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Calvin Seth Louie

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Calvin

Learn Calvin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Calvin S. Louie, a founding member of the firm, began his practice in 1980, in the areas of immigration, tort litigation emphasizing personal injury cases, and criminal defense. Prior to opening his own law practice, Calvin had worked extensively with legal aid offices where he developed a strong commitment to representing people with various backgrounds in our diverse communities. He has extensive experience in litigation involving family, civil, personal injury and criminal cases, in both

    45 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    45 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

    45 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Calvin S. Louie, a founding member of the firm, began his practice in 1980, in the areas of immigration, tort litigation emphasizing personal injury cases, and criminal defense. Prior to opening his own law practice, Calvin had worked extensively with legal aid offices where he developed a strong commitment to representing people with various backgrounds in our diverse communities. He has extensive experience in litigation involving family, civil, personal injury and criminal cases, in both

    45 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    Calvin S. Louie, a founding member of the firm, began his practice in 1980, in the areas of immigration, tort litigation emphasizing personal injury cases, and criminal defense. Prior to opening his own law practice, Calvin had worked extensively with legal aid offices where he developed a strong commitment to representing people with various backgrounds in our diverse communities. He has extensive experience in litigation involving family, civil, personal injury and criminal cases, in both

    45 years

Calvin S. Louie, a founding member of the firm, began his practice in 1980, in the areas of immigration, tort litigation emphasizing personal injury cases, and criminal defense.  Prior to opening his own law practice, Calvin had worked extensively with legal aid offices where he developed a strong commitment to representing people with various backgrounds in our  diverse communities.  He has extensive experience in litigation involving family,  civil, personal injury and criminal cases, in both jury trials and court trials. 

Location

Louie & Kitsuse
1520 The Alameda.
Suite 100
San Jose, CA, 95126-2319

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed oriented and fantastic team
I had a contentious case with lots of moving pieces. Calvin and his team helped keep me organized and focus on the key things for my case. His staff is responsive and courteous. Calvin is methodical and listens to what matters to you most and makes sure to prioritize those parts of your case. The case itself took over 2 years to complete and was not enjoyable. That being said, I feel that Calvin and team gave me the best results I could've hoped for and now that it is complete, I would definitely use this law office again (but hopefully won't ever need to).
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Posted by Tammy | July 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calvin Louie the best!!!
Mr. Louie and his office staff were amazing. Going through a divorce in my 50’s I had great concern about my financial future. Thanks to Mr Louie I no longer need to worry. Forever thankful for Mr Louie!
Posted by Marjorie | June 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Respectable,Honest,Great Lawyer!
He represented our daughter and helped guide her through various courts.Though our daughter someways didn't do as he went beyond to help her.He was is a wonderful person.Yes I would recommand him to others.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Titans of the Industry
Calvin and Christine Louie are true industry professionals. They worked with me on my case for 3 years and they were able to help me settle my case for an amount that exceeded all my expectations.
Posted by Andrew | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreve Grateful
Calvin and his team were phenomenal!! I can't express how grateful I am with them by my side throughout the whole process of going into trial. In the beginning of this whole situation, I walked in there with no hopes, no happiness, and no appetite for anything in this world. After the first meeting, I felt as if I was reborn again. I have researched many lawyers and gone through free consultations who I thought was suitable for my case, but none of them were as genuine and real as they were. They told me the cold, hard facts that could potentially happen. Not some rainbow, fantasy ideas that "will" happen. Now I'm here, innocent(as I was from the start), free and truly grateful for everything they have done!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Atty. Louie provided practical advice
Atty. Louie provided a realistic/practical advice for my case and what I can do now – even though he was tired, he was busy, and my call was unplanned. When I called back again to ask a question, he took my call immediately and provided another sound advice. I felt that he handled my situation in a competent and compassionate manner. Thank you, Atty. Louie, for taking the time to take my calls and for caring.
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Posted by Sweta Patel | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They are truly a Dream Team!
Calvin & Christine provided an excellent support for my divorce case especially with the on going custody issue. Both are very dedicated attorneys and provide very competent and professional legal advice. They are one of the best attorneys I have come across. They are very professional, very aggressive at the same time very cost conscious to reach your goal. They make sure your goals are accomplished in the shortest amount of time and money. From day one we knew we are in great and very capable hands. In all the hearings we got what we requested and discussed. Calvin & Christine have a great rapport with the judge and they are very crisp and succinct infront of the judge. They command a great respect from the Judge. They are very prompt. I never had to remind them. The office staff is very courteous. Calvin and Christin are very friendly, compassionate and very understanding. They always answered all my questions, returned my phone calls....they are a dream team!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Thank you!
I want to thank Calvin Louie and his staff for helping me to get my paternity judgement, which I couldn’t get by myself for last 3 years. Mr. Louie is an extremely knowledgeable attorney with lots of experience. I would highly recommend Louie & Kitsuse Law Offices to anyone in need of legal services.
Posted by Lewis | January 21, 2015
Granddaughters' interest
I have worked with other attorneys in the past, but have found my experience with Calvin S. Louie and his associate, Jennifer M. Hutchinson, outstanding! They were knowledgeable of the law, responsive to our questions and they created a legal strategy that helped resolve the case in our best interest. I highly recommend them for• your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Prepared and Thorough
Our nonprofit agency needed legal counsel quickly over the holidays and Calvin responded. Not only was his guidance helpful during a stressful period, he helped us calmly walk through the necessary steps, making sure we were informed and prepared for the many possible outcomes in court. He and his staff encouaraged us to ask questions and when we did, they responded promptly with professionalism and thoroughness. Calvin and his staff exude an enthusiasm and passion for what they do. We were able to achieve the outcome we sought and feel we have also gained a trustworthy friend.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
fabulous lawyer
We are very lucky to meet with Mr. Louie. Our case is very complicated and serious because false claim caused arrest and we did not have any power to sentence guilty must cause losing VISA status in the US. Our family was almost destroyed. We almost gave up everything… However, he encouraged us and solved all our problems, not only legal issues but also family issues. He was always carefully taking care of us and gave us the best advices. On the last court day District Attorney mentioned about Mr. Louie’s work with such words, “Great!” “Excellent!” “Impressive!”. It is the evidence of what he did for us and what he can do. We think he is the best lawyer in the Bay Area for criminal cases of family issues. If you have any similar problem, we strongly recommend contacting with Mr. Louie.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
Helpful and empathetic
Calvin was helpful in providing a strategy for my case and to assist me in completing the case after it became contentious and beyond my means to complete.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2014
Calvin Louie is a great advocate and a very knowledgeable attorney
Calvin Louie has been my attorney through some very trying situations over the past several years. He and his staff were always available for questions, for support and follow through. He successfully advocated for me through some very difficult times. He trusted what i had to say, and helped me prove my case successfully through several rounds of negotiation and court hearings. He is very knowledgeable about family law, and was able to help me understand what the law said, while at the same time fighting for my rights and making sure i did not do anything that would harm my case. I highly recommend him, and would hire him again instantly
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2014
Professional and caring
Calvin Louie and his associates were thorough, caring, personable and professional from the very start. They researched carefully and asked many incisive questions before taking our case. Though the divorce specifics and circumstances were particularly difficult, and a previous lawyer had made egregious mistakes, Mr. Louie and his team were not hesitant, or intimidated. Mr. Louie and his staff were genuinely concerned and interested in our well-being both throughout, and after, the legal process. Though Mr. Louie is experienced, he also has an in-house consultant who specializes in divorce law. It was great peace of mind knowing their answers and strategies had been thoughtfully considered and collaborated. As the case required financial research, Mr. Louie went above and beyond in his forensic search for evidence. I'm not certain any other lawyer might have gone to the lengths he did in acquiring the records he was able to, or in examining the (copious) results. His efforts proved pivotal. He and his office made every effort to stay in touch frequently, to patiently explain (and re-explain) the ins and outs on the process, and to anticipate the odds of certain outcomes. It was helpful that he and his team knew well the "players," (judge, attorney(s), evaluators) and the venue. Should any other legal concerns arise in future, I would not hesitate to contact Calvin Louie.
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Posted by Derek | May 30, 2014
Experience with a personable touch
Calvin's years of experience in the Family Law area clearly shows when it comes to giving advice that returns the results that are best suited for me. He keeps me informed of the development of my case. And the other attorneys in the firm as well as office staff are extremely competent and personable. Emotions usually fly high in Family Law cases and mine is no exception. Calvin has an uncanny ability to soothe my agitation and stay focused on the discussions at hand. I also get to observe this calm demeanor in action in court and when dealing with the opposing attorney. Calvin who gets the job done well! Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Calvin is the epitome of a supportive lawyer who defends his client. When he heard my friend’s case, he reacted with genuine caring and determination to obtain fair terms. Throughout the reworking of the settlement, Calvin was strategic and detail-oriented. He was always responsive to questions via phone calls and emails and took the time to explain legalities in understandable language. He and his staff are professional and friendly experts at their jobs. Without hesitation, I would recommend Calvin to you for resolution of your legal problems.
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Posted by Jan | October 30, 2013
Marriage of long duration ending
I found Mr. Louie to be to the point with sound advice. He was generous with his time & I appreciated his kindness and concern for me. Divorce is highly emotional, especially for a marriage of 35 years plus -- he kept me focused on what was best for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
Very responsive and helpful lawyer in south bay
Calvin Louie is the best lawyer I have met. He is very responsive and willing to work with the client. He is very reachable and helpful. I strongly recommend Calvin Louie.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2013
Very helpful and knowledgeable.
Mr. Louie was very patient with me and took extra time to answer my many questions. This experience is very new to me so I really appreciated his kindness.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2013
Great phone screen
Calvin was very personable. He understood my situation and provided advice that made sense. He was very knowledgable and I never felt rushed on the phone with him meaning he took the time explain my options in detail.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Louie & Kitsuse Law Office
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • 1976

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent work ethic and very considerate of client needs."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Calvin Seth Louie
Calvin Seth Louie
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation