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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.


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
    27 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    27 years, 500 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven J. Reina

    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!


    Steven Reina Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Corrigan Grano

    Paul is a criminal guru and knows most every criminal law and rule. He is very attentive to details and provides great defenses even in cases that appear to have no defense. I would strongly recommend hiring Paul on any criminal matter in Michigan.


    Daniel Grano Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Paul Stablein, PLLC

39520 Woodward Avenue
Suite 230
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304


MIActive And In Good Standing198908/04/2016
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice198705/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Leading Lawyer in MichiganLeading Lawyers Network2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPaul Stablein, PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerFlood, Lanctot, Connor & Stablein, PLLC2003 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorOakland County Prosecutor's Office1989 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar AssociationAttorney2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Michigan v Darrell DixonConviction and sentence reversed
United States v Bobby FergusonHung jury then dismissal of charges.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Supreme Court BlogMichigan Supreme Court2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of MichiganEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oakland County Bench Bar ConferenceMichigan Medical Marijuana Act2014
Brown Bag Criminal Defense SeriesCell Phone Searches2012
Attacking Search WarrantsAttacking Search Warrants2009
OCBA Brown Bag Lunch SeriesWarrantless Searches2008
OCBA Brown Bag Lunch SeriesTypical Issues in a Drug Case2008