Steve S. Zand received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge, in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of La Verne, College of law, in 1989. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1989. He is also a Certified family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court, Central California, and U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit.
He became an adjunct professor of law at the University of La Verne, College of Law, in 1997. He then became the Dean of Students at University of La Verne, College of Law, at the San Fernando Valley campus, in 1999. He was the Professor of the Year in 1999-2000 and in 2005-2006. He is currently a full-time Professor of Law at University of West Los Angeles, College of Law. He has taught courses in Community Property, Advanced Community property, Family Law, Torts, and Lawyering Skills Practicum. He has been a panel member and Instructor at California State Bar certified Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Programs.
He also serves as a Court Appointed Family Law Mediator. He was a Candidate for Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1996.
He was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department, Police Commission, as the Chairperson of the Permit Review Panel in 2001, and served until 2006.
He is the recipient of the Justice Bernard Jefferson Award of Excellence. He has received commendations from Governor of State of California, Chair of the County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, and Speaker of the California State Assembly.