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Sam C. Allevato, Esq.

SCALAW Family Law

Attorney at Law/Owner

Experienced and compassionate.


Sam is a family lawyer and has practiced exclusively in this area of law since being called to the bar in 2000. Sam holds numerous scholarly accomplishments and has proven himself as a skilled litigator successfully trying his first jury trial three-days after being sworn as an attorney in California. He represents clients in and around the greater Southern California area. 


As an experienced lawyer, he has appeared successfully in numerous courts throughout California as well as numerous mediations and private judiciary proceedings. Sam has extensive experience negotiating settlements and drafting marital agreements applying his well-reasoned approach to his files assisting his clients in achieving a resolution that addresses their issues in a sensitive, timely, and cost-effective manner.


All efforts are made to resolve cases prior to commencing a lawsuit or trying a case; however, if no amicable resolution can be reached, he will diligently represent all clients to the conclusion of their case while maintaining a professional and discrete relationship throughout the proceedings.


Finally, Sam is proud to contribute his time as a volunteer with several noteworthy organizations throughout the Orange County area. He is an inventor and writer, and in his free time enjoys the outdoors spending hours devoted to surfing and the preservation of the world's oceans. 


A member of the following Bars and Professional Organizations:


  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar

  • Admitted to the United States District Court Central Dist.

  • Houston Family Law Trial Institute– 2014

  • Attorney admitted in the State of California– 2000

  • Member of the American Bar Association

  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association – Family Law, Environmental Law, and Intellectual Property Sections

  • Member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association 

  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association – Family Law Section

  • Member of the Beverly Hills Family Law Bar Association

  • Lex Romana, Italian American Lawyers of Orange County Member

  • Member of the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County

  • Member of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society

  • Member of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. 

Academic and Scholarly Achievements:

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, M.A./Ph.D. (candidate), Analytical Psychology and Archetypal Studies

  • Western State University, COL, J.D. 

  • Cambridge University, Gonville and Caius College, International Law

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Environmental Studies, Political Science, minor

  • The University of California, Irvine, Post Graduate Certificate Program

  • Saddleback College, A.A., Fine Art


Bar Member in good standing and Officer of the Court

The Supreme Court of the United States



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Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to schedule a 60-minute consultation with Sam, please contact us.





(714) 832-1166



(714) 832-2647



For the hero, fear is a challenge and a task, because only boldness can deliver from fear.


C. G. Jung - Symbols of Transformation

        *Formerly Houston Family Law Trial Institute

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