At Del Ponte and Hirz, we provide professional, aggressive and relentless representation in all areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law Collections. Our staff of attorneys will work to resolve your matter in a fast and cost effective manner, but if such an arrangement is not agreeable to the other party to your matter, we will provide you with aggressive, knowledgeable representation to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected.
Dennis Del Ponte: Founding Partner
Dennis Del Ponte was born, raised, and has longstanding family roots within the City of San Jose. He has been practicing law for more than thirty six years in Santa Clara County. Dennis started his career working for the Santa Clara County Public Defender but transitioned to private practice early in his career. He put his trial experience to good use in building his family law practice where he now combines his extensive legal knowledge with his years of courtroom experience.
In his free time, Dennis enjoys raising cattle and chickens and working on his ranch.
Christopher Hirz: Partner
Christopher Hirz is a native of San Jose, having grown up in the area and eventually graduating from San Jose State University. He attended law school at University of the Pacific where he graduated, with distinction, in 2006. While in law school, he was awarded Honors in Trial Advocacy and graduated as a member of the Traynor Honor Society.
Christopher joined Del Ponte and Hirz in 2007 as an associate attorney and was subsequently made a partner.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family and enjoys cooking. In 2010, he and his wife placed second in the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and they are looking for their first victory.