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Hoover Krepelka, LLP announces the promotion of Sarah C. Stull and Kelsey J. Hickman as Senior Associates.

SAN JOSE, CA – May 4, 2023

Catch a rewind of HK’s recent celebration which honored the legal careers and well deserved promotions of Sarah C. Stull and Kelsey J. Hickman. Both Sarah and Kelsey are graduates of University of Santa Clara School of Law ‘19. (Go Broncos!) They began their careers with HK as law clerks prior to earning their J.D.s, and then were promoted to Associates after passing the bar. Through their diligent commitment to excellence in practicing family law, they have once again been promoted and have been named Senior Associates.

Congrats Sarah and Kelsey!
A special thanks to our event planner, Gabby Benitez, and to the team at Silicon Valley Capital Club for yet another extraordinary private event.

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 and Certified Family Law Specialist 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.

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