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Douglas Andrew Hatherley

Douglas Andrew Hatherley

Family Lawyer
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP
Irvine, CA
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Attorney Biography

Douglas A. Hatherley is Partner with Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Hatherley’s practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, and division of assets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

Mr. Hatherley has practiced family law exclusively since being admitted to the bar and has worked at prominent family law firms in Orange County, the Inland Empire, and Los Angeles.

Mr. Hatherley has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list six years in a row and published in the Daily Journal, a leading legal newspaper.  He has also attained the coveted AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent® is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

During law school, Mr. Hatherley served as a judicial extern in the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court for a highly respected family law judge. He was also Senior Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Practice Areas

Family Law (50%)
Alimony / Spousal Support (10%)
Child Support (10%)
Child Custody / Visitation (10%)
Divorce (10%)
Property Division (10%)
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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University

Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
State Bar of California

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Douglas Andrew Hatherley
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP
19762 MacArthur Blvd Ste 200
Irvine, CA 92612
Office: 949-337-4050
Fax: 949-337-4059

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Bar License Information

California Bar Membership -

Douglas Andrew Hatherley - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Douglas Andrew Hatherley on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.

Specialty Certification Information

Family Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Family Law - Lawyers certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) have demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of family law.

The CBLS defines the term "family law" as the practice of law "dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; postmarital agreements; nonmarital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support."