Halpern Law Offices
DANIEL B. HALPERN - ONE OF “THE BEST ATTORNEYS IN SILICON VALLEY” San Jose attorney Daniel B. Halpern leads a client-centered law practice in downtown San Jose, California, focusing on family law. The firm was founded in 1997. In each year since 1999, Daniel B. Halpern has been cited as one of the “Best Lawyers in Silicon Valley” in the practice of Family Law by San Jose Magazine in its annual survey, “The Best Lawyers in Silicon Valley.” AN ATTORNEY WELL PRACTICED IN THE COURTROOM Attorney Daniel B. Halpern puts his extensive trial experience to work for you in the courtroom. Daniel is well prepared and collegial in the courtroom, and his client’s long-range interests and goals are always his primary focus. Attorney Daniel B. Halpern regularly serves as a judge pro tem in the Santa Clara County Superior Courts, both in the family law court and in the traffic court. EXPERIENCED AND COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEY In practicing family law, San Jose attorney Daniel B. Halpern guides his clients through some of the most difficult and emotional legal problems that an individual can face, divorce and child custody. Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake, and emotions are running high, attorney Daniel B. Halpern protects your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and stress as much as possible. Attorney Daniel B. Halpern represents clients in all family law matters, including prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic partnerships, legal separation, divorce, annulment, restraining orders, defense against restraining orders, child custody, step-parent adoption, child support, child visitation arrangements and modifications, spousal support, and division of property. Attorney Daniel B. Halpern has successfully guided clients in long-standing non-marital relationships through court proceedings wherein the clients have had realized an appropriate interest in a residence, business, or other property that the couple had shared. In addition to the practice of family law, attorney Daniel B. Halpern has successfully represented clients in civil personal injury cases, cases involving disputes over real property, medical malpractice cases, construction related cases, and landlord/tenant disputes. Attorney Daniel B. Halpern has defended clients charged with misdemeanor and felony domestic violence, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. In particular, attorney Daniel B. Halpern is quite knowledgeable in the area of medical marijuana and has successfully represented clients in cases involving cultivation, possession, and use of medical marijuana, and issues related thereto, including child custody. He has also succeeded in suing local and governments, on behalf of his clients, for the replacement value of medical marijuana which was wrongfully confiscated from them. PUT A HARD-WORKING TEAM TO WORK FOR YOU Attorney Daniel B. Halpern started his private practice in downtown San Jose soon after he completed law school and passed the California Bar Exam in 1997. He has been working hard to produce the best results for his clients since that time. Attorney Daniel B. Halpern shows the same attributes of hard work and dedication to the job as an attorney that he shows in his life as a whole. Daniel is a dedicated and conscientious husband and father. Throughout his law school years Daniel B. Halpern worked for the City of San Jose’s City Attorney’s Office and the Redevelopment Office of the City of San Jose’s General Counsel’s Office full-time, first as a secretary and then as a paralegal. Daniel Halpern’s employment served the dual purposes of supporting his wife and growing young family and of allowing Daniel to learn, from participation, the ins and outs of running a top notch legal organization. Even with full-time employment and the responsibilities of fatherhood, law student Daniel B. Halpern earned the right to address his law school graduation ceremony as the salutatorian, the second ranking member of the graduating class. Attorney Doris Michael, who works with Daniel B. Halpern in his practice of family law, also approaches her job with a very strong work ethic. Previous to becoming an attorney Doris Michael earned an M.B.A. degree and put her knowledge to work in the world of business for several years. Legal assistant Sharon Halpern is the third member of this hard-working team. Sharon Halpern earned her B.A. degree in the Administration of Justice. Since her graduation Sharon Halpern has worked as a legal assistant in several law firms. ATTORNEY DANIEL B. HALPERN FOCUSES ON THE BIG PICTURE NOLO’S LAWYER DIRECTORY asked attorney Daniel B. Halpern about his greatest strengths and his style as a lawyer: “My greatest strength is the ability to ascertain and use, to our clients’ advantage, the ‘big picture.’ I was taught from an early age, that if you can understand the ‘big picture,’ the little pieces fall into place by themselves. As a result I tend to constantly keep my mind not only on the legal aspects of a situation, but also the practical. And many times the practical may rule the day.” Attorney Daniel B. Halpern believes that another area of strength that he works from is that he is open-minded and non-judgmental. He states: “I was adopted at birth and have been raised by Caucasian parents, which has given me a very open mind in terms of relating to people and allows me to help in an extremely non-judgmental way.” “I became a lawyer to help people. My primary area of practice, family law, is an area where I can accomplish the most for people in their lives in a direct way. My work has a direct, tangible impact.” DANIEL B. HALPERN CAN REPRESENT YOU In the area of family law, attorney Daniel B. Halpern handles any and all matters, including: *Divorce, annulment, legal separation *Alimony, palimony, spousal support *Division of property *Child support *Modification in child support *Child custody *Paternity *Child visitation arrangements *Visitation modifications *Step-parent adoptions *Pre-nuptial agreements *Post-nuptial agreements *Domestic partnerships *Domestic violence *Restraining orders *Defense against restraining orders INTERESTS OF PARTIES IN LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIPS RECOGNIZED Attorney Daniel B. Halpern has successfully guided clients in long-standing non-marital relationships through court proceedings wherein the clients have had realized an appropriate interest in a residence, business, or other property that the couple had shared. POSITIVE OUTCOMES IN A VARIETY OF CIVIL CASES In addition to the practice of family law, attorney Daniel B. Halpern has successfully represented clients in a wide range of civil cases, including personal injury, disputes over real property, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant, and construction related cases. SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE ON CRIMINAL CHARGES Additionally Daniel B. Halpern has successfully defended clients charged with crimes, including misdemeanor and felony domestic violence. In particular, attorney Daniel B. Halpern is quite knowledgeable in the area of medical marijuana and has successfully represented clients in cases involving cultivation, possession, and use of medical marijuana, and issues related thereto, including child custody. He has also succeeded in suing local and governments, on behalf of his clients, for the replacement value of medical marijuana which was wrongfully confiscated from them. ATTORNEY HALPERN ENCOURAGES HIS CLIENTS TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES Attorney Daniel B. Halpern encourages his clients to educate themselves on the legal issues involved in their cases, in order that they can more fully understand their options. To this end he offers a free initial consultation to potential clients, and, most importantly, his full and continued attention to each client’s individual situation during the continued course of representation. ATTORNEY HALPERN WILL WORK WITH YOU Attorney Daniel B. Halpern will work with you, at whatever level you need legal assistance. He is willing to review documents prepared by clients and to coach clients who want to represent themselves in court.