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James J. Hoover



James J. Hoover
phone (408) 389-7099
fax (408) 947-7603


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 Bachelors 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 Specialization bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys.  In 2015, Mr. Hoover received the Avvo 2015 Client’s Choice Award, based on continuous positive client reviews.

When not at work, Mr. Hoover enjoys spending time with his family, doing anything outdoors, travelling, playing his ukulele and making kahelelani shell necklaces.  He has completed 10 marathons, including consecutive Napa Valley Marathons and is focused on breaking his recent personal record of three hours and twenty one minutes.