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James Chau is the Principal and Founding Attorney of the Law Office James Chau, P.C since 2008.  

James Chau

James has built an impeccable reputation as a tough, single-minded litigator and a skillful mediator and negotiator. From the client's initial intake to the trial, James is a highly skilled litigator with extensive knowledge of Family Law and the Bay Area courtrooms. We specialize in competent, efficient representation with the client's best interests always at the forefront of our minds.


James has been practicing law for over 15 years. He works routinely in the Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo County courtrooms, where local knowledge of the individual local culture and rules is essential for a successful outcome of your case.  


James is a caring and compassionate lawyer who has deep empathy for our client's individual cases. He understands the enormous stress a lawsuit can cause, so he strives to relieve that burden through his counsel. As a full-service law firm, we can manage all aspects of your case from beginning to end and help you move on with your life.


James graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry in 2001. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University in 2005. James passed the exam and was admitted to the State Bar on his first attempt in 2005. He is a member and participated in numerous professional organizations and memberships, including the Santa Clara County Bar Association member Family Law Section, California Bar Association, Pro Bono Project, Lawyers in the Library, and Vietnamese Bar Association Northern California. 


He has taken courses in mediation through the Santa Clara County office of mediation. Through his mediation training. He applies his mediation training regularly through his volunteer work as a settlement officer judge for property arbitrations, settlements, and mandatory settlement conferences.


James continually takes continuing education courses in advanced family law and trial litigation. Topic areas include domestic violence, coercive control, trial techniques, child custody trial advocacy, and complex financial matters in family law.

The Law Office of James Chau, P.C., represents clients in San Jose, California, and all of the surrounding areas.

For more information and to schedule a personal consultation with the Law Offices of James Chau, P.C., please contact us online or call our San Jose, California office at (408) 381-4190.

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