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Hoover Krepelka, LLP announces the appointment of Lana M. Shearer as Of Counsel.

SAN JOSE, CA – January 3, 2023

We proudly announce the appointment of Lana M. Shearer, as Of Counsel. Ms. Shearer brings over 22 years of legal experience to HK. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has dedicated over 13 years to assisting couples navigate the separation and divorce process. As a trained Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Practitioner, she has handled family law matters with a coordinated and educational approach, and ensures her clients are well informed throughout the divorce process.

“Our clients, our team, and the legal community will greatly benefit from having Lana on board at HK.” said James J. Hoover, Partner and CFLS. Ms. Shearer’s experience and extensive mediation and collaborative skills make her a valuable addition to our diverse team of 22 family law attorneys.

Hoover Krepelka, LLP announces the appointment of Constance L. Carpenter as Of Counsel.

SAN JOSE, CA – January 3, 2023

Carpenter has been practicing family law in Santa Clara County for more than four decades. She has handled over 1,000 family law cases pertaining to divorce, property valuation and division, child custody and support, spousal support, same sex and blended family custody issues, and domestic violence. She has become the region’s preeminent expert in minor’s counsel cases where she is routinely appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of children involved in contentious custody matters.

“Constance’s expertise will be invaluable to our team, and we look forward to utilizing the depth of her experience to benefit our clients,” said Travis I. Krepelka, Partner and CLFS. “This also allows us have a dedicated resource devoted to minor’s counsel cases, and the firm’s operational infrastructure provides Constance the ability to be entirely focused on her clients.”

Carpenter joins Hoover Krepelka, LLP following an astounding 40 years at Carpenter and Mayfield, LLP. A former Trustee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, she has received special recognition from the Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County and Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY). Carpenter is also a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children and has been a member of the National Lawyers Guild since 1972. She currently serves as Chair of the Domestic Violence Intervention Collaborative (DVIC) and has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers List.

Hoover Krepelka, LLP Partner Juila P. McDowell Honored by Silicon Valley Business Journal

SAN JOSE, CA – May 25, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Julia P. McDowell, Partner, and Certified Family Law Specialist at Hoover Krepelka, LLP, has received the Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence Award, 2022. This honor is annually bestowed upon select women leaders in Silicon Valley who have made a positive impact in their jobs and communities.

Ms. McDowell has vast family law litigation experience and has advocated for hundreds of clients facing complex family law matters.  In addition to practicing family law, Ms. McDowell also serves as a manager and onboarding specialist for the firm’s diverse team of 20 family law attorneys.

When she is not at work, Ms. McDowell and her husband oversee Demonstrate Love, a non-profit organization offering education and essential services for children in Malawi, Africa.