Law Offices of Elise M. Mitchell

Firm Overview

The firm focuses on family law, probate and bankruptcy. I practice primarily in Santa Clara County, and occasionally in San Mateo and Alameda Counties. I consider myself to be the people's lawyer

Main Office
152 North Third Street
Suite 609
San Jose  CA  95112
  • (408) 297-8080
  • (408) 298-6690


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, for 30 minutes.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We have fixed-price services for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, guardianships and some family law uncontested divorces.
Hourly Rates
$325 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

24-hour voicemail
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Spanish (Lulu)

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I work in the areas of law that impact people's daily lives.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe clients are a consumer of legal services, and as such, clients should interview as many attorneys as possible to ensure that the attorney best fits the client's needs. This offices goes to the greatest extent to prepare clients for what they can expect in their legal proceeding. When clients have questions or want to obtain information, we respond accordingly.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, depending on the circumstances.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


Elise M. Mitchell

I have been a sole practitioner for 15 years.

I was fortunate to have two parents who are professionals and encouraged us to take any course necessary to obtain an education. Also, I was always devoted to helping people.

My unique strength is my honesty, my forthrightness, and my directness.

I do not sugarcoat--I am direct.

Personal interests:

I enjoy traveling, my family, and friends.

  • Bar Number: 167971
    California , 1993
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1990
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of California at San Diego
    Bachelor's Degree , 1987
    San Diego, CA
    Major in Urban Planning Studies,
    Minor in Economics

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