Steven Fernandez

Steven Fernandez: Attorney with Fernandez & Karney APLC
  • Managing Partner at Fernandez & Karney APLC (6 Attorneys)
  • 429 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Steven Fernandez, Certified Family Law Specialist
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Steven Fernandez, Esq. is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and the principal owner/managing partner of Fernandez & Karney, APLC. He has been practicing law in California as a civil litigator since 1989, devoting his practice exclusively to family law since 2002. Mr. Fernandez represents high-net-worth clients in family law disputes involving child support, spousal support, the division and allocation of community property and separate property interests in business holdings, real estate, retirement benefits, and other assets. Mr. Fernandez also specializes in enforcing of temporary and permanent orders and judgments.

At Fernandez & Karney, Mr. Fernandez is the senior partner responsible for managing the firm's complex financial litigation department and the discovery department. Mr. Fernandez has volunteered as a pro bono family law mediator and served as a Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He has guest-lectured on the subject of discovery in family law.

Mr. Fernandez is a 1987 graduate of U.C.L.A. Law School, and a 1984 graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara where he earned his B.A. in English. Mr. Fernandez recently completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Trial Advocacy Program in 2015, qualifying him to serve as a pro bono prosecutor with the Los Angeles County City Attorney's Office. Mr. Fernandez grew up in Malibu where he has remained an active member of the Westside community. Mr. Fernandez is an avid baseball fan, and he enjoys long distance running.

(Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1989, California
Los Angeles Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Family Law Section of the State Bar of California
Westside Professional Group
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Cash

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