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Stephanie Hall Kobesky

Divorce and separation Attorney at Burlingame, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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About Stephanie

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Stephanie Hall Kobesky is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Stephanie graduated with Distinction in General Scholarship from U.C. Berkeley in 2000 and Order of the Coif from U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law in 2005. She began her legal career as a real estate attorney, first in the commercial transactional practice group at Reed Smith LLP and later in the construction litigation group at Farella Braun + Martel LLP. During her time in Biglaw, Stephanie co-chaired the Bar Association of San Francisco's ("BASF") Construction Law Section and volunteered her time through the Family Law Project of BASF's Justice and Diversity Center, where she had the opportunity to work with low-income clients through the beginning stages of their divorces and custody matters to their resolution. Through her pro bono work, Stephanie developed a passion for family law and being able to work hands-on with clients to guide them through an emotionally taxing time with the primary objective of making them feel secure in knowing that she was working hard to represent their best interests.

In 2013, Stephanie dedicated her practice exclusively to family law. She has handled cases involving dissolution, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, stepparent adoptions, legal separation, mediation, annulment, domestic violence, modification of prior orders, paternity, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and property valuation and division. Stephanie has extensive trial experience and leans on her background as both a transactional and litigation attorney to develop strategic approaches in and out of the courtroom to resolve the complex property, business and personal issues that often arise in the course of a dissolution proceeding. Stephanie is committed to providing excellent client service and to taking an ethical and measured approach to each unique family law situation.

Stephanie served as the Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 2019 and as the Chair in 2020. She has been appointed to act as Minor's Counsel in high conflict custody cases and acts as a Settlement Officer for Mandatory Settlement Conferences and Settlement Officer Conferences through the Family Law Division of the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Stephanie has served as a panelist at Santa Clara Law's Annual Solo Practice Seminar and enjoys mentoring attorneys new to the practice of family law.

Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the San Mateo Bar Association, the Santa Cruz Bar Association and the California Lawyers Association.

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Location

Kobesky Family Law
1350 Old Bayshore Highway
Suite 520
Burlingame, CA, 94010

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Posted by client | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An outstanding, top-notch, global attorney!
I am extremely proud of Stephanie's representation for my case. Her exceptional expertise and strong advocacy was valuable and I am so grateful that my case was in safe and good hands with her representation. The journey was very hard but Stephanie's personal care for my case, giving me time at night on weekdays and also on weekends was commendable. Her sharpness, being well-prepared, keeping me always informed, listening and understanding my concerns to advocate the best strategy was extremely valuable for my case. Stephanie is truly an outstanding, top-notch, global attorney and I am very thankful to her for getting me justice.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
A great choice
Stephanie is easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable about family law. While she is a great advocate she is practical and made the very difficult process of getting divorced a little less overwhelming. Stephanie was a great guide through a difficult time. With her help we were able to come to an agreement with my now ex-husband that I am very happy with. I highly recommend Stephanie!
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Posted by Corey | January 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
super helpful
Stephanie called us when she said she would (already a huge plus in my book) and was very helpful, listening to us and then explaining what she thought were some of our better options. While counseling us to likely not set up a prenuptial (against her own financial interests), she said she would do some more research and get back to us if she found out more helpful information. Couldn't ask for anything more from a 30 minute phone consult and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal and Founder
  • Kobesky Family Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Berra Stross & Wallacker
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Farella Braun Martel
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Reed Smith
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Student Intern
  • The Office of Administrative Hearings
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Summer Associate
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Judicial Extern
  • The Honorable Neal A. Cabrinha
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Werner Publishing Company
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRMO Doe
  • Pending
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Associations

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2023 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • BASF Justice and Diversity Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • SF Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
  • Panel Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Construction Law Section of Barristers Club
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Civil Rights Clinic
  • Student attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Environs Law Journal
  • Editor
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Prytanean Women's Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Order of the Coif
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2005
  • Distinction in General Scholarship
  • UC Berkeley
  • 2000
  • Dean's Honor List
  • UC Berkeley
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • Construction Law Handbook
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Clara Law's 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar
  • Logistics of Starting a Solo Practice
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (25)
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Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is knowledgeable, highly responsive, and will work diligently to get her clients the best possible results."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Stephanie a few years back when she started representing the opposing party in one of my cases. Thanks to her entry in the case, we were able to reach a settlement and dissolve the parties marriage without setting foot in court. As a divorce mediator and collaborative law attorney that is a definite winner in my book."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse and recommend Stephanie for family law matters. She is sharp, personable, and an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Stephanie several years ago and was, and still am, impressed with her abilities to advocate forcefully and effectively for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie for any matter."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Stephanie as the best family attorney that I know. I have referred some of my clients to her for assistance with their family law matters. She has been able to simplify very complex legal processes and my clients love her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie provides clear and effective advocacy to her clients all while being collaborative and collegial to other attorneys. Great to work with and calm under pressure."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow family law attorney, I can attest that Stephanie is a tenacious advocate of her clients' interests. She is an excellent attorney for any family law dispute."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Stephanie as a family law attorney. She is sharp, compassionate, and very knowledgeable about a wide range of family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a very talented lawyer. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend her to my own clients or to use her for any personal family law matters. Cream of the crop for this area of the law."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a gifted family law attorney whose excellent legal skills, vigorous advocacy, and compassion distinguish her in an extremely contentious field of law. It's an easy choice for me to refer friends and clients to Stephanie because I know she takes excellent care of each of her clients. Stephanie has my full endorsement and anyone with a family law issue should not hesitate to retain her services."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an intelligent and practical attorney with wonderful interpersonal skills. I highly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Stephanie. She is intelligent, diligent, and balances practical concerns with sound legal advice. She is also a great person and I would trust her to handle matters on behalf of my own family and friends."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is as smart and knowledgeable as she is kind and approachable. She is an excellent attorney and I strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie and I met over seven years ago and worked together briefly at the same firm. She is one of the sharpest, most compassionate, and hardest working attorneys I know. Whenever I refer a friend or client with a family law matter to her, I know they are in very good hands. I strongly endorse Stephanie."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a compassionate yet strong advocate for her clients. Her practical, personable approach to cases yields efficient results."
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Stephanie Hall Kobesky
Divorce and separation Attorney
Burlingame, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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