Melissa Wheeler Hoff - A Cordell & Cordell Foster City Divorce Attorney

Melissa Wheeler Hoff

Litigation Attorney

San Mateo Divorce Attorney Melissa Wheeler HoffFoster City divorce attorney Melissa Wheeler Hoff was drawn to family law because of the complicated psychological, emotional, and financial issues often involved.

She has an innate ability to connect with people and help them feel comfortable throughout an often uncomfortable process.

“With compassion, understanding, and a sense of humor, I can help clients find creative solutions for their unique problems so that they can avoid unnecessary litigation and stress,” Ms. Hoff said.

The family court system has a way of breeding conflict between divorcing parties. Disagreements can easily turn toxic and leave both sides with bitter feelings.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way, and Ms. Hoff is committed to helping her clients reach a healthier, more amicable settlement.

“You can dissolve your marriage without destroying your family if you are willing to take the high road,” Ms. Hoff said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Hoff is licensed to practice in California.


Ms. Hoff received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric with a Public Discourse concentration from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Hoff practiced family law.


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Mentee in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mentorship Program