Joyce Chang

Joyce Chang

Associate Attorney
San Jose, California
408-947-7603 (Fax)

Joyce Chang is an Associate at Hoover & Krepelka, LLP, where she focuses her practice on all aspects relating to family law. Ms. Chang recognizes the high-conflict nature of these cases, and is devoted to minimizing the emotional toll involved. She is experienced with both federal and state courts, and was awarded as a 2017 & 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Ms. Chang received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. At Santa Clara Law, Ms. Chang served as an editor on multiple Journals, including the Santa Clara Law Review and the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. She received honorable mentions for both year-end comments, won the Best Brief Award for appellate advocacy, and served as a mentor for incoming women law students through the Women and Law Association. She also interned for the Honorable Judge Socrates Manoukian of Santa Clara County Superior Court. Additionally, she served as a volunteer translator at a local non-profit dedicated towards providing basic legal rights to Asian immigrants. Ms. Chang remains involved with the law school, and serves a judge for their Honors Moot Court program.

Prior to law school, Ms. Chang received her B.S. in Premedicine from the University of California at Davis. Between her studies, she volunteered for the UC Davis Medical Center. UCD recognized her work with the Community Service Award for four consecutive years.

Ms. Chang is a classical pianist, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Honors Moot Court
    • Honors: Women & Law Mentor
    • Law Review: Santa Clara Law Review
    • Law Journal: Santa Clara Journal of International Law
  • University of California at Davis
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Dean’s Honor List
    • Honors: Human Corps Community Service Award
    • Major: Premedicine

Published Works

  • Trademark Counterfeiting in China: The Real Price of Knock-Offs, 54 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 765 (2014)

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Best Brief Award, Appellate Advocacy
  • Honorable Mention for Santa Clara Journal of International Law Comment
  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Asian American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, UC Davis Medical Center


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese