Hoover Krepelka Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by | May 22, 2024 | Firm News

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of the AAPI community to the culture and history of the United States. May was chosen as AAPI Heritage month both because the first Japanese immigrants came to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and because of the transcontinental railroad, whose tracks were famously laid in large part by Chinese immigrants, was completed on May 10, 1869. These facts highlight the integral role that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played in the history of the American West and the growth of the San Francisco Bay Area from an up-and-coming coastal town into the international hub of technology, commerce, and culture that it is today.

The modern-day Bay Area is home to a thriving AAPI community, encompassing professionals, innovators, artists, business owners, and other talented individuals who continue to give back to the community. Among them are several accomplished attorneys we are proud to number among our team at Hoover Krepelka. This month we are celebrating the AAPI lawyers who provide exemplary legal service to our clients throughout the year.

Looking Out for Our AAPI Family Law Clients

Hoover Krepelka, LLP, is the largest Silicon Valley law firm specializing exclusively in family law. For over 60 years, we’ve worked with a wide range of clients, focusing our practice on delivering excellent customer service and innovative legal strategies that produce meaningful results. We understand that personal, family, and cultural dynamics can play a significant role in family law issues, complicating dispute resolution when they are not fully understood. Our multicultural legal staff allows us to approach the concerns of our AAPI clients with unique sensitivity and personal insight. In addition, several of our attorneys are bilingual or multilingual, enabling us to provide legal services in Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Honoring Our Accomplished AAPI Divorce Lawyers

AAPI Divorce lawyers

The contributions of our distinguished AAPI divorce lawyers in Silicon Valley benefit not only the clients that they represent so ably, but also the strength of our firm. This month we’re happy to showcase:

  • Elaine LeSenior Associate Attorney – As well as being a fierce advocate for her family law clients since 2015, Ms. Le is an active member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California, where she served as the organization’s Service Co-Chair overseeing their San Jose Legal Clinic.
  • Christine A. PhamSenior Associate Attorney; speaks Vietnamese – A Bay Area native, Ms. Pham has over 15 years of litigation experience with a strategic specialization in fraud investigation and bankruptcy. She has been honored multiple times as an Outstanding Volunteer by the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
  • Wenjia MaSenior Associate Attorney; speaks Mandarin – Ms. Ma practices law in both Maryland and California. She holds a Juris Doctorate with a Health Law Certificate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and her background working with medical practitioners has given her valuable experience in case preparation, hearings, and negotiation when medical issues affect family law matters.
  • Joy Antoinette B. DiazSenior Associate Attorney – Graduating 8th in her class at Chapman University School of Law, Ms. Diaz spent two years working in criminal defense before transitioning to a family law practice. This experience informs her client-centered, empathetic approach combined with strong, focused litigation. Since joining Hoover Krepelka in 2021, she has successfully litigated several high-profile child custody hearings and trials.
  • Stephanie HuangAssociate Attorney; speaks Cantonese, Mandarin – Ms. Huang began her legal career working in various capacities in the San Francisco Superior Court, serving as an extern in the ACCESS (self-help) Center and a judicial extern in the Unified Family Court. Her work on settling ultra-high net worth cases informs her belief that conflict resolution and collaborative work produce the best path to a mutually beneficial resolution.
  • Wendy ChaoAssociate Attorney – Originally from Southern California, Ms. Chao moved north to pursue her education, receiving the Donald B. King Class of 1958 Scholarship for family law while at the University of San Francisco School of Law. After she served as a law clerk at Hoover Krepelka during her last year of law school and post-graduation, she was promoted to Associate Attorney after passing the California bar exam in 2023.
  • Rosalyn JamiliAssociate Attorney – Ms. Jamili handles the myriad complexities of family law cases with empathy, sensitivity, and professionalism. In addition to receiving numerous honors during her legal education, she gained valuable insight into family law proceedings through her internship and clerkship at the Unified Family Court of the San Francisco Superior Court. She is currently serving as the President of the Central California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CCAPABA).

AAPI Divorce Lawyers in Silicon Valley

For families going through the stress and heartache of a divorce, having the support of an attorney who understands your background and speaks your language can help provide confidence and peace of mind during a difficult time. The attorneys of Hoover Krepelka are here to look out for your interests so you can move on to a brighter future. To schedule a consultation with one of our AAPI divorce lawyers, fill out the form below today.




*The above is not meant to be legal advice, and every case is different. Feel free to reach out to us at Hoover Krepelka, LLP, if you have any questions. Information contained in this content and website should not be relied on as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice on your specific situation. 

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