BRUCE R. STEINFELD

Divorce & Family Law - Practice Areas

Bruce is a founding member of Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., where he practices family law and serves as Mediator and Guardian ad litem. Bruce is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has practiced law for over 30 years. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1988, earning an American Jurisprudence award in his jurisprudence class and serving as an editor of the Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution. Bruce received his B.A. (in English and Philosophy) and M.A. (in Philosophy) from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He began his legal career in 1988 as Law Clerk for Judge Dorothy A. Robinson of Cobb County Superior Court. After working as a Shareholder in an Atlanta law firm, Bruce and his wife, Shayna, formed Steinfeld & Steinfeld in 2000. A frequent lecturer on family law-related topics at continuing legal education seminars both locally and nationally, Bruce served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association from 2004-2005. He has also served on the Family Law Section's Civil Rules Committee and as Editor of the Section's monthly newsletter, The Family Lawyer. Bruce is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and Atlanta Bar Association and is also a member of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court.

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Bruce has received numerous accolades during his legal career including being selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine in 2011 and 2012 as well as repeatedly being designated as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers by Atlanta Magazine every year since 2005 and as one of Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers recognized him for his High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics. Bruce is frequently appointed by the court to serve as Guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children in custody cases and, in 2003, was named Guardian ad Litem of the Year by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation. A strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution, Bruce is a registered mediator and is also a member of both the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. In addition to authoring several articles on family law-related topics, he and Shayna are co-authors of The Family Lawyer's Guide to Bankruptcy, a book first published by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association in 2002 that is now in it's Fourth Edition.

Additional Training

2012

2011

2011

2000

1999

2012

DOMESTIC RELATIONS MEDIATION PRACTICUM

Henning Mediation & Arbitrations Services

DIVORCE & FAMILY MEDIATION TRAINING

Henning Mediation & Arbitrations Services

CIVIL MEDIATION TRAINING

Henning Mediation & Arbitrations Services

CIVIL MEDIATION PRACTICUM

Henning Mediation & Arbitrations Services

COLLABORATIVE LAW TRAINING

Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia

GUARDIAN AD LITEM TRAINING

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Bar Admissions

1988

1994

1989

1997

1988

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Education

1988

1983

1985

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

  • J.D - 1988

  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Jurisprudence, Deans List

  • Law Journal: Journal of International Dispute Resolution, Notes, and Comments Editor

Binghamton University in New York, Binghamton, New York

  • B.A. - 1983

  • Major: English and Philosophy

Binghamton University in New York, Binghamton, New York

  • M.A. - 1985
    Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

AV Rated

Martindale-Hubbell

(highest possible rating)

GA Super Lawyer

Atlanta Magazine

2005 - 2022

Avvo - 10.0/10.0

Superb rating based on:

Experience, legal community recognition, legal thought leadership

Preeminent Lawyer

The Bar Register

Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

GA Legal Elite

Georgia Trend Magazine

2006 - 2012

Top 100 Lawyers

in Georgia

Atlanta Magazine

GA Legal Elite

Georgia Trend Magazine

2006 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

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American Academey of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
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AAML, Member
Georgia Chapter
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American Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section
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State Bar of Georgia,
Member, Family Law Section
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Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section
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Collaborative Law Institute
of Georgia, Member
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
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Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Master

Experience

2000 - Present

1994 - 1999

1992 - 1993

1991 - 1993

1988 - 1992

Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia

Shareholder

Alembik, Fine & Callner, P.A., Atlanta, Georgia

Shareholder

Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C., Norcross, Georgia

Associate Attorney

National Academy for Paralegal Studies, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Instructor - Legal Analysis and Writing and Family Law

Cobb County Superior Court, Marietta, Georgia

Law Clerk for Judge Dorothy A. Robinson

 

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