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Travis Isaiah Krepelka

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   22 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

Virtual consultation available

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CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, PARTNER AT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST LAW FIRM TO EXCLUSIVELY HANDLE FAMILY LAW

Mr. Krepelka specializes in all aspects of family law matters, such as property division, characterization, allocation, and valuation; reimbursement claims; spousal support; child support; breaches of fiduciary duty; business valuations; real property valuations and claims; post-judgment matters; enforcement of California orders, out-of-state orders, and international orders; contempt actions; all aspects of child custody and visitation; domestic violence issues; and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. He is seasoned in working closely with experts such as forensic CPAs, real estate appraisers, and child custody evaluators. He is a skilled litigator, handling numerous contested Family Law Trials of varying lengths.

Travis Isaiah Krepelka obtained a bachelor's degree in English: Creative Writing from the University of Redlands (2002) and his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University (2005), both with high honors. He was the Book Review Editor for the University's Law Review and received numerous awards for academics and oral advocacy. He is a member of the Honors Societies Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, and the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Krepelka joined what was then Hoover & Bechtel, LLP in March of 2004, progressing from Law Clerk to Associate to Senior Associate, and in 2012 to Partner in what is now Hoover ♦ Krepelka. In addition to his client advocacy and litigation, Mr. Krepelka also serves as Judge Pro Tem, as invited by the Santa Clara County judiciary, to help settle family law cases prior to going to trial. 

In May 2013, Travis Krepelka earned the prestigious status of Certified Family Law Specialist, an honor by the California State Bar bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys. In 2012, Mr. Krepelka won the Avvo Clients' Choice Award and has been accepted to the list of Northern California of Super Lawyers 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Mr. Krepelka loves baseball (playing and watching), movies, literature, and spending time at the beach and in the redwoods with his beautiful wife and two children.

Client's Choice 2012
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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/03/2022

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Hoover Krepelka, LLP
1520 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA, 95126-2335

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Travis received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Bryan | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hope you never need to read this, but if you do, this team is the best family trial lawyer. Period.
I sincerely recommend Hoover Krepelka, without reservation. I’ve worked on multi-billion dollar merger transactions in my career where we spent millions of dollars on lawyers and if I closed my eyes I couldn’t tell the difference in terms of capability and professionalism. Beyond that, I really enjoyed working with Ben and Travis on a personal level. Let’s not pretend this is an enjoyable situation to be dealing with, but I always felt very supported. Here’s my story: I tried to manage this process myself, and made very little progress getting the opposing counsel to take me serious so I decided to hire some help. To identify the right fit I scraped a public site with every lawyer in the state in order to filter for a minimum level of experience and education levels. I had calls with over a dozen qualified lawyers to consider an engagement, and I also asked each of them one last question “who is the most capable trial lawyer that you really wouldn’t want to go against”. Hoover Krepelka came up 1/3rd of the time, so I knew I needed to talk to them. When they came on board the other side changed their posture – the credibility was evident immediately. My case was complicated (including millions of dollars at play and an ex-spouse who was threatening to move the kids to a different state). This team was able to listen, ask questions and make strategic assessments that were very on point. They were very responsive and hardworking even when juggling other cases concurrently. We formulated a dual process for litigation and negotiation, and having the credible firepower to litigate if needed was absolutely necessary to achieve a negotiated outcome. The story ended well and I think both sides were happy (enough) with the results and there is zero chance it would have ended up so well without this team. I cannot thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Exceptional!
After interviewing several top, highly recommended attorneys, Travis clearly stood out without a shade of a doubt. Travis demonstrated the highest level of sincerity, empathy, coupled with knowledge and confidence. I never doubted he had the welfare of myself and my children, first and foremost. I would not hesitate recommending Travis and his staff. They are top in their field and will go out of their way to walk along side you during this extraordinarily difficult time.
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Posted by Megan | December 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have asked for any more
I cannot thank Travis enough. He was honest and upfront with me from the beginning about what to expect. The team always balanced what was best for my case with the cost incurred with a divorced. Even in the middle of a pandemic, he and the team got me in and out in less than a year. I highly recommend Travis and his team.
Posted by Jeff | January 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Travis did an excellent job representing me. He is skilled, intelligent and extremely engaged in his work. I always felt he had a great understanding of our situation and all the details of our divorce. Travis is also easy to work with and a pleasure to be around. I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharing my experience.
I think finding a law firm that cares for its client and will fight to get the best deal for you is hard. Based on my experience, the Hoover Krepelka team will do that for you. I feel lucky I chose Hoover Krepelka to represent me. I don't understand much about family law, so I appreciated all the time they spent explaining each part of my contract and all the advice they provided on how to modify it. Travis and the team were able to make several changes to the initial agreement to ensure my interest was protected. Thank you!
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Posted by lou | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best lawyer ever!
First and foremost, thank you so much travis! I've been through 4 years and 2 separate lawyers trying to get my defaulted divorce finalized. It took Travis 6 months to fix, work out the bugs and get my divorce finalized. Anyone who has ever gone or is going through a divorce knows, your whole life is on hold. and your future is in the hands of people who don't care about the outcome. at the other law offices i felt i was just a number in a que. With Travis I felt I was priority #1. every email was answered quickly and concisely. While my other lawyers were just mailing in my paperwork and waiting in response, Travis's team was actively going to the courthouse and pursuing my case. and i almost thought he was joking when he was getting parts of the divorced finalized in such a short time. one thing we can never do is get time back. but with travis i felt he was able to give me back my life. thank you travis, and thank you to the whole hoover krepelka team!
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical Family Law Attorney
My friend who is going through a divorce recently asked me about my experience and who I'd recommend. I told her about Travis whom I met with Travis a few years ago for a consultation. He informed me of my rights an gave me some selfless solid advice. He told me that since I was not married, I did not necessarily have to go through the courts if we could work things out between us. Otherwise, it could be costly if we did not agree. So luckily...so far so good. I have been able to work things out with the father of my child and outside of the courts. One of my friend was not so lucky. She had placed a retainer with another attorney. She met with Travis for a consultation and unfortunately "custody" issues keep coming up. She ended up using Travis for these custody issues and so did her new husband with his ex and his children. I'm forever grateful I didn't meet with a greedy attorney. I saved more than money... I truly believe he saved my sanity.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultations on various domestic violence referrals
Travis and the HK firm has been generous with offering their expertise and consultation for various clients of our non profit - They are experienced in divorce, restraining orders and separation, and have been so willing to be comforting and supportive and client centric in their approach and interactions and representation. Thank you Travis and the entire team!
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Posted by Steve | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Lawyer You Can Find
Travis Krepelka handled my divorce and was outstanding in every way. His knowledge, experience, and insights are matched only by his caring for all parties involved. He knows the process very well, but more importantly, he helps you manage the process so that all parties’ concerns are addressed, at the least possible cost and hassle. My divorce was years in the making and a task of great anxiety for me. Throughout the entire process, he addressed all of my concerns, was a pleasure to work alongside, and was the key part of a reasonable, fair resolution. I truly believe that he is the best attorney you can find in this area for family law. Like most good attorneys, his hourly rates are high. But Travis is worth every penny. And in many cases, he saved us money by handling the divorce in as straightforward a manner as possible. He also worked very well with opposing council. Frankly, I cannot imagine working with anyone else. I highly recommend Travis specifically for any family law needs you may have. Not only will you be pleased, but you will feel as though you have done it right.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp, strategic, empathetic
Travis and his team turned my case around. Mine is a "high conflict" situation. Travis recognized my ex's games and listened to me. His guidance and questioning of the key expert made a huge difference for me and my little one.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, excellent advice
Travis helped create our marital property agreement, and worked with my spouse's lawyer to make sure we had an enforceable and airtight agreement. Travis was always prompt and responded to emails and calls when necessary to move along the process, and the compensation was straightforward and transparent. Would definitely ask Travis to help us again in the future.
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Posted by Louise | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Travis and Team Julia
Nobody wants to go through a divorce, yet when you are faced with this daunting life-changing moment you need a partner who will advise you, look out for your best interests and help you do this as cost effectively as possible. Travis and Team Julia checked all these boxes. I would highly recommend them as they made an otherwise horrible experience, very manageable.
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Posted by Milan | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney in bay area
I have known Travis since 2007 when I started working with Bob Hoover's firm in my divorce case. He was a junior attorney that time who handled all aspects of my complex custody case. His through professionalism, prompt action and meticulus handling of all paperwork always impressed me. He is an excellent creative writer, whose carefully drafted legal paperwork with lots of deep legal research work and citations make a huge difference in contested divorce case like mine, I think. He was my second attorney. With of his diligence and thorough knowledge of all aspects of family law, he turned around my case and got me due results in a highly contested and lengthy legal battle. I wish I had him from the beginning of case. Since 2007, I was witness to Travis's very fast and steady rise as a very able family law attorney in bay area. No wonder he soon became a partner of his firm in 4-5 years. Even though my case was resolved with his help much before, I had to use his services again in 2012 for a pending matter in my case that finally went to trial. I was very much impressed with his deft and extremely mature handling of the long trial session -- once again with thorough professionalism. He not only won the trial and obtained the desired result (that involved a foreign travel with my child) for me against stiff challenges from the other side (with battery of expert lawyers at multiple stages), he successfully removed all legal obstacles later on very effectively. In my opinion, he is now a complete family law attorney, who not only deals with all aspects of a complex legal case very professionally including trials, he has a unique style and legal maturity at a young age that even the seasoned attorneys and judges appreciate. Of course, all good things come with a price tag and he is costly. But, every penny is worth when he takes up a matter and brings results. I will definitely recommend him to my friends. I wish Travis all success.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
Simply the best
Travis and everyone at Hoover Krepelka are wonderful. My overall rating in every category speaks for itself. We are really happy with our experience with them.
Posted by Richard | January 28, 2015
Second-Time Client Still Satisfied
I selected Hoover-Krepelka for my 2014 divorce because I was thoroughly satisfied with the professional job Bob Hoover had done on my 1977 divorce, and for many friends I had referred to him since. Even so, I had hoped I would never need his services again. I soon found his partner Travis Krepelka to be similarly top-tier. They and their staff attorneys were thorough, meticulous, professional and ethical through every phase of the process. They responded promptly to communications from opposing counsel and from me. They reached their goal of creating a marital settlement agreement that was fair to both parties within the six months prescribed by law. You might find a cheaper law firm but you won't find a better one. For me, the only better outcome would have been not getting divorced at all.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2013
Really helpful attorney!
I just left Travis Krepelka's office after a divorce consult. After my last meeting with a divorce attorney, he was such a breath of fresh air. He basically told me I could handle my case without lawyers involved, didn't try to scam me and was very informative. Thank you for your time and knowledge. I will be referring my friends and family to you :)
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2011
Top Notch Stand-Up Lawyer and Professional
Travis is an amazing attorney. I know I would not be where I'm at custody or financially if it were not for Travis and the good folks at Hoover Bechtel. Travis always kept me very informed about what to expect, showed me ways to do some work that saved me money, was very sensitive and understanding to my situation and concerns, is extremely responsive and was always available for me, really knows and understands complex family law, and gets results. Travis is one of the smartest and most articulate people I know. A father himself, he is very compassionate. I highly recommend Travis, and would not hesitate to refer him to my closest friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2007
Very responsive, young and dynamic lawyer
Excellent response to my urgent request for preventing child abduction. Very competent and top of things at all times. He stepped up to the task and completed the task to satisfaction. Excellent service indeed.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2007
Smart and Considerate
Travis worked hard for me, made sure he understood my case, and came to meetings with a carefully planned strategy. I particularly appreciate his sensitivety to not wasting my time, which also translates into dollars. We had meetings and conversations when necessary and he moved through issues quickly and effectively. Travis displaysed both professionalism and warmth, which is helpful, particularly during stressful times.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2007
Excellent lawyer
Travis was great at getting back to me as soon as available, which was never very long. I had a very complicated case and always knew exactly what was happening and what was being filed. My previous lawyer never gave me any paperwork and let many things fall through the cracks. Travis is a solid concrete floor, nothing falls through the cracks. In court and through filings it is clear that travis listened to me and my wishes and presented them in the best way possible. He was honest when I asked if certain filings were worth the time or not and I felt like I could trust his recommendations completely.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Hoover & Bechtel, LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Hoover & Bechtel, LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Berg & Associates
  • 2003 - 2003

Education

  • Santa Clara University
  • JD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • 2005
  • University of Redlands
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Avvo 2012 Client's Choice Award - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Excellence for the Future -- Adoption & Assisted Reproduction
  • 2005
  • Excellence for the Future -- Criminal Procedure
  • 2004
  • Excellence for the Future -- Intellectual Property
  • 2004
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence -- Community Property
  • 2004
  • Excellence for the Future -- Community Property
  • 2004
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence -- Copyright Law
  • 2004
  • Excellence for the Future -- Copyright Law
  • 2004
  • Highest Comment Score
  • Santa Clara County Law Review, Vol. 44
  • 2004
  • Excellence for the Future -- Torts
  • 2003
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence -- Torts
  • 2003
  • Excellence for the Future -- Property
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am so happy to have Travis as a trusted resource to call on when family law issues and estate planning issues intersect, as they often do. Travis has a wealth of knowledge on all things family law, from divorce and separation to alimony, child support, and domestic violence issues. His approach is always compassionate, practical, thoughtful, and responsive. I wholeheartedly endorse Travis."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the premier Family Law lawyers in one of the premier Family Law law firms. Simply one of the best.."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Travis on several cases and in all matters we have been able to reach a fair and equitable resolution for our clients. I think it is imperative that an attorney be able to recognize when a matter should settle as it assists in concluding the matter with a satisfactory client and maintains a professional and cooperative relationship with opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Travis. He is a great advocate for his clients, but he is willing to work in a cooperative manner as well. He is a skilled attorney with years of experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is a great advocate for his clients. Him and his team are very responsive to client concerns and are very knowledgeable in all aspects of Family Law. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is the best family law attorney I know, bar none, and I know many. His knowledge of family law is top-notch, yet is far exceeded by his courtroom presentation skills. And, he projects a solid "bedside manner." I heartily endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly capable and will serve your interests well."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Jose Divorce and separation Lawyer Travis Isaiah Krepelka
Travis Isaiah Krepelka
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available