4.5 stars 37 totalReview James Hoover
Posted by Linda
Hoover Krepelka, LLP is such an AMAZING law firm. I truly cannot say enough good things. Bob Hoover, James Hoover and Kara Foster have gone way beyond my expectation. They took care of me every step of the way. I'm so grateful to be represented by such caring attorneys.
Kara Foster has been very responsive and is always on top of everything. She immediately responds to my emails, keeps me updated and is very knowledgeable.
I cannot thank them enough and highly recommend Hoover Krepelka, LLP to anyone looking for honest, hardworking legal representation.
Posted by a client
Jim Hoover is my hero. I was going through an extremely nasty divorce and I was an emotional wreck. Jim showed me kindness, patience, empathy and understanding. Jim asked me to trust him and he promised to make it right. Jim was true to his word, he gave me my life back and I will be eternally grateful. Jim is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Mike
My team at Hoover Krepelka was exceptional, with James Hoover taking the lead. I first met James over three years ago for an initial consultation. This first meeting involved weighing my legal options for custody of my daughter who was only four-months-old at the time. It was a very painful and confusing season in my life, however, the meeting with James Hoover eliminated one of many worries. I knew I had found the right legal council to guide me through all the potential roads and barriers that could unfold as I separated and worked through private meditation to obtain more and more custody of my young daughter. As fate would have it, two years later I found myself going to court to seek 50% custody of a three-year-old. Though taxing physically, emotionally, and financially, my team at Hoover Krepelka assembled an incredible case and, ultimately, we succeeded in gaining 50% custody. The Hoover Krepelka team was thorough, efficient (with time and costs), and highly prepared and professional. I knew I had the best team. In the end, I am extremely grateful for the outcome – 50% custody of my daughter.
Posted by Sophia
Jim Hoover represented my Husband and I on a family law matter after he was recommended to us. Throughout we were impressed with Jim’s handing of our case; so much so that we would not hesitate to recommend him and Hoover & Krepelka (indeed we already have done so on a few occasions). Of the many great things we could say, in particular we valued Jim’s knowledge, attentiveness, and measured approach. It is clear that Jim is an expert in his field; we had received incorrect and incomplete advice on previous occasions from two other lawyers. Our case involved reviewing agreements prepared by third-party legal mediators - Jim picked through the details meticulously ensuring we had a no loop-hole agreement we could sign in confidence. His attentiveness extended to taking time out on his vacation to review a final draft agreement resulting from a last minute change. He was sympathetic of our emotional state at all times and perfectly understood our viewpoint. Working with Jim felt like we were on a team, pushing forward together for the best possible outcome, knowing he’d “got our back”. Jim - thank you! thank you! for a job brilliantly executed.
Posted by Dennis
I’ve used the legal services of Hoover Krepelka, LLP (HK) twice…once for a divorce in the mid-2000s and once, this year, to enforce the stipulation responsibilities of the divorcee. Both times, HK’s service was extremely professional, timely, caring, and fair; I was completely satisfied and pleased with each outcome.
Jim Hoover represented me in the divorce; Jim and Lydia Hsu were my representatives in the stipulation enforcement. Both are exceptional attorneys—compassionate, careful listeners; experts in family law; respectful of clients (both plaintiffs and defendants); respected by their peers and the judicial community (…I observed such while attending a court hearing with Jim…); and very persistent (…Lydia ensured, by phone, email, and written communication, that the unrepresented defendant satisfied her promises and responsibilities as quickly as possible…). They are complemented by a highly competent team of office members who kept me apprised of meetings and finances and who answered all my logistical questions.
If I need family law-related services in the future, I will seek HK’s guidance without question.
Posted by Mike
My Divorce was the most difficult process that I ever went through in my entire life. Jim was excellent in representing my interests and keeping me calm and focused through the entire ordeal. He understands the law and knows how to apply it. I think most importantly, he knows "the system" and how things really get done.
I hope I never need his services again but if I do there would be no hesitation to use him again - without question!
Posted by landra
If there is a better rating than 5 stars , I would rate Jim 6 stars.
Gave me his mobile no for weekend emergency call .It was so important to me when I was harassed and intimidated .
I called him one Saturday morning on an emergency situation, he picked the call and gave me guidance.
High Integrity and fair - very honest and very reasonable in his billings. He has deliberately not to bill his time in a few occasions.
Good judgement of people and character .- effective in adapting his strategy to deal with ex- husband.
Have credibility and respect from Judges - much more than the opposing legal councils . This is so important to convince the judge.
Eloquent and convincing in court
Willing to study and plan before each meeting in his office , and in court
Gives a very secure feeling on outcome .
The thoughts that he fully understand all the issues and my goals and the other party ( husband) and have an appropriate strategy to deal with it is so VALUABLE to me and gives me confidence and security .
He is well prepared for every meeting and effective . He would always start by going through the divorce status and goal in detail to refresh our memory . So impressive .
He has Empathy on my anxiety and Always deals with my concern and request and Always figure out a solution .He has courage for his convictions.
He frequently strategized to end the divorce case sooner to avoid dragging it out.
Rebecca - Jim's team consists of Him and Rebecca. She is very empathetic and responsive . Very dependable.
Posted by Steve
Jim helped my relative with a messy divorce when another attorney had messed it up. I have met his partner too, who is equally impressive. I have referred him to others as well. I'm a retired Detective Sergeant with a local Police agency, so I'm not particularly fond of your typical attorney. Hoover-Krepelka is different. They are down to earth guys that truly want to do the right thing for their clients.
Posted by Robert
This lawyer and this firm have a great reputation in the community. They were referred to me since I often hear of people requiring a family lawyer or divorce lawyer. They have been highly responsive. I would recommend James Hoover to people who require a family lawyer. My understanding is that this firm has been active for a long time, and has multiple generations involved in this law practice.
Posted by a Family client
I came to Jim Hoover a long time ago, asking for help with my divorce. I discussed how there was Domestic Violence in my case. How I was afraid of my ex. They were fairly helpful, when dealing with a "default" case. (Although the paperwork that they were helpful with was incorrect as I later found out). When we got a letter from the respondent and his council; Hoover and his team said there is nothing we can do. I was shocked, every meeting it was very impressive how Jim knew my case, but he spent a large part of the time retelling me my case to show me he was listening and knew it, and seemed like a knowledgeable attorney, I spent more than 5K in his office for him to tell me he can not fight this. (I went with someone else)
Later on (a year later), I go to the point of a Temporary Restraining Order hearing, however, respondent's case was that I "Just" made this up. I came to Jim and his team, and asked for a declaration stating that I discussed domestic violence with them when I met with them. They said, I'd be waiving attorney client privilege, (Which I was ok with to get this restraining order to stay in place) Then they asked my attorney to provide case law, and a declaration - my attorney spent a lot of time on it, and when I sent the declarations and case law to them 1 week before (After getting the run around for 2 weeks before then) they ignored me, and wouldn't sign it. The Restraining order was not granted because I didn't have any evidence that I did have concerns for a while now.
All they had to do was sign a few sentences which they could adjust if they needed, but they couldn't find 5 minutes to look at it in the 1 week they had it.