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
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish
Attorney Profile

Magdalena Chattopadhya, the founder of Magdalena Law Group, provides innovative and tenacious representation to her clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with the focus on Santa Clara county.  Magdalena Law Group, located in San Jose, California, offers services exclusively in thea area of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annullment, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, patentage, domestic violence restraining orders, and modification and enforcement of family court orders.

Ms. Chattopadhya graduated from law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, in 2012, where was named to the Dean's List and received several awards.  Since starting her practice in January 2013, Ms. Chattopadhya has grown her practice from a solo practice to a mid-size firm.  She also passed the October 2015 Family Law Specialization exam and her application to become a Certified Family Law Specialitist in the area of Family Law is currently pending before the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Chattopadhya is a certified mediator and a skilled litigator who works closely with her clients to help clients achieve the best results possible. 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, Ms. Chattopadhya has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating and a 2014-2017 Clients' Choice Award 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 2015-2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star award.

Ms. Chattopadhya takes a great pride in building a law firm that provides not only excellent legal representation and outstanding customer serivce to her clients  but also promoting diversity.  Magdalena Law Group attorneys and staff assist clients in English, Polish, and Spanish and provide 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, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Magdalena Chattopadhya

Admitted: 2012, California

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Lawyer, Expert Network, 2017
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • 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
  • Award for Academic Excellence, California Western School of Law, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Public Service Honors Society Award, California Western School of Law, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Advanced Mediation Training and Field Experience (50 hours) by California Western School of Law, 2011
  • Mediation Certificate (42 hours of training) by University of La Verne College of Law, 2010
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children Certificate by CASA for Riverside County, Inc., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair of the Law Student Outreach Team, 2016
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice-Chair of the Family Law Committee, 2014
  • Barristers Leadership Program Participant, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association, 2011
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 9th Circuit Lieutenant Governor, 2010
  • United States District Court Southern District of California
  • United States District Court Northern District of California
  • State Bar of California  
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco  
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Domestic Violence Committee of the Family Law Section
  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Associate Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Educational Background:

  • 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
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science, Minor: International Law and Relations at The Poznan University of Banking and Management, Poznan, Poland , 2003
Office Location for Magdalena Chattopadhya

300 South First Street
Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-201-4468

 

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Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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