Eric Chad Fonferek

Eric Chad Fonferek

Tough, No Nonsense Criminal Defense for the Central Coast
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • California, Northern District of California (Federal)
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Eric was born and raised in Green Bay, WI. After high school, Eric enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Linguist in the Military Intelligence Corps. He attended the world-renowned Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, CA, graduating with degrees in the Russian and Spanish courses. After tours of duty in Germany and San Antonio, TX, Eric was honorably discharged after 8 years of service, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5). After his Army service, Eric attended Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, receiving a full academic scholarship and graduating with a B.A. in Government (Cum Laude) with a Spanish Minor. After college, Eric attended Monterey College of Law, graduating with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.). After law school, Eric passed the California Bar Exam and has since worked in diverse areas of the law, including Legal Aid for Senior Citizens, Insurance Defense Litigation, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. Eric is now in private practice in Pacific Grove, CA. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in California as well as the Northern Federal District of California. Eric remains proficient in the Spanish and Russian languages.

In his spare time, Eric coaches high school football at Pacific Grove High School. He is also heavily engaged in volunteer activities, particularly involving veterans causes, serving as the Judge Advocate Officer at American Legion Post 41, Monterey, CA and the Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down as a volunteer attorney. Eric also volunteers each year at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. He enjoys, golf, hiking and is an avid sports fan. Eric is also a volunteer coach for Pacific Grove Pony Baseball.

Member in Good Standing of State Bar of California
Multilingual: English, Spanish and Russian
Military Service: 8 Year US Army Veteran – Military Intelligence Corps

Monterey College of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
Honors: Grover Herman Scholar, Heisler Moot Court Competition Finalist
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Texas Tech University - Angelo State University
B.A. (2000) | Government Major Spanish Minor
Honors: Cum Laude, Carr Scholar, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (PoliSci) Honor Society
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
The Kavinoky Law Firm
- Current
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Eric C. Fonferek
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 284319
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Northern District of California (Federal)
ID Number: 284319
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Internet Crimes, Theft
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Office Of Eric C. Fonferek
193 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: (831) 241-6161
Fax: (831) 250-6654
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)