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Ann Elizabeth Wise

Family Attorney at Campbell, CA

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ann

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Tran & Wise is a law firm specializing in family law cases in Santa Clara County. Together, Ann Wise and Rebecca Tran have over 34 years of combined practice as attorneys. We handle divorce, legal separation, custody and visitation, spousal support, child support and complex property division cases. 

We develop a strategy for each case and are available for our clients. We keep our clients fully informed of the process, options and possible outcomes.  Our experience with the family law process allows us to handle cases efficiently and decisively, keeping costs to a minimum. The firm uses the latest technology and can handle even the most document-intensive cases effectively, reducing the cost of the case. 

The firm represents clients in both contested divorce and mediated divorce. A divorce is contested when the issues are tried in court. The spouses in a mediated divorce jointly hire Ann or Rebecca as the sole lawyer to assist them in understanding the law, filing all necessary papers, negotiating and drafting an agreement without bringing issues to the court. This is generally the most cost-effective way to obtain a divorce. We approach cases with the goal of keeping clients out of court. However, if a dispute cannot be resolved, we provide strong and effective representation in court. 

At Tran & Wise, the entire team is devoted to each client's family law case. 


When not at work, I enjoy reading, running, scuba diving, and horseback riding.  I also enjoy travel, and have traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad.


I am a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, where I am a member of the family law section, and the State Bar of California.  I am admitted to practice in all California Courts, including the Federal District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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Wise Family Law Firm
900 E. Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100
Suite 212
Campbell, CA, 95008


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | March 5, 2015
Absolutely great!
Working with Ann was an excellent experience. In a matter of only a few visits with her, our mediation and divorce was complete. Ann also went out of her way to look for cost savings toward the process of mediation as well.
Posted by MAESB | January 13, 2014
A. Wise Review
Ann is a fantastic and very client friendly lawyer. Smart and knowledgeable, she is extremely well adept at handling very complex cases. Furthermore, as she is extremely organized, the evidence pulling and cross referencing process is greatly simplified. Ann is also appreciated in the lawyer community and she has been instrumental in working with opposing counsel on our case to temper what are often warped sentiments to reach a place of reason in settlement discussions. In our case Ann worked tirelessly with us and helped us secure several victories on repeated small motions by OC that were brought up as distractions in our case. I would strongly recommend her to anyone. She is a terrific attorney and she was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Jim | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best!
Ann is fantastic in every regard. Her professional standing and reputation are elite. She is very genuine, easy to work with, and is sensitive to goals and efficiencies ($) in getting there.
Posted by Jim | February 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney!
It will be hard to fully capture how much I valued Ann's legal work . . . so simply put, she was outstanding. I used Ann as a consultant as I made my way through the divorce process. She is very bright, and gets to the key points quickly. I was impressed with her professionalism, the quality of ancillary resources, her sincere interest in my situation, and efficient use of her time, thereby moderating expense. Her personal integrity and professional ethics were stellar. I would highly recommend Ann for anyone in need of family law legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
What an amazing experience!
I met Ann through a referral when I was going through my divorce. She met me quickly and looked over every detail of the pending issues in the case and narrowed down quickly on immediate steps. Every guidance and advice she gave had compassion as its underpinning and I will remain forever grateful to her for all that she did She consistently demonstrated that she wasn't out to make a buck but to put me - her client first and foremost. She met me routinely to go over the case, and helped me draft, review, critique parenting plans to financial/asset disclosures. She made sure I was factual, precise, followed the law and got my disclosures right the first time while being aware of my financial situation. Needless to say, meeting a divorce lawyer couldn't be any more joyous then going though the dark moments in ones live when everything seemed uncertain. Ann's counsel helped me gain confidence and trust in the system by which I avoided a long drawn out process. As I look back, I can't imagine a better legal expert to help in a case such as this. Paradoxically, I do hope I get to work with her again but maybe not :)
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Posted by Judi | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Where fairness and honesty rules........
When I learned I needed to hire a lawyer, I interviewed 4 of them, with and without a consultation fee. Because this was a highly emotional time for me, I knew I had to work with someone who would always be responsive to my questions directly, (not go through a legal assistant), be extremely fair in dealing with my ex-husband's lawyer and with my settlement (no personality histrionics please), be kind, supportive, honest and most important charge reasonable legal fees. I chose Ann because of these qualities. A year later, I was not disappointed with my settlement, nor my choice. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation
Ann Wise handled my divorce with extreme professionalism and the necessary sense of urgency. My case was challenging because the person I was divorcing moved to the other side of the country, causing an issue with having him served, notarizing legal documents, and other logistics. Ann's expertise and problem solving throughout the process gave me peace of mind and kept the case moving to a settlement out of court. Despite several obstacles, she insured my divorce was final at the soonest possible legal date. The team at Tran & Wise were professional as well as compassionate throughout the entire process, and their efficiency kept my legal fees reasonable.
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Posted by Robin | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommend Ann Wise
I hired Ann to assist me with a mediated divorce. She was extremely knowledgeable, supportive and also very kind. I felt that I was in great hands as she worked with me on all facets of my divorce - taxes, paperwork, custody, helping me understand the nuances and language of California Law. I have recommended Ann to everyone I know needing a divorce attorney. She helps make a difficult and uncomfortable situation more bearable and clear. You cannot go wrong with Ann!
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Posted by Rosa | October 29, 2014
Fair and Dedicated Attorney - Ann E. Wise
I had an outstanding legal team and Ann Wise was part of that team. My divorce took a few years and through those years I found Ann to be very professional, detail oriented and understanding. She is a great listener and worked diligently on getting a fair settlement for both sides. It was a complicated case as it was a marriage of duration which included children, property and a family business. I highly recommend Ann as she is dedicated, trustworthy and knowledgeable.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
Good lawyer
I worked with Ann Wise for my divorce and property settlement. She is smart, caring (a good quality in a lawyer and sadly one that seems to be rare), reasonable, knowledgeable, and available. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2014
Excellent Service
I met a several attorneys before I decided to have Ann as my attorney for divorce. She is personable and professional at the same time. Most of all, she was easy to talk to. She is very responsive. I emailed her all throughout the process which took about a year and I got response right away within few hours. I asked a good amount of questions and addressed all my concerns to her and she provided me with a lot of information and reasonable suggestions. I never had any issue about billing from her office. I received a refund check of remaining credit right after my divorce. I highly recommend Ann if you need a legal service for family matters.
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Posted by Blair | October 18, 2013
Highly Recommend
Ann Wise was very responsive and knowledgeable in managing my case. She understood both the limitations and due process to strategically identify key contributing factors. Her patience under pressure was comforting and was able craft a strong defense in the final settlement. Ann has a stellar career ahead and would be an excellent choice to have on your side.
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Posted by Jim | October 17, 2013
Great! No non-sense realistic approach
I've hired Ann Wise from the firm that she was apart of over 4 years ago. She is very intelligent and easy to work with. I am a father who was seeking equal custody for over 14 years and in eventually received primary custody of my son in 2010. (The Family Court judicial system is bias against males) It was a difficult accomplishment which has paid off tremendously for my son and his future. I would highly recommend hiring Ann not only for his skills, but because she is a wonderful person.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2013
An awesome attorney
Ann took my divorce case over after the lawyer I was originally working with had to leave the firm for personnal reasons.I was quite concerned but when Ann stepped in I knew I had nothing to worry about. She was well informed about my case and the transition was so smooth.She is very knowledgeable in regards to Family Law.I felt like she genuinely cares and always recommended the best for me.She kept me grounded when issues arose.I would highly recommend her.The outcome of my divorce was exactly what I had hoped for and I can't thank her enough.I would highly recommend her in a heartbeat.It was even a bit bittersweet when my case ended.Not only is she a great lawyer but she is an awesome person,
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tran & Wise, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Mark A. Erickson
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Lynne Yates-Carter
  • 2005 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • Care Wise Medical Products Corp
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Hopkins & Carley
  • 2000 - 2001
  • In-house Counsel/V.P. Regulatory Affairs
  • Care Wise Medical Products Corp
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Contract Administrator
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • 1996 - 1997
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Junior Year Abroad
  • N/A
  • BSA
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Falcone v. Fyke


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member- Judiciary Committe
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member - Regional Standing Committee
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member- Education committee
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Care Wise Medical Products Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • California Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • HR seminar
  • Employment Law and your rights
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Contract negotiations - why we need those key phrases left in
  • 2012
  • Seminar
  • Workplace safety - OSHA compliance
  • 2011
  • Regulatory Affairs Seminar
  • Selling in Canada - regulatory requirements
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Handling conflict in the workplace
  • 2010
  • Regulatory affairs seminar
  • Product compliance requirements in the EU
  • 2010
  • Seminar
  • Protecting our Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets
  • 2009
  • HR Seminar
  • HIPAA and FMLA compliance
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
Endorse Ann
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Wise is a talented and proven family law attorney. She brings a fresh approach to each case and explores all options before deciding on a specific course of action. The results she achieves speak for themselves."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ann is an excellent attorney and particularly good at her specialty, divorce, separation and family law. She is tenacious but also listens and looks for practical solutions to problems. I highly recommend Ann!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is knowledgeable, professional and experienced. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My firm opposed Ann Wise in a number of marital dissolution matters over many years. Ann is extremely knowledgeable, highly ethical, and advocates for her client's position, but will not waste time or resources. Ann is also supportive of Alternative Dispute Resolution when the case is appropriate for mediation. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ann recently on a corporate matter. It was very refreshing to find a family lawyer knowledgeable about business issues and proper corporate governance. She also has a great attention to detail, and was very effective in moving the deal along to make sure it was done in a way that maintained the client's interests. Where family issues intertwine with business issues, Ann would be indispensable. Ann is a great lawyer to work with, and I look forward to the opportunity to do so again."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is a dedicated, hard-working, experienced attorney who partners with her clients in helping them achieve their goals."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ann and I previously worked together as fellow family law attorneys in a small family law office in Campbell. Ann is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and detail-oriented attorney and I would highly recommend her. She truly cares about her clients, and wants to achieve the best possible results for them, whether that is part of a dissolution, support, child custody, property, or other family law case. Finally, every client that I have seen Ann work with has been extremely happy with her work and the results in their case."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann helped me with a personal issue a few years ago. She was honest about my likely outcome, offered suggestions that maximized my chance at success. Any client who engaged her would be in excellent hands. She's an excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is intelligent, hard working, and professional. She exhibits the highest ethical standards and therefore enjoys the utmost respect from Bay Area courts. Ann consistenty achieves positive results for her clients and I cannot recommend her more strongly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ann is not only a highly skilled attorney and an aggressive advocate, she is also caring and compassionate. She uses this combination of skills to get to the best result for her client."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Ann Wise as a family law attorney. Her exceptional knowledge of family law, her knack for effective case strategy, and her dedication to her clients make her one of the best attorneys in the county. She treats everyone, including opposing counsel, with warmth and respect. Ann is a wonderful boss, and I enjoy working for her."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ann. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having been Ann’s partner for more than a year, and an opposing counsel before that, I would recommend Ann to anyone looking for a tough, compassionate and knowledgeable family law attorney. She is an excellent strategist and will work closely with the client to ensure that the steps being taken are the best possible for that client. She is passionate about the law and takes a practical approach to resolution. That is why we are partners."
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Campbell Family Lawyer Ann Elizabeth Wise
Ann Elizabeth Wise
Family Attorney
Campbell, CA
Licensed for 26 years
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