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Tracy Duell-Cazes

Tracy Duell-Cazes

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

My philosophy in handling family law matters is to start with efforts to settle rather than plunge into a full adversarial process, while still protecting the rights of my clients. However, should being an adversary become necessary, I am fully prepared to take on that role.

My goal is to help my clients get through difficult times in their lives with the least amount of emotional pain and financial loss. I try my hardest to bring peace of mind to you and your family.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Child Support: 25%
    26 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    26 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    26 years
  4. Family: 25%
    26 years



Hourly ($425-475/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Ann Elizabeth Wise

    Tracy is a fantastic attorney - ethical, knowledgeable, and reasonable. She gives her clients good advice and doesn't ramp up the hostility in order to promote litigation. I recommend her without reservation.


    Ann Wise Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rolf Kruger

    I endorse this lawyer. I often recommend contest cases to Tracy. I've worked with her on several high conflict matters. She is highly respected in Santa Clara county and is widely considered the expert on contempt issues in Santa Clara. I never hesitate when I refer a case to Tracy.


    Rolf Kruger Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Tracy Duell-Cazes

2125 Canoas Garden Avenue Suite 120
San Jose, CA, 95125



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Certified Family Law SpecialistThe California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderStanislaus County Public Defender's Office1990 - 1991
OwnerLaw Offices of Tracy Duell-Cazes1989 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
LGBT/DP Committee - Santa Clara County Bar AssociationChair2014 - Present
Domestic Partners Committee - Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2013 - 2013
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Legislative Committee -- SCCBAChair2004 - 2009
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2003 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Executive CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Criminal Law Executive CommitteeMember1997 - 2000
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
California State Bar Association Family Law SectionMember1997 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Family Law News - California State Bar Family Law SectionThe Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure - How To Do It Right, Best Practices, and What Happens When It Goes Wrong2014 websiteHow the Fifth Amendment Impacts Family Court in Domestic Violence Cases2013 websiteSuggestions for Reducing Fees2013
ACFLS Family Law SpecialistContempt Probation - Part 2. What Do I Do Now That the Contemnor is [Still] Not Complying?2012
ACFLS Family Law SpecialistContempt Probation - Part 1. What Do I Do Now That I Have the Finding2011 websiteDiscovery Basics2010 websiteTips on Testifying2010 websiteWhat a Client Should Know About A Vocational Evaluation2010 websiteChild Support Contempt and the Moss Case2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Law School: Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
California State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1985
De Anza CollegeAccountingAS -- Associate of Science1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section2015 New Legislation....and the Changes Go On2015
San Francisco County Bar Association, Family Law SectionContempt -- What the #&** is a PFC and Why Do I Need to Understand It?2015
Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section brown bagNew Legislation for 2014 ... Not as Bad as Last Year!2014
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionNew Laws and 2013 Rule Changes (aka You Need to Relearn Rule Numbers ... Again)2013
San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law SectionBringing or Defending a Family Law Contempt Action2013
Full-Day Domestic Violence Legal TrainingModerator - Judge's Panel: Practice Pointers for Petitioners and Respondents2013
The Contempt Has Been Served ... Now What Do We Do?Contempt of Court2012
How to Plead ContemptContempt of Court2012
Domestic Partner DIssolutions: An Emerging Need For RepresentationDomestic Partners2012
Domestic Partners & Same Sex Marriage: The New WaveDomestic Partners2011
ACFLS Northern California January dinner meetingContempt of Court -- What It Is and How To Use It2011
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionLegislative Update2009
SCCBA SeminarAttorneys Fees, Costs & Sanctions2008
AAML SymposiumAttorneys Fees, Costs & Sanctions2008
SCCBA continuing educationContempt -- Hammer of Last Resort, Part 1 & 22007
NBI SeminarDivorce Law 1012006
SCCBA continuing educationLegislative Update2005
SCCBA continuing educationNew Developments in Legislation2004
NBI SeminarChild Custody and Visitation in California2004
NBI SeminarChild Custody and Visitation in California2003
SCCBA Continuing EducationNon-Support Contempt2001