Joseph A. Shuff III

  • Joseph A Shuff III

  • Managing Partner

  • As the Managing Partner of the Shuff Law Firm, Joseph A. Shuff, III has dedicated over 40 years to the pursuit of the best possible result for his clients, aggressively working toward resolution of every case with professionalism and integrity. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Shuff has tried hundreds of family law cases, achieving successful outcomes, and is highly respected in the Courtroom and among his colleagues.

    Joseph A. Shuff, III has garnered a top AV rating from Martindale Hubble, the premier attorney rating system in the nation. He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of the attorneys in the State. Mr. Shuff has also been selected as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an honor bestowed on attorneys who have demonstrated an ongoing dedication to elevate the standards of the Bar and who provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate. Mr. Shuff has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Orange County Superior Court and has expertly represented clients in all areas of family law, from uncontested actions to complex, high-asset cases and high conflict child custody actions.

    Mr. Shuff has also represented clients in cases appealed from the Superior Court to the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, a number of which have been published.


    State Bar of California, 1974

    U.S. Federal Court, 1975

    U.S. Supreme Court, 1981


    Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, J.D. - 1974

    California State University, Long Beach, California, B.A. - 1971


    Dodd v. Ford (1984) 153 Cal. App. 3d 426

    Huffman v. Grob (1985) 172 Cal. App. 3d 1153

    In re Marriage of Birdsall (1988) 197 Cal. App. 3d 1024

    In re the Marriage of Carnall (1989) 216 Cal. App. 3d 1010

    Jenkins v. County of Orange (1989) 212 Cal. App. 3d 278

    City of Los Angeles v. Superior Court, (2003) 111 Cal. App. 4th 883

    Sabbah v. Sabbah, (2007) 151 Cal. App. 4th 818