Erik W. McCauley

Associate Attorney

Cordell & Cordell Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney Erik McCauleyWhile other areas of the law impact our lives somehow, family law is one of the legal fields which most affects the personal lives of people. The opportunity it presents to help, guide, and protect people during some of the most difficult periods of their lives is why it is Virginia Beach divorce attorney Erik W. McCauley chosen area of practice.

Mr. McCauley always strives to maintain cordiality and professionalism when dealing with all individuals throughout a case.

“When someone expects me to be aggressive and accusatory, but I rather approach in a respectful but firm manner, I find that I achieve much better results for my client,” he said.

Mr. McCauley’s reasonable approach helps his clients remain rational during what is often an emotionally tumultuous process.

“It’s important to stay focused on the truly important issues,” he said. “It doesn’t help getting bogged down by making issues more personal than they already are.

“One way to view this is in return on investment terms: Don’t spend a fortune trying to obtain a small sum from the other party simply for the emotional satisfaction of winning.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. McCauley is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Mr. McCauley received his Masters in American Government from Regent University Robertson School of Government and earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. McCauley practiced in-depth estate planning and elder law, including special needs trusts and asset planning.


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“… I am delighted to report that Erik McCauley continues to meet my expectations with regard to … keeping me informed of the status of my case [and] returning email and phone calls in better than expected timeliness. He has responded to all my emails and phone calls more than by the end of the day. It seems to me his time management in his office is pretty good. Erik provided me a Preliminary Litigation Roadmap Letter at the beginning of my case, and update letters are being sent to me as promised. I’m also impressed by Erik and his staff [keeping] notes in my Client Portal. I typically check his notes before calling, as my questions can typically be answered from his notes. …”