Joanne Zhou, Esq.

Of Counsel

Joanne Zhou is the founder and managing partner of The Zhou Law Group. Ms. Zhou, an experienced divorce lawyer, is well known for her talent, compassion, competence, and efficiency. Her strength lies in her ability to simplify the complicated divorce issues and propose intelligent and effective solutions for her clients.

As a prominent member of the California Bar Association and California Family Law Association, Ms. Zhou regularly gives exclusive interviews to Tencent commenting on trending legal news and topics. Her pristine reputation speaks volumes about her exceptional skills and profound social influence. Ms. Zhou is proficient in both Chinese and English, well versed in the multicultural background, and thus adept at understanding and meeting the needs of domestic and cross-border clients. Ms. Zhou not only cares about her clients deeply but also is capable of bringing about winning arguments and satisfactory results based on each client’s unique circumstances.

Ms. Zhou has built a remarkable and productive career in the field of family law for almost ten years and accumulated extensive knowledge. She has represented clients in all types of dissolution proceedings, be it local or international, ranging from relatively straightforward matters to the most complex and high asset ones involving children, business, investment (restricted stock units, stock options, IPO-related equity), and various other assets and liabilities.

Before founding The Zhou Law Group, Ms. Zhou worked side by side with a highly recognized San Jose Lawyer Stanley K. Yim for several years. Together they assisted numerous clients from various ethnic groups with their immigration and family law concerns. Prior to coming to San Jose, Ms. Zhou also clerked with Judge David Shaheed in Indianapolis, Indiana. These experiences proved invaluable as they helped Ms. Zhou mature into a reputable and accomplished professional with moral integrity.


   Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
   China University of Political Science and Law, LLB


   State Bar of California


   California Lawyers Association (CLA)
   Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
   The Alameda County Family Law Association


   The Supreme Court of The State of California
   US District Court of Northern California


   Chinese / Mandarin