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James J. Hoover

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Hoover Krepelka, LLP
1520 The Alameda, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-947-7600
Fax: 408-947-7603
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Partner at Hoover Krepelka, LLP, James J. Hoover is a certified family law specialist who represents clients in northern California. Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, his practice is focused on family law matters including property division, children and finances. With an Avvo “Superb” rating, he has earned many Clients’ Choices Awards over the years for the high-quality legal representation he offers to every client who requires his services.

Mr. Hoover was named a Best Child Custody Attorney Office by The Expert Network and is admitted to practice in the state of California. With almost two decades of experience, he has experience in all the following family law issues: prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, dates of separation, reimbursement claims, breaches of fiduciary duties, child support, spousal support, valuation and division, characterization, property identification, child visitation, child custody and domestic violence.

In 1998, Mr. Hoover graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Economics before moving on to law school. At Santa Clara University School of Law, he graduated summa cum laude with his Juris Doctor and was ranked 4th in his graduating class. He was also recognized for excelling in topics of criminal procedure, dispute resolution, wills and trusts, commercial transactions, torts and contracts.

A member of ProVisors, Mr. Hoover is also actively involved with the Silicon Valley Capital Club and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. He also volunteers his time as a Judge Pro-Tem with the Santa Clara Superior Court and as Advisory Counsel for Women SV.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About James J. Hoover

First Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Silicon Valley Capital Club
  • Advisory Counsel, Women SV
  • Santa Clara Superior Court, Judge Pro-Tem
  • ProVisors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • California, 2001


  • , Three Best Rated, Best Family Law Attorney Office – San Jose
  • , Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Martindale Clients Choice Silver
  • , The Expert Network, Best Child Custody Attorney Office – Santa Clara
  • , “Top of the Class” CALI Awards in the following classes: Contracts, Torts, Commercial Transactions, Wills and Trusts, Dispute Resolution and Criminal Procedure, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • , Avvo Client’s Choice Award, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • , Ranked 4th in Graduating Class of 212 Students, Santa Clara University School of Law

Educational Background

  • Santa Clara University, California, Bachelor's Magna Cum Laude - 1998, Major: Accounting, Minor: Economics

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Specialization, 2013
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Office Location for James J. Hoover

1520 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-947-7600

Fax: 408-947-7603

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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