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Attorney Lester M. Paredes, III



Lester M. Paredes III, Esq. is an Associate Attorney at Magdalena Law Group. Lester counsels and assists clients with all of their family law needs, including but not limited to divorces, parentage actions, property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, and domestic violence restraining orders.

Prior to joining Magdalena Law Group, Lester practiced civil law, criminal law, and trial advocacy for over ten years. Lester graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA for his undergraduate studies and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. for law school. After becoming an attorney in 2008, Lester attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, a three-week advanced trial advocacy course. Lester has tried numerous cases and gained invaluable experience in the courtroom.

Lester is an empathetic attorney, who listens carefully and does his best to help his clients navigate stressful, emotional and uncertain circumstances. In a world where attorneys are often cold, calculated and deadened to the tumult of clients' lives, Lester offers a refreshing change as an attorney who truly cares for his clients.

  • Three Best Rated
  • California Board of Specialization
  • Platinum Client Champion - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10 Best Under 40 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Avvo Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award - 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in San Jose
  • Nation's Top One Percent - 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Hear from Our Former Clients

  • “Towards the end changes in my life threw my case a few curve balls but she stayed patient with me and won my case.”


  • “She was direct with me when I was emotional and it enabled me to digest the situation I was facing with clarity. ”

    Divorce Client

  • “Not only did she fix the paperwork mess, but also found the solution to get money out of my ex without prolonging the procedures and charging an arm and a leg for it.”

    Divorce Client

  • “She even understands what particular judges are looking for and their quirks and pet peeves involving cases.”


  • “ It was very helpful to me knowing she is seeing me not as one more case in her carrier, but a person who is dealing with a complicated problem.”

    Former Client

Why Choose Magdalena Law Group

  • Led by a Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Experienced Courtroom Litigators on Your Side

  • Effective, Caring & Innovative Counsel

  • Multi-Lingual Legal Services Offered