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Georgia L Staab

Family Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

4.3   6 reviews

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We know that you and your children may be seriously impacted by conflict created in the divorce process.  Conflict also increases your legal fees.  Therefore, as a Family Law Attorney, Georgia Staab suggests strategies to reduce conflict, promote cooperative agreements, and create sound out-of-court resolutions.  When issues can only be resolved through litigation, Georgia Staab is a competent, results-driven trial attorney.


The Law Offices of Georgia L. Staab handles cases in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.  We can help you with all family law matters, including:

Marital Dissolution/Legal Separation

Property Division and Asset Protection

Child Custody & Visitation 

Temporary & Permanent Spousal Support 


Grandparents' Rights

Domestic Violence

Premarital Agreements

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Licensed for 22 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/01/2022

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

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Law Offices of Georgia L. Staab
1220 State Street
Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Understanding and competent
Georgia has made the entire difficult divorce proceeding manageable and tolerable. She was always looking out for my best interest...making sure I understood the process and ramifications of my decisions. She also has a thorough understanding of the legal system, judges and opposing attorneys.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent and Professional
I am pleased to write a review of an attorney, Georgia Staab, whom I have had the opportunity to observe working with clients, and with other attorneys; and with whom I have worked on countless occasions. Her diligence, professionalism, dedication and integrity are always on display, and the appreciation of her clients is well deserved. Just as important is her relentless pursuit of the most reasonable and efficiently attainable results for her clients. While she clearly views resolving matters in a litigated courtroom venue as a last resort, she also doesn’t hesitate to do so when protecting her clients’ interest requires it! I have heard nothing but words of admiration and respect from attorneys with whom she works, including, most notably, those who have represented opposing or competing interests. She is a credit to her profession, and those who seek her counsel can do no better.
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Posted by Seroj | June 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Ms. Staab handled my complicated divorce case, in the most meticulous, attentive, competent yet kindest and most compassionate way. She knows very well what to go after, in each aspect of a divorce case, and what's rightful, and yet she does not feed unrealistic expectations to her client, for the sake of prolonging a case. I highly recommend her services to anyone going through the daunting and sometimes confusing and overwhelming process of a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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Top Lawyer and Staff
I am incredibly grateful to have had Georgia Staab represent me in securing a final settlement from my divorce. Georgia's extensive legal knowledge, fighting spirit, insightful expertise, and kind heart, absolutely serves her clients well!
Posted by Jackie | March 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Compassionate Counselor
Divorce is a daunting, painful experience…the worst time of my life. There are lots of divorce attorneys to choose from. Right from the first interview with Georgia Staab, I was impressed with how attentively she listens, by how organized her office is, and most importantly, her obvious expertise in family law, a product of 15 years in practice. I also appreciated the team of the family law experts in her office who could be consulted as well. She helped me with important changes to my estate planning and will. She is direct, professional and tough when needed; compassionate and kind with her clients, in helping them deal with extraordinarily difficult family issues. I am so grateful to have Georgia as my counselor and advocate. She helped make the whole process go smoothly and as quickly as possible. I highly recommend Georgia Staab – not only as a divorce attorney, but for any other family law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2013
Law of Moral Turpitude
I hired Ms. Staab to help me enforce a juvenile court order to protect my young child from her fathers substance abuse problem. He injured the child as a baby by dropping her resulting in serious head trauma to the child. At the $300 initial consultation Ms. Staab was pleasant and agreed to help me. After then paying the non-refundable retainer of $2500 Ms. Staab called me into her office for a meeting (at $300 an hour) to tell me the court order had a mistake that the judge made and the father was entitled to visit with the child UNSUPERVISED and NOT be enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program. Reluctantly I followed Ms..Staab's professional legal advice as she called it. My understanding was the outpatient treatment program of the father was my child's safety plan. Several times I would question her interpretation of the order and she became abusive. She called me into her office for another 'meeting'. (300 per hour) and said I could lose custody if I didn't comply and that her office had "70 years of experience". I was concerned over the safety of my child and contacted the judge directly. When I told Ms. Staab she became defensive and said "she wont remember" and "don't mention my name." Well, I heard back from the Judge and the father needed to be in a treatment program to visit with the child all along. Thus Georgia was WRONG, counseling me to be in contempt of court and putting my child into danger.. In conclusion, I'm not sure if Georgia is incompetent, greedy or both. She never replied to my email about the Judges ruling but she charged me for reading it. I'm out almost $5000 for nothing, but I'm glad my child will be safe now cause that's what matters most.
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Response from Georgia Staab September 5, 2015
It is unfortunate that a disgruntled person can anonymously misrepresent part, or all of a story, while I am ethically bound to remain silent. Anonymous internet postings serve merely as a vehicle for angry people to "vent" and spread falsehoods to those who are credulous enough to believe everything they read online.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 187-187 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Paralegal
  • Courdert Brothers
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Legal Assistant
  • Glenn L. Robertson, Family Law Specialist
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Secretary
  • Peter Dullea, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 1993 - 1995


  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Barristers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • William Gordon Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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