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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|100 Top Women Owned Businesses||San Francisco Business Times||2014|
|Certified Family Law Specialst||State of California Board of Legal Specialization||2013|
|100 Top Women Owned Businesses||San Francisco Business Times||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2005|
|Attorney||Schoenberg Family Law Group||1990 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2006 - Present|
|Addicus Books||Divorce in California||2013|
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Miami||Philosphy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|CLE||An Income Tax Primer for Family Law Practitioners||2008|
|CLE||Tax Consequences of Divorce||2008|
|CLE||Family Law: Helping Your Clients through Difficult Times||2007|
|CLE||Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Client||2007|
|CLE||Child Custody and Shared Parenting||2007|
|CLE||Preventing Financial Mistakes during Divorce||2007|
|CLE||Family Law: Year in Review||2007|
|CLE||What Family Court Judges Want You to Know||2007|
|CLE||What Family Court Judges Want You to Know||2006|
|CLE||Equitable Divorce Settlements||2006|
|CLE||Advertising Ethically and Effectively||2006|
|CLE||Family Law: Year in Review||2006|
|CLE||A Road Map through Divorce Proceedings||2006|
|CLE||Tax Consequences of Divorce||2005|
|CLE||Complex Matrimonial Law Issues||2005|
|CLE||Complex Issues in Divorce||2004|
|CLE||Dealing with the Pro Se Litigant||2004|
|CLE||Successfully Dealing with Life Transitions||2004|
|CLE||Keeping it Civil: The Same Sex Couples' Journey||2004|
|CLE||Business Valuations for the Matrimonial Practitioner||2004|
|CLE||Women in Transition: Dealing with Issues Surrounding Divorce||2003|
|CLE||Divorce Cases from Start to Finish||2003|
|CLE||Business Valuation: Presentation of Exhibits, Admissibility, Persuasiveness||2001|
|State Family Court||Pro Se Litigation Education||2000|
|CLE||How to Utilize the Magistrate||2000|
|CLE||Child Custody and Time Sharing||2000|
|CLE||Trusts, Estate Planning and Divorce||2000|
|CLE||Family Law and Relief from Abuse||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I found Debra during an extremely difficult time in my life. She was both sympathetic and also focused. She is efficient and some may see her mannerism as brusque, but I always felt like she was fighting for me, and continually looking out for my best interests.
I worked with both her and an associate, who was always available and extremely knowledgeable, but I could tell that Debra and her 25 years of experience were guiding the work. The paralegal I worked with was efficient and friendly. I wouldn't wish a custody battle on anyone, but I was pleased with the outcome and feel like the professional services I received were absolutely worth the high financial cost.
Posted by anonymous
I found Deborah through a lawyer friend who is an estate planning attorney, and has a great deal of experience working with family law firms. She gave me the names of several family law firms, but once I met Deborah, I knew this was the place to be at this very difficult time of my life. At my first meeting with Deborah, I knew that she would protect my interests. It was obvious to me that she was not to be trifled with, and in fact, I would not have wanted to encounter her on the other side of my divorce.
Rachel Leff-Kiff did much of the day to day work under Deborah's supervision. Rachel was extremely competent, calm and patient. Throughout, I was kept informed, my phone calls were returned promptly, and at each stage of the proceedings I was given options and the advise necessary to make the best decisions for my benefit. Deborah and her team were always very respectful and mindful of my financial situation and handled my divorce in a cost effective and caring manner. Deborah and Rachel did everything possible, and succeeded in fostering an uncontentious, amicable environment at the least possible expense, while absolutely protecting my interests.
The staff was helpful, welcoming and uniformly kind both in person and on the phone. This made a big difference at a time when I was undergoing a lot of stress.
I feel profoundly grateful for the way I was treated and my marriage resolved. As I move forward with my new life I would wish that anyone who is going through a divorce have as good an experience as I have. I would recommend the Schoenberg Family Law Group to anyone who is going through a divorce.