From Oakland, California, Steve Groen received his undergraduate degree in bioconservation from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and law degree from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.  Mr. Groen has practiced family law in San Diego 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 backpacking.