An experienced and professional advocate to assist you in all Family Law matters.An experienced and professional advocate to assist you in all Family Law matters.
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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Roger J. Traynor Honor Society||McGeorge School of Law||2006|
|Witkin Award for Academic Excellence||Witkin Legal Institute||2005|
|Attorney at Law - Partner||Del Ponte and Hirz||2012 - Present|
|Attorney at Law - Associate||Law Office of Dennis Del Ponte||2007 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Keegan and Myers||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Community Legal Services||2004 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Victims of Crime Resource Center||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|California State Bar - Family Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|D v. H||Successful litigated result|
|Marriage of M||Favorable Settlement for Client|
|Marriage of P||Multi-day child custody trial resulted in ruling in client's favor.|
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|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|San Jose State University||Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Santa Clara County Superior Court||Mastering Personal Property Arbitration: Selected Substantive and Procedural Issues and Problem Areas||2013|