Firm Profile

Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente LLP

Headquarters

19762 MacArthur Boulevard, Second Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
United States
(949) 337.4050

Firm Details

Eleanor Stegmeier and Saul Gelbart founded the firm in 1995, after they established their reputations in the Family Law community. Ms. Stegmeier started practicing in 1978 and Mar. Gelbart started in 1981. As our firm grew, long-time associates Jason Schwartz and Robert Benavente became partners, and they become known as SGSB. In 2015, Joan Loos and Jason Coleman were elevated to the partnership level.  Today, we have 12 lawyers on our team as well as a Mediation Center.

Our Mediation Center will be the highest quality service of its kind in Orange County and, perhaps, in all of Southern California. Eleanor Stegmeier and Michael Fisher are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and both have completed the advanced Mediation courses offered by The Academy and Pepperdine University’s Strauss Institute. Eleanor and Mike will be joined by Matthew Heim, who may be the only lawyer with a Marriage & Family Therapy degree providing Mediation services in our area. The new office will have a dedicated Mediation Room with breakout rooms and an attending paralegal.

A couple of years ago we expanded to San Diego with a satellite office. Our business in San Diego is steadily growing and we envision expanding that office in a few years.

Our Orange County office is staffed with 12 lawyers and seven Legal Assistants or Paralegals. We are prepared to handle all aspects of Family Law litigation, as we have for many years. We also offer “limited scope” representation, which allows a client to select the type of service that we provide and, if necessary, limit the retainer fees for that service.

Our firm is unique in Orange County as we have four lawyers who are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Seven lawyers are Board Certified by the State of California as Family Law Specialists. Please feel free to visit our website at www.sgsblaw.com to learn more.

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Irvine in Family Law with 4 lawyers

Awards

  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Orange County Family Law Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Charles Garrity Award by the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 7 consecutive years
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America, 5 consecutive years
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California, by Los Angeles Magazine.
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms in America
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America, 6 consecutive years

About Our Clients

At Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz and Benavente, we routinely represent business owners, CEOs, entertainers, and other high-profile individuals or their spouses.  Our lawyers are committed to complete discretion and professionalism with all of our clients.Our attorneys are always respectful of clients' sensitive family issues, and we work with the utmost discretion on all of our cases.

Contacts

SGSB Family Law
Divorce, Alimony, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Divison of Estate
949-337-4050

Firm Practice Areas

  • Family Law

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California

Irvine, CA

19762 MacArthur Boulevard, Second Floor

Irvine, CA 92612

United States

(949) 337.4050

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San Diego, CA

750 B Street, Suite 2100

San Diego, CA 92101

United States

(619) 685.3183

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