Founding partner Esther Lerner is retired as of January 1, 2020.

Lerner Poole & Stewart remains grounded in Esther Lerner’s ethos of creative problem-solving, compassion and dedication, and congeniality joined with fierce advocacy.

Super Lawyers Article: Divorce lawyer Esther Lerner makes it her business to see that kids don’t get caught in the crossfire

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Legal Services Program Family Law Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney


  • German


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California - J.D. - 1980
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida - B.A. - 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Family Law Section

    Standing Committee on Custody and Visitation (North)

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Certified Family Law Specialists Association

    Family Court 2000 Committee

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • California State Bar

    Standing Committee on Property (North)

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