The partners of SGSB are well known throughout Orange County

and the State of California as highly knowledgeable, skilled, credible, and experienced family law practitioners. SGSB’s clientele includes entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes and their spouses.

In addition to our exceptional credentials and accolades, SGSB attorneys are as diverse as our clientele. Our partners and associates possess many unique characteristics that enable our firm to provide the best representation for our clients.

Learn more about our attorneys and their credentials by visiting the individual biography pages of each attorney.

Eleanor A. Stegmeier

Partner/Mediator

• Founding partner of Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz, & Benavente
• Certified in mediation by the Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute
• President of the AAML Southern California Chapter

Saul M. Gelbart

Partner

• Founding partner of Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz, & Benavente
• Named 2017 “Orange County Family Law Attorney of the Year” by Best Lawyers.
• Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
• Diplomate, The American College of Family Trial Lawyers

Jason M. Schwartz

Partner

• Certified Family Law Specialist since 2007
• Executive Board Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (Orange County section) since 2012
• Membership and Benefits Director of the ACFLS State Board

Robert A. Benavente

Partner

• Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
• Certified Family Law Specialist since 2007
• Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, Los Angeles magazine, and Orange Coast magazine since 2014

Joan E. Loos

Partner

• Certified Family Law Specialist
• Board member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association
• Houston Family Law Trial Institute graduate

Douglas A. Hatherley

Associate Attorney

• Certified Family Law Specialist
• Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
• Named to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list six years in a row
• Houston Family Law Trial Institute graduate

Paul R. Domen

Associate Attorney

• Practice is devoted exclusively to Family Law
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association
• Named to the 2019 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list

Aida Khamis

Associate Attorney

• Practice focused on family law litigation
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association

Brittney A. Rodriguez

Associate Attorney

• Practice focused on family law litigation
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association

Eric J. Sather

Associate Attorney

• Practice focused on family law litigation
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association

Shelley Rich Manning

Of Counsel

• Family law practitioner since 2005
• Served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Voices for Children
• Volunteered for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Michael A. Fisher

Mediator

• One of the top matrimonial attorneys in Orange County
• American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow since 2005
• Certified Family Law Specialist since 1994