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Stephanie Mendez

Family Attorney at Escondido, CA

4.8   4 reviews

also known as Law Office of Stephanie Mendez

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

The bulk of my practice is Family Law. My goal is to guide you and help navigate through the many stages of a family law proceeding, from initiation to finalization, with empathy, compassion, and honesty, and minimal financial stress on you.


I also have experience with Department of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) administrative law hearings, security clearance reapplications, Responses to Statement of Reasons, revocation of security clearanes, et cetera.


Law Offices of Stephanie Mendez
127 E. 3rd Ave
Escondido, CA, 92025-3406

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Posted by Pedro J Lopez Jr | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She was very informative and gave respect to me,my situation and the other party. I've never really dealt with the legal system so it's nice to know there are REAL people in the "system".
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2014
Great Attorney, Honest, & Trustworthy
Mrs. Mendez helped our family obtain full custody and finalize our step-parent adoption. Mrs. Mendez was there for us every step of the way. Mrs. Mendez took the case when my daughter was born, helped me obtain DNA, visiting rights, we build a case against my ex and with time we were able to obtain full custody, terminate her rights, and finalize the step-parent adoption. Mrs. Mendez is straight forward and was always present at every court hearing. Mrs. Mendez kept us informed through the whole process by phone calls, meetings, emails, and was able to answer all of our questions. We will continue to use Mrs. Mendez services in case we have any issues in the future.
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Posted by Pat | August 13, 2013
Honest ,Reliable & Smart
I was caught totally by surprise with my divorce. I met Mrs. Mendez on recommendation from another attorney's secretary & I wondered why! I soon found out why she was so highly recommended to me. My ex was financially backed by her wealthy family and there high priced attorney. Mrs. Mendez immediately secured my rights and put my divorce on a level playing field. Mrs. Mendez has her own office which I appreciated because she gives full attention to her cases, not other attorney's cases as was the situation I had to deal with at another firm! Mrs. Mendez litigated a fair settlement for me in the divorce. She fought hard to make sure that I was awarded almost 50% custody of my 2 children and she went back to court for me to have my child support reduced to a very reasonable amount! If anything ever occurs with my ex in the future, I'm going right back to Mrs. Mendez.
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Posted by AMBER L. | February 14, 2011
Highly Recommend!!!
I hired Ms. Mendez for my divorce case. My ex stonewalled and fought me over every little thing. I hired Ms. Mendez, and was not disappointed. She helped me every step of the way, and explained everything to me so that I could understand the process. She made me feel comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation. She was honest, and never lied to me or gave me unrealistic goals. I would recommend hr to anyone who needs a divorce attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Stephanie Mendez
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of Peter J. Mueller
  • 2011 - 2012


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dissolution of Marriage: Competing States
  • California Divorce case dismissed, support order vacated.


  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of North San Diego County
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Smart, to the point, and really cares what's best for the families involved. Doesn't play games or waste time."
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