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Born in Great Neck, NY, Jordon moved west to southern California in 1981. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1994 and from the Whittier School of Law in 2000. Jordon is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, as per the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

During law school, Jordon was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and also served as its Chief Justice in 2000. He was placed on the Dean's List for achievement in academics as well. Upon his graduation, Jordon received the much-coveted Dean's Outstanding Student Service Award for both law school as well as the community service work he performed throughout law school.

Jordon was court-appointed to represent the interests of minor children. He is an alumnus of the Family Law Trial Institute (2009), which is a preeminent national program that has for more than twenty years provided advanced education, instruction and training in trial practice. Jordon is also an alumnus of the Advanced Child Custody Institute (2012).

Jordon was a part of the the AFCC’s 50th Anniversary Conference in L.A. “Riding the Wave of the Future: Global Voices, Expanding Choices”. This conference focused on the Family Law Community in both the present as well as where it is heading in the future.

Jordon is a member of the O.C. Bar Association (Member, Family Law), Director of the Orange County Bar Association (2017 to present), Assoc. of Family and Conciliation Courts (Member), and Assoc. of Certified Family Law Specialists. He is also a founding member and former President (2010-2016) of the O.C. Jewish Bar Association, and a Founding Fellow member of the O.C. Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows..

Jordon is a past ADL Orange County/Long Beach Regional Vice Chair (2013 – 2014) as well as the American Jewish Committee’s 2011 recipient of the Learned Hand Emerging Community Leader Award.

Jordon currently sits on the Board of Caterina’s Club which feeds 3300 children nightly in southern California. Jordon continues his involvement with the Anti-Defamation League as a Board member since 2011.

Jordon was listed as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013, and as a Super Lawyer for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Jordon has also been named one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County for 2015 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He was named as one of the O.C. Register’s Top Attorneys for 2013 to present and is rated 10/10 by AVVO.com. He was awarded the Martindale Hubbell 2013-to-present Client Distinction Award and has been AV Peer Rated (highest rating) by Martindale.com. Jordon limits his practice to Family Law matters and Family Law Mediation.

Jordon’s spare time is filled by his Wife and two children. Jordon’s interests range from baseball (New York Yankees), basketball (LA Lakers), martial arts, spirituality, travel, dining and more.

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Here is what our clients have to say
about Jordon P. Steinberg:

Available and Responsive

"Getting a divorce is never easy, but Jordon was so compassionate and forthcoming on what to expect, and how things were going to go. Not one time did I have a problem getting information from him or hearing back from him. I highly recommend him!"
--Jody

Truly one of the best.

"I strongly recommend Jordon Steinberg. Professional and fair. Very diligent staff. Was very responsive and was able to assist me in matters even on weekends and holidays. Truly one of the best. We accomplished and achieved even more than I had imagined. Very concerned about family and finding a solution best for children if involved. I feel so lucky to have had him represent me."
--Alexa

Honest, Respectable, Trustworthy

"Jordon Steinberg is a man of the highest integrity who's work ethic and professionalism is impeccable. His ability to be empathetic and instill compassion during a time of total despair, was the force that gave me strength and hope. My first contact with Jordon was in 2008 and my first impressions of him were: honest, non-judgmental, sincere. At no time did I feel pressure or uncomfortable and in 2014 when I was ready to proceed, Jordon was the one I contacted. Jordon and his team provided me with the legal guidance and support I needed to persevere and move forward during an extremely difficult time. His knowledge of family law surpasses all others and his support staff is stellar. They played an integral part in keeping the lines of communication open at all times, no matter what. Jordon's patience and caring demeanor are what guided me through the steps and process of divorce and was the glue that held me together. I could not and would not be where I am today without Jordon. I have no words for someone who believed in me when nobody else would. I will be forever grateful."
--Cyndi

Excellent Family Law Attorney

"Jordon is a great attorney. He always works hard to find the best solutions for his clients and keeps in mind the impact to the children involved. He knows the law well and also consults with you on the possible outcomes and risks involved. He has great negotiation talents and strong tactful skills in court. I highly recommend him.
--John

The best ethical trusted family law specialist there is...Highly recommended."

"Jordon is the finest family law attorney and conveys strong ethical values. His compassion, integrity and professionalism shows through his capability to converse and achieve what is in the best interest of his clients. With the extensive knowledge of family law and a very influential attorney, a person can depend on with the utmost confidence in going through a difficult situation such as divorce. Jordon is an exceptional attorney and extremely recommended for anyone in search of a family law specialist. I have and continue to refer Jordon to friends and co-worker without hesitation."
--Virginia

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Stephen Kaufman is a true professional and dedicated to his clients

"Stephen helped with a case my ex wife brought to OCCS after 30 years falsely claiming I owed back child support. He was very thorough and explained everything to us on our level. His presentation in court with all of the facts and his knowledge I believe helped make a quick decision by the court in our favor."
--Dan

A Superb Lawyer!

"I am extremely grateful to Mr. Kaufman for his guidance, support and generosity in helping me achieve the best outcome in my child custody case. Mr. Kaufman was able to see through and understand issues at many levels and offered me good advice well beyond just legal aspects of the situation. Mr. Kaufman is very hardworking, a strength I can truly appreciate. I highly recommend Attorney Kaufman and I am sure he will do an excellent job for you!!! Thank you Mr. Kaufman for the amazing job you did for me and my daughter."
--Connie

Finally an Attorney with a high standards honesty and ethics!"

"My name is Randy K. Jones, I've worked with Mr. Kaufman and his his highly professional staff for nearly ten years. I've used four different Attorney's in my Family law case in Orange County, Ca. and found his honesty and level of ethics to be unmatched. As a person, I would be proud to have him as a friend, which I could not say of any other Attorney that I've met. I have nothing but great and kind words to express my thoughts and gratitude for Mr. Kaufman."
--Randy

I would definitely recommend Stephen

"My divorce took over two years and Stephen was there with his support, recommendations and knowledge. His ethical approach and direct manner assured and confirmed my decisions. Rather than make decisions for me, he informed me of all possible consequences and listened respectfully to my decisions. I recommend Mr. Kaufman as a fair, responsible, and competent attorney."
--Ellen

Excellent choice

"When I hired Stephen Jay Kaufman to be my attorney back in 2005 I knew that he is an excellent attorney but I didn't know that he is a true Mensch! Steve was fighting for my rights and was very dedicated to my case. He was very responsive to every question I had and always kept me informed. Steve really cared for the best interest of my kids and always gave me the best advise. I highly recommend using his services!"
--Iris

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stephen jay kaufmanStephen Jay Kaufman, Esq. is a principal attorney and partner at Kaufman Steinberg LLP. With more than twenty years of experience, Steve is an expert in matters pertaining to divorce, child custody, guardianship, property division, spousal support and child support. He has great skill and experience in complex business and professional practice issues, representing clients with assets between one and fifty million dollars.

Steve was born in 1956, and for most of his life has lived in Southern California. After a decade in the advertising and entertainment industries, where he wrote, produced and directed broadcast media content, Steve attended law school at the University of La Verne, graduating second in his class, and admitted to the State Bar of California in 1992. Steve immediately began practicing family law in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. A strong advocate for settlement, Steve seeks win-win solutions whenever possible, as contentious litigation can damage or destroy important family relationships which otherwise might survive divorce. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, he aggressively represents his clients’ best interests in litigation.

Steve is passionate about custody issues, and takes great care to insure all children, including those with special needs, are cared and provided for. Steve is also passionate about helping those who are victims of domestic violence find a safe environment during divorce proceedings. Steve is very proud of the work he has done helping domestic violence litigants reclaim their lives and the lives of their children. He is recognized for consistently caring for his clients and ensuring that they are able to reconstitute their lives after divorce.

Steve has also represented litigants from a wide variety of businesses and industries. Steve’s business experience, as well as his advocacy for business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs brings his clients a wealth of knowledge on issues regarding division of complex assets, closely held interests, professional practices and high net-worth estates.

Steve’s charitable activities include volunteering as a legal consultant to Human Options Women’s Shelter, serving the Boards Of Directors of Tarbut V'Torah, Orange County Jewish Bar Association and Solomon Society, and he has served on the Planning and Funding Committee of Jewish Federation and Family Service of Orange County for over a decade. Steve also enjoys performing original world music with his group, Locos (he sings, plays strings, keys and brass instruments). Steve is an active swimmer and skier, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.

Matthew A. Moses

Matthew A. Moses was born in Anaheim, California in 1979. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., Human Biology, 2001) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2005). During law school, he served as an intern at both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the law firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP. After graduating from Michigan, Matt practiced civil litigation at O’Melveny and Myers LLP, one of America’s top 25 most prestigious law firms. He was admitted to the California Bar in 2006 and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a family law associate at Minyard Morris LLP and Holstrom, Sissung & Block.

Matt is a member of the Family Law sections of both the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He is a fellow in the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation and is on the Associate Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Foundation.

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Cara Elkin

Cara Elkin graduated from the University of California, San Diego (B.A. Psychology, 1991) and Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D., Highest Honors, 1996). Cara was a published member of the Golden Gate Law Review, and received a full scholarship based on academic merit, graduating second in her class. She served a Judicial Clerkship for Justice Cliff Young, Nevada Supreme Court (1996-97), and was a founding member of the Capital Case Team for the Nevada Supreme Court (1997-99).

Thereafter, Cara practiced civil and business litigation, real estate transactions, and insurance coverage litigation before starting her practice in Family Law in 2004. She currently practices as a family law attorney and mediator with Kaufman Steinberg LLP.

Cara is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section), Los Angeles County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of Nevada. She is one of the founding members of the Orange County Jewish Bar Association.

"I have a great compassion for my clients, and I strive to help them through this difficult time by reminding them of their strength, providing them with advice, and listening to their concerns."

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