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Karlina Paredes

Senior Counsel
Certified Family Law Specialist




Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Karlina Paredes was born and raised in the Bay Area, earning her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2011. Ms. Paredes joined Hoover Krepelka, LLP in 2016 as Associate Attorney. She was later promoted to Senior Associate and then in January 2021, was promoted again to Senior Counsel.

Ms. Paredes specializes in contentious custody matters and cases with substantial assets under review for valuation and division. She also handles complex case management, routinely handling all areas of family law, including but not limited to pre- and post-judgment cases, dissolutions, parentage actions, property characterization, valuation, and division, disclosures, income, child and spousal support, business valuations, goodwill, structured buyouts, fiduciary duties, premarital and post marital agreements, stock options, intellectual property, deferred compensation, domestic violence, custody, move-aways, attorney fees and enforcement issues.

She is comfortable in any legal environment, such as depositions, mediations, collaborative dissolutions, settlement conferences, and high-stakes trials in the courtroom, both in public and private courts. The volume and variety of casework she handles has provided her more practical experience than most attorneys have achieved with similar years of practice. She is a formidable opponent and possesses a tactical and strategic approach in which she applies her sharp legal acumen. Ms. Paredes has emerged to become a highly visible and valued leader at Hoover Krepelka, LLP, and within the legal community in Santa Clara County.

In September 2022, Karlina Paredes 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. 

Recently, Ms. Paredes has been instrumental in achieving extraordinary results in a highly publicized custody dispute. In October 2022, she delivered the keynote presentation, From The Conference Room to The Breakout Room: Mediating Amongst Changing Dynamics in a More Diverse World at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators national conference.

In her spare time, Ms. Paredes enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2022

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. – 2011
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    • B.A. – 2008
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2021, 2022, and 2023

Professional Associations

  • Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers, Executive Board and Judiciary Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Finance Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Law Related Education Committee
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

Pro Bono Activities

  • Santa Clara County Minor’s Counsel
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