Hoover Krepelka, LLP is Silicon Valley's premier family law firm with over 100 years of experience.Jim Hoover is a Certified Family Law Specialist who is exclusively dedicated to family law.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2017|
|10 Best Attorneys||American Institution of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2017|
|Esteemed Lawyers of America||Esteemed Lawyers of America||2017|
|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|Avvo Client's Choice Award - Divorce||Avvo||2015|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2015|
|Graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 2%)||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Dean's List 2001||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Awards in Contracts||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Award in Torts||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Award in Commercial Transactions||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Award in Wills and Trusts||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Award in Dispute Resolution||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Top of the Class Award in Criminal Procedure||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2001|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2000|
|Dean's List 2000||Santa Clara University, School of Law||2000|
|Dean's List 1999||Santa Clara University, School of Law||1999|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Santa Clara University, School of Law||1999|
|Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Accounting (top 5%)||Santa Clara University||1998|
|Partner||Hoover, Bechtel, Hoover & Krepelka, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Hoover & Bechtel, LLP||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Certified Family Law Specialist||2013 - Present|
|Network Today||Member since 2007, President 2009 and 2011||2007 - Present|
|Silicon Valley Capital Club||Member and on Membership Council||2007 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|LinkedIn; HK Blog||Legalization of marijuana: will it affect child custody cases, and how?||2016|
|LinkedIn; Hoover Krepelka Blog||The Ashley Madison leak: relevant in family court?||2015|
|Santa Clara University||Accounting||N/A||1998|
|Santa Clara University||Economics||N/A||1998|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Santa Clara University||Legal Careers in Family Law||2013|
Posted by Mike
My Divorce was the most difficult process that I ever went through in my entire life. Jim was excellent in representing my interests and keeping me calm and focused through the entire ordeal. He understands the law and knows how to apply it. I think most importantly, he knows "the system" and how things really get done.
I hope I never need his services again but if I do there would be no hesitation to use him again - without question!
Posted by Sophia
Jim Hoover represented my Husband and I on a family law matter after he was recommended to us. Throughout we were impressed with Jim’s handing of our case; so much so that we would not hesitate to recommend him and Hoover & Krepelka (indeed we already have done so on a few occasions). Of the many great things we could say, in particular we valued Jim’s knowledge, attentiveness, and measured approach. It is clear that Jim is an expert in his field; we had received incorrect and incomplete advice on previous occasions from two other lawyers. Our case involved reviewing agreements prepared by third-party legal mediators - Jim picked through the details meticulously ensuring we had a no loop-hole agreement we could sign in confidence. His attentiveness extended to taking time out on his vacation to review a final draft agreement resulting from a last minute change. He was sympathetic of our emotional state at all times and perfectly understood our viewpoint. Working with Jim felt like we were on a team, pushing forward together for the best possible outcome, knowing he’d “got our back”. Jim - thank you! thank you! for a job brilliantly executed.
Posted by Mike
My team at Hoover Krepelka was exceptional, with James Hoover taking the lead. I first met James over three years ago for an initial consultation. This first meeting involved weighing my legal options for custody of my daughter who was only four-months-old at the time. It was a very painful and confusing season in my life, however, the meeting with James Hoover eliminated one of many worries. I knew I had found the right legal council to guide me through all the potential roads and barriers that could unfold as I separated and worked through private meditation to obtain more and more custody of my young daughter. As fate would have it, two years later I found myself going to court to seek 50% custody of a three-year-old. Though taxing physically, emotionally, and financially, my team at Hoover Krepelka assembled an incredible case and, ultimately, we succeeded in gaining 50% custody. The Hoover Krepelka team was thorough, efficient (with time and costs), and highly prepared and professional. I knew I had the best team. In the end, I am extremely grateful for the outcome – 50% custody of my daughter.
Eva Martelle, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Jim is able to balance his role as advocate for his client while maintaining his professionalism with opposing counsel. This is not true for all attorneys and speaks to Jim's capabilities as a reputable attorney.
Heather Allan, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I highly endorse Jim. I have had several cases with Jim and his office. He is always communicative and genuinely willing to work in a cooperative manner. I appreciate Jim's approach in cases and believe he is a skilled attorney with years of experience.
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