January Stramaglia

january-bio.jpgJanuary A. Stramaglia, Partner
Stramaglia Luu, LLP
 

January Stramaglia is an experienced trial attorney admitted to practice law in California. January practices law exclusively in Santa Clara County. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

January is also qualified to serve as Minor's Counsel, where she is appointed by the Court to represent minor children in high conflict custody and visitation proceedings. In order to serve as a court appointed attorney for children, January has complied with the California Rules of Court which require all attorneys to be specially trained, educated, and have the requisite child custody experience to qualify as a Minor's Counsel. January has worked diligently on her appointments by the Court to represent children in high conflict custody disputes. As a minor's counsel, January often works very closely with the Court, Family Court Services, and all parties involved in the case in order to consider what is in the best interest of the child. She must carefully navigate issues that often come with divorce, such as child abuse, neglect, and other difficult issues that are often associated with contested child custody or divorce cases. Minor's counsel is a voice for the child, without compromising the child's rights, emotional well-being, or forcing the child to side with one parent or the other. Once assigned, January continues to represent the minor until the child reaches the age of 18 or when the court may choose to end the appointment early. 

January is an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, in which she serves as Co-Chair of the Social Committee of the Family Law Section. January was named 2015 Barrister of the Year by the SCCBA.  In 2016, January served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the SCCBA. January is also active on the Minor's Counsel Sub-Committee of the Family Law Section of the SCCBA. January also participated as a committee member for the Santa Clara County Family Court's pilot project, Teen Orientation, in which she has volunteered as a speaker, presenting on issues that may impact teens from families going through a divorce. January is a panel attorney on the SCCBA and is also a member of the modest-means panel, in which she assists clients of modest means with their family law cases once they have been referred by the SCCBA. January has also served as a volunteer attorney at SCU’s Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center and VABANC at their monthly legal clinics.

January earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, she was a Notes Editor for the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. She interned for both a Prosecuting Attorney's Office in northern Indiana and the Air Force JAG in Washington, D.C. She was an extern at the Small Business and Technology Development Center, where she developed a passion for helping individuals and small businesses successfully navigate the legal system. In her spare time, January enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.