Nathan S. LaMotte

Silicon Valley Family Attorney Nathan S. LaMotteNathan LaMotte attended the Santa Clara University School of law. During his time there, he always had an interest in family law. He spent two semesters working as an extern at a bay area boutique family law and estate planning firm where he assisted the founding attorney in a variety of family law cases. During his time at Santa Clara law, he was also awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence.

Upon graduation, Nathan was offered a law clerk position at the same boutique family law firm and continued working on many challenging family law matters. Soon after passing the bar, Nathan was hired as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Elainie Honjas, a prominent family law firm located in downtown San Jose. He worked closely with Elainie Honjas on many complex family law cases, helping her clients achieve the best possible resolution of their family law matter. In his nearly two years as an associate, he worked diligently to hone his family law skills, learning the many nuances and challenges of a family law case. In 2016, Nathan decided to start his own law practice with the goal of providing zealous, yet affordable, legal representation to family law litigants in the Bay Area.

Nathan is also very involved with Santa Clara County legal community. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the family law sections of the California Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association since passing the California Bar. He is presently serving as the Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section. If you are interested in Nathan’s zealous representation for your family law matter, please call for a free consultation.

Emile R. Nijmeh

Emile R. NijmehEmile Nijmeh is a founding partner of Nijmeh & LaMotte. Emile attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he served as an editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, cum laude.  Before graduating law school and finding his niche in family and criminal law, Emile worked as a law clerk at various music studios and entertainment law firms.  This experience was instrumental to his growth as a young attorney.  Though he enjoyed helping artists protect their intellectual property rights, he felt there was a human element that was missing.  He eventually found that human element when he began practicing family law.

Emile now enjoys helping families get through some of the most difficult times they will ever endure. This is why his approach to handling divorce and child custody matters is one that involves compassion and understanding, and he prides himself on keeping emotions as low as possible in order to prevent what should be simple divorce cases from turning into unnecessarily high-cost, contentious litigation. He handles a wide range of family law cases from straightforward divorces to high-conflict child custody disputes, as well as adoptions, guardianships, parentage proceedings and more. His focus is on all aspects of divorce, from the dissolution itself to the underlying issues such as child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property characterization, valuation, and division of community and separate property. While Emile prefers taking a creative and collaborative approach to reaching efficient, amicable resolution of all the issues in a dissolution, he is also no stranger to high-conflict divorces and custody disputes that require aggressive, zealous advocacy when necessary.

Emile also handles criminal law cases, particularly those involving domestic violence, as they often coincide with family law restraining order proceedings. His experience in criminal law is not limited to domestic violence, however, as he has represented numerous clients in other criminal law matters as well.

During his free time, Emile enjoys producing music, fishing, and watching his favorite Bay Area sports teams.