Steven W. Lazarus
Steven Lazarus’ practice is limited solely to family formation law, which includes both assisted reproduction and adoption. Steven Lazarus prides himself in providing knowledgeable, supportive and understanding counsel in all aspects of his practice, with individual care and attention given to each of his clients. Steven Lazarus handles hundreds of family formation matters per year, while making sure that the legal processes are completed in a caring, proper and ethical manner.
Steven Lazarus received his Bachelor of Arts from U.C.L.A. in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1988.
Steven Lazarus is the President Elect of the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers, Chairman of the Legal Committee of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy (SEEDS), and a board member of Parents Via Egg Donation.
Steven Lazarus has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” numerous consecutive years, and was featured by Forbes In-Flight Radio & Sky Radio as one of “America’s Premier Lawyers.”
Steven Lazarus also has experience as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School in family formation law.
Steven Lazarus has been a lead attorney responsible for the drafting and implementation of legislation in California involving surrogacy.
Steven Lazarus is a member of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers, American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve.
Steven Lazarus provides extensive pro-bono and community services, is the past president of the board and current advisor to the board of a non-profit organization devoted to helping prevent child abandonment.
Steven Lazarus is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and in-services.