Debra R. Schoenberg

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.
 | 575 Market Street, Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-834-1120
Fax: 415-834-1121
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2011, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Debra R. Schoenberg is the founder of Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., located in San Francisco, California. For more than 25 years, she has focused her practice exclusively in the area of family law, handling a variety of matters on behalf of clients in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, including contested custody disputes and the division of property in complex divorce cases. Ms. Schoenberg also assists clients in issues involving domestic partnership dissolutions, legal separations, alimony claims, custody and visitation arrangements, child support, restraining orders, paternity disputes, order modifications, Marvin claims, cohabitation agreements and domestic torts. While making every effort to negotiate settlements whenever possible, she will vigorously pursue her clients' interests in court when necessary or advisable.

After graduating with her undergraduate degree in philosophy from the Western College Program at Miami University in 1980, Ms. Schoenberg earned her law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1985. She is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and as a family law trial specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Admitted to practice in New York, Vermont and California, Ms. Schoenberg is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Northern District of New York.

A frequent lecturer on family law matters at legal and business conferences, Ms. Schoenberg also shares her knowledge through active participation in professional organizations. She has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and she is a member of the family law sections of both the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2011, 2014 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Debra Schoenberg

Admitted: 2008, California

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  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • California Bar, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • Vermont, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member, State Bar of California, Family Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Legal Process, Your Rights and What to Expect. A must-read for anyone contemplating divorce.  Accessible Q&A format, with answers to more than 350 questions., Author, Divorce in California, Addicus, 2013
  • From the dawn of society, one of the most fundamental tenets upon which civilization has been built has been rooted in civility. It is the basic premise upon which civilization has come to flourish. What is known in the vernacular today as the "golden rule" - "do unto others as you will have them do unto you" - dates back to early judeo-christian times, as expressed in the Talmud. This simple concept exemplifies the essence of civility. The "golden rule" is found in nearly every modern-day religion, demonstrating how it transcends all other considerations and is an essential part of the fabric of society. No society can successfully flourish if its members do not treat one another with respect., Author, Who Among us Will do the Right Thing, Aspatore, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Western College Program at Miami University, Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy, 1980
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Office Location for Debra R. Schoenberg

575 Market Street
Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-834-1120

Fax: 415-834-1121

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Last Updated: 2/7/2020

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