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Chance X. Oberstein represents clients throughout California. Since starting practice, he has handled hundreds of cases involving misdemeanor and felony crimes at the state and federal level. Mr. Oberstein's practice is currently focused on the following areas of post conviction relief:

Felony reductions

Termination of probation


Certificates of Rehabilitation


Parole hearings

Removal from sex registriation

Mr. Oberstein is highly-trained in this complex area of the law and has had many years of experience negotiating with prosecutors, litigating in court and obtaining exceptional case outcomes.



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Practice areas


  1. Sex Crime: 80%
  2. Expungement: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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    I give Chance Oberstein my highest recommendation as an attorney and as a human being. He is a man of integrity who provides wisdom to those who seek it. Chance is extremely knowledgeable regarding criminal defense matters and is able to achieve impressive results for his clients. He is a creative problem solver who works diligently to attain his clients' goals.


    Janice Bellucci Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on multiple cases over the last eight years. His legal skills and integrity are excellent.


    William Harris Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Chance X. Oberstein

28202 Cabot Rd Ste 300
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Resignation with charges pending
    issued in CA, 2001


    Resignation with charges pending means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

  2. Voluntary inactive (disciplinary)
    issued in CA, 2001


    This sanction means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

  3. Interim suspension after conviction
    issued in CA, 1999


    This means the attorney temporarily lost his or her license to practice law while the State investigates whether the attorney should be disciplined. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Contribution, Social Ecology ProgramUniversity of California, Irvine1986
Exceptional Achievements in Field StudyUniversity of California, Irvine1986
Excellence in ResearchUniversity of California, Irvine1986
Outstanding Contribution to the CommunityUniversity of California, Irvine1986
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaUnited States Jaycees1979
The National Dean's ListEducational Communications INC.1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - IrvineSocial Ecology (Specialization in Criminology, Law and Society)BA - Bachelor of Arts1986