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Marilyn E. Moreno

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.9   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Marilyn

Learn Marilyn’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%

    42 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Child support
    25%

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%

    42 years, 1,000 cases

EXPERIENCED. EFFECTIVE. VIGOROUS. STANFORD LAW GRADUATE.

Marilyn is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been practicing in the area of family law since 1982. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School. She was selected by San Jose Magazine from 1999 through 2007 as one of the best family law lawyers in San Jose. (San Jose Magazine ceased publication in 2007.) She was listed as one of the top 50 female "Superlawyers" in Northern California at www.superlawyers.com.

Location

The Moreno Family Law Firm
1150 S. Bascom Ave
Suite 29
San Jose, CA, 95128

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Excellent family law firm!
I would not hesitate to recommend Marilyn and her team at the The Moreno Family Law Firm. Marilyn and her team are outstanding. They're the perfect combination of tenacity and pragmatism. I always felt confident that they would go full throttle when the situation required it but would not be needlessly adversarial when there was nothing to be gained or a lot to be lost. As a team they work efficiently which means cost savings for you as a client. For example, Marilyn would work on the elements she needed to and for other things I'd work with Virginia (a fantastic junior attorney) and Cary (quite simply one of the best paralegals I've ever seen). The team are professional, efficient and most of all caring. They get the job done. Well. And throughout this difficult process, they never let you forget that you are their number one priority and they're going to get the best result they can for you. I honestly can't thank them enough for getting me through one of the most difficult chapters of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2014
Amazing Person
Marilyn started working with me in 2009 and we've been handling the chaos of my ex ever since. With the divorce, she immediately instilled a lot confidence in me. She guided me and supported me in realizing that I should not be backing down on some of the obvious things, but just important, could understand that my ex and I wanted to keep the divorce cordial. We used a mediator and the divorce proceeded smoothly. I had a great settlement and we all walked away feeling like the right thing was happening. Following the settlement, things have been difficult with my ex and we have done great work making sure all the bases are covered. Her best strength is her experience and extremely sharp assessment of the issues involved. I really really needed someone to prop be up after all the abuse I had sustained and she did that. As well, she did a lot of things I feel were above and beyond. An example is when she confronted my ex after court to remind her of all the actions we were holding back just so that she could have one more try to shape up. Another is getting in her car personally to meet someone to plead her into doing a deposition. I have every confidence in her and her partners to keep my kids safe and keep me ready for what might be next.
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Posted by Eli | July 18, 2013
I have custody of my 2 beautiful children!! Marilyn Moreno and her staff were amazing! I recommend her highly!!
In December of 2012, I found myself having to fight for the custody of my two children. They lived in San Jose, CA and I realized I would need an attorney in that area. I looked around for the right lawyer and decided on Marilyn Moreno and her staff to handle my case. From the start they were very competent, knowledgeable and professional. My case quickly became complicated when some disturbing allegations surfaced having to do with my children's mother. Marilyn Moreno and her staff acted swiftly and knew exactly how to handle it. I really felt that they gave my case the priority it needed and they made a very happy customer out of me. I now have custody of my two beautiful children and I thank the Moreno Family Law Firm for all they did. I am glad that I had them standing with me and giving me the right advice. They were more than instrumental in this nightmarish journey and I believe they were truly God sent. If you are looking for a good, competent and effective lawyer, I highly recommend the Moreno Family Law Firm. Sincerely, Eli S. Richmond, CA
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Posted by Casey | December 29, 2012
Excellent Service
Marilyn and team was extremely professional and efficient in their representation of me during my divorce. They provided very helpful advice as I was navigating the legal ramifications of divorce and assisted with all of the paperwork and filings. I would recommend them to anyone for similar services.
Posted by David | July 13, 2011
Tough as nails
I had sole physical custody of my son and my ex-wife filed to take him away from me. I was a nervous wreck! Marilyn not only put my fears at ease, but she was there for me every step of the way. Extremely responsive to my emails (Sometimes within minutes!), kind, caring, and her staff is amazing! I was scared to head into court because my previous attorney was soft and i needed someone to fight for me. The minute we got in front of the judge, Marilyn put on her boxing gloves and fought hard! She just walked all over my ex's lawyer making him look like he has never practiced before! I was utterly amazed with her fervor and tenacity. In the end, we shut down my ex wife, I did not have to pay my ex's lawyers fees, and I got everything I wanted from this hearing. I would, without hesitation, refer anyone to Marilyn. If you want a "Tough-as-nails" lawyer, someone who will fight hard for you, and someone who really makes you feel like you are being cared for, Marilyn is hands down the lawyer you need. With lawyers you really do get what you pay for, and Marilyn is worth EVERY penny!
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Posted by Darlene | April 13, 2011
Experienced and Compassionate Attorney
Marilyn’s staff is great! I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work over the past several years. You guys always made me feel like you truly cared about me as a person not just as a case. Josephine was always so sweet and patient no matter how many times I called in a day. Carrie was there in the beginning, she was very kind and was truly a huge help. Tiffany is amazing with figures, her professionalism and expertise were invaluable. Lily is one sharp, hard working young lady and will go far. Keep reminding her she will move up faster with her degree in hand! :) And a big thank you to the all the others who did things for me and my case behind the scenes. Marilyn, you did an excellent job for me and my case. Now I will be able to move forward with my life, less the hassles and lies from my ex! I promise I will not second guess my decision to settle. I believe it was supposed to happen this way. Buena suerte on your next case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2008
Very tough lady
I had an extremely difficult divorce. After our second child was born, my wife gradually became totally focused on our children. But not in what I felt was an appropriate manner. She would buy them totally extravagant things that we couldn't afford even though I make good money. She also babied them so much, and thought I was intruding when I tried to do anything with them. I'm trying to deal with this by talking and being reasonable, but I felt she was totally unreasonable and sometimes the discussions could et a little heated. One day the police show up and I'm arrested and then she serves me with divorce papers. This was really a set up, I think. I hired Ms. Moreno. Another lawyer at her firm got the criminal charges dismissed. If that hadn't happened she told me I really would have been in bad shape. The hard part about my case has been the custody part. My ex didn't want to give me any time with the kids at all. And at first, because of the criminal charges, I really didn't have any. But more than a year later I now have 50/50, and I don't know that I will ever get better than that but I don't think it will ever be less either. Ms. Moreno had to fight tooth and nail just to get that. I'm very happy I hired her. She is tough, knows the law and was very prepared.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Santa Clara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2007
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2005
  • Female Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Female Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2004
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2003
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2002
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2001
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2000
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 1999
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Child support Attorney | Sep 17
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Family Attorney | Oct 05
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"Marilyn is a fantastic lawyer. I would not hesitate to hire her myself."
Business Attorney | Aug 22
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Family Attorney | Mar 18
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"Marilyn has a stellar reputation in the community and is widely regarded as a superb attorney. She will treat you honestly and fairly. Highly recommended."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Marilyn E. Moreno
Marilyn E. Moreno
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 41 years
Virtual consultation available