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Attorney Steven M. Bishop has been practicing family law in San Diego, California for over four decades. During the entirety of that time, his emphasis has been on providing his clients and the legal community with the highest standard of care and professionalism. Steven M. Bishop has a work ethic second-to-none.

Mr. Bishop is a San Diego native, graduating from Helix High School in 1970 and then from San Diego State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in an accelerated three-year program in 1973. Following graduation, Steven pursued his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and advocating for his clients. He attended University of San Diego School of Law and graduated with honors. He passed the California Bar Examination immediately following law school and hung up his shingle. His law offices have been located in the Mission Valley area since the 1980s. 

Steven is a Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialists. This certification is reserved for attorneys who comply with an exhaustive list of criteria, including the demonstration of highly skilled legal performance and standard of excellence combined with demanding peer review.

Steven has also served on numerous Committees for the San Diego Bar Association, including Chairperson of the San Diego Law Week Committee, the youngest attorney ever appointed to that position. In that capacity, Steven coordinated the appearance of Attorney General of the United States, Edwin Meese, as guest speaker at the Law Week Luncheon, still the best-attended event in its history. 

In addition, Steven has served as lead Arbitrator with the San Diego Bar Association Attorney-Client Relations Committee, helping to resolve numerous disputes between family law lawyers and their clients.

Steven currently serves on a regular basis as a Judge Pro Tempore for the San Diego Family Court, a volunteer position which places him the role of mediating divorce cases before they end up in trial. Steven’s success rate as a Temporary Judge is reflective of his commitment to dispute resolution as an alternative to litigation.

Steven has been honored by his peers in the San Diego Family Law Bar Association with the prestigious CCP 128.5 Award, recognizing the respect he has deservedly earned in the field of Family Law.   

Steven has five beautiful children who are all adults and living successful lives. He is happily married to the love of his life, Linda, and they enjoy their fur baby, a rescue named Hamilton. 

Steven enjoys long walks on the beach with Linda and Hamilton. He leads a weekly men’s bible study and enjoys attending church with his family. He is also an avid San Diego sports fan, an insatiable reader, and world traveler.


  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Military Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Separation Agreements
  • Annulment
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Mediation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1978


  • Helix High School
  • San Diego State University, B.A.
  • University of San Diego College of Law, J.D.

Certifications and Honors/Awards:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

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The Law Offices of Steven M. Bishop, Attorney at Law, A California Corporation

591 Camino De La Reina, Suite 700

San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-299-9780

Fax: 619-299-0316

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