From Beverly Hills, California, Attorney Stephen Kolodny practices family law as a founding Partner at the firm of Kolodny & Anteau. Formed in 1995, Stephen Kolodny and the other Attorneys at Kolodny & Anteau have offered a vast array of legal services related to family law, including divorce, alimony and palimony, domestic and international custody, and paternity suits. Additionally, Stephen Kolodny handles cases related to child abductions and certain other marital and family related disputes. Stephen Kolodny focuses his practice on high conflict litigation, seeking to maintain maximum privacy for his clients.
Stephen Kolodny has focused his legal career on family law for nearly five decades. After graduating from the Boston University School of Law in 1965, he relocated to California and earned admittance to the State Bar of California in January 1966. Stephen Kolodny received accreditation as a Certified Family Law Specialist from the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists during the first year of the group’s existence in 1980. At Kolodny & Anteau, Stephen Kolodny concentrates on the litigation of valuation, property characterization, and custody matters.
Stephen Kolodny is an original member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an organization honoring the top 100 family trial lawyers in the United States; he was the Executive Vice President of that organization and resigned that position in late 2010 because of the pressures of several very high conflict, high profile cases. Stephen Kolodny was a member of the exclusive faculty of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, held at the University of Houston, a conference held annually for more than 20 years. Stephen Kolodny was its Co-Chair for about 15 years until he and most of the faculty resigned and started a new, independent Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston; the new Institute having a waiting list for prospective attendees in its second year. Other family law-based associations that benefit from Stephen Kolodny’s expertise include the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the American Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Stephen Kolodny continues to share his knowledge with other attorneys and Judicial Officers through articles published, and by taking part in panels and lectures developed by notable professional organizations.
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