James Jeffrey Hoover

James Jeffrey Hoover

Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist at CA's largest family law firm.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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As a Certified Family Law Specialist, Mr. James J. Hoover represents clients in all aspects of family law litigation, including but not limited to, domestic violence, child custody and visitation, property identification, characterization, valuation and division, spousal support, child support, breaches of fiduciary duties, reimbursement claims, dates of separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and related matters. After many years of experience, Mr. Hoover skillfully settles and if necessary, litigates all of these issues.

Mr. Hoover educates, advocates and acts in our clients' best interests on these issues. He pays particular attention to our clients' emotional and financial difficulties.

James J. Hoover attended Santa Clara University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in accounting; minor in economics, in 1998. In 2001, Mr. Hoover graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. He ranked 4th in his class of over 200 students, receiving "top of the class" CALI Awards in the following classes: Contracts, Torts, Commercial Transactions, Wills and Trusts, Dispute Resolution and Criminal Procedure.

Given his experience, expertise and common sense, Mr. Hoover is frequently appointed by the Santa Clara Superior Court to serve as Judge Pro-Tem to settle complicated cases on behalf of the judiciary. Mr. Hoover also has facilitated family law matters as a mediator.

In May 2013, James J. Hoover earned the prestigious status of Certified Family Law Specialist, an honor by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys. Mr. Hoover is a nine-time recipient (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) of the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for the divorce attorney category. This rare and coveted distinction is based on continuous positive client reviews.

When not at work, Mr. Hoover enjoys doing anything outdoors.

Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
Undergraduate Degree
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Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist
Hoover Krepelka, LLP - Family Law Attorneys
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Legalization of marijuana: will it affect child custody cases, and how?
Hoover Krepelka, LLP - Blog
The Ashley Madison leak: relevant in family court?
LinkedIn
Speaking Engagements
Lockdown Split - Divorce During Covid, ABC7 News, Television
ABC7 News
Business reporter David Louie interviews James Hoover to discuss the rise in divorce cases during the pandemic. https://abc7news.com/divorce-during-covid-bay-area-rate-how-to-file/9787902/
Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Client Champion Award - Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Northern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Client Champion Award - Silver
Martinale-Hubbel
Northern California Super Lawers
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award - Divorce
Avvo
Professional Associations
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Member
- Current
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ProVisors
Member
- Current
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Silicon Valley Capital Club
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 217952
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 217952
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Fees
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Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
1520 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone: (408) 947-7600
Fax: (408) 947-7603
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed