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I am an invited member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel which is comprised of the top 1% of attorneys in the United States.  I have been Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished rated for 20 years.  Martindale-Hubbell conducts random, anonymous surveys of attorneys and judges to determine an attorney's rating.


 


A commitment to personal service is evident in every aspect of my law practice. My staff and I treat every client as if they were my only client and every family law case with the utmost attention. When you employ me as your divorce lawyer you will be working directly with me, not a staff attorney to whom your case is assigned.


 


The decision to file for divorce is difficult and highly personal. You may have many questions and concerns but find it hard to talk about these issues with friends and family. They may have the best of intentions, but divorce and family law situations often involve private issues that are uncomfortable to share. Sometimes your family and friends may simply not understand your situation.


 


I invite you to my website where I have attempted to provide you with general information relating to various issues or problems that may arise in a divorce proceeding. These are listed as "practice areas." This information is of course not exhaustive of all issues or problems that may arise in a divorce proceeding. I suggest you start with the "Do's and Don'ts in a Divorce Proceeding or in Contemplating Divorce" whether you seek a divorce or modification of existing orders.


 


Whomever you hire, your attorney should respond to your telephone messages or e-mail promptly, should be familiar with local court procedures and practices, should provide you with copies of all court documents and correspondence, should not have to be reminded of the basic facts of your case every time you speak and should timely present all settlement proposals.Even after decades of practicing law, I continue to see new issues and surprising twists in otherwise familiar situations. This serves as a constant reminder to me that every family's situation is unique and as such requires a highly personalized approach.


 


Whether you are considering divorce or have another family matter, I can help you. I will answer your questions and help you solve your legal problems.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    39 years
  2. Family: 30%
    39 years
  3. Alimony: 10%
    39 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    39 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Duane Hirz

    I have worked with John many times over the years. He is always a strong advocate for his clients, and also professional and easy to work with as an opposing counsel.

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Contact info

John S. Yohanan

333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 930
San Jose, CA, 95113

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2016
BV-Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2014
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2013
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2012
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2011
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2010
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2009
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2008
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2007
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2006
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2005
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2004
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2003
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2002
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2001
BV Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2000
BV-Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Reviw Ratings1999
BV-Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings1998
BV-Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings1997
BV-Distinguished RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of John S. Yohanan1977 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
United States Tax CourtLicensed Attorney1983 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitLicensed Attorney1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Noghrey (1985) 169 Cal. App. 3d. 326 [215 Cal.Rptr. 153]N/A
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
California State University, San Jose State UniversityBehavioral ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1972