She is also certified in mediation by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which offers its training program exclusively to Fellows of the AAML.
In 1989, Ms. Stegmeier became a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she currently serves on three National committees: Admissions and Standards, Mediation, and Membership. She is also on the Board of Directors and Membership Committee for the Southern California Chapter of the AAML. She is also a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Association.
Ms. Stegmeier has been named a U.S. News “Best Lawyer” every year since 1995, which is determined by a peer vote among Orange County family lawyers. In 2010 she was awarded the publication’s highest award for family law in Orange County: “Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year”.
In 1997, she became a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
In 1998, Ms. Stegmeier was named the Family Law Trial Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
In 1999, she was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Garrity Award, which is given only periodically by the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. This award is given for excellence and professionalism in the practice of Family Law.
Ms. Stegmeier was named one of the Best Lawyers in Orange County by Orange Coast Magazine every year that the magazine published a list.
Ms. Stegmeier has also been listed in the Los Angeles Times Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” edition each year since 2004; she has also been honored with the “Top Attorneys In Southern California” distinction by Los Angeles Magazine.
She is one of only two Orange County Family lawyers inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Stegmeier was a member of the State Bar of California’s Family Law Advisory Commission for four years, including two years as Chairperson.
In 2014, her alma mater, Western State University, School of Law, honored her by induction into their Hall of Fame. Ms. Stegmeier has been lecturing statewide on Family Law subjects for numerous educational, civic, and professional organizations since 1981.