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Nathan S. LaMotte

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nathan

Learn Nathan’s areas of practice.

Divorce and family disputes are among the most stressful times in a person’s life. Family law cases involve sensitive issues, and often times the stakes are high. Fortunately, you do not need to try to resolve these issues on your own. When you come to our office, we make every effort to offer understanding, compassion, and empathy. We will work closely with you to understand your current situation and how we can achieve the best possible outcome. This collaboration with you, along with zealous legal representation designed to protect your rights, is the essence of our practice of law. Whether it’s going to court or negotiating a settlement, your best interests are always in mind.

Zealous and Affordable Representation
We represent clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and guardianship. Whether you’re involved in an active dispute, want to learn more about your rights, or are planning for the future, we may be able to help you. Zealous representation at reasonable rates is a credo at our firm, and whatever family law issues you face, we make every effort to practice law in a way that follows this credo. First and foremost, we look for practical solutions and amicable resolutions when possible to reduce your stress and legal costs. However, when your rights are at stake, we are fully prepared to fight to protect them in court.

Call an Experienced South Bay Lawyer for Assistance
To learn more about how we may be able to help you resolve your case, call Nijmeh & LaMotte, P.C. today. Our office is located in downtown San Jose and serves Santa Clara County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, as well as all of the surrounding cities in the Silicon Valley area.


Nathan LaMotte is the founding attorney at the Law Office of Nathan S. LaMotte. Nathan attended the Santa Clara University School of law. During his time there, he always had an interest in family law. He spent two semesters working as an extern at a bay area boutique family law and estate planning firm where he assisted the founding attorney in a variety of family law cases. During his time at Santa Clara law, he was also awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence.

Upon graduation, Nathan was offered a law clerk position at the same boutique family law firm and continued working on many challenging family law matters. Soon after passing the bar, Nathan was hired as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Elainie Honjas, a prominent family law firm located in downtown San Jose. He worked closely with Elainie Honjas on many complex family law cases, helping her clients achieve the best possible resolution of their family law matter. In his nearly two years as an associate, he worked diligently to hone his family law skills, learning the many nuances and challenges of a family law case. In 2016, Nathan decided to start his own law practice with the goal of providing zealous, yet affordable, legal representation to family law litigants in the Bay Area.

Nathan is also very involved with Santa Clara County legal community. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the family law sections of the California Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association since passing the California Bar. He is presently serving as the Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section. If you are interested in Nathan’s zealous representation for your family law matter, please call for a free consultation


The Law Office of Nathan S. LaMotte
111 W. Saint John Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA, 95113-1107

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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce after short marriage
Nathan is very smart lawyer, and he’s really good at what he does. He was always helpful throughout my case. Even during unexpected situations, he was always ready to help and find solutions to resolve the issue. He brings justice where it’s needed.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2019
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Joanne T
He helped me through my whole divorce case and really professional service with reasonable price. Return calls and emails on timely manner.
Posted by Gina | July 22, 2019
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Great Attorney
Mr. LaMotte is a great attorney. He works hard for my case and his honesty and integrity has won my respect. I strongly recommend him as your divorce attorney. He is very responsive and professional. He put his heart and thoughts to take care of his clients. His works and outcomes are even better than some old attorneys who I had dealt with. I am completely satisfied his great work and wish him continuous success! Thank you, Mr. LaMotte!
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Posted by Johnny | April 8, 2018
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Fantastic attorney
I am very happy and proud of that I hired Mr. Lamotte to represent on my divorce case. He was very supportive and he always responded to my questions promptly. He pays attention to details and he invested a lot of work and effort into helping me to get my divorce. He even met me during weekends to assist me with my complex paperwork and my query. I highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Lamotte Nathan. Best regards Johnny
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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Nothing but very good experience
Nathan has been straight-forward with my legal concerns, and it is exactly what I was looking for. He has been friendly, and has made me feel confident with my current situation. He has been quick on getting back to me with questions or concerns. He was easy for me to reach out to him with any questions, he returned my calls and emails in a timely matter, he definitely communicates with his clients, and that is important to me! He was great explaining my situation and offer options in a way that I could understand. I would refer Nathan to my friends and family that need legal advice. Because he is located Downton parking is available across the street which is ½ a block from his office.
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Posted by Juliette | June 9, 2016
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Mr. LaMotte is truly an attorney who acted as my advocate during this season of change in my life. Not only is he smart he knows exactly how the law pertained to my particular case, he always hit the books to double check that he was on point. Mr. LaMotte was very clear, quick and precise in handling the paperwork needed and was quick to file it as well; the best analogy for him is “ a legal surgeon” he got to the root of the illness and did an amazing job in getting me back on my feet. He is compassionate and a great listener.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2016
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Smart and Compassionate Attorney
Attorney Nathan LaMotte supported Attorney Elainie Honjas represented me in my divorce case. He is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows his stuff. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. He made every effort to keep me involved. Always keep me updated with progress of the case. He was thorough and did a great job of dealing with the opposing counsel. Battle for me has not been easy, it has been an emotional and financial challenge for me but Nathan made sure to be there for me and make the journey smoother for me. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Janet | February 11, 2016
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Exceptional, Compassionate knowledgeable and Outstanding Attorney!!! Highly Recommended!!!
Attorney Lamotte did an superb job in my case. He represented me in my divorce, restraining order and took care of my trial case. I was very desperate and devastated when he came in the right moment and took away the burden from me. He connected with me at a emotional level as well. He is a very smart, honest, knowledgeable and compassionate family attorney who knows the law very well. He was always available on the phone/email/text and respond to my queries promptly. Above all he is a great human being who genuinely cares for his clients. I not only found an excellent attorney but a great friend as well. The results he achieved for me was beyond my expectations. I am grateful and so glad I found him. I highly recommend Attorney Lamotte. Thank you Nathan, you're amazing!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Law Office of Nathan LaMotte
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Office of Elainie Honjas
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of Serianna Jenab
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Externship
  • The Law Office of Serianna Jenab
  • 2012 - 2013
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Assoication
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence For The Future Award in Evidence
  • CALI
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Nathan on many cases, and have always found him to be extremely professional, caring, and whip-smart. Nathan is as thorough as they come; his clients needs are above all else and he is a fantastic family law attorney. I fully endorse Nathan on any case related to child custody, child or spousal support, dissolution, and/or division of assets. He is an attorney you want in your corner."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan is a thorough and passionate advocate for his clients. Whenever he encounters a unique legal situation, he puts in the necessary time and effort to research the issues and come up with creative, effective solutions. He communicates with his clients to ensure that they understand his thought process for case strategy."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Nathan for 2 years, I found him to be smart, kind, and totally devoted to his clients. He will zealously represent and aggressively represent in a family law issue. He is also very capable of settling cases when in the best interest of the client. I recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan S. Lamotte is an excellent Family Law attorney. He has a strong work ethic and pays attention to detail. He has a wealth of legal knowledge and he is passionate about his work. I highly recommend him."
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