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Christine Ann Pham

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   22 reviews

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Christine Pham is a San Francisco native with over 15 years of litigation experience. Christine focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of family law and family formation matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony), dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, division of property, adoption and assisted reproduction.

She has been litigating cases since 2004. She is a fierce family law advocate, and always does her absolute best to fight for her clients because of the sensitive issues that are involved, they become like family to her. Prior to becoming a family law advocate, she worked as a securities litigator at Morgan Stanley where she successfully defended 100% of the cases she tried. She has also represented other such Fortune 500 companies. She has worked as a consultant for Ernst & Young handling fraud investigations and anti-money laundering cases. She is no stranger to handling high asset matters or fighting for her clients if the need arises. On the other hand, she also has the experience to negotiate a fair settlement for her client to prevent the high costs of litigation.

She has experience in the valuation and division of restricted stock units, stocks and options, assessment of support, tracing of separate property reimbursement claims. She also has trial experience in custody matters, including move-away cases, abuse allegations, and restraining orders.


Her background in litigation, bankruptcy, and knowledge of California family law, combined with her creative legal strategies and sincere compassion for her clients, has made her a recognized and trusted name in and around the Bay Area.


Christine’s dedication to her clients is reflected in the testimonials they give her. As one client wrote, “I am very grateful to have had Christine as my attorney in this difficult time. She is always reliable and knows exactly what she is doing. Her calm assertiveness was exactly what I needed in helping my case. I would recommend her to anyone, I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.”

 

Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/29/2022

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

Contact Christine

Hoover Krepelka, LLP
1520 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA, 95126

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and caring
Christine helped me with a response to my family law case that helped me get my words on paper. She was very caring , attentive and detailed. With her help I was able to see my kids and helped me to regain my custody right before Christmas I really appreciate the time and effort she put into helping me and I highly Recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trust
I would like to start by thanking Christ, in the middle of the hurricane she was able to find me peace. Christ was there for me with my life issues involving my most precious gift which is my 16 month old daughter. Christ was not just my lawyer but she became a friend, she took my life issues on her hands and made me feel confortable. When your child goes missing and a possible divorce is in the horizon, Christ kept me together and calm with her knowledge and experience. She was always there for me with my question and doubts, this experience of life is not the most pleasant. However, she was able to get my case together fairly quickly and presented to the judge. Christ and the paralegal were very efficient and understanding of the situation I was going through. I had instances that I felt frustrated but with the team experience, I would focus on what is really important. I highly recommend Christine Ann Pham. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2020
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Excellent Family Lawyer
Being in court, advocating for Paternal rights can be challenging. I needed a family oriented lawyer who would represent my family’s best interest. I wanted a competent attorney who would use their skill set to help alleviate the problems. Family court deals with personal matters & having a lawyer I can trust with these matters is priceless. I was lucky to find Christine Pham because she checked all of the boxes. The nature of the issues dealt with in Family court can be stressful. Mrs. Pham was very patient with me and reassuring during our conversations. She was always prompt in returning my emails and phone calls. I never waited long to get questions answered. She worked with opposing counsel on several occasions to work out whatever issue was pressing. It was a relief to have someone prepared to help navigate the Court orders and answer questions. I felt confident about investing my money and time because she was working with me to solve problems and overcome legal obstacles. I would 100% definitely recommend Christine Pham for anyone searching for a Family court lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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Excellent attorney.
Christine is excellent in her approach. Very kind, dedicated and compassionate attorney . Helped me in the entire process and made it extremely smooth. She can be easily reached on her phone and she will definitely message or call you back if she does not answer. I definitely recommend Christine. Thank you Christine for making this process as easy as possible.
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Posted by Deirdre | January 27, 2020
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Divorce representation
Christine went above and beyond to assist me in all matters of my divorce process. She works carefully, diligently and has a friendly and approachable manner. Christine and her staff provided an exemplary service. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and resourceful
Christine was very supportive to me going through a divorce and child custody battle. She was good resource when it came to family law legal advice. Very helpful and reassuring to know someone who empathized, saw you as a person and not just a client, to help me along the most devastating event of my life.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Puts the pro in professional
Christine was professional in every way. Timely, detail oriented, respectful, and inquisitive. She gave me a fair rate and communicated clearly and with integrity about cost. We were on a tight deadline and she took time out of her life to fit my schedule. I recommend her highly.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2019
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Professional, timely, clear and concise
Christine helped me terminate my domestic partnership. She was professional, timely, clear, and concise throughout the process. When the court made a mistake on the forms, she also informed me quickly and had them correct on my behalf. I'd highly recommend Christine for handling legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I needed a name change and although it isn’t a difficult matter, Christine handled everything for me making it effortless. I would recommend her due to her proffessionalism, expertise, and respect.
Posted by Denise | August 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Absoultly Amazing Attorney
Christine created a surrogacy contract for us. She was thorough, always available to speak with and answered all our questions. She was so patient and informative with all my questions. I would highly recommend her for any family law issues you may have. She was a blessing to work with. I will continue to use Christine for all my family law needs.
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Posted by Aaron | June 27, 2018
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Fast and Efficient
Christine helped me get visitation rights to see my daughter. It was fast and painless. She is amazing and helped me through every step of the process from the paperwork to court. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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Astute, Reliable and Compassionate Attorney
Christine helped me create and negotiate a prenuptial agreement. It was such a stressful matter and I was so glad to have found Christine to represent me and help get the document written and signed. Christine was patient and always took time to explain the details and intricacies to me. She also gave her opinion on what I was trading off and a perspective on how important things are in the big picture. Additionally, she is responsive, reliable, and professional! I trust her and would strongly recommend her counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
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Excellent Service
Christine is a very effective attorney and a pleasure to work with. I have seen firsthand her skill and care for attention to detail. She is responsive to clients and does A+ work!
Posted by Melinda | February 22, 2018
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A great attorney!
Christine was reliable and responsive in my communications with her. She was attentive to my need to get a court order to amend my marriage license and was extremely helpful when I needed to amend the court order before this could happen.
Posted by Luis | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
I am very grateful to have had Christine as my attorney in this difficult time. She is always reliable and knows exactly what she is doing. Her calm assertiveness was exactly what I needed in helping my case. I would recommend her to anyone, I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post Nuptial Agreement
I was referred to Christine through Legal Zoom for assistance with reviewing a post nuptial agreement my husband and I drafted. I had never used legal services before and I wasn't sure what to expect. Christine was very responsive to my emails and said she would do an initial review of my document before giving me a quote for services. I thought that was more than fair and decided to proceed after she provided the quote. Our in-person meeting was very comfortable and there was no judgement - only the necessary questions to understand how my husband and I came up with the terms of the agreement, and the legal repercussions of each. All in all, it was a positive experience and very easy to coordinate with Christine and I would recommend her to any of my friends and family.
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Posted by Rosanna | July 22, 2016
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Amazing!
Christine is absolutely amazing. Trying to find a lawyer to start my divorce while also being very comfortable with them is a very hard thing to do. I consulted with 5 lawyers before I found Christine. From the first meeting all the way up to now, she's always made me feel comfortable and at ease. She's more than willing to work with my schedule since I work 40 hour weeks and has always been prompt in answering my emails. I highly recommend Christine as a divorce attorney because she's so empathic and very willing to work with your schedule. She's very reasonable with her fees and I can't express how grateful I am to find her!
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Posted by Starcia | June 18, 2016
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Awesome and timely!
I really enjoyed working with Ms. Pham. She was timely and always stayed in touch with me by keeping me up to date wit my case'scenario process. She made me feel like an individual although I knew she was busy with other cases besides my own. She was always professional and thorough with my case and even smiled often. That meant a great deal to me. I would recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2011
Highly Recommended
We had a bad experience with another BK attorney and then we met Christine. She was very knowledgeable and always got back to me in a timely manner. We will refer Christine to anyone that needs an attorney!!
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2011
Highly recommend
I truly felt Ms Pham was the right attorney for my wife and me at "Hello". Her knowledge, deportment and show of concern throughout the procedure, far exceeded our expectations. Christine instilled hope where despair could have easily set in. She was always available to respond to questions and returned calls and emails in a timely manner. I highly recommend Christine Pham to be your advocate for all your legal needs. CML
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Entrust Legal
  • 2017 - 2019

Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • Law
  • 2003
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • 2000

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section and Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Justice and Diversity Center
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2020

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris Pham is a phenomenal attorney who genuinely cares about her clients. She is sharp, detail-oriented, and works hard to obtain the best outcome for her cases. I worked with Chris when she was the managing attorney at our family law firm. She was one of the best mentors I've ever had and am grateful I had the opportunity to learn from her. You know you're in good hands if Chris is your attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Ms. Pham and assisted her in the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. She is knowledgeable and highly respected in the field of bankruptcy law. She is personable and treats each of her clients with equal respect and importance. I recommend her to anyone in need of filing bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is an amazing teacher. She is a wealth of knowledgewhen it comes to bankruptcy. She is kind and caring and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Christine Pham is the most practiced and capable attorney handling individual bankruptcies in the Bay Area! She should be every individual's first stop for bankruptcy consultation. She is clever, intuitive, experienced, well spoken of and active in the legal community, and is always on top of changes and trends in the bankruptcy community. Make sure you see Christine Pham for your bankruptcy needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"An outstanding, talented attorney who is well-skilled in bankruptcy law. Ms. Pham is professional, intelligent and efficient. She was a constant wealth of information for me when I was a fledgling bankruptcy attorney. Her clients were always extremely happy with her work and frequently referred friends and family to her based on their experience with her. Ms. Pham enjoys her work and expertly assists clients through an extremely stressful financial situation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Very knowledgeable and professional. She is a great example of what an attorney should be,"
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