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Calistratos Spiros Stafilatos

Criminal defense Attorney at Baltimore, MD

4.9   68 reviews

also known as Cal Stafilatos

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Calistratos

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In selecting a lawyer for your legal needs, it is of great importance that it be someone with a good reputation in the area, proven track record and who has obtained real results for their clients.

 Cal S. Stafilatos, a former Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore County, who's dedicated to protecting your rights. When your freedom, injuries you or family have suffered, family issues are on the line, you need a partner that you can trust. Don't delay! Together we can build a strategy that enables you to obtain the path to success.

 My firm offers many benefits to you as a valued client including:

COMPLEMENTARY LEGAL CONSULTATION ~ 
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS ~ 
CONVENIENT OFFICE LOCATIONS ~ 
EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS ~ 
REASONABLE FEES ~
DECADES OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE ~ 

TEL: (4357) ~ 
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Location

Cal S. Stafilatos
The Preller Building
16 S. Frederick Street, 1st Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Annapolis Office
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Upper Marlboro Office
14330 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772
Ocean City Office
11700 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD, 21842
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Posted by Gina | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got it DONE
Cal is great great attitude Helpful kind reasonable just great Knows his law I AM SO SO THANKFUL!!
Posted by Paul | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When it comes to the best!
I never met a goat a bull and a shark combined in one.But when it comes to the best he’s the goat, he attacked the case head on like a bull would do. He treated the case like blood and water as a shark would do. Over and done with and he only got the case a few days prior!!
Posted by Breyelle | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Very understanding and resourceful. Allow split payments, family oriented. Hardworking and Proffesional!
Posted by Sean | July 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Cal is an excellent attorney. He helped me out in a major way and I'm extremely thankful for it. If you need a good criminal attorney in Baltimore this is the guy you call.
Posted by Sara | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upfront and professional
Cal was very attentive and patient. I have never been involved in a car accident where I was hurt by another driver. Cal fought for me and made sure I received what I deserved. If your looking for a lawyer that will have your best interest give him a call.
Posted by Josie Carter | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
Cal Is definitely someone you want on your team to defend your case. He was extremely knowledgeable, caring , upfront and to the point. He also educated me on my rights as a citizen .I am extremely thankful for the services Cal provided with getting my DUI/DWI charges dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Freaking amazing
Cal is the best man, He solely looks for the best interest in his client and is super super honest and for me that was honestly all wanted. He doesn’t beat around the Bush, he is all the way 100. Also is an amazing guy on top of that.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Trial Attorney you NEED!!!!
Cal is the man!!!!!! He knows the law in and out. I was ready to accept the offer until i realized I shouod just listen to my lawyer. We had a motions hearing and ultimately my case was dismissed. The judge was soo persuaded by Cals argument that she didn't allow the trial to continue further. Hire him, you will not be sorrial
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Excellent Attorney got my case dismissed on a technicality very pleased with Cal always available definitely would recommend
Posted by Baybe | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced
He is a best attorney he got me out of my situation, he is professional, good communicator, responds fast and explains and follow up all the time, i recommend for any one with issues pse go see him
Posted by Adeena G | February 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable & Dependable Attorney
My experience working with Cal was efficient and seamless. I was referred to him by a co-worker who was familiar with his work. He effectively helped me work through my case, and we were successful with achieving the desired goal. He took the details of my case, understood my concerns, and outlined my options without making me feel pressured about what I should do. He acted professionally and also involved me throughout the process of this quickly-resolved case. Thank you again for your time and effort! I would definitely recommend him to anybody that is looking for a great lawyer that they can trust with their case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced, responsive, involved, positive results
Cal was involved from the moment his services were requested. He was thorough in explaining the legal process to his client and family. Promptly answered any text, emails, and quick to set up zoom meetings. Excellent results regarding the outcome of the case. Cal's thorough working knowledge of the legal system and established professional relationships with other members of the legal system are valued assets that will earn his clients positive results!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He CARES about his clients !!
Cal takes the time to review all the Ins and outs of your case and cares in the best interest of all his clients. He was supportive and helped me for over a year! I highly recommended him for whatever your needs maybe! -KO
Posted by Patrick Preller | November 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Loved by his clients
Cal is a lawyer in my building. I often see him meeting with his clients who appear to genuinely love the guy. Cal is personally interested and invested in improving his client’s every day lives, and he has been representing many of the same clients for over a decade. Repeat clients are the best measure for success and Cal is killing it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal charges are ZERO problem for Cal
I was facing a mandatory/minimum sentence in Baltimore county for a serious felony case. This man Cal is the truth and makes miracles happen. He worked my case. Hire him!!!
Posted by C Diaz | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TOP-NOTCH ATTORNEY!!!!!
AMAZING Attorney and more importantly a compassionate human being. During these trying times especially with covid-19, Cal and his firm provided top-notch legal representation at a reasonable rate. I had to make payment arrangements with his office and it wasnt an issue at all, the other attorneys I spoke with made it all about the money. I saw a previous review and yeah, I disagree ..all I can say is Cal and his staff care about their clients and will fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I would definitely hire him again if i ever needed to
Mr.Stafilatos is an remarkable attorney! He responds back right away. He’s also very flexible and that worked out great for me and my schedule. He definitely does his job and doesn’t stop until he’s satisfied/ feels he did everything he could have possibly done and even then, he’s still searching for more ways. I appreciate him so much!
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Posted by A.I. | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only REAL lawyer around, hire him!!!!
He was with very attentive and made me feel comfortable With this whole process. And got The job done very quick. I would recommend this man and his firm for any legal work. He’s legitimate and will work for you til the end. Trust me as I put my trust in him.
Posted by MJ23 | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vicious DUI Litigator
I thought because this attorney was so famous and well known, he would be very expensive. Don't judge a book by its cover. Despite Mr. Stafilatos fame on network news and social media and the quality of his work, which I researched before going to his office, his fees were surprisingly affordable. That just goes to show, that quality does not have to be expensive when you hire the right attorney. I hired Mr. Stafilatos for a complicated legal matter which he was able to win for me in a short period of time. Let me explain what happened, initially I met with several other attorneys regarding this very provable DUI case. In fact, the other two attorneys suggested that I go ahead and take a plea and do the best with probation conditions. Based on my blood alcohol reading, that would make alot of sense and I was prepared to accept responsibility for my horrible use of judgment on that night. However, I retained Mr. Cal, and during our first interview it went so well that I hired him on the spot. I am glad I did because he did what most other attorneys do not do. He subpoenaed the maintenance records of the Intoximeter machine, and low and behold after discovery was disclosed by the State it revealed the machine that was used had been expired and had not been tested for accuracy for over a year. Ultimately, the test results were excluded at trial and the disposition of the case was “NOT GUILTY”!!! I learned a valuable lesson that night and through this entire legal process. And even though I walked out of the courtroom relieved I wouldn’t have a record and that this nightmare was over, Cal made sure I was prepared going into the case with his facilitation of alcohol counseling and his sound advice. He counseled me like a big brother and made sure that I understood how bad this could have been for me. Point blank, the man cares about his clients personally and also takes the time to ensure that I don’t repeat this behavior. Cal is very personable and always accessible, especially over email correspondence. His office staff is always professional and accommodating and I was kept informed throughout my entire legal process. I am very appreciative of having met this attorney who I now consider my friend. I highly recommend him and his legal group!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!
I hired Cal Stafilatos, two times as my criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him! He works hard for his clients. He never made me feel like he was rushing me along just to get to the next client. He is very professional, easy to talk with and his rates are reasonable. I would definitely hire him again. Thank you, VB
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Partner
  • Law Offices of Cal S. Stafilatos
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore County
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Rule 16 Attorney
  • Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Richard H. Sothoron, Jr.
  • Circuit Court For Prince George's County, Maryland
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Maryland Workers Compensation Commission
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Intern
  • Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Rule 16 Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender Maryland
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Teacher
  • Montgomery County Board of Education
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, PA
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • HS Diploma
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS
  • 410-276-4357

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese, Xiang
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Calistratos
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Other
"I strongly recommend this lawyer. He is widely respected in the legal community and will take care of your needs with the utmost care and compassion."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this lawyer for over 15 years. I know that works extremely hard for his clients all the time. I would recommend to anyone who asks me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Baltimore Criminal defense Lawyer Calistratos Spiros Stafilatos
Calistratos Spiros Stafilatos
Criminal defense Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 21 years
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