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 VOTE MARCH 5, 2024

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Brian Erickson for Judge
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About

       Brian Erickson has had the privilege of serving victims, their families and the People of the State of California as a Deputy District Attorney and Deputy City Attorney for over 29 years.  He is dedicated to ensuring public safety, seeking truth and equal access to justice for all.  Brian has devoted his career to safeguarding victim’s voices in our criminal justice system!           Brian has been a Deputy District Attorney with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for the last 20 years.  He is currently assigned to the Cold Case Homicide Division where he specializes in prosecuting cold homicide cases utilizing genetic genealogy techniques to identify both suspects and victims.  Prior to holding his current position, Brian prosecuted felony domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse cases in the Family Protection Unit and felony sexual assault, child molestation, stalking and human trafficking cases in the Sex Crimes & Human Trafficking Division.  Additionally, since joining the office in 2003, he has held positions in the Gangs Unit, the Superior Court Division, the Central Pre-Trial Division and on the general Misdemeanor Team.  He has handled everything from death penalty serial killer cases to dog off leash cases.  Brian has tried over 100 cases before juries to verdicts.           As a Deputy District Attorney, Brian has served as a Board Member and Treasurer for the San Diegans Against Crime and the San Diego County Deputy District Attorneys Association.           Brian is the former Head Deputy of the San Diego City Attorney's Office Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Unit.  As Head Deputy, Brian managed the day-to-day operations of the Unit’s prosecution of misdemeanor domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and elder abuse cases.  He supervised attorneys, victim advocates, investigators, and staff members.  Brian trained attorneys on trials strategies, advocacy skills and case issuing guidelines.  He acted as the liaison to the San Diego Police Department and San Diego Sheriff’s Department in the development of investigation and prosecution policies for domestic violence cases.  He drafted legislation and testified at State Senate and Assembly committee meetings.  Brian was instrumental in developing and implementing plans for the San Diego Family Justice Center, the first Family Justice Center in the country.  In addition to his administrative duties as Head Deputy, Brian simultaneously carried a case load and conducted jury trials.  He served as Head Deputy from 1998 to 2003.                  Prior to joining the San Diego City Attorney's Office in 1998, Brian served as Deputy District Attorney in Tuolumne County, California.  The county sits in the rural foothills of the Sierra Mountains on the north side of Yosemite National Park.  Brian was one of six Deputy District Attorneys in the office.  He handled all types of misdemeanor and felony cases; however, his primary duty was the prosecution of domestic violence cases from 1996 through 1998.           Brian graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1988 and California Western School of Law in San Diego in 1995, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.  Brian is a former Advisory Board Member of the San Diego County Domestic Violence Council.  He has lectured on Domestic Violence Trial Techniques at the National College of District Attorneys National Conferences on Domestic Violence.  Brian has been an instructor for numerous Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills Seminars and Domestic Violence Prosecution Seminars for the California District Attorneys Association.   He was a certified Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Instructor for Domestic Violence for First Responders and has instructed classes on domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, strangulation and stalking for the Sonora Police Department, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, Southwestern College Police Academy, Miramar College Police Academy, Chula Vista Police Department, San Diego Police Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.       Brian lives with his wife Lisa and their three children in Rancho Peñasquitos where he has enjoyed spending many evenings and weekends on the fields coaching countless RP Little League and PQ Soccer teams.  Brian has also organized and participated with teams of Deputy District Attorneys (DA's Against MS) riding in numerous National MS Society, Bike to End MS, 150 mile bike rides and Challenged Athletes Foundation of San Diego Triathlons to support and raise funds for these organizations. Brian volunteers “Serving Seniors” lunches at the Gary & Mary West Senior Center and assists in coaching the Mission Bay High School Mock Trial Team. Brian Erickson for Judge 2024!

Endorsements

Brian Erickson San Diego Police Officers Association
Brian Erickson for Judge San Diego Deputy Distict Attorneys Association
Brian Erickson for Judge Oceanside POA
Brian Erickson for Judge La Mesa POA
Brian Erickson for Judge Coronado Police Officers Association
Brian Erickson for Judge Escondido POA
Brian Erickson for Judge San Diego Harbor Police Officers Association
Brian Erickson for Judge San Diegans Against Crime
Brian Erickson for Judge San Diego Deputy Sheriffs Association DSA
Brian Erickson for Judge Chula Vista POA
Brian Erickson for Judge Carlsbad POA
Brian Erickson for Judge El Cajon POA
Brian Erickson for Judge National City Police Officers Association
Brian Erickson CHP Patrolman Association
Brian Erickson 4 Judge DAI Invstigators Association
Brian Erickson for Judge San Diego Probation Officers Association
Brian Erickson for Judge PORAC
Brian Erickson for Judge La Raza
Brian Erickson for Judge Pan Asian Lawyers San Diego
Brian Erickson for Judge Crime Victims United
Brian Erickson for Judge Sycuan

COMMUNITY LEADERS

Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney

San Diego Deputy Distict Attorneys Association
Deputy City Attorneys Association of San Diego

Crime Victims United

California Woman's Leadership Association PAC

Neighborhood Market Association

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

Latin American Political Association of San Diego (LAPA)

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego

San Diegan's Against Crime

Darrell Issa, US Representative 48th District CA

Juan Vargas, US Representative 52nd District CA

Bob Brewer, Former United States Attorney, Southern District of California

Joel Anderson, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Jim Desmond, San Diego County Bo
ard of Supervisors

Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors (Ret.) 

Patrick McGrath, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)

CeCe Moore, "The DNA Detective" Parabon Chief Genetic Genealogist

"Shotgun Tom" Kelly, Emmy Award Winning Radio and TV Personality

Adam Day, Chief Administrative Officer, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay

Nation

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Bonnie Dumanis, Former San Diego County District Attorney & Superior Court Judge

Jesus Rodriguez, Former San Diego County Assistant District Attorney & Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Jesse Navarro, Former San Diego County District Attorney Public Affairs Officer

David Greenberg, Former San Diego County Assistant District Attorney

Victor Nunez, Former Chief Deputy District Attorney

Lilia Garcia, Deputy District Attorney (Ret.), San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Inductee

Paul Greenwood, Elder Abuse Advocate, Deputy District Attorney (Ret.)

Jan Goldsmith, Former San Diego City Attorney, Superior Court Judge & California State Assembly Member 

Casey Gwinn, Former San Diego City Attorney

David Bejarano, Former Chief of San Diego & Chula Vista Police Departments, Former US Marshall, Former President of California Police Chief's Assn. & San Diego County Chief's and Sheriff's Assn.

Shelley Zimmerman, Former Chief of San Diego Police Department (Ret.) 

Louis Scanlon, Former Chief of Coronado Police Department, Former Assistant Chief San Diego Police Department

Jordan Marks, San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk

Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Michael Garcia, Chief Deputy, San Diego County Office of Assigned Counsel

Lei-Chala I. Wilson, Deputy Public Defender (Ret.), Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association Past President '98, '06 & '07

Kevin Faulconer, Former Mayor of San Diego

Richard Bailey, Mayor of Coronado

John Franklin, Mayor of Vista

John Minto, Mayor of Santee

Bill Wells, Mayor of El Cajon

Melanie Burkholder, Carlsbad City Council Member

Ed Musgrove, San Marcos City Council Member

Joe Napier, Fire Chief, Valley Center Fire Protection District

Gary W. Schons, Senior Assistant Attorney General (Ret.)

Scott Taylor, Deputy Attorney General (Ret.)

LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATIONS

San Diego District Attorney Investigator's Association

San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs' Association

San Diego County Probation Officers Association

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

Carlsbad Police Officers Association

Chula Vista Police Officers Association

El Cajon Police Officers Association

Escondido Police Officers Association

La Mesa Police Officers Association

National City Police Officers Association

National Latino Peace Officers Association Advocacy

Oceanside Police Officers Association

San Diego Police Officers Association

San Diego Harbor Police Officers Association

PORAC San Diego/Imperial Chapter

(Police Officers Research Association of California)

Fraternal Order of Police, San Diego County Lodge #10

 

JUDGES & COMMISSIONERS


Hon. Robert O. Amador, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Carlos O. Armour, Superior Court Judge

Hon. David L. Berry, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Jay Bloom, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Blaine K. Bowman, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Douglas C. Boyack, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Joseph P.  Brannigan, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
Hon. Frank Brown, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
Hon. Anthony J. Campagna, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Rachel Cano, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Timothy Casserly, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Patricia K. Cookson, Superior Court Judge
Hon. David Danielsen, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon Francis M. Devaney, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Charles W. Ervin, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Herbert J. Exarhos, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Eugenia Eyherabide, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Jeffrey F. Fraser, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Peter L. Gallagher, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
Hon. Marian F. Gaston, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Daniel B. Goldstein, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Albert T. Harutunian III, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Michelle Ialeggio, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Evan P. Kirvin, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Kimberlee A. Lagotta, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Melinda J. Lasater, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Kathleen M. Lewis, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Daniel F. Link, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Frederic Link, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Frederick Maguire, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Runston G. Maino, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Marcella O. McLaughlin, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Corinne Miesfeld, Superior Court Commissioner

Hon. CJ Mody, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Christopher Morris, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Richard R. Monroy, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Euketa Oliver, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Robert F. O'Neill, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Harry L. Powazek, Superior Court Judge

Hon. John Pro, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Terrie E. Roberts, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Daniel Segura, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Toni Dean Ayabarreno-Segura, Superior Court Commissioner
Hon. Polly H. Shamoon, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Michael T. Smyth, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Kenneth K. So, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Steven E. Stone, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Leonard N. Trinh, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Carlos Varela, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Luis Vargas, Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Hon. Timothy R. Walsh, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Brad A. Weinreb, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Richard S. Whitney, Superior Court Judge

Hon. William Y. Wood, Superior Court Judge

ATTORNEYS

King Aminpour, Car Accident Lawyer

Paul Batta, Attorney, Batta Fulkerson Law Group

Daniel Fulkerson, Attorney, Batta Fulkerson Law Group

Charles R. Grebing, Attorney, Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie

Stephen C. Grebing, Attorney, Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie

Kenneth Lounsbery, Attonrey, Lounsbery, Ferguson, Altona & Peak

Marco B. Mercaldo, Attorney, The Mercaldo Law Firm

Timothy S. Noon, Attorney, Noon & Associates

Ronson J. Shamoun, Attorney, RJS Law

Michael Vivoli, Vivoli Saccuzzo Law

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

Kerry L. Armstrong, Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong

Mary Ellen Attridge, Deputy Public Defender (Ret.)

Marc X. Carlos, Criminal Defense Attorney, Marc Carlos Law

Cole Casey, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices G. Cole Casey

James MV Fitzpatrick, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of James MV Fitzpatrick

Dod Ghassemkhani, Criminal Defense Attorney, Dod Law Criminal Defense

Daniel F. Greene, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong

Randy M. Grossman, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman

Michael C. Harkness, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Michael C. Harkness

Domenic J. Lombardo, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Domenic J. Lombardo

Michael T. Malowney, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Michael T. Malowney 

Steven P. Martinez, Law Office of Steven P. Martinez 

Paul H. Neuharth, Jr., Criminal Defense Attorney & Cattle Rancher

James Pokorney, Attorney/Mediator, West Coast Resolution Group

Jan Ronis, Criminal Defense Attorney, Ronis & Ronis

David P. Shapiro, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of David P. Shapiro

Gretchen Von Helms, Criminal Defense Attorney, Roni & Ronis

 

Contact

Contact

BRIAN ERICKSON

BrianErickson4Judge@gmail.com

(619) 405-6644

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Brian Erickson for Judge 2024

374 North Coast Highway 101, Suite 2

Encinitas, CA 92024

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374 North Coast Highway 101, Suite 2, Encinitas, CA 92024

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