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Magdalena Chattopadhya - San Jose, CA

300 S. 1st St.STE 228 San Jose, CA 95113 - 2828

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Updated: 11/10/2018

Overview

Magdalena Chattopadhya is the founding attorney of Magdalena Law Group. Magdalena handles all aspects of family law: divorce, legal separation, establishing or disputing paternity, negotiating child custody and visitation arrangements, screenings and evaluations, child support, spousal support, property division, domestic violence restraining orders, move away orders, and registration of foreign support judgments, to name a few...

Magdalena Chattopadhya is the founding attorney of Magdalena Law Group. Magdalena handles all aspects of family law: divorce, legal separation, establishing or disputing paternity, negotiating child custody and visitation arrangements, screenings and evaluations, child support, spousal support, property division, domestic violence restraining orders, move away orders, and registration of foreign support judgments, to name a few. Magdalena works hand-in-hand with her clients, starting with the initial consultation, appearing in court, and either settling the case or going to trial. Where necessary and justified, she also files appeals.

Family law disputes can be emotionally draining. Magdalena firmly believes that the value of a case is measured not just by how much money the parties are fighting for but the impact the prolonged litigation will have on their lives. As a certified mediator, Magdalena has been taught how to negotiate a settlement and help parties move forward with their lives.

Magdalena truly enjoys working with people, and does everything she can to help her clients achieve the best results for their cases. No matter how big or small your problem is, Magdalena will listen and work hard to advocate in your best interest, to get your case resolved efficiently.

While in law school, Magdalena received the Academic Achievement Award, Public Service Society Award, and was included on the Dean's Honor List. Additionally, Magdalena was a judicial extern to the Honorable Mitchell Dembin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, a mediator, and a child advocate. Magdalena's passion for community service continues; each year she donates over 100 hours of her time to help people who otherwise would not be able to afford an attorney. Magdalena has held leadership positions with the American Bar Association, graduated from the Barristers' Leadership Program with the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Amarican Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Before going to law school, Magdalena taught English as a Second Language and was a teacher trainer in Poland. In her free time, Magdalena enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

About Magdalena Chattopadhya

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (Member)
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco (Member)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Member)
  • Marin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Academic Achievement Award
    Honors: Public Service Society Award
    Honors: Dean’s Honor

Past Positions

  • The Honorable Mitchell Dembin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Judicial extern, Mediator and Child advocate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Work: Over 100 hours each year

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Magdalena Chattopadhya

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Magdalena Chattopadhya on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Avvo.com Rating 9.4 Superb - Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo.com Clients' Choice, Family Law, 2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015 - 2016

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Office Information

Address

300 S. 1st St.STE 228 San Jose, CA 95113 - 2828

Fax

  • 408-351-8400

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Other days/ times by appointment only

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