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Stuart Gregory Steingraber

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Wrightwood, CA

5.0   175 reviews

About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Chapter 7 & 13 for debtors; Creditor's rights in Bankruptcy

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Commercial real estate
    25%
    Commercial collections

    46 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Estate planning
    25%
    Wills-Trusts-Probate

    46 years, 500 cases

I was admitted to practice before all California courts in 1976, Federal Court in 1977 and the United States Supreme Court in 1990.  I graduated from Western State University, College of Law in 1976 with a BSL and JD in the top 8% of my class.

 

I enjoy family history and have traced some lines back to 165 BC.  I married my wife Annette in 1962 and have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. 

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I personally handle all aspects of your case, from start to finish.  Visit my website at:  www.stuthelawyer.com
Licensed for 46 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Stuart

Law Office of Stuart Steingraber
P.O. Box 600
Wrightwood, CA, 92397

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Steingraber is my super lawyer and trusted mentor!
The first time I spoke with Mr. Steingraber was around August of 2020. I was so impressed with Mr. Steingraber’s pleasant personality and professional knowledge even I was working with another attorney who is specialized in civil litigation at that time. After I parted ways with my previous attorney, I started to seek consultation from Mr. Steingraber frequently from January of 2021. All valuable opinions he has offered helping me better understand my options at different stages of the on-going lawsuit. Although requesting Mr. Steingraber filing petition for bankruptcy on my behalf became inevitable in order to end the disputed litigation, I feel honored that I could team up with someone who I trust instead of fighting alone in this battle. It is encouraging having Mr. Steingraber standing by my side as my attorney. Mr. Steingraber’s all-round experience together with patience and kindness make him a great mentor and teacher. My gratitude in response to Mr. Steingraber’s help is ineffable. His above and beyond efforts has touched my heart and I am so grateful that he was willing to stand up for me when I was struggling in the most intimidating situations of my life. I strongly recommend this gentleman to anyone who is in need of legal assistance without reservation. Believe me, Mr. Steingraber is a godsend!
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Posted by Agnieszka | October 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT ATTORNEY!!!
Mr. Steingraber helped me at a time when I thought no one was going to help me and it was just time to give up. An insurance company refused to pay me the proceeds due to my stepfather's life policy after his death. They refused to recognize me as the beneficiary because of a mistake in my stepfather's SS number. The amount was too small to go to court. Also too small for another attorney (I will not give his name for pity), who was recommended to me, but who gave the impression that he was not interested in my case, listened to me superficially and stated that he could not actually help me because his salary would equal the amount for which I was fighting so it doesn't make sense. Maybe he could recommend someone new, read: cheaper, who maybe could scratch a letter on my behalf to the insurance company that refused to pay me money. But of course he wasn't sure it would help. I once again turned to someone that helps me find attorneys, they recommended one lawyer who, after hearing about my problem in detail, could not help me personally because it was not her field, but she recommended Mr Steingraber to me. Mr. Steingraber listened attentively to me, asked many questions and was INTERESTED in my case and was INTERESTED in helping me. The amount to be won was small but worth the effort. He contacted this insurance company on my behalf and after his intervention the company undertook to recognize me as the beneficiary and to pay the money to me. Mr. Steingraber is a human attorney, he helped me a lot not only in getting my money back but also in regaining my faith in people. Extremely helpful, honest and respectful. Thank you Stuart Steingraber!
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Response from Stuart Steingraber October 18, 2021
I am always gratified to hear when my efforts result in you being benefitted with a perfect outcome. Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by EDWARD GUILLEN | September 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Guillen
Just wanted to say thank you Stuart for taking the time to talk, understandably your extremely busy, but thank you and look forward to meeting you soon, I think it would be a pleasure to work with you.
Posted by Martha | August 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
Very knowledgeable pleasant gentle-man. Would recommend him in a heartbeat. Thank you Stuart for your time.
Response from Stuart Steingraber August 27, 2021
Thank you. I'm happy I was able to help you sort out your concerns.
Posted by Cathy | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Cathy
I was extremely happy with Mr. Steingrabers service. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. He is a top notch lawyer, and I highly recommend him to anyone. 5 stars!
Posted by Huong. | July 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer.
Mr. Stuart Gregory Steingraber answered my questions quickly, clearly and walked me through it all. Very good Lawyer. I highly recommend him .
Posted by Jon | June 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
President
Stuart helped us with a referral to a specialized attorney that is very knowledgeable and I believe at this early stage just what we are needing, Thank you Stuart
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Credit Bureau Issue
I posted my issue to Avvo, and Mr. Steingraber responded quickly. I had some follow-up questions, and he offered to call me to consult; the steps he provided to resolve my issue were excellent. He was polite and listened to my concerns, and was not rushing. I would recommend Mr. Steingraber.
Posted by Catherine | June 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Guidance and Consultation on Legal Matter
It is with great pleasure to write a review for Mr. Stuart Steingraber. On May 27, 2021, I was in search of guidance and wanted to consult with an attorney concerning a debt collection summons. I went on Avvo to obtain a highly skilled attorney to represent me in civil court. Mr. Steingaber’s reviews were highly impressive, he has tenure in bankruptcy, estate planning and knowledge of real estate law. Therefore, I reached out and contacted him concerning my dilemma. Mr. Steingraber answered the telephone. He allowed me to expound on my concerns. Mr. Steingraber was very patient with me as he asked vital questions to assess my concerns. I was amazed that Mr. Steingraber provided step-by-step direction as to accomplish my goal and he did not charge me. Mr. Steingraber is a very gentle and benevolent man. His heart is truly into assisting clients; he is not out to make a “fast buck.” After following the directions and guidance of Mr. Steingraber, I was compelled to call him back and thank him for the genuine support. Most attorney’s would have charged me for the advice that I received and had me to establish a client and attorney agreement, not Mr. Steingraber. I am forever indebted to him. If anyone is seek a honest, compassionate, knowledgeable attorney with integrity, I strongly recommend Mr. Stuart Steingraber. If I ever need to update my living trust or any other service Mr. Steingraber provides, I would do so without a second thought.
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Posted by Barry | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great job helping me with small claims suit.
When I contacted Attorney Steingraber he did a great job listening to what my case was about. He got back with me promptly with some excellent recommendations as well as a case setting precedent and how I could use it in my arguments. I was unaware I could receive this level of advice for free. Top communicator with a soothing personality that makes you feel at ease. Extremely sharp. I recommend him highly!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
If you are looking for a reliable and dependable attorney, contact Stuart!!! I contacted Stuart for a financial situation I was in and felt down about it. I hired him after he explained everything to me in detail what would happen and the time frame to resolve everything. He made me feel at ease and didn't feel so anxious after talking to him. He is a great attorney if you are looking for one to help resolve your debt and works fast and diligently to get things done. Highly recommend Stuart!! You will not be disappointed. I feel more at ease now since I hired him. Thank you Stuart for your helping me and my family. You are top notch attorney that goes above and beyond!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing and Generous Consulting
I gave Stuart a call to discuss a bankruptcy I was partially finished filing, he was absolutely tremendous. Stuart took the time to walk me through not only the bankruptcy process, but what documents I should bring multiple copies of, where I was signing, what forms needed to be adjusted, and he even took a look at the filing I had completed and sent me notes. I was extremely grateful for Stuart's professional insight, his extreme generosity when it came to his time, and the knowledge he provided me during our consultation. I would absolutely and highly recommend Stuart for bankruptcy needs and while hopefully I don't have to do this ever again, I feel confident knowing I can trust Stuart to be honest, straightforward, and kind. His time was invaluable to me and I'm very, very grateful.
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Posted by Julie | May 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and helpful
I contacted Stuart for a consultation on a legal matter and he took the time to talk to me and gave me excellent advice and a referral. I highly recommend him and will refer my friends when they need a bankruptcy or probate attorney. Thanks again Stuart!
Posted by Tracy | May 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stuart is absolutely helpful
I consulted with stuart about 2 of my cases. He provided precious information to the case. I plan to hire him for the future house purchase case that I plan to do against the builder.
Posted by Ricardo | May 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuart is a experienced, knowledgeable caring attorney.
I contacted Attorney Steingraber concerned with my legal matter. He took the time to explain the "lingo" I didn't understand, and explained my options. He helped me through the whole process, step by step. Trust me I asked alot of questions, and he showed patience, that is a main thing for me because I was anxious and stressed out. I thank you Attorney Steingraber for everything and I recommend him for anyone going through bankruptcy issues and needs knowledge, experience and care.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
BANKRUPTCY/DEBTS
thanks for your time and the valuable information you provided me after hours on 4/8/21..when i need to hire a BK attorney, i will call you back..
Response from Stuart Steingraber April 9, 2021
Glad to be of assistance.
Posted by Henry | March 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Consultations
Mr. Steingraber was very thorough when he was going over my case. He asked questions regarding to my case and then gave me his thoughts and options. After I decided what option I was going to go through, he gave me further details on the next steps. Best consultation I could have asked for. Highly recommend! I am glad there is someone out there that are willing to give high quality free consultations.
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Posted by Louis | March 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful Attorney
I contacted Attorney Steingraber regarding my financial situation and he was more than helpful explaining my various options so that I could take the right course of action that best fit my need. I felt as though he went above and beyond to help me. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Drew | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He made a very difficult issue much more manageable.
Stuart helped remove much of the stress from a very difficult situation and provides understanding to the bankruptcy process. Facing the need for bankruptcy, it was very difficult to focus, and I wanted the best and to be able to understand the process. Stuart’s knowledge and experience made this so much easier on me. Our family was very relieved and happy we hired him to provide direction for and he was ahead of all our expectations. I cannot endorse him enough; he is easy to work with and will treat you like family. This is what I would say the secret to his success.
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Posted by Christian | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
All the things Mr. Steingraber told was extremely helpful, honest and respectful. I was relived and stress free cause I was scared But if something else ever to come up I would definitely give him a call.
Response from Stuart Steingraber January 30, 2021
Thank you. Always glad to hear I was able to help you in some small way.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-CEO
  • Law Office of Stuart Steingraber
  • 1976 - Present
  • High councilman/Public Affairs
  • Anaheim Stake LDS Church
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Of Counsel
  • Boy Scouts Of America
  • 1990 - 2014
  • mock trial coordinator
  • Anaheim Stake LDS Church
  • 1984 - 1987
  • VP
  • Western Thrift & Loan
  • 1980 - 1985
  • YM President/Bishopric/HC Advisor/instructor
  • LDS Church
  • 1971 - 2014
  • branch manager
  • Norwest Financial
  • 1965 - 1980
  • branch manager
  • Dial Finance Company
  • 1965 - 1980
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Western State University College of Law
  • BSL
  • 1974
  • Fullerton Community College
  • AA
  • 1966
  • California State University
  • Business
  • 1964
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Pre Dental
  • 1961
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Legal Cases

  • In re McFarland
  • My client recovered over $230K from his bankrupt debtor.

Associations

  • Continental Business Network
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Home Owners Association
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in CA
  • 2014 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1990 - Present
  • Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1977 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Chase Ranch HoA
  • Director
  • 2016 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Honors Edition
  • Who's Who Executives-Professionals
  • 2015
  • Top Ranked US Executives
  • National Council of American Executives
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • participation plaque
  • Corona HS NJROTC
  • 2011
  • Citizenship Nation/Community
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Orange County Register
  • "All in the Family"
  • 2022
  • self
  • "The Descendants of Michael Steingraber" (1823-1900)
  • 1995
  • self
  • "Barking up the Family Tree"
  • 1994
  • First Tuesday
  • "Hypothecations-Having your seconds and spending them too"
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Relief Society
  • Estate Plannning Made Simple
  • 2005
  • Semi annual conference
  • Watching your Accounts Receivables
  • 2000
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Impact of Bankruptcy on Commercial Collections
  • 1999
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Credit & Collections
  • 1996
  • Multiple seminars
  • Commercial collections
  • 1995
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Collection Remedies
  • 1994
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Commercial Collections
  • 1993
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Commercial Collection Remedies
  • 1992
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Credit & Collections
  • 1991
  • Credit Management Assoc. of SoCal
  • Creditor's Rights
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (52)
Given (47)
Endorse Stuart
Trusts Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Steingraber was opposing counsel in a trust/civil matter. Reaching a resolution that both sides are content with is a daunting task that requires a special set of skills. While advocating for his client’s best interest, Mr. Steingraber was able to work with me toward a fair resolution for all parties. I would not hesitate in recommending him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When more than 42 years of experience under his belt, Stuart is a wealth of knowledge, which he generously shares with AVVO users with questions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stuart frequently and generously shares excellent Legal advice on this Forum and has provided a wealth of valuable insight and practical consul."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Mr. Steingraber"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I should have endorsed Mr. Steingraber far earlier. His answers are consistently accurate, practical, and are customized for the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client looks for when hiring an attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Stuart by reputation and also by his excellent and accurate answers to questions on AVVO. I endorse him as an experienced and quality bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Steingraber always provides intelligent and insightful legal advice. Mr. Steingraber is very active on Avvo and his answer are always well thought out and accurate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I would have confidence in him because he consistently provides solid practical answers to questions on this board."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Steingraber for over 20 years. I consider him a good friend and zealous attorney. I have observed him represent many clients over the years and know he cares for them all. Stuart embodies all of the qualities anyone would seek in an attorney and a friend. Highly recommended and respected!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Steingraber. I have read many of his answers here on Avvo and know him to be an attorney regularly admitted to practice in the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He gives sound legal advice and fairly direct answers. He also has several other practice areas which is is familiar with and his years of practice prove his experience invaluable."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have followed Stuart's responses on Avvo since I became active on this site. He always has something helpful to add when he files a response and seem to be extremely knowledgeable in California and Bankruptcy law. Any client seeking assistance in his areas of practice would be well served with Stuart as his/her attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Steingraber is a highly skilled and respected attorney in the filed of bankruptcy and estate planning. His answers to questions by users on Avvo show insight and thoughtfulness. I am more than happy to endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Steingraber is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Steingraber is highly experienced and knowledgeable in his field, and is a regular contributor to Avvo and dedicates a significant amount of his limited time to helping people answer questions in this area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Steingraber provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Steingraber has contributed quality answers to the AVVO community. After reading many of them, it is apparent he is well informed, knowledgable, and professional. I endorse Attorney Steingraber."
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Wrightwood Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stuart Gregory Steingraber
Stuart Gregory Steingraber
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Wrightwood, CA
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation