Mr. James J. Hoover, CFLS

Mr. James J. Hoover, CFLS: Attorney with Hoover Krepelka, LLP


As a Certified Family Law Specialist, Mr. James J. Hoover represents clients in all aspects of family law litigation, including but not limited to, domestic violence, child custody and visitation, property identification, characterization, valuation and division, spousal support, child support, breaches of fiduciary duties, reimbursement claims, dates of separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and related matters. After many years of experience, Mr. Hoover skillfully settles and if necessary, litigates all of these issues.

Mr. Hoover educates, advocates and acts in our clients’ best interests on these issues. He pays particular attention to our clients’ emotional and financial difficulties.

James J. Hoover attended Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelors degree in accounting; minor in economics, in 1998. In 2001, Mr. Hoover graduated summa cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. He ranked 4th in his class of over 200 students, receiving “top of the class” CALI Awards in the following classes: Contracts, Torts, Commercial Transactions, Wills and Trusts, Dispute Resolution and Criminal Procedure.

Given his experience, expertise and common sense, Mr. Hoover is frequently appointed by the Santa Clara Superior Court to serve as judge pro-tem to settle complicated cases on behalf of the judiciary. Mr. Hoover also has facilitated family law matters as a mediator.

In May 2013, James J. Hoover earned the prestigious status of Certified Family Law Specialist, an honor by the California State Bar Board of Specialization bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys. In 2015, Mr. Hoover received the Avvo 2015 Client’s Choice Award, based on continuous positive client reviews. In 2017, Mr. Hoover was once again designated as Avvo’s Client Choice Award winner for the divorce attorney category.

When not at work, Mr. Hoover enjoys spending time with his family, doing anything outdoors, travelling, playing his ukulele and making kahelelani shell necklaces. He has completed 10 marathons, including 8 consecutive Napa Valley Marathons with personal record of three hours and twenty one minutes.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Domestic Violence
  • Business Valuation
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Family Law
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
669-721-9545  Phone
(408) 947-7600  Phone
(408) 947-7603  Fax
University Attended:
Santa Clara University, B.S.C., magna cum laude, 1998
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001, California
( Certified Family Law Specialist )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other
  • Free Initial Consultation

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San Jose, California

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