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Family Law Associate – Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a mid-level (4-5 years) Family Law associate.  Candidates should have experience in family law in a private firm setting and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients with a broad spectrum of family law issues. Successful candidates will have experience representing clients before judicial officers and in mediations, drafting discovery, drafting motions and associated legal documents, and participating in settlement negotiations. Once hired, this person will collaborate with others in the family law group to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Once the current health restrictions are lifted, travel to the other office will be necessary as this position works with attorneys in both office locations.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity.  We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, a no-accrual vacation policy, and associate bonus plan.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.  We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.  Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate has:

  • A minimum of 4 years of substantive family law experience
  • Practiced in a private firm with experience being responsible for client matters (with supervision) and communicating with clients. (Experience need not be exclusively at a private firm.)
  • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated in a court setting
  • Strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • An exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
  • A commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic; a commitment to the practice of family law
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally; possesses intellectual curiosity

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director. Be sure to include a cover email or letter and your salary expectations.


Senior Family Law Associate/Of Counsel/Small Family Law Group – Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, is actively recruiting for a mid- to senior-level Associate or an Of Counsel with a medium sized book of business to join our Family Law group. We have room for this person to bring a junior to mid-level (2-5 years) associate along. We seek attorneys with substantive experience in family law and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients with a broad spectrum of family law issues. Successful candidates will have experience representing clients before judicial officers and in mediations, drafting discovery, drafting motions and associated legal documents, and participating in settlement negotiations, and will collaborate with others in the family law group to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

These positions may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Once the health restrictions are lifted, travel to the other office will be necessary as these positions work with attorneys in both office locations.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity.  We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

Compensation and benefit packages vary according to attorney classification. Compensation packages for Of Counsel attorneys are negotiated depending on their expected production. Associates are compensated according to class year and pursuant to our associate bonus plan. The Associate billable hours commitment is 1,700 annually, plus professional development and business development hours.  Associates are eligible for no-accrual vacation policy. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Of Counsel and Associate attorneys are offered a wide array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, and 401(k) plan participation.

At all levels, our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have:

  • Practiced in a private firm with experience taking responsibility for client matters
  • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience as “first chair” trial counsel
  • Strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • An exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
  • A commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic; a commitment to the practice of family law
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally and possess intellectual curiosity

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director. Please include a cover email/letter and your salary expectations.


Of Counsel – Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, is recruiting for a senior-level attorney (8 years+) for our Employment Law group, both to help grow our employment law litigation practice as well as assist our clients in navigating complicated employment law issues. In addition to having been a trusted advisor for clients, it is expected that this person would have extensive employment litigation experience, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation defense; class action defense; PAGA action defense; defense and prosecution of trade secret actions; and defense of wage & hour claims, as well as experience appearing before entities such as the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, and CUIAB. This person will have at least a partial book of portable business.

This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office. Periodic travel to the other office may be necessary.
Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity. We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. The annual billable hours requirement is flexible and would be negotiated as part of the complete compensation package.

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume to Heather Larrick, Executive Director. Please include a cover email or letter.


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