Address: 8150 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95661


Tel: (916) 778-6221

Maralee Eriksen Placer County DUI Defense Lawyer

Maralee Eriksen is an experienced attorney with the unique advantage of having worked inside the courts, as a prosecutor, and in private practice as as a trial lawyer.  She began her career working inside the courts and learning how judges think.  Ms. Eriksen has handled civil and criminal trials to completion.  Early in her career, she served as a city prosecutor.  While handling DUI trials and pleas, Ms. Eriksen learned the mechanics of prosecutions and the prosecutor's perspective. She has helped clients efficiently navigate complicated legal processes and to protect their legal rights.

Ms. Eriksen has been recognized by Super Lawyers - Northern California, starting in 2009 and 2010 as a Rising Star and from 2011 through 2014 and 2016 to 2020 as a Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Each year, five percent of lawyers in the state are selected for recognition as Super Lawyers.  

Ms. Eriksen has served as leader in national, state, and local bar associations.  She has volunteered with the Legal Service of Northern California's legal aid clinics serving low-income individuals.  She has also served as an officer of her neighborhood board of the Girl Scouts of the Heart of Central California.  She has taught college and continuing education courses for paralegals on legal reserach and writing.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of California, member

    • State Bar of California Board of Trustees, former member

  • California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section member​

  • California Young Lawyers Association, former president

  • American Bar Association, member

    • Section of Litigation, member and former Council Member

  • Placer County Bar Association, member

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, former board member

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, former board member and former president

  • Wyoming State Bar, member



DUI Defense

DMV Hearings



University of Wyoming, J.D., 1996; Honors:

Order of the Coif,

Comment Editor, Land and Water Law Review


University of Wyoming, B.A., Russian, 1993; Honors:

Phi Beta Kappa


2010 - present

2010 - present