all practice areas of the law.

Erin has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America list for the years 2020 to the present in the practice area of Family Law. Erin is a former president of the South Bay Bar Association and is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Executive Committee.


  • 116 Avenue I
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277


  • Loyola Law School, graduated 2003

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • California, U.S. District Court Central District of California,


  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association - Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Family Law Section’s Executive Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member
  • South Bay Bar Association - Past President

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law


  • AV rating Martindale-Hubbell

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