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Michael Lawrence Chastaine

Michael Lawrence Chastaine

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Let Michael Chastaine and his team at the Chastaine Law Office help you get your life back. For more information go to We provide CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR DIFFICULT PROBLEMS. If you need expert legal advise, give us a call.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    30 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    30 years, 2 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jason Christopher Stebner

    Mike Chastaine is a superb lawyer. Mike consistently approaches each arising legal matter with highly creative solutions. Mike's skill, knowledge, and natural born talent are likely unsurpassed. As a new lawyer, I consider myself very fortunate to have Mike as a legal mentor. Indeed, I endorse Mike Chastaine without reservation.


    Jason Stebner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • George Fredrick Mueller

    I endorse this lawyer's work: trustworthy, conscientious, hardworking and fundamentally dedicated to every Client, familiar Californians recognize that Mr. Chastaine is an excellent defense attorney who is a beneficial asset to Folsom and the entire DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a premier criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb lawyer.


    George Mueller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2377 Gold Meadow Way.
# 100
Gold River, CA, 95670



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Chastaine Law Office2007 - Present
Of CounselRothschild, Wishek & Sands2001 - 2007
Senior AttorneySanta Clara County Alternate Defender Office1996 - 2001
Senior AttorneySanta Clara County Public Defender Office1985 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors2008 - 2012
National Ski Patrol - Sugar BowlN/A2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Jenkins (1995) 10 Cal.4th 234Appeal to the California Supreme Court
Moore v. Superior Court *2004) 117 Cal.App.4th 401defendant found eligable for treatment

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Publication NameTitleDate
Motions Work - Death Penalty ManualMotions work1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLN/Alaw1985
Magdalen College, Oxford EnglandJurisprudanceN/A1983
California St Univ HaywardN/Aundergraduate1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
1999 CPDA Winter Trial Skills InstituteDismissing Strike Priors1999