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Brian Seastrom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Irvine, CA

Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy
1 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-652-7474
Fax: 949-474-0808
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed in California Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian Seastrom is a shareholder with the Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy law firm in Irvine, California. Board certified as a Family Law Specialist by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 18 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 as well as the International Academy of Family Lawyers. 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 only by the top family law lawyers internationally. 

Mr. Seastrom has also served as on the State Bar of California's Family Law Specialist Commission for over five years, where he was responsible for drafting and grading the exams of those seeking the designation of Family Law Specialist. He was selected to lead this Committee as its chair in his final year on the Commissioner. Since 2020, Mr. Seastrom has at on California's Judicial Nomination Commission, which is tasked with evaluating and making recommendations to the Governor concerning 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.

Mr. Seastrom is invited to speak regularly to prestigious groups regarding the practice of family law in California, including to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

*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, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

Certificates and Credentials

About Brian Seastrom

First Admitted: 2002, California

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

Honors/Awards

  • , Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • , Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Rated AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest possible rating, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • , Orange County's "Top 50" Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  • , The Best Lawyers America - Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • , Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020
  • , Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  • , Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • , Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • , “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  • , “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements

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

Verdicts/Settlements

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

Educational Background

  • Loyola Marymount University - B.A., Philosophy - with honors, 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Commissioner, California Judicial Nomination Evaluation Commission, 2020
  • 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

  • “Presenting Complex Trials/RFOs Electronically” , Presenter, “Presenting Complex Trials/RFOs Electronically” , American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Institute, 2021
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Institute, Co-Dean of Institute, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Institute, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Institute, 2019
  • ., Presenter, Family Law Practice and Management, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Retreat, 2018
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017, Co-Presenter, A Dispute in Value – Analysis, Examination and Cross-Examination of Real Estate Appraisers, Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017 Institute – , Presenter, “Hot Tips: The Use of Screenshots in Pleadings and Practice”, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Institute, 2017
  • Speaker, Family Law Basics - Emphasis on Spousal Support, Orange County Bar Association, 2016
  • “Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Family Law Matters”, Presenter, “Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Family Law Matters”, Orange County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section, 2015
  • Speaker, Family Law and Criminal Defense Crossover Issues, Orange County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section, 2013
  • “Discovery and Depositions in Family Law Matters”, Presenter, “Discovery and Depositions in Family Law Matters”, Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013
  • Speaker, Taking and Defending Depositions in Family Law Matters, Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2012
  • “Cross-examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Matters”, Presenter, “Cross-examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Matters”, Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2011
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine, 2002 – “Drafting and Litigating Premarital Agreements”, Co-Author, Drafting and Litigating Premarital Agreements, Orangee County Lawyer Magazine, Family Law, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Commissioner, Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California. The JNE Commission assists the Governor in the judicial selection process., 2021
  • The Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California assists the Governor in the judicial selection process., 2020
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2020
  • 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
  • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2015
  • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Member , 2014
  • Commissioner - State Bar of California, Family Law Specialists., 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Vice President 2010, 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section – President 2011, 2011
  • American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Treasurer 2009, 2009
  • State Bar of California, 2002, 2002
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Office Location for Brian Seastrom

1 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-652-7474

Fax: 949-474-0808

Last Updated: 11/10/2021

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