Pallie B. Zambrano

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Gatos, CA

Bechtel Zambrano Baluyot Family Law Group LLP
 | 15965 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-541-1400
Fax: 408-541-1400
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    A co-founder of Bechtel Zambrano Baluyot Family Law Group LLP, Pallie B. Zambrano focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Based in Los Gatos, California, she provides representation to clients throughout Santa Clara County and other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Ms. Zambrano is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern districts of California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    The primary portion of Ms. Zambrano's practice consists of the furnishing of advice and counsel to people whose marriages are coming to an end. Many of her clients have significant holdings, and she helps them deal with such divorce-related issues as the division of assets, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. Ms. Zambrano often works with forensic accountants and other financial professionals when dealing with the location of hidden marital property and the valuation of business interests, stock options and other complex assets. A forceful courtroom advocate, Ms. Zambrano's colleagues have awarded her an AV Preeminent* peer review record for her successful track record and high degree of ethics.

    Majoring in English language and literature, Ms. Zambrano attended San Jose State University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1994. She then pursued her legal education at the Santa Clara University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1999. Active in her community, Ms. Zambrano is a co-founder of the local chapter of a charity that provides books and sleepwear for children who are living in shelters, and she is a member of the board of directors of the La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Charitable Foundation.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009

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    About Pallie Zambrano

    Admitted: 1999, California

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    • Member of award-winning team “The Best in Family Law,” The Recorder, 2009-2015
    • Named to the Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2009
    • Named one of the “Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2016
    • Honored by the YWCA of Silicon Valley, Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, 2013
    • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • State Bar of California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President of the Bay Area Chapter of the Pajama Program (2007-Present)
    • Board Member of the La Raza Charitable Foundation for Santa Clara County (2012-Present)
    • Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley, Volunteer Coach (2016-2018)
    • Secretary to the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association (2010-2012)
    • Co-Founder and President of the Bay Area Chapter Pajama Program (2007-Present)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Electronic Evidence and Discovery in Family Law Cases, 84th Annual Meeting Of The State Bar Of California, 2011
    • Logging onto Facebook? Beware, You Might Get Served, Daily Journal, May 5, 2015
    • Family Law Attorneys Should Consider the Scope of Electronic Evidence, Family Law News, Issue 1, 2012, Vol. 34, No. 1, April 17, 2012
    • Social Networking: It Can and Will Be Used Against You, Daily Journal, September 1, 2010

    Representative Clients:

    • Represented clients facing international move-away threats.
    • Amicably settled allegations of negligence, 42 U.S.C. §1983 violations, privilege and punitive damages for an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility.
    • Litigated custody disputes involving addiction and violence allegations.
    • Tackled issues associated with the discovery of protected materials and the right to privileged information.
    • Negotiated complex property division settlements.
    • Obtained restraining orders for client and children against abusive spouse or parent.

    Educational Background:

    • San Jose State University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1994
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    Office Location for Pallie B. Zambrano

    15965 Los Gatos Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    Phone: 408-541-1400

    Fax: 408-541-1400

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