Hoge Fenton has four core firm values, one of which is commitment to the communities in which we practice. Two components comprise that commitment: (1) financial contributions (including pro bono legal service), and (2) people support in the form of board service and active participation by our employees in the many organizations we support.

Our firm’s commitment to community service starts at the top. The majority of the firm’s shareholders serve on at least one community board, and many of our associates do as well. Over the past decade, Hoge Fenton has contributed more than $1 million to charitable organizations in the Silicon Valley, Peninsula, and Tri-Valley areas and has supported more than 90 community organizations.

Leadership in the Legal Community.

Over the years our members have been recognized for their commitment to the legal community. Eight Hoge Fenton alumni now serve on the Bench — four in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, one in the Monterey County Superior Court, one in the California Court of Appeal, and two in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California — and one serves as Chief Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California.

Some of the many community, business and legal organizations currently supported by Hoge Fenton:

Silicon Valley and the Peninsula

  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • American Leadership Forum
  • Asian American Hotel Owners’ Association
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Book Trust
  • Building Peaceful Families
  • Community Foundation Silicon Valley
  • Community Leadership San Jose / Silicon Valley
  • East San Jose Community Law Center
  • EMQ FamiliesFirst
  • History San Jose
  • HOPE Rehabilitation Services
  • Housing Choices Coalition
  • Housing Leadership Council
  • Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley
  • Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
  • Junior League of San Jose
  • Lincoln High School Foundation
  • Mexican Heritage Corp.
  • Mountain View High School
  • Northbay Hospice & Bereavement
  • People Acting in Community Together (PACT)
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Bay Wine Auction
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • San Mateo Chamber of Commerce
  • San Jose Arena Authority
  • San Jose Arts Commission
  • San Jose Downtown Association
  • San Jose Leadership Council
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre
  • San Jose Rotary
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce


  • Alliance of Chief Executives
  • Amador High School
  • California Wine Auction
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Las Positas College Fund
  • Livermore Chamber of Commerce
  • Livermore Valley Winegrowers’ Association
  • Modesto Chamber of Commerce
  • Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
  • Pleasanton Downtown Association
  • Pleasanton Partnership in Education
  • Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Ruby Hill Charity Ball
  • San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
  • San Ramon Education Foundation
  • Shepherd’s Gate
  • Taylor Family Foundation
  • Tri-Valley Community Foundation
  • Tri-Valley YMCA
  • ValleyCare Foundation


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Law Library Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
  • Lavender Law
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Legal Aid of San Mateo County
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Pro Bono Project
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
  • Santa Clara County Mock Trial Tournament
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • State Bar of California Conference of Delegates
  • The Other Bar

Our Vision

We are, and always aspire to be:

Trusted by our clients
and the community

A benefit to
our community

Committed to the
legal profession

A business that cares about
the well-being of its employees

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