* State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
For over a decade, I have been a Certified Family Law Specialist as designated by The
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I handle the full spectrum of family
law matters, including: divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, post-judgment matters, pre-nuptial agreements, post-marital agreements, paternity, annulments, legal separation, contested matters, and mediated resolutions. I practice primarily in Santa Clara County.
I have been a member of the California bar since 1995. I received my law degree from Boalt Hall, at the University of California at Berkeley after spending my first year of law school at Santa Clara University. While in law school, I co-founded and was the first President of the Boalt Hall Family Law Committee. I hold a B.A. in Rhetoric from University of California at Berkeley.
I was an associate at Olimpia, Whelan & Lively in San Jose from 1995 to 2000 before working as an associate at the family law boutique of Hammer & Jacobs in San Jose until April of 2003. In April 2003, I opened my own practice in Sunnyvale, and moved to Mountain View in 2006. My office is now in Downtown Los Altos. My practice is limited exclusively to Family Law. Matthew Pachkowski, another Certified Family Law Specialist, and I formed STEINER & PACHKOWSKI, an Association of Attorneys in 2011.
My activities with the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee include: Chair of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, Co-Chairing the Program Committee, and Chair of the Rules Committee. Tempore in the Santa Clara County Family Court.
I am a fifth generation Californian and a Bay Area native. I am married and have four children.