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Robert L. Hoover





Areas Of Practice

Robert L. Hoover is a native Californian and graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. He began practicing law in 1960 and has steadily grown his practice into the largest Northern California firm exclusively focused on Family Law. Mr. Hoover has served in the military as an Air Force Instructor, has been employed as a Deputy Sheriff, and has been instrumental in establishing Family Law as a unique and important area of law practice. His efforts in working with the legal community resulted in the Judge Pro-Tem system that is a fundamental part of the Santa Clara County Court system today. Mr. Hoover lectures extensively and has been profiled in several national publications. He has been a trusted attorney to hundreds of C-level executives in Silicon Valley and has successfully handled many high-profile, hundred-million dollar divorce cases.

Mr. Hoover has completed 18 marathons and two ultra-marathons. He has bicycled from Canada to Mexico and is an international kayaker. He has been a technical mountain climber for many years and recently completed the Kalalau Trail, one of the world’s most difficult, breathtaking and beautiful hiking adventures. Mr. Hoover is an avid reader and enjoys keeping current in all national and international events. He enjoys traveling the globe with his family, friends and his lovely wife, Gale.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California

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