BJ Fadem

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
BJ Fadem & Associates
111 West Saint John Street, Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 280-1220

BJ Fadem is the Senior and founding Attorney of The Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates, APC located in San Jose, California. He is licensed and represents Clients in all the Courts of the State of California as well as Federal Courts throughout the United States.

The Law Offices of B J Fadem & Associates, APC specializes in Family Law matters. BJ Fadem has been practicing law since 1985 and has been focusing on International Domestic Matters for over fifteen (15) years, including Hague, UCCJEA, and International Jurisdiction. He has been Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California since 2000 BJ Fadem has taught numerous MCLE courses to Attorneys in various areas of Family and Domestic Law; including, but not limited to The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, UCCJEA, Domestic Partnerships, Custody, Community Property, Transmutation, Paternity, and basic Family Law.

With decades of experience, and being a noted published Author in various issues of Family Law, BJ Fadem is often requested to teach Paralegals and Attorneys; has written and passed Legislation in California; serves as a Mediator, and Private Judge; is appointed by the Court to represent Minor Children, volunteers for multiple community service programs; has appeared numerous times on the radio show "Your Legal Rights" to clarify the law for many in need; and is known for his personal very caring service to his Clients.

BJ Fadem is very dedicated as a Family Law Attorney.

Family is very important to BJ Fadem. He started his Legal Law career in the large firms and found that they were not personal with their clients, over charged their clients and were not as concerned about client service. As a result, he ventured out on his own and started his own Practice in 1991. Ever since he has stood by his legal ethics and integrity and provides his clients the utmost in client service; is always current on the Legal Issues and never over charges his clients. Family Law is a very personal Law. BJ Fadem understands all the complications his clients are going through personally, psychologically, financially and with their family. He understands this is one of the most difficult times in their lives. With this compassion and his decades of experience BJ Fadem has had an outstanding success record in Mediation, Private Judging, Settlements, Trials and Litigation.

The Law in Family Law is always changing and BJ Fadem is always changing with it in effort to give all his Clients the best Legal Service possible ethically.


Golden Gate University School of Law - J.D.
San Jose State University - B.S. Administration of Justice
B.S. Molecular Biology
University of California - Davis - School of Medicine


NBI [National Business Institute]. As Contributing Author:
Divorce Law Guide From A to Z 2015
Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals 2014
Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish 2013
Family Law From A to Z 2012


Member of the San Jose Independent Police Auditor Advisory Commission-Appointed by Retired Judge LaDoris Cordel
Vice President of the Santa Clara County Family Law Attorney Emeritus Committee
Coordinator of the Santa Clara County Teen Orientation Team
Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section Strategic Planning Committee
Delegate of the Santa Clara County Conference of Delegates
Co-Chair of the Santa Clara County Family Law Section Legislation Committee
Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Family Law Executive Board
Co-Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section Education Committee
Member of National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
Member of the Santa Clara County Minors Counsel Committee
Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Member of the Santa Clara County Judiciary Nominating Committee
United States Hague Attorney Network
IMentor Program - "Mentor"
BAYMEC - Board Member
Chair-Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section LGBT Committee


Former San Jose Police Officer
FLEXCOM 2014-2017
Former Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Section
Former member of the Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California
Former member of the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California
Former Member of the Family Law Executive Commission of the State Bar of California
Former Santa Clara County Bar Association Social Committee-Family Law Section


The Henry Collada Award 2014 - Santa Clara County
American Society of International Law
Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project
Santa Clara County Award of Appreciation