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The art of lawyering includes, at least in part, the art of story telling.  You want the Judge to "get" your side of the story so that you have a good shot at a fair result.  I enjoy the story telling aspect of lawyering.  Those sometimes complex legal rules are part of your story, since you want the Judge to hear all the relevant facts that make up your case.  At the end of the day it is story telling.


I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and if you have a Family Law type story to tell I will either know what you need to tell the Judge, or I will know where to look it up.  I have been practicing Family Law for over 9 years now, and while I cannot be sure I have seen everything, I have seen a lot.  You can tell me your story, and I will let you know my opinion of what you should be doing to make it better.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($350-400/hour)

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Contact info

The Law Office of John H. Perrott

1625 The Alameda Suite 208
San Jose, CA, 95126


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate CounselThomas Chase Stutzman, APC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
D v NThe Court Set Aside the Judgment and allowed Husband to file a Response and seek his interest in the Community Property retirement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.tomstutzman.comHow to Choose a Divorce Lawyer2013
Stutzman Family Law BlogFirst Woman on “Most Wanted” List of Child Support Fugitives Is Captured2013
Stutzman Family Law BlogWhat Can a Child Support Attorney Do?2013
Stutzman Family Law BlogCan I Ask for Sole Custody After My Divorce?2013
Stutzman Family Law BlogThe Benefits of Shared Parenting2013
Stutzman Family Law BlogWill I Have to Pay Spousal Support?2012
Stutzman Family Law BlogIs My Spouse Trying to Hide Assets?2012
Stutzman Family Law BlogSmartphones Can Be Used as Evidence in Divorce Cases2012
Stutzman Family Law Blog2011 Observations in Family Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - DavisEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991