Paul began his legal career with the law firm of Garretson & Santora in Chicago, Illinois where he practiced insurance defense litigation. He returned to his home state of Michigan in 1989 and was appointed as an assistant prosecutor in Oakland County, representing the People of the State of Michigan for 11 years. As an assistant prosecutor, Mr. Stablein tried over 150 cases to verdict, primarily as a member of the Special Narcotics Unit and then as chief of that unit from 1997 to 2000.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Stablein has represented clients in federal courts throughout the Midwest, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois. He has tried cases in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Iosco, Branch and Leelanau Counties. Mr. Stablein has also handled criminal appeals
for his clients, having argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Michigan Court of Appeals published the case
of People v Dixon, 263 Mich App 393 (2004), where Mr. Stablein was successful in overturning his client's conviction and 25-year sentence.
Mr. Stablein is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and is licensed to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois, the Sixth Circuit Court
of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
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Steven Mamat, Criminal defense Attorney
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Paul is a pro's pro in terms of legal defense. He knows all the angles and is a master legal writer. He's one of the brightest minds I know in terms of Criminal defense in Detroit Area! I strongly endorse Paul Stablein.
Steven Reina, Criminal defense Attorney
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I am proud and happy to endorse Paul J. Stablein. As a former prosecutor and a current defense attorney Paul is top notch both when it comes to a knowledge of the relevant law and more importantly when it comes to "knowing people" and how to interact with them. In this way Paul is both a law person and a people person. His office is conveniently located and Paul goes above and beyond to make himself available to clients. If you need great legal help you can't go wrong with Paul Stablein!
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||02/11/2017|
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1987||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Top Ten Attorney Award||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2016|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2015|
|Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2015|
|Leading Lawyer in Michigan||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Member||Paul Stablein, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Flood, Lanctot, Connor & Stablein, PLLC||2003 - 2013|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Paul J. Stablein PLLC||2000 - 2003|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Oakland County Prosecutor's Office||1989 - 2000|
|Attorney||Garretson & Santora||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Attorney||2007 - Present|
|People of the State of Michigan v J. T.||Jury Verdict Not Guilty|
|United States v Bobby Ferguson||Hung jury then dismissal of charges.|
|People of the State of Michigan v Darrell Dixon||Conviction and sentence reversed|
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|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Michigan||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Oakland County Bench Bar Conference||Michigan Medical Marijuana Act||2014|
|Brown Bag Criminal Defense Series||Cell Phone Searches||2012|
|Attacking Search Warrants||Attacking Search Warrants||2009|
|OCBA Brown Bag Lunch Series||Warrantless Searches||2008|
|OCBA Brown Bag Lunch Series||Typical Issues in a Drug Case||2008|