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Chelsea Armer Pagan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Campbell, CA

5.0   9 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chelsea

Learn Chelsea’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

    9 years, 40 cases

  2. Mediation
    30%

    6 years, 27 cases

  3. Family
    20%

    9 years, 40 cases

  4. Child custody
    10%

    5 cases

YOUR ADVOCATE FOR A NEW LIFE.

Chelsea A. Pagan attended Saint Leo University in Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Chelsea was a four-year starter and captain of the Volleyball team at Saint Leo, President of the Student Athlete Committee and a member of the National College Athlete Honor Society.  Chelsea graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the National Honor Society (Sigma Beta Delta). 

Chelsea obtained her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She was Co-President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  During law school, Chelsea worked with the Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center, which provides free legal services in the areas of Immigration, Consumer rights, and Employment law. 

Chelsea is the current President of Active 20-30 Club of San Jose, a philanthropic, community service and social organization for women ages 21-39. The organization provides women with the opporutnity for personal growth, friendships and leadership development, while improving the qaulity of life for the children in the city of San Jose. 

Chelsea is committed to providing clients with the highest quality and personalized service that family law matters require.  Chelsea is well-versed in all aspects of family law cases and is passionate about continuing her education and expanding her knowledge base. 

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Location

Hepner & Pagan, LLP
116 E. Campbell Ave
Ste 3
Campbell, CA, 95008

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Matt | June 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Advocate
Chelsea is first-class. She took the time to understand the entirety of my personal situation, and came up with a game plan that was executed with precision. Chelsea exceeded my expectations with respect to the entire process. Her communication is on-point and timely, she showed a level of care for my scenario that was and always will be appreciated, and I never felt taken advantage of. Needless to say, the positive outcome was directly related to her ability to positively negotiate on my behalf. Five stars plus for Chelsea. Highly recommend.
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Response from Chelsea Pagan February 10, 2024
This review is what the job is all about. Wanting to provide my clients with the best experience possible.
Posted by Katie | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicative, Efficient, & On Your Side
Chelsea comes highly recommend with 5 stars. She is professional, timely, organized, and communicative. In an extremely high conflict divorce, Chelsea was able to guide and give me all possible options and potential outcomes, while ultimately getting to resolution. She was always aiming for my interest, while being clear about all possibilities. She knows the process and is someone you want on your side while you navigate the process.
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Response from Chelsea Pagan February 10, 2024
I am so glad you had a positive experience! I enjoy what I do and value my client's feedback.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Sharp
Chelsea clearly knows case law extremely well. She’s very experienced with the courts, is prompt & meets all deadlines. After trying other firms I was fortunate to find her. In trial, she was extremely professional, prepared and always on point, which awarded me a fair settlement after mediation failed. Her assistant atty. Kevin was also excellent & supportive throughout. Her staff kind & helpful. I’m very pleased with the final outcome of my case, and their due diligence in getting me there.
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Response from Chelsea Pagan November 7, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience with our firm! We appreciate that you took the time to write this as we truly love what we do here at Hepner & Pagan, LLP.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Supportive and Personable
Having to work with an attorney is never a great thing, but Chelsea made the process as easy as possible. She listened with concern, was able to answer all my questions, and was very timely and prompt in all our communications. Chelsea was recommended to me by a friend who worked with her and also had a great experience. I would certainly recommend her as a wonderful, knowledgeable professional!
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Posted by Rob | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chelsea’s help
Chelsea did a great job for me . Chelsea did her best to keep the cost down she was a pleasure to work with I would highly recommend her
Response from Chelsea Pagan February 10, 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm very lucky to love my job and the clients that I get to work with.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Compassionate attorney
Chelsea is truly a caring attorney . She will not drain you financially like some other attorneys and she is a cost conscious attorney for her clients. She is concerned about her clent’s needs. She will speed up your case in a timely manner with a best outcome. I wish her all the Success in her future.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most professional, caring, and on-point attorney I've ever seen.
Ms. Pagan came into my case 3.5 years after it had started, and I'd been struggling that whole time with my former counsel who was often not at all on top of what was going on. Ms. Pagan caught up to speed on my case very quickly and with great aplomb. The safety and well-being of everyone involved, especially that of the minor child involved in my case, is of paramount importance to her, and she conducts her business with every bit of the professional integrity one could ever ask for. Her astute attention to detail is critical, as she is able to see through diversionary tactics of the opposing parties, and handles them with the grace and confidence that get fair and just results. My divorce has been one which I could only describe as nightmarish. Before hiring Ms. Pagan, I constantly felt lost, overwhelmed, and like nobody had my back. Since hiring her, my confidence that my case is getting handled fairly, and with everyone's (especially my child's) best interests in mind has taken a 180 degree turn. She *really* listens, and understands that you are going through really emotionally and financially difficult times, and gives you all the care and understanding that you could ever ask for. She does everything she can to help you in the most effective way possible without financially draining you in the process. Her communication is clear, prompt, and professional, which I've come to learn is a rarity in this industry. The entire firm she works within is also fantastic! Every paralegal and assistant I've dealt with has been kind, helpful, and very informative. I would never choose anybody but Ms. Pagan and her firm again. Hiring her as my counsel was the best choice I've made in a long, long time, and I only wish I'd made the switch sooner.
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Posted by Darko | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional!
Chelsea was so amazing to work with! she really went above and beyond making sure every detail was covered in my divorce! I was so impressed she made herself available to all my questions instantly so nothing was missed. A True Professional I highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anonymous
Professional, caring, smart, fair, thorough and trustworthy. I recommend this lawyer.
Response from Chelsea Pagan February 10, 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm very lucky to love my job and the clients that I get to work with.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hepner & Pagan, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Magdalena Law Group
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Allan & Martelle, LLP
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Student Counselor
  • Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center
  • 2013 - 2015
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Saint Leo University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Active 20-30 Club of San Jose #15
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Downtown Campbell Business Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Barrister's Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
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Publications

  • E-Book
  • How COVID-19 Will Impact Your Case
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Balancing the Ethical Obligation, Risk Management, and Client Retention Strategies
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Chelsea
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea is dedicated to her clients and practice. She works hard to protect her client's interests and has a wealth of family law knowledge."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea is dedicated to her clients, and she practices law thoughtfully and with passion."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea does amazing work for her clients. Her professionalism and command in the courtroom reflect her knowledge of the law and dedication to her clients. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of supervising her work at the Santa Clara Law clinic over two semesters. Chelsea has kept in touch and generously volunteered her time several times since then. I am confident that any family law client will receive thoughtful advice and outstanding representation from Chelsea."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is a fabulous attorney with excellent advocacy skills. She does right by her clients!"
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chelsea since law school. I am impressed with her knowledge of the law and her compassion and advocacy for her clients. She is definitely someone who you would want on your side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chelsea is extremely dedicated to her clients, and is committed to cultivating her expertise in all aspects of family law. Her passion for her work and her positive attitude is contagious. She is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea has been with our firm for several years and has grown tremendously from that of a law student, law clerk and now to a professional attorney. She is willing to go above and beyond the usual responsibilities of an associate attorney and is truly an asset to our firm."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Ms. Pagan for over a year. In that time, I have witnessed her dedication to her clients, her attention to detail, and her impressive work ethic. She is extremely knowledgeable and works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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