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About Me

Initially, I sought out a career in law because I wanted to try life as a trial lawyer and because I throughly enjoyed the concept of using my verbal and thinking skills to help people.  When I attended Loyola Law School, I entered training as a trial advocate when selected to the Byrne Trial Advocacy team, a hotly contested position for this nationally competitive six member team.  That year, our team won the competition in St. Petersburg, Florida of the National Institute of Trial Advocates' Tournament of Champoinships.  That victory was the first of many national championships won by Loyola's team -- it was also where I really got the trial bug.

Since graduating from Loyola, I have been engaged in a variety of litigation practices, forcusing over the past decade primarily on Family Law.


Languages Spoken: American Sign Language, English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    17 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years
  4. Probate: 25%
    15 years



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Jeffrey Lewis

    I have known and worked with Steve for over 15 years. He is a skilled lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients.


    Jeffrey Lewis Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Richard Gaines Heston

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a very dedicated, hard-working and tenacious lawyer, yet civility never escapes him. He knows that in the courtroom the adversarial process identifies a "prevailing party", but outside the courtroom skilled counsel can make certain there are no "winners" or "losers". Especially in family law, where preservation of a co-parenting relationship can benefit minor children for years to come, that attitude should be the rule, not the exception.


    Richard Heston Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

207 North Broadway, Suite "F"
Santa Ana, CA, 92701



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1996
Champion, Tournament of ChampionsNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Steven A. D'Braunstein, f.k.a. D'Braunstein Law Group, ALC2002 - Present
AttorneyEnterprise Counsel Group, ALC2001 - 2002
Legal Consultant/Executive Search ConsultantESP Systems Professionals1999 - 2001
AttorneyCharton, Vermes & Rovenger1998 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Calvary Christian School, Santa AnaMember, Board of Directors2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationCommittee Member, Lawyer Referral & Information Service2002 - 2003
Tau Kappa EpsilonChairman, Board of Directors, Mu Xi Chapter2001 - 2006
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
The Academy of Magical Arts, "The Magic Castle," HollywoodMember1989 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
70 Psychological Reports 281Categories of Life Meaning for Service Organization Volunteers1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJuris Doctor2006
California State University, FullertonPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002