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Steven Allen Dinneen is a peer-endorsed attorney representing families all across California. His knowledge and experience in the various aspects of family law have given him the tools to successfully resolve cases for his clients. Licensed to practice law in 2007, Mr. Dinneen has received recognition for his integrity, honesty and willingness to communicate. He believes that by working together, his clients can achieve the best outcome possible.

Owner of the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen, Mr. Dinneen handles a wide variety of family law cases including divorce, military divorce, paternity, custody and visitation, spousal maintenance and alimony and modifications, among others. In addition, he is skilled in cases involving guardianships, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and marital property concerns. Mr. Dinneen’s experience demonstrates that he is not afraid to tackle any case.

Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to staying at the top of his legal practice, and strives to stay abreast of current legal matters. He is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Primarily practicing out of his office in San Jose, California, Mr. Dinneen handles cases throughout the state, including Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey and Alameda Counties.

Family law matters can be complex and emotionally charged. Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to helping his clients reach amicable solutions to their marital or family law cases wherever possible. With a passion and drive for advocacy, Mr. Dinneen takes every client’s needs into consideration and works diligently to protect their rights.


Practice areas


  1. Alimony: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases
  3. Divorce: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases
  5. Family: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases



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  • Ruben Patricio Ruiz

    I've worked with Steve in the past and he is a great advocate for his clients. I've referred several clients to him in the past and will do so in the future.


    Ruben Ruiz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Lee Westover

    Steve is an excellent attorney. He will treat you honestly and fairly. Highly recommended.


    Andrew Westover Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Steven A Dinneen

1735 N 1st St
Ste 302
San Jose, CA, 95112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2015
10 BestAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Who's Who of Top North American AttorneysHeritage Who's Who2015
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
Client's Choice Award for 2014Avvo2014
Client's Choice Award for 2013Avvo2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Steven A. Dinneen2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office Of Martha J. Olson2008 - 2012
Law ClerkCisco Systems2007 - 2007
Contract AttorneyWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.2007 - 2008
Law ClerkBarker Law Group2006 - 2006
Financial AdvisorMorgan Stanley2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2015 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionMember2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners SectionMember2014 - Present
ProVisorsMember2013 - Present
Santa Clara County Barristers ClubMember2013 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Delta UpsilonMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
V.S. v. S.P.Party not paying child support was imputed over $100,000 in income and ordered to pay child support
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
San Jose State UniversityN/AUndergraduate2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career Day and MoreBecoming an attorney2014
Single parent meet upDivorce overview with Q&A2012