Steven A. Mindel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein LLP
 | 12424 Wilshire Boulevard, Ninth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-447-8675
Fax: 310-447-8678
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steven A. Mindel is the Managing Partner of 19 attorney law firm, Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein LLP, located in Los Angeles, California. Representing clients throughout the area, his practice is primarily in family law. Mr. Mindel has been certified as a family law specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California.

    Mr. Mindel pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in economics in 1981. He then went on to attend the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 1985. Mr. Mindel is admitted to practice in California state courts and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Mindel has obtained many successful resolutions for his clients since he began his legal career in 1985, and his quality work has led to recognition from his fellow professionals. He has been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2010, and he has received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Mindel devotes a significant portion of his time to volunteering in his community. He was the recipient of special recognition awards from the Los Angeles Free Clinic for his volunteer work in the area of family law in 2001 and 2004. Mr. Mindel is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center Advisory Council, and he serves on the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations on family law and law office management topics to groups of fellow attorneys.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Steven Mindel

    Admitted: 1985, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fmbklaw.com/attorneys/steven-a-mindel/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, Recipient of the Ethel Levitt Humanitarian Award, 2017
    • Named as a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, 2004 through 2013
    • The Best Lawyers, 2010 -2019
    • Featured on cover of Super Lawyers insert LA Magazine, 2009
    • Named  a Super Lawyer by LA Magazine, 2004-2018
    • Super Lawyers, Named a Top 100 Lawyer by LA Magazine, 2007-2018
    • Named to ALM's "Top Rated Lawyers" list 2012
    • Received two special recognition awards for his volunteerism while serving on the Governing Board of Directors at the Los Angeles Free Clinic
    • Lifetime Eagle Boy Scout
    • Named one of Southern California's Top 100 lawyers, 2007 through 2013
    • AV rated with Martindale Hubbell
    • Featured in an article titled, "The Man Who Would De-Fang Divorce," in the 2009 Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Featured on the cover of the Super Lawyers insert in the 2009 issue of Los Angeles Magazine
    • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® 2010 -2013
    • Black belt in Tae Kwon Do

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), Past Editor, FLEXCOM E-Newsletter, 2004-2008
    • University Synagogue Past President, Board of Trustees, President, 2006-2008, Executive Vice President, 2005-2006, Treasurer, 2004-2005, 2015, Heroes Among Us Honoree
    • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, Advisory Council, Leadership Council
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section, Past Chair,  “State and Local Bar Liaison” Committee
    • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)Current Chair, BHBA Managing Partners Forum
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section, Past Chair, “Continuing Legal Education” Committee
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section Chair, “Membership Outreach” Committee, 2015-2018
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section, Current Chair, “Liaison for E-Filing” Committee, 2016-Present
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2018
    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), USA/Canadian Chapter
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chair of the Outreach Committee, 2015
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Southern California Chapter
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, "Annual Family Law Symposium 2013″ Committee
    • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
    • Past President of the Board of Trustees of University Synagogue
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2012-Present
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chair of the "State and Local Bar Liaison" Committee
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, "Veterans & Active Military Pro Bono Project" Committee
    • California State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chair of the "Continuing Legal Education" Committee
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, "LACBA Foundation Liaison" Committee
    • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center Advisory Council
    • California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lifetime member of the USC Alumni Association
    • Los Angeles Free Clinic, Legal Department Advisory Board, 1991-2004
    • Union of Reform Judaism Co-Chair, URJ Greater LA Community Team 
    • Past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Gem Society
    • Lifetime member of the UCLA Alumni Association
    • Board member of the 24 Karat Club
    • Board member of Pacific Coast Soccer Club (PCSC)
    • Served on the Governing Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, 1995-2002

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Cross-Over Challenges: Family Law & Probate” for Los Angeles County Bar Association Aviva K. Bobb Advanced PVP Attorney Training Symposium
    • Frequent contributor to the Huffington Post "The Blog- Divorce" column
    • “Don’t Push Print Into the Margins” for Super Lawyers Webcast and Live Program
    • Author of "Cooking For Our Friends," a cookbook that includes step-by-step instructions on cooking meals for parties of more than 40 people
    • Answered numerous divorce Questions & Answers in Divorce Magazine online
    • Panel One – "Our Side of the Street" for ACFLS and Levitt & Quinn MCLE Program
    • "First Client Interview" for CEB'S inaugural "Basics Conference"
    • "Premarital Agreements" and " How to Keep Your Law Firm From Becoming a Not For Profit
    • "How to Keep Your Law Firm From Becoming a Not For Profit Organization" for White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt
    • "The Intersection of Post Marital Agreements and Estate Planning" for the Legal Education Institute
    • "Marketing 101 for Attorneys" for the Beverly Bills Bar Association Barristers
    • "Preparing for Child Custody Evaluations" for Divorce Magazine

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • 2012 marks ten consecutive years being voted a Super Lawyer.

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    Newsletters:

    • Editor of FLEXCOM's e-newsletter 2004 through 2008

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Los Angeles, Magna Cum Laude in B.A., 1981
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    Office Location for Steven A. Mindel

    12424 Wilshire Boulevard
    Ninth Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Phone: 310-447-8675

    Fax: 310-447-8678

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