ATTORNEYS & STAFF
Stefan Kennedy, Partner
Stefan Kennedy is a California State Bar Family Law Specialist who has primarily been focused on the practice of family law since 2000. Stefan, however, continues to represent clients in criminal cases. Prior to practicing family law, Stefan was a Deputy Public Defender with the County of Santa Clara for six years where he gained invaluable trial experience.
Stefan represents clients in all aspects of family law cases, including high asset matters with complex financial issues, child custody and visitation issues, support issues, as well as cases that involve domestic violence.
Stefan is known for his excellent advocacy skills inside and outside of the courtroom, for his knowledge of the law, and for how much he cares for his clients. Although ready to litigate issues that must be litigated, Stefan believes strongly in trying to resolve cases through alternate dispute resolution. Getting parents and their children through a dissolution without unnecessary harm and disruption is the goal.
In addition to representing clients going through litigation, Stefan provides consultation services to those clients who are engaged in mediation. Furthermore, Stefan is often retained as a private mediator in cases and he often volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem with the County of Santa Clara Superior Court.
Stefan is a graduate of the University of California, at San Diego, and a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Stefan has been selected as a Top Rated Family Law Attorney with Super Lawyers every year since 2013.
Nicole Myers, Partner
Nicole M. Myers is a founding partner of Kennedy Myers Law Offices, LLP. Since graduating from law school at UC, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 2005, she has practiced family law exclusively. Nicole specializes in litigation of high-conflict family law issues including obtaining and defending against domestic violence restraining orders, child custody and visitation arrangements, move-away cases, and complex financial issues.
Prior to starting her own firm in 2014, Nicole was the senior family law associate attorney at a family law firm in Santa Clara County. Nicole’s focus on both practice area and location has enabled her to develop relationships with most family law attorneys in Santa Clara County. More importantly, she has earned the respect and trust of family law experts, judges and mediators in the area.
In addition to representing individual clients, Nicole also provides services as a mediator or a consulting attorney for those who wish to avoid litigation or prefer a less contentious and expensive avenue. She also frequently volunteers as a Settlement Judge for Santa Clara County Superior Court for mandatory settlement conferences and Settlement Officer Conferences. Nicole recently began serving as a long-term Parenting Coordinator to help resolve custody and visitation disputes and keep families out of court in high conflict situations.
Nicole has built a reputation of providing aggressive, high quality representation of her clients in all aspects of family law. She lives with her husband and two children in Santa Clara County.
Danielle M. Hoover is an associate attorney at Kennedy Myers Law Offices, assisting partner Nicole Myers. Danielle has practiced family law exclusively since 2010, zealously representing clients in all aspects of family law. Prior to joining Kennedy Myers Law Offices, Danielle was a senior associate at two highly respected family law firms in Menlo Park and in Los Gatos. Danielle earned her JD from Santa Clara University, where she was the recipient of various awards and recognitions. Danielle was nominated to the Northern California Rising Stars List in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
En-Ta Tu is an associate attorney at Kennedy Myers Law Offices, assisting partners Stefan Kennedy and Nicole Myers. En-Ta has practiced law since 2018, beginning with criminal law at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office as a misdemeanor deputy district attorney for two years. En-Ta brings to Kennedy Myers Law Firm a plethora of courtroom litigation experience that includes multiple jury trials that have gone to verdict. En-Ta earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Danielle Hoover, Associate Attorney
En-Ta Tu, Associate Attorney
Senior Paralegal, CCLS
Jessica has been a family law paralegal in the Silicon Valley for 13 years. She obtained her paralegal certificate in May 2009 and her A.S. in Paralegal Studies in 2018. Jessica is also a California Certified Legal Secretary. She passed the exam to earn her prestigious state board certification in March 2022.
Jessica plays a pivotal role assisting partner Nicole Myers in all aspects of day-to-day client contact, heavy calendar management, drafting pleadings and discovery, and also serves as Office Manager for the firm.
Lauren works closely with partner Stefan Kennedy on case management, drafting pleadings, and new client intake . She graduated summa cum laude from UC - Irvine, and received her graduate degree from CSU - East Bay, where she graduated with honors.
Lauren is a personable and caring team member, dedicated to providing the highest quality of work and service to our clients.
Christina joined Kennedy Myers Law Offices, LLP in May 2019 as a file clerk/administrative assistant. With persistence and dedication to learning family law, she rapidly transitioned to a legal assistant role. In May 2022, Christina obtained her A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
Christina works closely with partner Nicole Myers in preparing discovery requests and responses, drafting pleadings, and handling the new client intake process.