Stephen B. Ruben

Firm: The Ruben Law Firm, P.C.
Location: San Francisco - CA

  • 625 Market Street Penthouse
    San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Tel : 415-906-3491
  • Fax : 415-391-0141

Stephen B. Ruben is a leading family attorney and the Managing Director of The Ruben Law Firm, P.C. located in the heart of downtown San Francisco at Market and New Montgomery Streets. The Ruben Law Firm provides family law representation, mediation, and private judging in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin Counties. Steve’s practice is devoted to complex family law litigation including high net worth divorce cases, financial issues, spousal and child support, high conflict custody disputes, and dissolution, including non-marital and domestic partnerships.

Steve is a Certified Family Law Specialist through the California Board of Legal Specialization and is also a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. San Francisco magazine has singled out Steve as a San Francisco Super Lawyer in the area of family law. Steve has been practicing law for over thirty years, with an impressive record of results in highly contested cases. He is especially sought after for his ability to effectively and quickly turn around cases that have languished because of passive or poor representation.

Steve is a regularly featured radio guest on “Your Legal Rights” hosted by Chuck Finney, a nationally syndicated program on San Francisco’s Public Radio Station KALW (91.7). The show covers timely family law issues and features prominent legal experts. Steve has spoken of the following topics:

  • “Manimony,” a term he coined to describe spousal support for men.
  • Parental alienation and its short and long term impact on parents who seek frequent and continuous contacts with their children.
  • Set asides for marital settlement agreements
  • The impact of death and estate planning instruments and pre and post marital agreements in effect during a pending dissolution proceeding
  • Recommendations of the Elkins Family Law Task Force.

All of these radio broadcasts are broadcasted nationally on NPR, National Public Radio and are available by podcast.

In addition to speaking on KALW, Steve has been featured in the past three years on KRON TV and KGO radio on a variety of family law trial court or appellate court rulings including professional ethical considerations regarding adoptions, child abandonment and paternity cases.

Steve is a member of the Editorial Board of Lexis/Nexis California Family Law Monthly Journal and writes bi-monthly case analysis and practice pointers for family law practitioners. In August, 2009, Steve was featured in the California Family Law News published by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California for his book review of Dr. Amy Baker’s book “Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome.”

Steve is a frequent lecturer on continuing education programs for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of California covering topics such child custody disputes, move-aways, child and spousal support modification and termination and the impact of bankrupt proceedings in a pending dissolution of marriage.

The Ruben Law Firm, P.C.

Ruben Law Firm has served the greater San Francisco area since 1998. We serve clients with family law and probate issues from across California, including Marin County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County and Orange County.

Our managing director, Stephen B. Ruben, has more than 40 years of legal experience. He and our other attorneys have been recognized for their excellence in their practice areas by respected organizations such as Super Lawyers, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. Ruben and several other lawyers are certified as family law specialists by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.