Brian Seastrom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy
 | 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1450
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-652-7474
Fax: 949-474-0808
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Brian Seastrom is a shareholder with the Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy law firm in Newport Beach, California. Board certified as a Family Law Specialist by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 17 years of legal experience, Mr. Seastrom focuses his practice solely on family law. He represents the rights and interests of clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious domestic relations issue they need to address.

    Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Seastrom has earned a reputation as a highly strategic, effective, results-oriented attorney who delivers exceptional advocacy and results to those he serves. No matter the complexities of his clients' cases, Mr. Seastrom provides invaluable counsel to help his clients make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases while he works hard to ensure they achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Seastrom holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition as one of the top family law attorneys in his region from Best Lawyers** and other peer review sources. He was also named a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he has received numerous positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1998 graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Seastrom returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 2002. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and since that time, Mr. Seastrom has become a regarded leader in his field.

    Mr. Seastrom is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which places him amongst the top family law attorneys in the nation. He has also been accepted to the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a designation held by the top family law lawyers internationally. 

    Mr. Seastrom has also served as chair of the California Family Law Advisory Commission, responsible for grading and evaluating those seeking the designation of Family Law Specialist. Mr. Seastrom currently sits on California's Judicial Nomination Commission, which is tasked with evaluating for the governor those applying for the position of judge in California.

    Additionally, he has served as President and Executive Committee Member of the Orange County Bar Association's Family Law Section. He has served on the board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of family law topics.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Brian Seastrom

    Admitted: 2002, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.seastromlaw.com/attorneys/brian-g-seastrom/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine – 2012-2014
    • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the field of Family Law – 2020
    • Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine – 2015-present
    • Rated AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest possible rating

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization – 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, Interational Academy of Family Lawyers, 2020
    • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2014
    • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2013
    • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2015
    • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Treasurer 2009, 2009
    • State Bar of California, 2002
    • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Vice President 2010, 2010
    • American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas, 2010
    • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2016
    • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section – President 2011, 2011
    • Commissioner - State Bar of California, Family Law Specialists., 2013
    • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California, 2019
    • Chair - State Bar of California, Family Law Specialists Committee. This State Bar Commission is limited to approximately 10 family law specialists from across California. The committee both authors and grades the Family Law Specialization examination for lawyers applying to become Certified Family Law Specialists., 2016
    • President - Orange County Family Law Section, 2011

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Commissioner, California Judicial Nomination Evaluation Commssioner
    • Appointed by Orange County judges to pursuant to the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which provides protections for individuals entering, called to active duty in the military, or deployed servicemembers, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Orange County Lawyer Magazine, 2002 – “Drafting and Litigating Premarital Agreements”
    • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017 – “A Dispute in Value – Analysis, Examination and Cross-Examination of Real Estate Appraisers”
    • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2011 – “Cross-examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Matters”
    • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013 – “Discovery and Depositions in Family Law Matters”
    • Orange County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section, 2015 – “Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Family Law Matters”
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017 Institute – “Hot Tips: The Use of Screenshots in Pleadings and Practice”
    • Speaker, Taking and Defending Depositions in Family Law Matters, Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2012
    • Speaker, Family Law and Criminal Defense Crossover Issues, Orange County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section, 2013
    • Speaker, Family Law Basics - Emphasis on Spousal Support, Orange County Bar Association, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • In re Marriage of Drake, (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 934

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2020
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

    Educational Background:

    • Loyola Marymount University - B.A., Philosophy - with honors, 1998
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    Office Location for Brian Seastrom

    4695 MacArthur Court
    Suite 1450
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Phone: 949-652-7474

    Fax: 949-474-0808

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