Erin McGaughey, Partner

Erin McGaugheyBorn 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.

After being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2011 through 2013, a distinction provided to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California, Erin was named a Super Lawyer in 2017. 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support (Modifications)
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support (Modifications)
  • Custody & Visitation Rights
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders

Bar Admissions

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


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 2003 – J.D.
  • University of California Santa Barbara, 1997 – B.A. Psychology

Professional Associations & Memberships

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

Other Experience