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Marlin Glenn Stapleton

Marlin Glenn Stapleton Jr

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Marlin Stapleton

About Me


Established in 1972, under the leadership of Marlin G. Stapleton, Sr., a former California Highway Patrol Sergeant and Judge Pro-tem in the Orange County Family Law Court, Stapleton & Stapleton carved out a reputation as the leading firm of its kind in California.

Joined in 1983 by Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr., Stapleton & Stapleton's highly regarded expertise expanded from family law and personal injury to include the handling of complex criminal cases. 

Since his father's passing in 2004, Marlin G. Stapleton Jr. has continued to carry on the firm's tradition of superior and ethical legal representation as a sole practioner dedicated exclusively to criminal defense.  In his nearly 30 years experience as a criminal defense trial attorney, he has handled numerous high profile cases here in Southern California and is widely recognized by both the courts and his peers as one of the top defense attorneys in Orange County. 


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    31 years, 5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

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

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.

17581 Irvine Blvd
Suite 100
Tustin, CA, 92780

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent LawyerBar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers2009
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2007
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2005
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.2004 - Present
PartnerStapleton & Stapleton1983 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1983 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Alex B.Case Dismissed
People vs. Michael B.Found Not Guilty by Jury
People vs. Juan M.Conviction Overturned; New Trial Granted

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingAkhlagi, et al. v. Superior Court 161 Cal.App.4th 5612008
Lexis Nexis PublishingBurris v. Orange County Superior Court 34 Cal.4th 10122005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Western State University, FullertonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1982
Orange Coast CollegeN/AA.A.1979
Fullerton State UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Association of Hostage NegotiatorsLegal Issues of Hostage Negotiation1995
Orange County Superior CourtExpert Witness on Effective Assistance of CounselN/A
Orange County Public Defenders OfficeConsultant on Effective Assistance of CounselN/A
Los Angeles County Superior CourtExpert Witness on Effective Assistance of CounselN/A