more than 35 years of family law and personal injury experience
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Divorce, Family Law And Personal Injury Attorney
This is why I am here. I am here to help, provide guidance and use my legal knowledge to make sure that your best interests are protected. I am also very proud of the fact that because of the success of my personal injury practice and my lower overhead costs, my family law clients often pay much less in fees than with other attorneys.
I am Joseph Zoucha and I am an experienced trial lawyer in California. I am focused on helping my clients by providing assertive representation in the courtroom, as well as straightforward and practical advice. Despite what you’ve heard, the legal system does work to help resolve legal issues.
Experienced Family Law And Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you are going through a divorce or related family law issue, or have been hurt in a serious accident, I am ready to stand by your side. I am not just a family law attorney who happens to practice in personal injury law, nor am I a personal injury lawyer who happens to take on family law cases on occasion. I have been both a family law and personal injury lawyer for more than 35 years.
I handle cases in all nine Bay Area counties and am well-recognized for my legal abilities. From handling complex divorces to serious car accident injury claims, I am here as your advocate. Visit my Family Law and Personal Injury overview pages to learn more about the cases I handle.
At Joseph R. Zoucha, Attorney & Counselor at Law, You’re Working Directly With Me
When you retain me, you get me — not just an inexperienced assistant who is in control of your file. Nothing gets filed in any of my clients’ files, which has not been personally reviewed and placed in the file by me. When I walk into court I am completely familiar with my clients’ cases and do not have to depend on an assistant explaining the situation to me.
My practice of law is a hands-on practice. I use one highly experienced paralegal who has worked with me for more than 20 years and I am proud to say that nearly all the legal work done in a file of mine is personally performed by me. I oversee any outside personnel and expert consultation-making decisions to what will and won’t be used from outside resources. I do occasionally oversee young lawyers who intern in my practice who provide valuable assistance to me and my cases.
Just like other trial lawyers, I have a range of outside experts I use when preparing a case. You would be surprised how many attorneys are prepped by legal assistants hours before the trial, and it is important to know I am not one of them.
Recognized And Respected In California By Other Attorneys
My focus is not becoming a famous attorney whose picture you will see in newspapers, magazines and television. I keep my clients’ cases as private as I can. I have tried several newsworthy jury trials where the press contacted me on a daily basis for information but because I focus on my clients best interest, not mine, I declined to provide newsworthy comment.
My focus is to help stabilize your life. I am a family man who has a stable marriage excess of 30 years. My wife and I have raised 3 wonderful children all of whom graduated from top tier universities. My wife’s career is in education. I believe in stability and one of my goals is to help resolve your legal problem and reestablish stability in your personal life. I have had cases referred to me by famous well know attorneys throughout the state of California and am proud of the confidence they placed in me. I would like to think those attorneys know that I put my client’s interests first rather than focusing on self promotion.
In addition to keeping up to date with changes in the law, via continuing legal education courses, I am proud to say that I participate in instructing law students in trial advocacy programs at The University of Notre Dame Law School and the University of San Francisco School of Law. I do this to give back to the profession I am proud of and to sharpen the skills of future lawyers, as well as my own. I love being a lawyer and am proud of my profession.
Focused Attention On Clients
Because my approach combines a one-on-one personalized attention fused with comprehensive family law and personal injury experience, many of my past clients use me as a referral for family members and friends. I understand what a “normal” person experiences in life because I also live a normal life. I have been active in the community and in the rearing of my children. I have coached children’s sports and know what it feels like when problems arise, because I am just like you.
I am very proud to say that I have actually received referrals from the former spouses of my clients who respected my transparent, forthright, efficient, honest and open communication during the entire divorce proceeding, and the fact that I want everyone to be treated with dignity.
Contact An Experienced Redwood City Divorce Lawyer And Personal Injury Lawyer
There is never a charge for your first consultation. To schedule a meeting with me, please call 650-381-9591 or complete a short contact form. I live five minutes from my office, so I spend more time working on my clients cases then I do having to commute to an office far away from home – including on weekends. I routinely meet with clients on weekends when as it is more convenient for them.
My office, located one block from the San Mateo County Courthouse and two minutes from Highway 101, offers free parking and a two-block walk from the Caltrain with connections to BART. I am available Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., though I frequently am able to see clients after hours.