Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father’s Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

James J. Hoover, a prominent lawyer who serves as a partner at Hoover Krepelka, LLP in San Jose, California, specializes in the field of family law. In this capacity, he handles intricate legal issues related to divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence, post-divorce modifications, spousal support, and even matters concerning grandparents’ visitation rights and custody. Recognized as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and affiliated with the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Mr. Hoover brings more than twenty years of experience to his clientele.

Mr. Hoover has garnered significant respect within the legal community due to his empathetic and client-centered approach. With a focus on alleviating his clients’ stress, he combines professionalism with compassion to provide a reassuring presence. Clients are comforted by his commitment to actively handle their cases and pursue their interests vigorously. As a testament to his contributions, he has been honored by esteemed legal organizations, including:

  • Inclusion in the Lawyers of Distinction
  • Membership in the Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • Recognition on the 10 Best Attorneys list by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Designation as one of the Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Receiving a “Superb” rating on Avvo, alongside the site’s Clients’ Choice Award for six consecutive years

Mr. Hoover embarked on his legal journey by earning his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2001. Throughout his law school years, he consistently made the dean’s list and was honored with top-of-the-class CALI Awards in subjects such as contracts, dispute resolution, and criminal procedure. Prior to that, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting (with a minor in economics) from Santa Clara University in 1998, maintaining his position on the dean’s list throughout all four years.

Since becoming licensed to practice law in California in 2001, Mr. Hoover maintains close affiliations with various legal organizations, including The State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and ProVisors. Demonstrating a commitment to public education, he has made appearances in the media, such as on ABC News 7, to address various family law topics. Additionally, his dedication extends to serving on the advisory board of WomenSV, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic abuse.

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