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Samantha Bley DeJean

Ms. Bley DeJean is a principal of the firm. She is a fourth-generation member of the Bley and Bley firm, currently practicing together with her father and law partner, Stephen Bruce Bley.

Ms. Bley DeJean specializes in all aspects of marital dissolutions, focusing on complex family law trial work. Ms. Bley DeJean is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys.

Ms. Bley DeJean was recognized as on the 2024 Forbes Top 200 Lawyers and has been named a Super Lawyer for more than a decade by San Francisco Magazine. Ms. Bley DeJean frequently lectures for family law oriented continuing legal education courses. Ms. Bley DeJean has earned the top professional rating by her colleagues via Martindale-Hubbell as AV.

Outside of law, Ms. Bley DeJean has sat as a past Board of Trustee member for San Francisco University High School, Katherine Delmar Burke School and Saint Luke’s School (now known as SLS). 

Ms. Bley DeJean received her B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1993 and Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco in 1996. Ms. Bley DeJean participated as a published author and staff member of the USF Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court program.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Moot Court program, Member; USF Law Review
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Associations

  • AAML, Member, 2013 to Present
  • ACFLS, Member, 2003 to Present

Published Works

  • Survey of 1994 Non-Profit Case Law, 30 USF Law Review, 187, 1995
  • Chapter in Thompson Reuter publication called "Inside the Minds-Strategies for Family Law" (2011)
  • AFCLS article co-author, “Full Disclosure” (2021)


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine
  • AV Rated

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law (State Bar of California), ACFLS, 2003

Practice Areas

  • Family Law