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Attorney Michael Stuart has vast experience in handling all kinds of criminal matters, including DUI cases and their implications on one's privilege to drive. He is successful in challenging all types of DMV hearings relating to suspensions and revocations. He is familiar with handling all types of felony cases, including DUI, drug possession, theft, sex-related offenses, and domestic violence / child abuse cases in all of the San Diego County. Attorney Michael Stuart has constantly sought early termination of his client’s felony or misdemeanor probationary terms, and then expunged the conviction off of their record.  He has filed several appeals and Writs in San Diego Superior Court, The 4th Court of Appeal, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Visit to learn more about how Attorney Stuart can help you or your client with their criminal or DUI matter in San Diego County.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    11 years, 350 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    11 years, 400 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    11 years, 300 cases



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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Sammer Andrew Zakhour

    On more than one occasion, I've turned to Mike for advise involving the interplay between criminal defense and family law. Mike is highly knowledgeable in both criminal defense and family law and how one can affect the other. Without hesitation, and on behalf of my own clients, I turn to Mike with my tough family/criminal issues, and he has never let me down. I recommend him without reservation.


    Sammer Zakhour Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Corey Wlodarczyk

    Mr. Stuart is an exceptionally knowledgeable attorney possessing great attention to detail. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and is always helpful during the stressful experience of being charged with a crime. I highly recommend this attorney.


    Corey Wlodarczyk DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2820 Camino del Rio S., Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92108


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2004 Community Defenders, Inc. AwardUniversity of San Diego School of Law2004
2004 Outstanding Criminal Clinic Intern (Defense) AwardUniversity of San Diego School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lawyer / OwnerLaw Office of Michael L. Stuart, APC2009 - Present
Supervising and Trial AttorneyKerry Steigerwalt's Pacific Law Center2006 - 2009
Public DefenderSan Diego County Public Defenders' Office2004 - 2005
Law ClerkLaw Office of Allen Bloom, Esq2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. E.D.Case dismissed
People v. T.S.Case dismissed and probation terminated
People v. R.K.TRO dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Union-TribunePC 288 suspect gets caught2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
St. Marys University School of LawParticipated in the Program of Studies on Global Legal IssuesParticipated in the Institute on World Legal Problems2002
University of Colorado - BoulderHistory, minor in Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Young Lawyer's GroupCalifornia2008