About

what we do

Shoaf & Wencker

Although we work in all areas of practice, we truly love and emphasize the following areas of practice:

Practice Areas

Erica Shoaf

Erica is the Managing Partner of the firm. Her practice focuses on family law, juvenile law, real estate law, insurance law, and general civil litigation. Erica is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Erica graduated with dual bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Spanish from the University of Arizona, and completed her Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies degrees from the same University in 2010.  She also completed a J.D. Certificate in International Trade and Business Law. Following law school, Erica was employed as an associate attorney at a small law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where she practiced for three years. Her areas of practice included general civil and commercial litigation, real estate disputes, homeowners’ association law, and insurance law.

Erica was the 2014 President of the Huntingdon County Bar Association, and remains active in the Bar Association’s activities.
Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Aside from practicing law, Erica is passionate about cooking and eating delicious and healthy food. You can learn more about her love of food at:

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Christopher Wencker

Chris is the Senior Partner of the Firm. He focuses his legal practice on criminal defense, civil litigation, animal law, and municipal and small government representation. Chris is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Chris earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thomas Edison State College, an Associate of Applied Science in Communications Applications Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and a diploma in Chinese (Mandarin) from the Defense Language Institute. Chris also served in the United States Air Force for seven years.

Following law school, Chris spent eight years working as an Associate Attorney for a small law firm in Tucson, Arizona. In January 2011, Chris became a solo practitioner, establishing the Law Office of Christopher Wencker, PLC in Tucson. In August 2012, Chris moved his office to Phoenix, Arizona. Chris maintains an active virtual practice in the Tucson and Phoenix areas, representing two small government entities via telecommunications.

Chris served as President of the Huntingdon County Bar Association from 2015 through 2018.

Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

During time that he is not practicing law, Chris teaches Jujitsu to kids and adults.

You can see Chris in action at:

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