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James J. Hoover


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

Mr. James 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. He has many years of settling and, if necessary, litigating at trial all of these issues.

In handling Marital or Custody cases, Mr. Hoover pays particular attention to our client’s emotional and financial difficulties in these matters. He will act in our client’s best interests, aggressively pursuing the client’s rights under the law.

James 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” awards in the following classes: contracts, torts, commercial transactions, wills and trusts, dispute resolution and criminal procedure.

Mr. Hoover joined what was then Hoover & Bechtel, LLP in the fall of 2003, after practicing corporate law and litigation with two prominent San Francisco law firms.  In 2006 he became a Senior Associate.  Then, in January 2012, Mr. Hoover became a partner at Hoover, Bechtel, Hoover & Krepelka, LLP, which is now Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP.

In May 2013, James Hoover earned the prestigious status of Certified Family Law Specialist, an honor by the California State Bar bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys.

Mr. Hoover enjoys spending time with his family, actively participating in the community, doing anything outdoors, exercising, reading, and trying to tame his untamable cat, Gonzo.