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It is with great pleasure that we announce the merger of McDougal Love Boehmer Foley Lyon & Mitchell and Erickson Law Firm. The merger of the two legal practices will become effective January 1, 2023. The new law firm, McDougal Boehmer Foley Lyon Mitchell & Erickson, will consist of fifteen attorneys and seven staff members.

McDougal Love Boehmer Foley Lyon & Mitchell was founded in San Diego County in 1946 and since that time has represented cities and special districts in San Diego County longer than any other local firm. Key practice areas include municipal and special district law, litigation, labor and employment, municipal finance, family, estate planning, and business and corporate law. Five former firm members have been appointed to the judicial bench. Currently, McDougal Love Boehmer Foley Lyon & Mitchell represents the cities of El Cajon and Imperial Beach as city attorneys; the Lakeside Fire Protection District, Ramona Municipal Water District, and San Diego Convention Center Corporation as general counsel; and a number of other special districts in California. Additionally, the firm provides special counsel services to many public entities, including but not limited to the County of San Diego and North County Transit District. The firm has numerous private clients throughout California.

>Rex Randall Erickson, the owner and principal of Erickson Law Firm, started his career at the McDougal law firm thirty years ago, where he practiced for eight years. After leaving the McDougal law firm, Mr. Erickson joined Zampi & Associates in late 1999, which then became Zampi, Determan & Erickson, and then the Erickson Law Firm. For the past twenty-two years, Mr. Erickson and his law firms have represented California school districts, charter schools, community college districts, and California State University auxiliary organizations in all aspects of public school and education law, employment and employer-employee relations law, collective bargaining, and discrimination complaints. Currently, the Erickson Law Firm represents twenty five community college districts, eighteen K-12 school districts, seven charter schools, and six CSU auxiliary organizations.

The combined practice will bring together a compilation of more than 100 years of public law experience. The key practice areas will include municipal law, education law, litigation, labor and employment law, collective bargaining/negotiations, family law, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and business and corporate law.The merger combines two extraordinary law firms with complementary strengths that together escalate the blended practice to a higher level of service to accommodate our clients’ needs. With the combined departments and specialties, the merged law firm will be able to offer additional services that were not available separately.

This is a very exciting occasion for both firms, our staff, as well as our existing and future clients. We pride ourselves in the quality of our attorneys, the quality of our work product, and the quality of our service. You can expect from the combined firm a shared commitment to the same responsiveness, high-quality of service, and the same team that you have come to know and rely upon.


We at McDougal, Boehmer, Foley, Lyon, Mitchell & Erickson are proactively working with our clients, both public and private, to address the COVID-19 public health emergency. We are committed to providing legal services and assistance to our clients so that essential business, services and work may continue both in the public and private sectors during this difficult time. Our office is fully capable of operating remotely. To the extent required, our attorneys and staff will work remotely or otherwise will be in the office. Our contact information, telephone numbers, email addresses, and website will remain the same. Our firm’s attorneys and staff are available at any time to assist our clients during this public health crisis. We are here to support our clients, including supporting their important work, during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. 

On behalf of McDougal, Boehmer, Foley, Lyon, Mitchell & Erickson, we want to take this opportunity to thank all members of our community who are working together to get through this public health emergency. 

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