Eric Daniel Despotes

Eric Daniel Despotes

San Jose Family Law, Estate Planning, & Business Law
  • Business Law, Divorce, Estate Planning...
  • California
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Summary

Eric Despotes became the newest attorney at Lonich & Patton, LLP in February 2010 and assists in all areas of the firm's practice, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law

Eric grew up in the Bay Area and attended college at California State University, Long Beach, earning a degree in Poltical Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He then returned to the Bay Area to attend law school. Eric graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Children and the Law. He also served as an editor of Santa Clara Law Review and authored an article that was published in the journal.

While at Santa Clara, Eric was a judicial and clinical intern with the Santa Clara Couty Superior Court, Family Division. He also made numerous court appearances at misdemeanor pre-trial conferences as a Bar-certified law student for the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office. In addition, Eric had the opportunity to assist in the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted prisoner while working at the Northern California Innocence Project during law school.

In his free time, Eric enjoys playing and watching sports, a wide variety of music, reading a good book, and the company of friends and family.

Eric Despotes is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, where he is a member of the Barristers and Family Law Sections, and the State Bar of California.

Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (2009)
Honors: Order of the Coif
Activities: Law Review
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California State University - Long Beach
B.A. (2005) | Political Science
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Lonich and Patton, LLP
- Current
Awards
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law
Witkin
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Children and the Law
CALI
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Member
Current
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
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Website
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Contact & Map
1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
USA
Telephone: (408) 553-0801