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Languages spoken: English, Farsi, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Levon Kyurkchyan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stoddard is truly a one of a kind. He is a genuine, caring, wonderful person but above all, and to his personal detriment, he is extremely dedicated to his clients. He is very knowledgeable but at the same time has a unique approach to his cases, that's what gets his clients a better result than most other attorneys could hope to get, me included. I would highly recommend this attorney to handle any legal matter. I endorse Mr. Stoddard.


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Contact info

10231 Slater Ave #100
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Michael Horan Award for Excellence, Commitment, and DedicationWest Orange County Bar Association2012
Virginia Trial Lawyer's Student Advocate of the YearVirginia Trial Lawyers Association1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/Senior PartnerPaladin Legal Defenders, PLC2004 - Present
AssociateBridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro1994 - 2004
Deputy District AttorneyButte County District Attorney's Office1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A
California District Attorneys AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. L T.Dui reduced to wet reckless
People v. S.C.Release with credit for time served and cal-trans
People v. K.P.pled to one felony, no jail; probation and restitution
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Publication nameTitleDate
Society of the Alumni - 1st EditionBasic Virginia Law for Non-Lawyers1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical Science/Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1990