A. Stephanie Loftin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Law
 | 782 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: 562-553-7705
Fax: 562-621-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney A. Stephanie Loftin is the founder and owner of Long Beach Law in Long Beach, California. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 29 years of legal experience, Ms. Loftin represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metro region and surrounding areas of Southern California who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Investigations

·       Criminal defense

·       Family law

·       Civil law and personal injury

·       Estate planning and probate

·       Mediation

Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Loftin has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who stand accused or are under investigation for all types of felony and misdemeanor offenses. In addition, she has become a recognized leader in family law, especially as it relates to the LGBTQ community. Furthermore, she has earned a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights of children caught up in divorce.

Highly trained in mediation, she has volunteered her time and services with the Long Beach Superior Court Family Law Mediation Program, and when dealing with her own clients, she prefers to help them resolve their conflicts and reach agreements in a manner that is far more efficient and less adversarial than traditional divorce litigation.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Ms. Loftin also helped establish the Legal Clinics at Rainbow Battered Women's Shelter in San Pedro. She has also handled numerous paternity actions to assist mothers with obtaining their rightful child support from their children's fathers. In addition, she has served as Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she adjudicated cases that fell under the courts' Family Law, Traffic, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer and Domestic Violence Restraining Order Divisions.

No matter the legal challenges facing her clients, Ms. Loftin provides effective legal counsel with the utmost compassion and integrity in order to help her clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. Noted for her success, she received the Lawyer of the Year award in 2006 and 2014 from Women Lawyers of Long Beach, and the Soroptimist International LGBT Chapter named her a Woman Making a Difference to Women in 2008. In addition, the mayor of Harvey Milk Promenade Park celebrated her achievements in the LGBTQ community.

A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, Ms. Loftin obtained her Juris Doctor from Western State University School of Law, and she has practice law since 1990. Along with practicing before all California state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is an active member of several local, state and national legal organizations, and she once served as President of the Long Beach Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Civil Rights (10%)

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Stephanie Loftin

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.longbeachlaw.com/stephanie-loftin

Honors/Awards:

  • Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Human Rights Award for “Woman of the Year,” 1998, & 2008 and President’s Special Recognition Award, 2000
  • Senator Ricardo Lara's "Excellence in Business Award 2015" recognized the team of Long Beach Law, 2015
  • Women Lawyer's of Long Beach - received Attorney of the Year Award
  • Long Beach Soroptomist International “Women Who Make a Difference,”  2009
  • California State Bar, District Seven, President’s Service Award in 1997
  • Recognized by Cal State Long Beach, “Legal Aid Center” in 1994-1995.
  • Delta Theta Phi member
  • Honors Moot Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Long Beach Police Chief’s Gay and Lesbian Advisory Group - Member from 1991-2005, past Chair
  • Women Lawyer’s of Long Beach - Board of Directors and past President (16th)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Lifetime member
  • President of the International Law Society
  • Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Long Beach Bar Association - Member, Past President, Family Law Section
  • California Women Lawyers - Lifetime member
  • Founding member of the Woman’s Law Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Atlantic Alano Club - Legal Counsel since 1990, and current Chair

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Armijo v. Miles (2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 1405, 1411-1412, 26 Cal.Rptr.3d 623
  • Velez v. Smith (2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 1154
  • Estate of DePasse, supra, 97 Cal.App.4th at pp. 107-108, 118 Cal.Rptr.2d 143
  • In re Marriage of Vryonis, supra, 202 Cal.App.3d at p. 719, 248 Cal.Rptr. 807
  • In re Marriage of Vryonis (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 712, 718, 248 Cal.Rptr. 807
  • McKee v. Orange Unified School Dist. (2003) 110 Cal.App.4th 1310, 1316, 2 Cal.Rptr.3d 774
  • Estate of DePasse (2002) 97 Cal.App.4th 92, 107, 118 Cal.Rptr.2d 143
  • Vallera v. Vallera (1943) 21 Cal.2d 681, 683-684, 134 P.2d 761
  • Smith v. Superior Court (2006) 39 Cal.4th 77, 83, 45 Cal.Rptr.3d 394, 137 P.3d 218
  • Koebke v. Bernardo Heights Country Club (2005) 36 Cal.4th 824, 31 Cal.Rptr.3d 565, 115 P.3d 1212
  • IN RE: the DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OF Darrin ELLIS And David James Arriaga. Darrin Ellis, Appellant, v. David James Arriaga, Respondent
  • Ellis v. Arriaga (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 1000 which established Putative Spouse rights for Registered Domestic Partners, 11 days before the In Re Marriage Cases!

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at El Paso (Major in Finance & Accounting - Minor in Real Estate)
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Office Location for A. Stephanie Loftin

782 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Phone: 562-553-7705

Fax: 562-621-1001

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Last Updated: 12/1/2019

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