James H. Lou joined Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP as a San Jose divorce lawyer in 2019. Before joining the firm, he worked as an associate attorney at a family law and probate litigation firm in Los Angeles, where he worked in family law litigation, handling matters including child custody, child support, reimbursement claims, and asset division, including the characterization, valuation, and division of closely held businesses, stocks and bonds, real properties, and pensions/retirements. Mr. Lou enjoys working closely with clients to resolve high-conflict situations and protect clients’ economic interests as well as their personal well-being. He successfully sought and obtained a peremptory writ of mandate from the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District, to save the equity in a community property building from being lost in an imminent foreclosure auction.
Mr. Lou graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law in 2014, where he specialized in business and taxation law and worked as a managing editor for the Pacific Basin Law Journal and the Entertainment Law Review. During law school at UCLA, he regularly assisted at legal aid clinics serving indigent clients regarding a variety of matters, including expungement of criminal records and settlement with debt collectors.
Mr. Lou also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from New York University, from which he graduated in 2011 and where he was a collegiate research scholar. He holds diverse interests in areas including cosmology, history, sociology, economic policy, and artificial intelligence, and is always excited and happy to engage in a conversation about interesting topics.
When not practicing law, he is an avid player of the ancient strategy board game Go (also known as Weiqi or Baduk), and regularly competes in Go tournaments across California and the United States. In 2016, James attended the US Go Congress in Boston, where he competed in the US Open tournament, and he looks forward to competing in the future at additional US Go Congresses and the European Go Congress. James also loves traveling, hiking, and exploring natural and beautiful places.