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Steven Gary Hittelman

About me

I started my legal career as the first Deputy District Attorney hired by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Family Support Division. My duties included handling paternity cases, child support, and enforcement of support obligations.

I then went into private practice, where I was able to draw from my first career - as a teacher - to work to raise the level of family law practice in Orange County. My presentations included educating other attorneys about Domestic Violence, complex child support issues, psychological issues impacting child custody decisions, and general Family Law issues. I am a Certified Specialist in Family, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, since 2002.

I am now the Managing Partner at the Newport Beach Family Law firm of the Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP, offering the unique combination of caring and expertise that our clients deserve. With Kerri Strunk, another Certified Family Law Specialist, and our associates, we are able to keep our clients up-to-date on their matters, and get their cases resolved so that they spend time with their families, and not in the courts. John Denny provides our clients the option of pursuing Mediation or a Collaborative Divorce. Our Of Counsel, Wayne Jones, provides the insights of a forty-year practitioner with a depth of legal and life experience.  Eileen Landau and Cynthia Underwood provide not only support for  the other attorneys in the firm but a cost-effective approach for their clients as they develop their legal skills.

Our variety of experienced attorneys and teamwork approach provides unique opportunities for clients to have the strategy and wisdom of a variety of viewpoints. We look forward to helping you along the next path of your life.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 25%
    22 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    18 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    18 years
  4. Family: 20%
    21 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    18 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Walter Douglas McKeague Jr

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    Walter McKeague Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • David Paley Schwarz

    I highly recommend this lawyer a true professional


    David Schwarz Child custody Attorney
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Contact info

100 Bayview Circle
Suite 3200
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-2984


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2012 Attorney of the YearOrange County Women Lawyers Association2012
The Region's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2012
The Region's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2011
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2011
The Region's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2010
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2007
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2006
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP2015 - Present
PartnerHITTELMAN LAW GROUP2011 - Present
PartnerNelson Hittelman LLP2010 - 2011
Senior AssociateMinyard Morris LLP1997 - 2010
Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsOrange County Chapter Board of Directors2014 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Kids FirstLegal Program Directory2012 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsFounding Member - Orange County Chapter2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationCo-Chair of Bridging the Gap Committee2006 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember, Blue Ribbon Panel on the Administration of Justice2004 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaChair of Family Law Section Financial Issues Committee (South)N/A
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast President2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Haywood v. HaywoodWrit issued
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineBehind the Scenes at Bridging the Gap2009
Orange County Lawyer MagazineSpousal Torts: All's Fair in Love and War1999
Orange County Lawyer MagazineUIFSA, FFCCSOA, CEJ - Deciphering Interstate Support Obligations1998
Orange County Lawyer MagazineLicense Suspension as an Enforcement Tool1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State University, NorthridgePsychologyOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Last DashFamily Law for Non-Family Lawyers2015
Bridging the GapFamily Law/Do What You Love, Love What You Do2015
Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid SocietyDomestic Violence Issues2012
Legal Aid Society of Orange CountyChild Support Representation2012
Bridging The GapFamily Law2012
Public Law CenterDomestic Violence Training2011
Last DashWhose Home Is It Anyway2011
Bridging The GapFamily Law2011
Attorney Safety & FVRAFamily Violence Risk Assessment2011
Last DashFamily Law for the Non-Family Law Attorney2010
Domestic Violence Legal ClinicDomestic Violence2010
Bridging the GapFamily Law2010
Domestic Violence Legal ClinicPro Bono legal assistance for Domestic Violence victims2009
Bridging The GapFamily Law Program2009
Domestic Violence Legal ClinicPro bono legal assistance for Domestic Violence victims2008
Bridging The GapFamily Law Program2008