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Attorney Xian Zheng



Xian Zheng is an Associate Attorney at Magdalena Law Group. She assists clients with all of their family law needs, including but not limited to divorces, parentage actions, property division, child custody (with the focus on international child custody), child support, spousal support, and domestic violence restraining orders.

Prior to joining Magdalena Law Group, Xian graduated Magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and was working as an Attorney Advisor with the United States Department of Justice assisting immigration judges with drafting their legal opinions.

During law school, Xian served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Michael I. Begert of the Unified Family Court of San Francisco County, and to the Honorable Steven Berlin at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges in San Francisco. Xian was also a Senior Executive Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and received CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing Skills and Constitutional Law.

Before law school, Xian, who is bilingual in English and Chinese, obtained her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fudan University in China and was a visiting Ph.D. scholar at the Salesian Pontifical University in Italy. In her free time, Xian enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

  • 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

  • “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

  • “Her thorough and unbiased approach to my situation prepared me for all of the possible outcomes which ultimately alleviated many of my concerns.”


  • “They were able to quickly understand my case (even though I have not spoken to her in over a year) and get everything ready for court, which ended up in my complete favor.”

    Former Client

  • “ 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

  • “She explained things in great detail and was happy to answer all my questions. ”

    Former Client

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