you are involved in a divorce, a custody battle, suing or being
sued, or seeking to order your affairs with an estate plan, you
want to be dealt with honestly and fairly by someone who cares
about your situation and will give the attention necessary to
ascertain your needs.
R. Pogue has been in private practice in San Jose since 1992.
He has significant experience in Family Law in all its aspects.
He has prepared hundreds of estate plans, from the humblest to
the wealthy. He has sued for those who have been wronged and defended
those who are being attacked.
Pogue holds a Juris Doctor degree from Lincoln University in San
Jose and a Masters Degree in Taxation Law from Golden Gate University
in San Francisco. Well-known in the courts of Santa Clara County,
he appears frequently in Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco and
Stanislaus Counties as well. In addition, he has handled cases
in the courts of 25 of California's 58 counties and the federal
courts in San Jose and San Francisco.
was born in San Jose and, except for brief absences, is a lifelong
resident of San Jose.
Pogue is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Steven R. Pogue
Born in San Jose, California, in 1954. Married, seven children.
J.D., Lincoln University Law School of San Jose, Magna
Cum Laude, 1992.
Ll. M. Taxation, Golden Gate University School of Law,
San Francisco, California, 1993.
In private practice in San Jose, California, since 1992,
in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation
and Criminal Defense.
MCLE Faculty, National Business Institute, 2004 - 2008.
I have appeared as counsel of record in the Superior Courts
of 25 of California's 58 counties, the US District Courts
in San Jose and San Francisco.
Ombudsman, Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law
Former Chair, Santa Clara County Bar Association Family
Law Section Child Representation Committee.
Published Appellate Opinions:
People v. Swanson-Birabent (2003) 114 Cal.App.4th
In re Marriage of Smith (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 1115
Felony and civil jury trials.
Contested family law hearings.
Full family law court trials.
Prepared hundreds of trusts.
Handled hundreds of personal injury matters.
Realtor Litigation (Plaintiff and Defense)
Contractor Lawsuits (Plaintiff and Defense)
Incorporated numerous California corporations and LLCs
Conversational in Portuguese