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Samantha Weissman
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association, Community Outreach Volunteer
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • San Diego Family Bar Association
 Areas of Practice

100% Family Law

 Bar Admissions

California, 2016

 Litigation Percentage

100% Family Law


University of San Diego School of Law

San Diego, California

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2015

University of California Irvine

Irvine, California

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, 2012 cum laude
Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars, 2021-2024

James E. Spain Family Endowed Scholarship, 2014

Hugh & Hazel Darling Scholarship, 2013

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2023

Price International Law Scholarship, 2013, 2014


Samantha L. Weissman is an associate attorney with Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP. Ms. Weissman’s practice is devoted exclusively to Family Law.

Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Weissman completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine where she graduated cum laude with a degree in English.  Thereafter she attended law school at the University of San Diego, School of Law.

While In law school Ms. Weissman focused her studies on International Law, receiving high marks in every international law class.  In the summer of 2013, she studied abroad in both Barcelona, Spain, and London, England.  Thereafter, in 2014, she was selected for a pupillage at 11 Stone Buildings Barristers’ Chambers at Lincoln’s Inn in London.

During law school, Ms. Weissman was an active member of the school’s community.  She reinstated the McCormick Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta and served its Justice. She served as a Senior Associate on the Journal of Climate and Energy Law and as an Article Contributor to the Law School’s newspaper, Motions. Ms. Weissman served as a 1L section & class representative, as a member of the Student Bar Association – Executive Budget Committee, and, as a mentor in the first-year mentorship program. She continues to volunteer as a guest judge for first-year oral arguments.

After graduating and passing the California Bar Exam in 2016, Ms. Weissman turned her focus to family law.  From 2016 to 2021, Ms. Weissman served as the sole family law associate for a boutique law firm in Orange County. While there, she assisted in a wide variety of family law matters and was lauded by clients for her compassion, diligence, and thoroughness.

In her free time, Ms. Weissman enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott.

Ms. Weissman is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law section and the San Diego Family Bar Association.