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Certified Family Law Specialist since 1979.

At the Law Office of Steven M. Bishop, CFLS, a family law and divorce lawyer in San Diego, he and his staff are committed to providing professional, dedicated, and highly responsive legal representation for people going through a divorce or family difficulties. We are a full-service family law practice offering experienced information on divorce law in San Diego, California.

About Steven M. Bishop:
I have served as a "Judge Pro Tem/Settlement Conference Judge for the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division.

I am a Lead Arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association Client Relations/Fee Arbitration Committee.

I have served as court-appointed minor's counsel for the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division.

I was the Chairperson of the San Diego County Bar Association Law Week Committee (youngest chairperson ever!)

I was the recipient of the San Diego County Family Law Certified Specialist Committee CCP 120.5 award.

I am frequently contacted to appear on numerous San Diego radio and television shows related to current issues in family law.

I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, which is a highly recognized and respected designation.

Specialties: Family law, Divorce, Legal Separation, and Mediation. Other areas of practice: Estate Planning, Guardianship, Adoptions


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 58%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 15%
  4. Adoption: 5%
    38 years
  5. Alimony: 2%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Seth Williams

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steve for ten years. He is a fighter and involved in one of the most emotional practices of law. I have known him to be fair, and results oriented. I am not surprised at some of the negative attacks against him, they are likely from people he opposed in Court, or possibly former clients who didn't take his knowledgeable advice. Those that feel they got bad outcomes by not following his advice, have only themselves to blame. Steve is a good man, a good attorney, and an excellent advocate.


    Daniel Williams Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Steven M. Bishop

591 Camino De La Reina #1120
San Diego, CA, 92108-3111



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Steven Bishop1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bar Association, Client Relations CommitteeLead ArbitratorN/A
San Diego County Bar Association Law Week CommitteePast ChairpersonN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1978 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - 2008
Christian Legal SocietyMember1978 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
California State University, San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973