HEATHER J. SMITH

Ten Almaden Boulevard Suite 1250, San Jose, CA 95113         Map          Tel: 408-279-1800   Fax: 408-995-6962                                                                                     Legal Disclaimer

A Family Law Practice serving San Jose and Silicon Valley


For a consultation please contact:

Phone 408-279-1800
Email: hjs@hjslaw.org


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Attorney Profile:

The focus of my legal practice is exclusively on family law matters, representing husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, children, step-parents and grandparents. As a former commercial litigator I bring a unique set of skills and experiences to my family law practice. I qualified as a lawyer in England and worked in the City of London before relocating to California in 1986. Upon being admitted to the California Bar I worked in the field of civil business litigation in private practice, and for a major technology company. Through my association with the Pro-Bono Project, I developed an interest and expertise in family law which led me to open my own office concentrating in this area. My legal experience and personal background give me perspective and ability to guide those confronted with complex international and expatriate issues, and to address the special needs of executive clients.

EDUCATION AND ADMISSIONS:

  • California / 1988
  • U.S. District Court
  • Northern District of California
  • Solicitor / 1979
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Law Society College of Law / 1977 United Kingdom
  • University of Nottingham / 1973-1976
  • United Kingdom LL.B. (Honors) Law


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association 


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

  • Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley—Two awards for volunteer services to the community
  • Castilleja School for Girls—past co-chair of parent development team

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