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Stephen Peter Anderson

Stephen Peter Anderson

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

I have been a trial attorney for 34 years. I handle family law, criminal and personal injury cases. Family law, which includes divorce, custody, support, paternity, guardianship, and restraining order issues, finds me in court most weekdays, in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. My personal injury case experience includes settlement or trial of over 35 million dollars for thousands of clients. I also handle most types of criminal cases. 


My experience in Los Angeles for 10 years as a trial attorney, as a partner in a successful personal injury firm, and now having successfully represented thousands of clients locally, give me the confidence to give you the legal advice you deserve, at a fair and reasonable rate.


I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Please call for an appointment.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Divorce & Separation: 80%
    24 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    34 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    24 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Tracey Rangel Cruz

    I first became acquainted with Stephen when he was opposing counsel on a personal injury lawsuit which went to a jury trial. I found Stephen to be a highly effective advocate for his client and I was impressed with his litigation skills. Subsequently, I have opposed Stephen in family law litigation, and I know that he offers skilled, experienced and thorough representation for his clients. He is also very approachable and, when possible, works very hard to solve family law cases without unnecessary and expensive litigation.


    Tracey Cruz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Maurice Robert Bettencourt

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only is Stephen committed to keeping his clients informed so they can make intelligent decisions, but he is highly knowledgeable regarding complex issues that so often crop up in the diverse field of Family Law. He is the expert with whom other Family Law practitioners can consult, in order to obtain the very best results for clients in a cost-efficient manner.


    Maurice Bettencourt Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Anderson Stephen Law Office Of

624 East Main

Santa Maria, CA, 93454-4506



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen P. Anderson1980 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)Member2015 - 2015
Northern Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University, FullertonLawB.S Laws, Juris Doctor1980
California State University, NorthridgeN/AUnknownN/A