Magdalena Chattopadhya

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Magdalena Law Group
 | 300 South First Street, Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-201-4468
Fax: 408-351-8400
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish
Attorney Profile

Magdalena Chattopadhya is the founder of Magdalena Law Group and a skilled negotiator, tough litigator, and a certified mediator. Ms. Chattopadhya is the only attorney located in Santa Clara County, and one of a handful of attorneys in California, to be Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Passionate about providing excellent legal representation and customer service to her clients, Ms. Chattopadhya continuously strives to find innovative ways of assisting her clients with their family law needs.  Magdalena Law Group located in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, focuses its practice exclusively on family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, property division, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, parentage, domestic violence restraining orders, and modification and enforcement of family court orders.

Ms. Chattopadhya is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals and clients alike, Ms. Chattopadhya has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating and a 2014-2018 Clients' Choice Awards through Avvo,  the Nation's Top One Percent recognition by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the Expert Network's Distinguished Lawyer recognition, and was selected for the 2015-2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star award.

Ms. Chattopadhya takes a great pride in promoting diversity in the legal profession.  Magdalena Law Group attorneys and staff assist clients in English, Polish, Spanish, Chinese, and Bengali.  The team provides pro bono services to selected clients who are victims of domestic violence.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Magdalena Chattopadhya

Admitted: 2012, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.magdalena-law.com/team/magdalena-chattopadhya-esq...

Honors/Awards:

  • Client's Choice Award

    , Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2018
  • Public Service Honors Society Award, California Western School of Law, 2011
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2017
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Award for Academic Excellence, California Western School of Law, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Distinguished Lawyer, Expert Network, 2017
  • Certificate of Complition of the Barristers Leadership Program - selected as one of only eight attorneys to participate in the annual Barristers Leadership Program., Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2013
  • Dean’s Honor List, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Nation's Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • Client Champion Award (Platinum), Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Advanced Mediation Training and Field Experience (50 hours) by California Western School of Law, 2011
  • Certified Family Law Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2018
  • Mediation Certificate (42 hours of training) by University of La Verne College of Law, 2010
  • Family Law Specialist certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization  , 2018
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children Certificate by CASA for Riverside County, Inc., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court Northern District of California
  • California Lawyers Association, Section of Family Law and Litigation, 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2018
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 9th Circuit Lieutenant Governor, 2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California  
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair of the Law Student Outreach Team, 2016
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • California Lawyers Association, Section of Litigation

    , 2018
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice-Chair of the Family Law Committee, 2014
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Domestic Violence Committee of the Family Law Section
  • Barristers Leadership Program Participant, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2013
  • United States District Court Southern District of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2017
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Associate Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Public Service Honors Society Award by California Western School of Law for completing more than 100 hours of volunteer legal services., 2011
  • Pro bono services offered to selected clients, volunteer as a settlement officer, 2018
  • Pro bono service provided to victims of domestic violence (selected clients), 2016
  • Committment to 100+ pro bono hours, 2014
  • Pro bono service provided to victims of domestic violence (selected clients), 2017
  • 100+ pro bono hours, 2013
  • Pro bono services offered to selected clients, volunteer as a settlement officer, 2018
  • Pro bono service provided to victims of domestic violence (selected clients), 2015

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Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science, Minor: International Law and Relations at The Poznan University of Banking and Management, Poznan, Poland , 2003
  • Master’s Degree Program in Political Science and European Union Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan,Poland (one of the top three universities in Poland), 2006
Office Location for Magdalena Chattopadhya

300 South First Street
Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-201-4468

Fax: 408-351-8400

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Last Updated: 2/21/2019

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