Attorney Profile

Nicole M. Stednitz, Owner


I spent my early years living in the South Bay of Los Angeles, attending elementary school in Gardena, California, before relocating to the desert with my family and graduating from Indio High School.  I studied at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for five years as an undergraduate student and graduated with dual bachelors degrees in Political Science and History.

I earned my Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Oregon School of Law.  I took advantage of my law school’s programs in Legal Research and Writing (LRW) and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), each of which are ranked as “Top 10” legal programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.  During law school, I served as an Associate Editor for Oregon Law Review, tutored Legal Research and Writing, trained colleagues on Westlaw & WestlawNext, and externed for the Honorable John V. Acosta, Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.  I earned a Certificate in Mediation from the University of Oregon School of Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center.  I am a licensed attorney in the State of California.


Ending Family Trauma Without Compensation: Drafting § 1983 Complaints for Victims of Wrongful Child Abuse Investigations, selected for publication in Oregon Law Review, available here as a PDF.


Since 2013, I have volunteered pro-bono time at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, located at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, 90012.  As one of dozens of attorneys around Los Angeles who volunteer for the Project, I devote time each month to the Project to assist low-income victims of domestic violence obtain temporary restraining orders against abusers.  I feel responsible to help protect victims of domestic violence, and I feel that the Project is currently the best venue to put my passion and skills to use.


American Inns of Court
South Bay Bar Association
Bruin Professionals


I enjoy traveling, discovering new restaurants in the Los Angeles food scene, swimming, and cooking.

Contact the Law Office of Nicole M. Stednitz, located in the heart of the South Bay, for a free initial consultation today.

The Law Office of Nicole M. Stednitz serves the southern California and South Bay areas, including California cities such as Torrance, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Long Beach, Lomita, El Segundo, Inglewood, Compton, Hawthorne, Carson, Lawndale, Gardena, San Pedro, Westchester, Wilmington, Culver City, Palos Verdes, West LA, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Palms, Venice, Playa del Rey,  Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Norwalk, Huntington Park, Harbor City, and Bell Gardens, in Orange County and Los Angeles County, California.