Steve Ostrow


The Law Office of Stephen I Ostrow has been located in Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, CA since 1990.  Originally created in Belmont Shores, Long Beach, CA, Steve has been practicing law and serving the California community since 1979.

Representing clients in real estate, business, family and estate planning legal interests. Steve’s primary practice is to implement a “preventive legal practice” and anticipate potential problems before they escalate into crisis and litigation disputes.  By creating the proper contracts and agreements, trust and will documents, incorporation and business entities, the proactive legal service can address many legal issues before they reach crisis proportions.  After 30 years of serving people’s legal needs, Steve has seen many legal issues from the  lawyer, judicial, and client’s  perspective.

When choosing a lawyer, the client wants a lawyer with sound judgment who understands ALL of his client’s needs.  A combination of legal experience with an understanding of emotional and social needs provides a higher service to the client.  Although the Law Office of Stephen I. Ostrow emphasizes avoiding litigation when possible, over 30 years of civil litigation is available when necessary.