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Camelia Mahmoudi

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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Learn Camelia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Never intimidated by the complexity of the legal system, reach out to us today.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Focused on making a comfortable and professional experience for our clients is our standard of practice.

  3. Elder law
    10%
    Certified Specialist: Trust & Probate Law and Estate Planning. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Certified Specialist: Estate Planning and Trust & Probate Law. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  5. Probate
    10%
    Certified Specialist: Trust & Probate Law and Estate Planning. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  6. Tax
    10%
    Certified Specialist: Trust & Probate Law and Estate Planning. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  7. Trusts
    10%
    Certified Specialist: Trust & Probate Law and Estate Planning. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

I am Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. I make sure that my clients are comfortable with the legal process, and are not intimidated by the complexity of the legal process. I work with the client to complete the matter with as little expense and litigation as possible. Please set up an appointment today by calling us at 408-658-8580.

Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 08/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Camelia Mahmoudi
2021 The Alameda Ste 200
San Jose, CA, 95126

Reviews

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Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Camelia helped us probate my father's estate in California when all of the children lived in another state. His trust and will were never signed and he passed away in another country. Camelia helped me get appointed as the executor and guided me through the process. She did all the necessary paperwork and attended all the court hearings so that I did not have to. Following her directions and providing everything to her that was needed we were able to finish the probate in less than 8 months. The emotional journey was made so much easier thanks to Camelia. I would highly recommend Camelia for any probate work and were so grateful that we found such an experienced lawyer.
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Posted by Nick | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Respectful and efficient
To make this simple: After we made sure that the a mediation will be the best approach to our separation matter, we search the list of recommended law offices to take on this task. We contacted several law offices but it seamed like every time we were invited to engage in a battle rather than a peaceful agreement.  Camelia was very supportive and helpful to explain our options and made sure we understand the whole process before we make the final agreements, after a solid agreement on custody and financial matters she was super fast to get the documents ready for us and made the process super easy to follow and finish.  If you would like a hassle free and absolutely peaceful and cheapest way to get to final goal of Separation or Divorce, please do your self a favor and call this lady... She will make sure you pay the least and get the results the fastest way in very supportive manor....
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Posted by Kamyar | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, thorough, skilled, organized attorney!
Camelia helped us with establishing a living Trust, Will, and Advanced Health Directives. She guided us through every step of the way and was able to accomplish the whole thing remotely! We recently asked her to make some modifications to the Living Trust due to changes in our life and she completed the Amendment in the same professional manner as the first time. I highy recommend her for your legal needs.
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Posted by Swapnil | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly knowledgable attorney and easy to work with
I recently worked with Camelia on creating a living trust. I was thoroghly impressed with the way Camelia handled my case. Not only that Camelia is expert in the matter, but also that she's very easy to work with. She was very responsive to my queries, which mattered to me a lot. It's the overall experience that matters, and Camelia exceeded my expectations in every category. I highly, highly recommend Camelia!
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Posted by Hurmuz lazarian | December 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. Kamelia Mahmoudi was a beacon of hope when my options appeared limited. My needs were put first and I was treated as a person rather than a number. Even though she was representing both me and my wife she never took sides and treated us both equally. My opinions were valued, my doubts were always reassured and the process was fully and clearly explained. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I am eternally grateful for her service. Thank you.
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Posted by Stephanie | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My CPA recommended Camelia Mahmoudi when I was in the process of selling my business. Camelia exceeded my expectations in the support that she provided. She is extremely knowledgeable, very thorough, and very responsive. The last minute negotiations occurred on the weekend and she worked through the last few details over email and telephone. I would highly recommend Camelia Mahmoudi for your legal needs.
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Posted by Nolan | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional & responsive to our needs
Camelia prepared a suite of "elder care legal documents" for the benefit of our parents. She has a very approachable personality that helped explain complicated legal issues in a way that our aging parents could easily understand. She clearly takes pride in her profession, and it shows. I would use her services again. Well done!
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Posted by Monica Ganjoo | July 7, 2015
Great Family Law Attorney
I have worked with Camelia on several cases, where I have handled immigration side and Camelia has handled the family law side. Every client I have referred to Camelia has been extremely happy with her services. It has been a pleasure to work with Camelia.
Posted by Karen | July 6, 2015
Great Experience !
I became my Aunt's conservator. I had no idea what was in store for me. It could have been overwhelming but step by step Camelia got me through it. She is professional, thorough, kind and was there for me the whole way through. I am also working with her regarding my Mother's death. Once again it could be a very stressful situation but with Camelia, I put it in her hands, and I know it will work out fine. I am so thankful to have her as my Lawyer.
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Posted by Natalie | July 6, 2015
Highly Recommend Ms. Mahmoudi
I found Camelia Mahmoudi’s legal services by searching on Google and was pleased to learn that she was bilingual in Farsi and attended my Alma mater. Our commonalities provoked me to contact her and I was very pleased with her services. She is incredibly professional and highly knowledgeable in her practice. We worked on a prenuptial agreement together that she meticulously tailored to fit my needs and guided me through step by step on what to expect. She is also very kind and personable to work with. I highly recommend Ms. Mahmoudi for your legal needs.
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Posted by Shahla | July 5, 2015
I'm so glad to find Camelia Mahmoudi.
I am grateful to have you as my attorney during the past several years. Thank you so much for all your support and dedication for me and my my family.
Posted by Mina | July 3, 2015
Camelia' services
I would highly recommend Camelia for any legal advises and services. She has done a great job preparing and processing my Estate planning every thing from obtaining details of what needs to be stated to processing and registration. I now feel very comfortable to have done my legal homework through a trusted organization. She is the most caring, knowledgeable and smart attorney who's target is helping people and making her clients happy. Big high five.
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Posted by Mercedeh | October 16, 2014
Knowledgable, caring and responsive
I was very please and amazed by this attorney who is so competent, caring and responsive. She returned my calls and e mails immediately and directed me appropriately that led to solving the legal issues I am dealing with concerning probate and family laws. I highly recommend Camelia Mahmoudi. She makes you feel that you are not alone while dealing with the stress of legal concerns. She is in your side and goes the extra mile to be helpful. Mercedeh
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Posted by Daniel | January 22, 2013
Child custody for my daughters. Forced sale of my wife's previous property per divorce agreement. Adoption of my sons.
Camelia initially helped acquire a custody agreement for my two daughters. Camelia's paperwork was always perfect. She responded to all of my emails and questions immediately. Camelia is well informed and I never had any surprises in court. Except happy ones. The second time Camelia helped my wife. Camelia tied off the loose ends on my wife's divorce. Including removing squatters from my wife's house so we could prep it for sale. All monies owed to my wife were paid to her when the house sold. The third time Camelia helped me again. My sons had been abandoned by their biological father. When I approached him with my intent to adopt he refused to give up his rights. Camelia helped me terminate his rights and adopt my sons.
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Posted by Eric | January 18, 2013
Great Attorney
I've used this attorney in the past and have been very pleased with her work. She is a great attorney and individual. Would highly recommend her!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Camelia Mahmoudi
  • 2003 - Present
  • Professor
  • Lincoln Law School Of San Jose
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Taxation
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Universita` Degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A
  • California State University, San Francisco State University
  • Masters & Bachelor Degrees
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Santa Clara Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kasner Estate Planning Symposium Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Santa Clara Estate Planning Council (Past President - 2015-2016)
  • Board of Directors & member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association - Judiciary Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Live Oak Senior Care
  • Board of Directors member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Estate Planning
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Farsi

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • 2014 Women Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 Women Northern California Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • SCU Law Pro Bono Project
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Pezhvak Monthly Newspaper
  • Probate Process
  • N/A
  • Pezhvak Monthly Newspaper
  • Ending a Marriage
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • 14th Annual Kasner Estate Planning Symposium
  • Elimination of Bias
  • 2018
  • 13th Annual Kasner Estate Planning Symposium
  • How to Establish Your Own Law Practice
  • 2017
  • Santa Clara University How to go Solo
  • Fee Arbitration
  • 2016
  • Sant Clara University Going Solo Seminar
  • Fee Arbitration
  • 2015
  • Santa Clara University Solo Practice Seminar
  • Solo Practcice Seminar
  • 2014
  • The Law and You
  • Why Do You Need Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Solo Practice Seminar
  • Solo practice Seminar
  • 2013
  • Iranian Parents of Northern California
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Appadana Iranian TV program
  • Avoiding Probate
  • 2009
  • Society of Iranian Professional
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a family law practitioner in Southern Califirnia and met Camelia first by her reputation in the Persian community in San Jose and Bay area. Attorneys and non-attorneys praised her integrity, honesty, knowledge of law and dependability. This became proven to me recently when I had a chance to work with her in a family law case. She is professional, balanced, and fair. I am pleased to endorse and recommend her on any areas of her expertise, family law, taxation and probate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with, been on the opposite side of, and personally known Ms. Mahmoudi for 18 years in the family law profession. Ms. Mahmoudi is reputable, consistent, reasonable, professional, compassionate, responsive, informative, solution-oriented and an all-around fantastic family law lawyer and mediator. I highly recommend her! Jim Hoover"
Probate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney provides consistently helpful answers and would be a good resource for the community in the event they need a lawyer in this field."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Camelia on several cases, where I have handled the immigration law side and she has handled the family law side. The clients I have referred to her have been extremely happy. She is very responsive, caring and knowledgable. I endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Camelia Mahmoudi is an excellent attorney: hard-working, friendly, effective, and well-liked by her clients. If you have legal needs in the areas of estate planning, family law, or tax, Camelia is a great choice and highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mahmoudi is an excellent attorney who shows compassion towards her clients as well. She is very knowledgeable in the areas of family law, estate planning and taxation."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Camelia for the past five years. Camelia is hard-working, competent, and very ethical. I highly recommend Camelia in the field of family law."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I highly recommend Camelia Mahmoudi for any case within her field of expertise. Michel Rouhani Attorney at Law"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Camelia is responsive, professional and highly competent. I respect her continuing her legal education and receiving her LLM. She has a passion for the legal system, and it shows."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Camelia Mahmoudi in San Jose- 1550 The Alameda, (408)287-2030, web site is www.camelialaw.com, email is [email protected] I have known Camelia for 12 years, we went to law school together, and are former co-workers. She has been practicing family law for 9.5 years, and estate planning for the past seven. Camilia is very smart, knowledgable, honest, hardworking, as well as efficient and easy to talk to. You will find her rates to be very reasonable."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I strongly endorse Camellia. I have known Camellia for many years. Earlier in her career, she worked for me as an associate attorney. She is easy to talk to, and listens. While I am endorsing Camelia for estate planning, she is also an excellent family lawyer. Camelia is highly regarded in the trust and estates communities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Camelia in 2003. She is conscientious, intelligent and personable. Camelia is multilingual and has the ability to provide legal services in Farsi and Italian. Her LL.M. in Taxation has equipped her with advanced, specialized training, so she can provide excellent services in the area of Taxation. I was happy to see that Super Lawyers recognized Camelia in 2012 for her work in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law and Tax."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mahmoudi has a reputation among her peers as being a compassionate, diligent, ethical and hard working attorney and I highly recommend her in matters of Estate Planning, Taxation and Family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Camelia Mahmoudi is a very committed, compassionate and knowledgeable Attorney. I am glad to fully endorse her."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Camelia Mahmoudi
Camelia Mahmoudi
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 19 years