The Law Offices of

B J Fadem & Associates, APC

Certified Family Law Specialist

B J Fadem, Esq
Principal Attorney

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Local: (408) 280-1220
111 West Saint John Street,
Suite 700
San Jose, California 95113

B J has all the credentials and experience to handle any legal issue in Family Law you may have.

B J Fadem was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a close and loving family. He is no stranger to hard work, putting himself through college by working several jobs both day and night.

B J has all the credentials and experience to handle any legal issue in Family Law you may have. B J first began his law career working for the large Law Firms. He quickly realized he could serve his clients better and be able to give them a more personal approach if he built his own law firm. As a result, since starting the Family Law Practice in San Jose back in 1991, his law firm has helped 1,000′s of satisfied clients.

B J understands that children can be intimidated by a professional atmosphere, so B J keeps the office child friendly and welcoming. B J is a big fan of baseball, has a great guitar collection and enjoys spending time with his family.

B J and his firm deal with legal issues from Divorce, Custody, International Child Abduction, International Child Jurisdiction, (International Jurisdiction for California is both a State & Federal issue) Mediation, Spousal Support, Domestic Child Abduction, Removal of Child and Domestic Violence.

The Law Offices of B J Fadem & Associates, APC is one of the few law firms that specialize in International Child Abduction and International Child Jurisdiction cases.

Therefore, B J has represented clients throughout Northern California including Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, San Benito County, Sonoma County, Monterey County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Jacquin County and Sacramento County. As an expert in Hague and International Jurisdiction and Child Custody cases, B J has represented clients from all over the world.

B J Fadem’s credentials include:

Undergraduate Education:

B.S. Degree in Molecular Biology – San Jose State University

B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice – San Jose State University

Post Graduate Education:

Medical School – U.C. Davis

J.D. – Golden Gate University School of Law

Licensed since 1985 in California to practice Law

Certified Family Law Specialist in California since 1999

Instructor for numerous legal seminars on behalf of Santa Clara County Bar Association, State Bar of California and the National Business Institute (NBI)

A member of “Association of Certified Family Law Specialist” (ACFLS)

Former San Jose Police Officer

FLEXCOM 2014-present

The Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of California

National Association of Child Counsel (NACC)

Appointed by retired Judge LaDoris Cordell (currently the San Jose Police Auditor) to serve on the Independent Police Auditors Advisory Commission (IPAAC)

2014 Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association – Family Law Section

Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Executive Board

Santa Clara County Bar Association Education Committee

Santa Clara County Bar Association LGBT/DP Committee

Santa Clara County Bar Association Strategic Planning Committee – Family Law Section

Santa Clara County Bar Association Social Committee – Family Law Section

Santa Clara County Ad hoc LBGT Domestic Violence Committee

Santa Clara County Regional Standing Committee

Santa Clara County Judiciary Nominating Committee

Santa Clara County Teen Orientation Team

Santa Clara County Conference of Delegates – Delegate

Former board member of the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialists

Former member of the California State Bar Family Law Advisory Commission


Patricia M. Zerbini, Esq


Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2009
Admitted to the California State Bar, December 2009
University of California, Santa Cruz
Bachelor of Arts – Politics, June 2005
Bachelor of Arts – Legal Studies, June 2005


Cali Award for Excellence in Immigration Law, December 2008

Patricia M. Zerbini is an enthusiastic attorney who graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a double major in Politics and Legal Studies. With her commitment to her community, Patricia decided to enroll in law school at Golden Gate University School of Law in order to gain the legal knowledge and know how to help those around her.

Once graduated from law school, Patricia volunteered and then worked as a contract attorney for the San Mateo County Family Law Facilitators Office, where she had interned during law school. Patricia enjoyed working with the public on a daily basis, helping those in need of a divorce or other family law related orders, such as domestic violence orders, custody/visitation, support, and even helping individuals who needed to respond to such requests or demands.

Patricia was later hired as an attorney with the Law Office of William R. Parks. There, Patricia worked with clients everyday helping them to master their finances, and start fresh wherever possible. Bankruptcy law has now become Patricia’s passion as it allows Patricia to see immediate results in the quality of life her clients lead. Unfortunately Mr. William R. Parks passed away, and Patricia was asked by many of the clients to continue working on their cases. As a result, Patricia has opened her own law practice, and the assistant, Claudia, who had worked in bankruptcy law for five years with Mr. William R. Parks, has decided to stay on board with Patricia.

Patricia was born and raised in the Bay Area, but currently lives in Santa Cruz, California. Patricia’s father is from Uruguay, a small South American county, and her mother is from a small island in Honduras, Central America. Growing up, Patricia was able to mesh these two very different cultures with growing up in the United States and has come away a mate drinker (a traditional South American caffeine-rich tea), avid soccer and baseball fan, and a Disney geek fanatic. In her spare time, when the San Francisco Giants are not playing, you can find Patricia out in nature finding new places to get away from her computer, either camping, hiking, or out on her mountain bike. Patricia makes it a point to squeeze in family time and visit those living in Florida, of course always trying to make her way to Disneyworld and Universal for Harry Potter, or to those living on the Honduran island of Amapala to enjoy some beach time in a hammock without even a phone or T.V..

Coming from a divorced middle-to-low-class family herself, Patricia understands that life is not always easy, and that sometimes, struggling families just need a helping hand to get back on track. Contact her today to schedule your free consultation – Patricia and the assistant Claudia are there to help you and your family.

Client Testimonials
  • BJ Fadem was my lawyer in a child custody case. He was incredible. He knew my fears and took the time to ease everyone of them. BJ was helpful with everything. He is about fair and what is best. I would not have made it through the process without him. BJ is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and straight forward. I would recommend him for anyone that is in need of a Family Law lawyer. Hated going through it, but he made it incredibly painless!Posted by Scot
  • I hired BJ Fadem and Associates to enforced my divorce settlement. BJ Fadem and Associates read through the entire divorce settlement and wrote a letter to my ex-husband pointing out what was not being enforced. BJ is very kind and makes you feel comfortable talking about the situation. BJ and his staff followed through on getting the tasks done and my ex husband complied with his responsiblities. The best possible outcome I could have expected and I couldn't have reached that result without BJ Fadem and his team!Anonymous
  • I have had several opportunities to consult with this law firm over the past few years. I have always received timely and courteous responses to my inquiries. The reason I return time and time again is knowledgeable employees and the respect I am treated with. I also think that the noncondensending matter in which I was treated was a prime factor. It was hard enough to go through what I did, I appreciated not being talked down to by some old stuffy lawyer. Though I have only consulted with Fadem Law, I have referred a few family members who were totally happy with the outcome of their cases.Posted by Claude
  • Mr Fadem is extremely knowledgeable of the laws. Felt he was very in tuned to my needs and fought those. Would definitely would use again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDPosted by Sharon
  • I endorse Mr FADEM Loved The Way He Went To Bat For Me Very Skilled!!! Mostly He Listened When I Thought I Had No Hope!!! Thanks For CaringPosted by Darrell Fears
  • I had a previous attorney who so screwed up my divorce that I almost lost my home, custody and my business!!! When I did my initial consultation with Mr. Fadem, him and and his staff immediately started working on my case to get things saved! The professionalism, customer service and legal knowledge this firm has is incredible!! I can't say enough!! My case is still going on. However, I am so grateful for all they have done and are doing on my behalf!Posted by anonymous
  • I have worked with Mr. Fadem on many occasions and he is as intelligent, professional, and dedicated as they come. His knowledge of family law is outstanding and I refer him to anyone who needs a specialized and highly skilled family law attorney.Posted by Emily
  • As a father with an extremely challenging custody situation, I went through several attorneys before retaining BJ Fadem. Without a doubt BJ has helped my case and my family reach favorable results more quickly and effectively than the collective effort of my first three attorneys combined. Based on years of favorable results and such a positive experience there is no way I would use any other law firm for custody or family law matters. BJ Fadem is absolutely one of the finest custody attorneys in the bay area.Posted by Gary
  • Professional and Skilled. Great Law Office! Mr. BJ Fadem is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney with great experience. Thank you!Larry
    California Jan 27, 2014