From Oakland, California, Steve Groen attended San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, California and Iowa City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and law degree from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. Mr. Groen has practiced family law in San Diego, California since December, 1999. He is licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. With his free time, he likes running, and hiking and freshwater fishing in the Eastern Sierra with his Belgian Shepherd, Susi.