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Caroline Badalnejad

Family Attorney at Santa Clara, CA

5.0   75 reviews

also known as Caroline Badal

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Caroline

Learn Caroline’s areas of practice.

Caroline Badalnejad moved to the United States/California in 1978, where she studied Mathematics and Computer Science at University of California, Davis. 

Caroline continued her graduate education at San Jose State University's Business School and obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Economics (MOE) 

She later received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from American Heritage University School of Law.

After graduation in 1986, Caroline began working as a Network Engineering Project Manager with Microsoft. Today Attorney Badalnejad serves clients throughout the greater Bay area counties including Santa Clara County, San Mateo County and Alameda County practicing a wide range of practice areas, including Family Law, Divorce, Personal Bankruptcy, Estate Planning/Probate and Debt Collection Defense.

Caroline is fluent in Farsi and Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic) 

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Location

Law Office of Caroline Badalnejad
900 Lafayette St. #201-15
Santa Clara, CA, 95050

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Reviews

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Posted by Blake | March 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Talented, responsive, supportive
Caroline's expertise was crucial in navigating the most challenging period of my life.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive
Caroline possesses many positive qualities, but the top characteristic for me is her responsiveness. Whether it’s an email, text, or a phone call, you can count on her to respond immediately. This was a huge help for me during my divorce case. I had other lawyers who would take days to respond or not even inform me of the case status. For me, it’s not just about the end result, but knowing how the case is progressing. I highly recommend Caroline.
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Posted by Sherry | December 31, 2023
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Excellent lawyer
Caroline is wonderful and amazing at what she does. Not only is she very knowledgeable and good at explaining what is going on in the case, she is also extremely supportive. She is diligent, persistent, and truly caring. My case was a difficult one that was taking years with a previous lawyer. When Caroline took over my case, I felt instantly relieved, and the case was handled in a matter of months. She is worth every penny.
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Posted by Lori | December 9, 2023
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The BEST there is !
Going through a divorce is undoubtedly emotionally challenging. You need to have the right attorney who understands the law, the process, and how emotionally difficult it is. Caroline came highly recommended to me by a friend who used her services. I was immediately impressed with the level of professionalism and expertise she brought to the table. During the process, everything was timely and communicated well. Her attention to detail and strategic thinking were exemplary. I was moved by her deep understanding of family law and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for my kids and me. Her strong negotiation skills ultimately secured a favorable settlement on my behalf. I don’t know what I would have done without her, as she was always there to thoroughly explain the legal process, ensuring I was well-informed and comfortable every step of the way. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Maria | July 31, 2023
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A Great Lawyer to Find
Caroline helped me every step of the way through my divorce. Talking to her felt like talking to a friend. She's sharp and knowledgeable. After talking to a few other lawyers, it was a relief to find her.
Posted by Jaya | February 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I hired Caroline to represent me in a family court case and I highly recommend her services. She is very knowledgeable, clearly understands the client needs and guide them in the process. In general, I found her advice sound/practical and keeping things real with no false promises. She was very accessible through phone/text/email and responds back promptly. She generally works with a goal to minimize legal expenses to her client and represents the client with best interest. Overall, I was happy to find & hire her to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2023
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Empowering consult
Caroline consulted with me for over an hour and I gained more insight from her than I have in the past 6 months of trying to sort out the initial stages of divorce. She made me feel empowered for the first time in this process and had a very realistic, positive outlook that was very appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Caroline is a Gem
I went through a painstaking process of finding a reliable attorney to help modify my child support and had to terminate my first counsel. I am so happy that I was able to find Caroline and she was able to rapidly pick up where we left off. Even while dealing with multiple cases in court she was able to provide prompt and seamless communication via phone, text, and email until we were able to get our matter settled outside of court. This never would have happened without Caroline's guidance and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
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You will never find a better attorney!
Mrs. Badalnejed is the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. She is knowledgeable and never had any issue answering any questions. She was available to me when I had questions and concerns. She is very easy to talk to and she actually cares about her clients.
Posted by ahmed | September 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Five star attorney! Highly recommended
Caroline is by far the most amazing attorney I've ever had the pleasure to know and one of those people you meet once in a lifetime. She's extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and fair. When representing me in my divorce, she set clear and upfront expectations and went out of her way to help me stay within a reasonable budget. She provided extensive counsel to keep me protected and made me feel like she really had my back. She's efficient and will get the job done in the best ways possible. Do yourself a big favor and hire her for your next family court case if.
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Posted by Toan | August 23, 2022
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Mix feeling
Caroline just being straightforward for what I should do and don’t from start to finish for my case. No delay, no hidden fee just her honest and professionalism. If I have to go all over again, Caroline is definitely still my #1 pick. I really do appreciated her work
Posted by Hugo | July 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Caroline Badalnejad represented me in my divorce. She was pleasant to work with from start to finish. Caroline answered the numerous questions that I had throughout the process. Nothing was ever “sugar coated” she was honest and straight forward and let me know exactly what to expect every step of the way. I definitely recommend Caroline for anyone seeking a sincere and professional attorney.
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Posted by PZ | June 15, 2022
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Very knowledgeable
After interviewing 15+ lawyers, I found Ms. Badalnejad to be the best. I had a very long list of criteria s/he needed to meet before I would hire to represent me. She is professional and very knowledgeable, laid out the process and understood my needs. She is patient and always available when needed. At a very difficult time in my life (divorce is not easy), Caroline educated and guided me through the divorce process. I would highly recommend her! Caroline, Thank you for your time and for caring! I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Prashant | June 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, patient and personable
I set up an initial consultation with her which she mentioned would be an hr. She gave me time the very next day of my first call to her. My call started on time, and it went on to 2 hrs, even after my reminding her that our time was over. I had some questions and she continued until all my queries were answered to my satisfaction. Her experience speaks for itself, her answers to the queries are comprehensive yet simplified. that introductory call provided me a ton of info, and cleared many doubts from my mind on the overall process, timelines and gotchas. Highly recommended.
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Posted by KC | May 13, 2022
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My attorney is the best
Caroline Badalnejad, my attorney came across to me as a sincere, trustworthy and reliable person to help me go through the toughest time in my life. After interviewing three different attorneys, I followed my gut instincts and came out winning. Caroline guided me well throughout this long road of divorce. She explained to me all the different options, talked to me about different scenarios and always had a backup plan or plans. What seemed to be a clearcut divorce turned out to be very contentious and nasty. Throughout Caroline stood with me as a defendant and encouraged me to carry on. My process took over two years and each time she did the right thing for me. She made sure that my wishes were met and she made sure that I was protected from greed and untruth. To anyone wishing to find an attorney, I would say, put your trust in Caroline and she will uphold it with the highest integrity. Thank you Caroline.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2022
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Excellent listener, teacher, and attorney
I hired Caroline to represent me in a contested divorce. She heard my truth through all the emotions and was compassionate while focusing on what mattered: a realistic and fair outcome while keeping expectations and emotions in check (but also acknowledging that emotions are part of the process). She was patient in explaining how things worked and understood some people need that level of understanding, while others don't. She fights fairly when needed, negotiates fairly, knows how to compromise appropriately, and gets balanced results. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Vera | April 2, 2022
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Family Law
Caroline helped me with a very complicated divorce settlement, after my previous lawyer “ghosted” me in the third phase of my Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). It took over a year to complete this, but Caroline was tenacious and would not abandon me. I strongly recommend her.
Posted by Michael | November 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The exceptional attorney in Bay Area
Caroline is an excellent family attorney. She cares, listens, educates, provides clear expectation and committed to the best outcome Caroline - Thank you for being one of the best family attorney in Bay Area. I truly appreciate helping me with my case no matter what time of day or night is. You strongly defend my case and make my life less intimidating. Once gain, I want to thank you for your extraordinary help, dedication and support with my divorce case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney
Mrs. Badalnejad is incredibly responsive, action oriented and knowledgeable in the area of family law, especially in regards to child custody and visitation agreements. She always had the best interest of my children at the forefront of her approach and legal argument and I felt as though she was personally vested in the outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2021
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Reliable, Knowledgeable and a Caring Attorney
I hired Mrs. Badalnejad to assist with filing a Request for Order to modify my current visitation schedule. I thought this was going to be a simple fling where a hearing would be set and decisions would be made by a judge, but I was wrong. My Ex-Wife came back at me full force, making false DV claims and calling CPS to make a false claim of child abuse in an effort to gain control of my filing. Mrs. Badalnejad rose to the occasion and I retained her on a full time basis to rebut the claims of my ex-wife. With her counsel and support, my case has had a successful outcome.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Flight Vehicle Consulting, Inc.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Caroline Badalnejad
  • 2015 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Vtec Motor Sports, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Campbell Pre Owned, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2020
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Associations

  • Assyrian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Memeber
  • 2015 - Present
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caroline is a wonderful attorney who goes the extra mile for her clients. Her knowledge of family law in California is exceptional!"
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Other
"I went to law school with Caroline, and we have often consulted on our cases since we started practicing. Caroline is smart, reliable, extremely knowledgeable, and most importantly, she cares about her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Caroline is diligent, creative and responsible. A good lawyer to have on your side."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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