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Steven Lee Fritsch

Guardianship Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

3.2   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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We understand that our clients are experiencing a difficult time in their lives and need an attorney that will guide and help them through this stressful period and aggressively and competently represent and protect their interests.  At the Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch you will have representation from an attorney that is experienced, aggressive when needed and has an outstanding reputation in the legal community.  Our law office strives to provide professional and superior service. 

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Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch
300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Suite 216
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

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3.2 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Empathetic, Aggressive
Because of Steven, my divorce has been low cost and without drama. Steve has been brutally honest with me in regards to what I’m entitled to but also has fought relentlessly for me without adding unnecessary drama. He has been honest, moral, aggressive, empathetic, and competent. I would guess that any bad review I see is likely from someone who is difficult to work with.
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Posted by Bob | September 13, 2015
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Steve represented me expertly
It's easy to recommend Steve for his professional services. He helped me settle a challenging case, from which I ended up with a much better result than I had anticipated. Steve has a relaxed and personal approach, and handles legal matters with expert competence.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2014
Steve saved me!!!!!1
Steven helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Not only did he demonstrate expertise in his field...he was kind and considerate.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
Steve comes across as a nice guy and very knowledgeable. However, during the litigation process it was evident that he lacked instinct and the valuable skills needed in the courtroom. I ended up negotiating and writing my own settlement but still being charged over $15,000 and this was a post judgment case. Because of Steve's inefficiency and lack of filing in a timely manner I was charged for unnecessary hearings. In addition documents were not properly filed and after the case was finished the order could not be properly enforced with DCSS. Steve seems like a nice guy but dont be fooled your simple case will quickly turn into his way to pay for his family vacation in Hawaii.
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Posted by Kim | January 6, 2023
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50 days and Zero Contact
Attorney Steven Fritsch was appointed Minor's Counsel for my son for very concerning reasons. Even with many requests to do his job, Steven has proven to be incompetent in protecting and advocating for my son -- 50 days with zero contact with my son (15-year-old). It takes five minutes to call my son. Steven has also been very unprofessional. In my first phone call with him, I respectfully asked him, "What's the game plan?" Instead of an empathetic message along the lines of "I'm sorry your family is in this situation. I will be contacting the professionals involved and do my best to represent your son," Steven Fritsch's approach was extremely harsh, rude, and unprofessional: "I don't need to tell you my plan. I don't need your approval." Clearly, our experience of working with him has been very unpleasant and frustrating.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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Steven's failure to comprehend the facts and failure to relay those facts in a coherent unbiased way prolonged the parental visitation that was agreed upon. Furthermore, his lack of follow through on simple matters delayed reunion by several months increasing the cost and time associated with the ordeal, almost as if it was orchestrated.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch`
  • 2004 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Service Award
  • N/A
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • N/A
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Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Steve when I first got out of law school and he was a great mentor and teacher. His knowledge of the law and ability to relate with clients makes him a great attorney. As a practicing attorney, Steve and I have had cases against each other and he is also a great colleague and adversary. I endorse this lawyer."
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Carlsbad Guardianship Lawyer Steven Lee Fritsch
Steven Lee Fritsch
Guardianship Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 23 years
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