Michelle Steigerwald

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Francisco, California

Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP
Michelle Steigerwald
Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1998

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP

140 Geary St
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108 Visit website


A partner at the law firm of Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP in San Francisco, California, Michelle Steigerwald is an accomplished attorney and negotiator with over 20 years of legal experience. She represents clients throughout the state of California. Her areas of practice include but are not limited to:

·       Dissolution/divorce

·       Parentage

·       Property division

·       Spousal support

·       Child support

·       Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Licensed to practice law in California since 1998, Ms. Steigerwald started her career as a civil litigator and worked at several reputed law firms before establishing her firm. In 2007, she began focusing her practice solely on family law. She has earned a reputation for her knowledge and professionalism and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Ms. Steigerwald earned her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in California. She was honored by being listed as a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Torts.

Ms. Steigerwald often counsels clients who are eager to resolve matters pertaining to family law through the process of mediation but will fight it out in court whenever it is necessary. Her diligence and dedication while working on any case, whether inside or outside the courtroom, have earned her the respect of her colleagues and former clients. She serves as a fierce and tireless advocate for their rights and best interests. 

Ms. Steigerwald is a member of several legal organizations such as The State Bar of California, the California Lawyers Association and the Family Law Sections of The Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Mateo County Bar Association and the Marin County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.csyfamilylaw.com/michelle-steigerwald/

Educational Background:
  • Northern Arizona University, B.A., Psychology, 1992
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Torts
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Mateo, Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law
  • San Francisco’s Superior Court’s Settlement Master Panel
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteers as Attorney of the Day for the San Francisco County Unified Family Court law and motion calendar and the One Day Divorce Program in San Mateo County Superior Court 

Office location for Michelle Steigerwald

140 Geary St
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-800-1543


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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