Stephen C. Mancini


Stephen C. Mancini received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Occidental College in 1980. He attended Pepperdine University School of Law and the University of LaVerne School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985, and was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Mancini was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court in 1986. Mr. Mancini is also a member of the State Bar of Washington D.C. and of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Mancini served as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1988 to 1990. He has served as an adjunct professor of Tort Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Family Law, and Criminal Law and Procedure at Merit College from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Mancini is currently an adjunct professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal/Civil Practice at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. Mr. Mancini has tried more than 40 criminal jury trials and more than 500 arraignments and preliminary hearings. Mr. Mancini has represented clients in misdemeanors ranging from domestic violence, theft, and DUIs to felonies involving burglaries, robberies, and homicides. With respect to Family Law, Mr. Mancini has prepared and appeared at more than 250 Requests for Orders regarding issues of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees, and other orders. Additionally, Mr. Mancini has litigated more than 350 dissolution cases not only involving custody and support but division of property issues resulting in final judgments. Mr. Mancini has also handled step-parent adoptions, grandparent visitation rights, and pre-marital and post-marital contracts. With respect to Family Law matters, Mr. Mancini has arbitrated more than 50 cases and mediated more than 100 cases, as well as trying more than 50 cases. Mr. Mancini focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and family law. He is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and brings to bear that expertise to every case he and his team take on.

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Honoris Causa Legum Magister (LL.M.)

Professional, Business and Civic Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America


  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Charleston Publishing, Inc., 1993
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