Stephen B. Ruben

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Ruben Law Firm, A Professional Family Law Corporation
 | 625 Market Street, Penthouse
San Francisco, CA 94105-3318
Phone: 415-399-6830
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen B. Ruben has an impressive record of achieving results for his clients in the area of family law representation, mediation and private judging in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties, California. He is particularly devoted to complex family law litigation including high net worth divorce cases, financial issues, spousal and child support, high-conflict custody disputes and dissolution, including nonmarital and domestic partnerships. He is often called in on cases that have languished due to poor or passive representation and has the ability to quickly and effectively turn them around for his clients.

Mr. Ruben has been practicing law since 1973 and has earned a widespread reputation for excellence, ethics, creativity, leadership and results. He is certified as a family law specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. He is a frequent lecturer on continuing education programs for the family law section of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of California. His firm, The Ruben Law Firm, is located in San Francisco, California.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2014 - 2017

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About Stephen Ruben

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: www.rubenlawfirm.com/?q=node/2

Honors and Awards:

  • The Lawyers Club of San Francisco

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), Family Law Section, State Bar of California, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Family Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Judge Pro Tem, Unified Family Court of San Francisco
  • Member, State Bar of Illinois, 1973
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Chair, Delegation for the Conference of Delegates
  • Member, Board of Governors, Delegation for the Conference of Delegates
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • California, 1992
  • Illinois, 1973

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Liaison to the State Bar Family Law Section
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Lexis/Nexis California Family Law Monthly Journal
  • Member of a San Francisco jazz ensemble known as "Lush Lounge."
  • Member and Active Vocalist in the Kol-Emanu-el Choir of Temple Emanu-el of San Francisco
  • Chief Arbitrator, Hearing Attorney/Client Fee Disputes in Family Law for BASF
  • Family Law Mediator's Panel, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Board of the Stern Grove Musical Festival
  • Member, Rotary Club of San Francisco
  • Past President, Lawyers Club of San Francisco

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome", Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, California Family Law News published 2009
  • Lecturer, Law Attorneys and is Devoted to Complex Family Law Litigation
  • California Family Law News, Family Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Recommendations of the Elkins Family Law Task Force
  • The impact of death and estate planning instruments and pre and post marital agreements in effect during a pending dissolution proceeding
  • Set asides for marital settlement agreements
  • Parental alienation and its short and long term impact on parents who seek frequent and continuous contacts with their children
  • "Manimony," a term he coined to describe spousal support for men

Educational Background:

  • Bethany College, with honors
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, J.D., With Honors, 1973
Office Location for Stephen B. Ruben

625 Market Street
Penthouse
San Francisco, CA 94105-3318

Phone: 415-399-6830

 

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Last Updated: 11/30/2016

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