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Christopher Duane Hirz

About me

I focus my practice primarily on Family Law matters in Santa Clara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz county.  My goal is to give my clients the best legal advice, try to resolve their case by reaching a fair settlement with the opposing side, and being prepared to aggressively advocate for their interests if the matter proceeds to Court to be litigated. 

My firm also offers Estate Planning and Probate services.


Please give us a call to schedule a Free 1 Hour Consultation to discuss your legal matter.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    9 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
    9 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    9 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    9 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Martha Neuman Parker

    I highly recommend Christopher Hirz. He is an outstanding family law advocate and litigator, and is highly respected in the legal communitiy.


    Martha Parker Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David John Luca

    Mr. Hirz is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is compassionate yet aggressive when the circumstances require.


    David Luca Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

75 E Santa Clara St Ste 275
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Roger J. Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin Legal Institute2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at Law - PartnerDel Ponte and Hirz2012 - Present
Attorney at Law - AssociateLaw Office of Dennis Del Ponte2007 - 2012
Law ClerkKeegan and Myers2005 - 2006
Law ClerkCommunity Legal Services2004 - 2005
Law ClerkVictims of Crime Resource Center2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association - Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
California State Bar - Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of HPost-Judgment
Marriage of PMulti-day child custody trial resulted in ruling in client's favor.
Marriage of PDate of Separation trial determined in Client's favor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
California State University, San Jose State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Santa Clara County Superior CourtMastering Personal Property Arbitration: Selected Substantive and Procedural Issues and Problem Areas2013