Jennifer A. Mello

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Jose, California

Mello & Pickering, LLP
Jennifer A. Mello
Mello & Pickering, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
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Mello & Pickering, LLP

1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125 Visit website


Jennifer A. Mello is a family law attorney with over 20 years of legal experience. She is a partner at Mello & Pickering, LLP, in San Jose, California, serving clients in the San Jose area and statewide. She handles all types of family law matters and has experience with divorce, adoption, alimony, annulment, child custody, child support, legal separation, modifications, paternity, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and property division. 

As a family lawyer, Ms. Mello is experienced with both traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. She is committed to helping her family law clients achieve the best possible resolution to their situation, whether inside of outside of the courtroom. She understands that a family-related legal situation is complex and stressful and strives to guide her clients successfully through the process.

Outside of the office, Ms. Mello regularly speaks on family law topics for the Santa Clara County Bar Association and at Santa Clara University School of Law. She has been certified as a certified family law specialist by the State Bar of California Legal Specialization Program and is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. She holds a license to practice law before all California state courts.

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a bachelor’s degree in law and society, Ms. Mello earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. While attending law school, she developed her legal experience by working for the County of Santa Clara Alternate Defender’s Office and the Santa Cruz Public Defender.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1999, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, 1999
Educational Background:
  • B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2007

Office location for Jennifer A. Mello

1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Phone: 408-288-7800


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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