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Traci J. Pickering

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Mello & Pickering, LLP
1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-288-7800
Fax: 408-288-7808
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Traci J. Pickering is a family law attorney in San Jose, California. Ms. Pickering is a partner at the law firm of Mello & Pickering, LLP and has over 20 years of legal experience, much of it devoted to the practice of family law. She serves individuals and families in the San Jose area and throughout California. 

Ms. Pickering handles matters involving divorce, alimony, annulment, child custody, child support, domestic violence, restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, property valuation and division, stepparent adoption and visitation. She provides personal and dedicated representation, using her strong negotiation skills and years of litigation experience to help obtain the best possible resolution for her clients.

A graduate of San Jose State University, Ms. Pickering received a bachelor’s degree in history before earning her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. While attending law school, she served as senior technical editor of the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal. She holds a license to practice law before all California state courts and a certification as a family law specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Pickering practiced corporate law for a major law firm. When she opened Mello & Pickering, LLP, she chose to devote her practice exclusively to family law. Outside of her law practice, she enjoys staying involved in the family law legal community. She regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars and belongs to the Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section executive committee.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Traci J. Pickering

First Admitted: 2000

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • State of California
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • San Jose State University, B.A. in History with honors


  • , Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Sr. Technical Editor of the Computer Technology Law Journal

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Family Law Specialist, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, 2015
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Office Location for Traci J. Pickering

1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Phone: 408-288-7800

Fax: 408-288-7808

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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