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Steven Allen Dinneen

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   50 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  4. Family
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  5. Child support
    15%

    16 years, 400 cases

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

    16 years, 250 cases

CARING AND PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION

Steven Allen Dinneen is a peer-endorsed attorney representing families all across California. His knowledge and experience in the various aspects of family law have given him the tools to successfully resolve cases for his clients. Licensed to practice law in 2007, Mr. Dinneen has received recognition for his integrity, honesty and willingness to communicate. He believes that by working together, his clients can achieve the best outcome possible.

Owner of the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen, Mr. Dinneen handles a wide variety of family law cases including divorce, military divorce, paternity, custody and visitation, spousal maintenance and alimony and modifications, among others. In addition, he is skilled in cases involving guardianships, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and marital property concerns. Mr. Dinneen’s experience demonstrates that he is not afraid to tackle any case.

Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to staying at the top of his legal practice, and strives to stay abreast of current legal matters. He is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Primarily practicing out of his office in San Jose, California, Mr. Dinneen handles cases throughout the state, including Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey and Alameda Counties.

Family law matters can be complex and emotionally charged. Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to helping his clients reach amicable solutions to their marital or family law cases wherever possible. With a passion and drive for advocacy, Mr. Dinneen takes every client’s needs into consideration and works diligently to protect their rights.

Location

Law Offices of Steven A Dinneen P.C.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | April 16, 2013
Triple Threat: Hardworking, Knowledgable, and Trustworthy
Steven truly cares about his clients. He is a hardworking, knowledgable, trustworthy attorney that always has his clients best interests in mind. He uderstood the grief I was enduring, and was there to support me emotionally and legally. I have, and will continue to recommend Steven to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2013
Great Attorney
Steven is a great hardworking attorney ... He is trustworthy and takes pride in your case.. I would recommend him to anyone .
Posted by Jack | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Dinneen represented me in a divorce proceeding, and I couldn't be happier with how he guided me through the process. You got me exactly what I was trying to secure. I wanted my children to be able to decide where they wanted to live. He got the court to have a lawyer appointed for my children in the divorce. I would highly recommend his entire office.
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Posted by Jumana | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCEPTIONAL LAW FIRM!
I am very happy with the service that I have received from this law firm. Both Steven and Preston are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in family law. This is a difficult time for most people and I am so grateful to have an amazing team handling my divorce and child custody with such confidence and ease. They are reliable, thorough and a pleasure to work with. I recommend anyone looking for a family law attorney to look no further!
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Posted by Chris | June 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I recently went through a divorce and hired Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. to represent me during the process. I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by their team, and I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. displayed professionalism, expertise, and empathy. Their attention to detail and understanding of the legal system ensured that my case was handled efficiently and effectively. One aspect that stood out to me was the excellent communication throughout the entire process. The lawyers at Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. were always responsive to my questions and concerns, keeping me informed about the progress of my case. They were patient in explaining complex legal concepts, ensuring that I fully understood my options and the potential outcomes. The lawyers and staff at the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. were not only knowledgeable but also compassionate. They recognized the emotional toll that a divorce can take and provided support and guidance during this challenging time. Their empathy and understanding made me feel heard and supported throughout the entire process. Another aspect that impressed me was the level of preparation and strategic approach taken by the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. They thoroughly researched my case, gathered all the necessary evidence, and presented a strong argument on my behalf. Their negotiation skills were exceptional, leading to a favorable outcome for me. Furthermore, Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. demonstrated a high level of professionalism in all interactions. They were punctual for meetings and court appearances, well-prepared for every step, and represented my interests with integrity. I felt confident and well-represented with them by my side. In terms of pricing, the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. provided transparent and fair billing practices. They were upfront about their fees and provided a detailed breakdown of all expenses incurred. I appreciated their honesty and felt that their services were well worth the investment. Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. Their expertise, professionalism, and compassionate approach exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in the Bay Area, I strongly recommend contacting Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. They are a top-notch law firm that will provide you with the support and legal representation you need during this difficult time. Please note that this review is based on my personal experience, and your experience may vary depending on your unique circumstances.
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Response from Steven Dinneen June 19, 2023
Thank you so much for your feedback, Chris! It makes our day hearing about how much our clients appreciate the great legal services they've received from our team at the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. All the attorneys are passionate about providing our clients with outstanding legal advice and they'll be delighted to know we were able to surpass your expectations. Please let us know if there are any areas we can improve upon in the future as we value our client's feedback in helping us grow and continuing to improve the family law services, we provide.
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Posted by Matthew | February 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Helpful
I can't thank Steven enough for the help that was provided in a difficult situation. Everyone at the office was helpful and responsive while I was navigating unfamiliar territory. I always felt heard and I knew they were fighting for ME and my FAMILY.
Response from Steven Dinneen June 19, 2023
Taking the time to leave such a great review about our legal services, has really made our day Matthew! We always aim to exceed our clients' expectations with our customer service, legal advice, and our attention to detail. Our client's feedback guides our firm and helps us keep improving the legal service we provide. We look forward to continuing to surpass your expectations and assisting you navigate your family law matter to resolution.
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Posted by Michael List | August 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
I have been working with the Law Firm of Steven A. Dinneen for over 7 years. Steven's commitment to excellence is second to none. Steven and his team offer a wealth of knowledge and resources, and his skillset and experience is superior in everyway. It has been an honor to work with him and I look forward to many more years of a positive and successful business relationship.
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Posted by HGrace | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SUPERB lawyer
Steven is AMAZING at what he does! I am so happy to have chosen his firm to represent me on my child custody case. I was feeling a little hopeless, but when I went with the firm it was the best decision I made to give me the confidence to pursue what I wanted - custody of my kids. Even though I was in another state, it was very easy to communicate and prepare for my case - seamless and stress free. As a result, we came out with the victory, and I'm starting the new year in a much better place - a new beginning. My experience was very positive, and would definitely recommend Steven and his firm! Very professional! Thank you so much!!!
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Posted by Anthony | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I strongly advise hiring The Law Offices of Steven Dinneen
If you have to go through divorce, I strongly advise hiring The Law Offices of Steven Dinneen. The start of a divorce process is very intimidating. I had met with another law firm prior and did not get the same detailed information that would allow me to make the best decisions for my situation. I felt they could not represent me quite like Steven and Kevin could. Hiring Steven and Kevin was a great decision as they helped guide me through this painful process. Everything from correctly filing all the forms with the court, serving papers to my ex-wife and ensuring that my interests were protected under the law. Steven and Kevin told me all of my options and thoroughly explained the benefits and drawbacks of each. I am impressed with the office as it is very clean, organized and has professional knowledgeable staff. I found the best quality law office in San Jose and I plan to stick with them for all my family law matters until my child is 18 years old. I am very grateful of their services. If you have to go through divorce, I strongly advise hiring this firm.
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Posted by Chris | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Steven is extremely professional, knowledgeable and very approachable. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help me in my "out of the norm" situation. His entire team was friendly, honest and always prompt to return a phone call or answer a question. I can not be more thankful or recommend him more highly. Whomever uses his legal services in the future will be more than lucky to have him on their side.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Office of Steven Dinneen
The office of Steven Dinneen has helped me tremendously with my divorce and restraining order it has been a stressful year but they made me feel comfortable throughout the process and I appreciate everyone that was involved in my case.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stood by me when others dropped my case.
When going through my divorce it was the most frightening and most difficult time in my life. My ex-spouse was an attorney and used it to manipulate his way through the courts and threaten my attorneys with legal actions. I had been through 4 divorce attorneys and they all eventually dropped my case because they literally did not want to deal with my ex-spouse and his antics and scare tactics. It was only Mr. Dinneen who stood his ground and stuck it out with me. I am forever grateful for his support, wisdom and fortitude in navigating my extremely difficult case. In addition to Mr. Dinneen, his staff showed compassion and kindness towards me and my daughter during this painful time in our lives. I will forever be grateful for Mr. Dinneen as his staff.
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Posted by Nildz | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
UPDATE: Knowledgeable, Personable - Great First Impression
This is an update review for Atty Steven Dinneen and his associate lawyer Faune. With no doubt, my sister-in-law's false allegations were proven untrue during a trial we had last year and big thank you to Steven & Faune for representing us. It was very comforting that even having a court system that is bias to Mothers , especially when mother was so dramatic, Steven was able to point out in court to reveal the truth and the lies behind her allegations. This is the kind of attorney you want to represent you. I'd like to note that, despite the mother losing at the trial & not able to sustain burden of proof, mother still continued her allegations; brainwashing the kids for over 2 years now and we're faced again with old & all new allegations in another court. I just want to thank Steven & Faune for still assisting us on last minute representation requests even if we haven't retained them anymore. I feel that Steven & Faune actually care about their clients. THANK YOU!
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Posted by Christine | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stressfree(ish) Divorce
After starting the divorce process on my own, I reached a point where I felt it was best to get a lawyer involved for legal guidance to properly finalize the divorce and ensure I protected myself and my relationship with my kids. I reached out to Steven Dinneen who was very responsive and keep in contact with good communication through this whole ordeal. He alleviated the stress of the divorce process with his quick response and experience. Mr. Dinneen is very professional, knowledgeable, honest and works diligently on your behalf. He and his team are helpful and prompt in responding to your questions and needs. I highly recommend Steven Dinneen and his team if you want quick, effective and experienced lawyers. Thanks, team!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Knowledge and Experience
Good Knowledge and Experience. Very helpful and patient. Gave all possible options clearly
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Lawyer
Divorce can be very difficult. Having a great lawyer can help you. My divorce was a long battle and most importantly my son was 2 yrs old at that time. I was very nervous and also frustrated. The first thing Steven did which was important to me was to get initial time visitation with my son and over the course of time I did get equal time share. I would rate him high just based on my satisfaction with child custody battle.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the lawyer you want to represent you!
Going through a divorce is a horrible feeling. I met with Steven for a consultation. Spoke to a few other attorneys. Went straight to Steven and hired him! I knew he was the right attorney for me. Confident, knew how the ex attorney was and saw right threw him! He cares about his clients. He and his office were with me every step of the way, when he could not be in court he sent another AMAZING attorney from his office and he would be in constant communication to ask how I was doing, not so much the case, it was how I was! Very honest with me, always there when I needed just a simple question answered, or a good cry. Him and his team always had my back. I got what I wanted, plus some! If this had 100 stars, he deserves it! He will forever be my attorney.
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Posted by Andy | January 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
Going through a divorce is never easy and doing all of the paperwork yourself is even harder. So I consulted with Mr. Dinneen to get advice and feedback on my work during the process. He took the time to get to know my situation, cut straight to the important issues, suggested improvements and corrections, and gave excellent advice. Without Mr. Dinneen's help I would have made errors on my submitted forms resulting in the court rejecting them and delaying the entire process. He also recommended an excellent local private judge who helped me expedite the judgement. Allowing it to be handled through the regular court system would have taken months, having a private judge brought it down to less than two weeks! Unless you have the simplest of situations, I don't recommend anyone taking the route that I did, doing the work yourself. You may think that you can't afford a good lawyer and that you're saving money but it will take you longer and you may very well end up paying a lot more money. You need someone with experience to look out for your interests. You need the best. You need Mr. Dinneen.
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Posted by Daniel | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal representation from start to finish!
I got in contact with Steven Dinneen from a google search at the beginning of my divorce. I lived in San Diego and did not know anyone in the area of San Jose so I took a leap of faith and contacted his office to hire Steven as my attorney. As an active duty military service member I had a very complicated schedule and Steven Dinneen worked tirelessly to flex with my needs and was able to make it work. In the four years it took between negotiations and mediation Steven was always a phone call away and represented me with a steady resolve and strong determination. I am very pleased with the turnout and would wholeheartedly hire him to represent me again if the need should ever arise!
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Posted by Nildz | August 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, Personable - Great First Impression
After a long drive, my brother & I felt good after consulting with Mr. Dinneen. We liked that he is personable and we're impressed that he is highly knowledgeable of the law. My brother has a convoluted, highly contested case with so much false allegations after another, due to over a year of alienation from ex-wife & in-laws which current atty could not move us forward. Mr. Dinneen listened and read some of the documents and was able to give us a highlight of what needed to be done first, what we needed to do and what the possible outcomes of the case are. I'm excited to have him as our new lawyer and look forward with confidence that he will fight for us & bring the best possible outcome. I will write an update to this post after.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Martha J. Olson
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Cisco Systems
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Contract Attorney
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Barker Law Group
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Financial Advisor
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • San Jose State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • V.S. v. S.P.
  • Party not paying child support was imputed over $100,000 in income and ordered to pay child support

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ProVisors
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Barristers Club
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2020
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Who's Who of Top North American Attorneys
  • Heritage Who's Who
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award for 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award for 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day and More
  • Becoming an attorney
  • 2014
  • Single parent meet up
  • Divorce overview with Q&A
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (11)
Endorse Steven
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Steven on many matters over the last several years. He is a highly-skilled, intelligent, and conscientious attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is one of the most intelligent attorneys I know. He is highly skilled, professional, and a tireless advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in a family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Steve in the past and he is a great advocate for his clients. I've referred several clients to him in the past and will do so in the future."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is an excellent attorney. He will treat you honestly and fairly. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven for many years. He is an excellent attorney, is very knowledgable of the law, and represents his clients very effectively."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve's work as a family law attorney. Steve is very competent and considerate of his client's needs. He is respected by the courts as well as his peers."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steven has proven in Court to be a compassionate and aggressive advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Steven on a couple of cases and we have always been able to work things out amicably for clients. Steven is intelligent, pragmatic and he understands that litigation is not the answer to a lot of our clients' concerns. On a personal level, Steven is one of the coolest, most personable attorneys around."
Family Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steven for almost a decade; however, he continues to impress me. He is one of the hardest working attorneys and he gets great results for his clients. Most importantly, his clients love him!"
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has excellent legal skills and knows how to get a solution."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve's a great lawyer. He's practiced family law for a long time and knows his stuff. Very affable and easy to get along with."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I have known Steven since 2006. I have referred clients to him in the past and will continue to do so. I endorse Steven because he is capable, smart, knowledgeable and cares for his clients!"
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is a highly competent and capable attorney. I have known him for many years now and can attest to his abilities as a professional who always puts his clients first. You would do well to hire him! Rory Coetzee"
Child support Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawI endorse Steven Dinneen. I enjoy his succinct, clear and to the point responses to individuals’ legal inquiries. Even though that person chances are not the best he has the time, energy and thoughtfulness to lay out on the table what possibilities do exist in that particular situation. yer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a compassionate, knowledgeable, accessible and aggressive attorney. He is easy to work with, but does not hesitate to go to bat for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because of his in depth knowledge of family law issues, professionalism, and expert legal analysis. I was referred to Mr. Dinneen for consultation in a complex dissolution matter involving international entities, dissipation of assets, special needs custody issues, and support issues. Mr. Dinneen was able to parse out the relevant information very efficiently, and acted as consultant helping to bring the case to a favorable resolution. I highly recommend Mr. Dinneen as both a consultant and attorney of record in all family law related matters."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knows the law, great court room presence and a great attorney to work with."
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San Jose Family Lawyer Steven Allen Dinneen
Steven Allen Dinneen
Family Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
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