A former Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, Stephen Ruben now heads The Ruben Law Firm, P.C., as its Managing Director and Principal. Located in San Francisco, California, The Ruben Law Firm concentrates on family law litigation, with Stephen Ruben and his team working on cases involving child support and custody, cohabitation claims, trust and estate administration, and registered domestic partnerships, among others.A Certified Family Law Specialist, Stephen Ruben also conducts private judging and mediation through The Ruben Law Firm. Before starting his own practice at The Ruben Law Firm, he acted as a defense attorney for the City of Chicago, functioned as a court-appointed Guardian for the DuPage County Circuit Court, and practiced family law, general civil business litigation, and probate litigation with several private firms.Besides managing The Ruben Law Firm, Stephen Ruben leads the The Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco’s Board of Governors, served on the Elkins Family Law Implementation Task Force, and plays an active role in many other professional organizations. Furthermore, Mr. Ruben contributes to LexisNexis and teaches continuing education classes for the Family Law Section of The State Bar of California on a regular basis.A resident of San Francisco, Stephen Ruben attained his Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, and his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Later, he received his certification in Court-Based Mediation of Family Law Matters from the Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. In 2000, Mr. Ruben added to his expertise as Director of The Ruben Law Firm by completing the Collaborative Family Law Training class at the Dominican University of California.
Steve is a member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and upcoming Board Member in July of 2011. Steve serves as a member of the Board of the Stern Grove Musical Festival.