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Stephen Paul Levine

Criminal defense Attorney at Redlands, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Have represented 1000's of satisfied clients and a few disgruntled ones as well,have vast jury trial experience and have represented peolpe accused of alll types of things by the State

  2. Family
    Nothing is more important than the relationships you have with your family. When you need a trusted advisor, our firm is there for you.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Seeking the services of an experienced family law attorney at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox can help to make the process smoother for all involved. We can help to guide, inform and support you with both the divorce and custody process.

  4. Adoption
    It is a good idea to have an attorney representing you whenever you must make use of the legal system in San Bernardino County to protect your family relationships or to affirm your rights.

  5. Child abuse
    Contained within both the Criminal Defense if accused of Child Abuse,or the Family Law Practice if alleging that other parent has abused children in some way

Thank You for visiting my profile. I hope I can help you with your legal matter, please don't hesitate to call.

I am dedicated to two disciplines only, Criminal Defense and Family Law, (although my firm also handles Personal Injury and Administrative matters as well) representing clients in their time of need with understanding and compassion.

I have been in the local legal community for 33 years and consider myself to be lucky enough to be a partner in one of the most prestigious law firms in the area.

I'm married with two daughters an avid hiker(recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania) and an avid fisherman.

My defense experience covers the most minor(traffic matters) to the most serious(death penalty) with everything in between.

I have been practicing Family Law(all aspects) since 1986 in the local courts and dedicate as much energy and attention to that discipline as to the other. I look forward to discussing your legal problems with you and will assist you in any way possible

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1447 Ford St #201
Redlands, CA, 92374
Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP
255 North “D” St
San Bernardino, CA, 92401
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Posted by Lucy | September 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and precise!
I posted a question re a restraining order and Mr. Levine's response stood out immediately. While one attorney said I would not get a restraining order if I applied for one, Mr. Levine said I would and explained how to do it. I did exactly as he said, filed a restraining order, and it was granted! The judge took the matter seriously and also issued further orders for ex to obey. Peace has been restored and in great part thanks to Mr. Levine! He knows what he's talking about and how to strategize -- and that's what you want in a lawyer! He's a rock star!
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Posted by Amy | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Levine represented myself in 2006-2009. I was blessed to have his thorough representation, acute detail and willingness to go beyond the call. Because of him we were able to safely relocate and maintain safety during the difficult divorce and custody. I would definitely choose Mr. Levine for representation and I am so grafteful for his wisdom. I was truely blessed to have his assistance. Thank you so much!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
I had questions that I needed to be answered by an attorney and Stephen Levine took the time to answer those questions for me personally. I enjoyed his communication and respect his professional opinion. Yes, I would consider hiring Mr. Levine should I have legal issues relative to areas of his legal expertise. Thank you again Mr. Levine for your help with my legal matter. Best regards, P.T.
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Posted by Robin | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I live in Texas but Hired Mr. Levine for a case I had while on vacation in California. He was very affordable, and took care of everything for me. He appeared in court for me and handled everything promptly. I called him the day of my pre-trial hearing to give him some information and he informed me that he didn't need it and that he had just gotten my case dismissed! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. His staff is also very friendly.
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Posted by Michael | September 7, 2014
Great Lawyer
Steve did a great job with my case. I sometimes felt that he could have been a little more responsive however I realize that he had other cases he was handling at the same time. I do feel however that he should have realized at the same time, the stresses that I was feeling and he could have been a little more sympathetic to these stresses. All in all, he did a great job and the results were excellent. I would recommend him without hesitation. Thank you Steve.
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Posted by Renae | October 9, 2012
Thank you Mr. Levine
When we came to Mr. Levine completely distraught, he was brutally honest regarding the circumstances and we truly appreciated his candor. Mr. Levine handled our case with complete professionalism and skill. He kept his word and stood by his ethics and that is what is important when hiring and attorney. We were very happy with Mr. Levine and his staff. They were all very helpful and handled our case with extreme care. I would definitely recommend Mr. Levine.
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Posted by Betty Campagna | May 30, 2012
Child Custody
Mr. Levine was amazing inside and outside the court room! He was well informed on Child Custody cases and child custody laws. As well as past case laws. He is very professional and a master in his field. He continued to work with me to insure the safety and well being of my son. He has helped me to gain custody of my son and to relocate to another state. He is exceptional in this case! I would highly recommend Mr Levine for any case! He has helped to change mine and my children's lives. I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Neal | September 20, 2011
Thanks for the Help!
Mr. Levine is an aggressive advocate for his client's cause. I was in a long battle with my ex over all of our property and kids.We had been fighting for about 2 years and each had gone through several attorneys who didn't seem to know how to bring this case to a conclusion. Mr. Levine was able to bring all of the parties together in his conference room to hash out an agreement on almost all of our issues,leaving only 2 issues unresolved that needed to go to trial. I think in the long run this approach saved me money which I really appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2010
Good Attorney
Mr. Levine handeled my criminal matter. I was falsely accused and he convinced the DA to dismiss
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2008
Divorce Attorney
I used Mr. Levine to obtain a Divorce and Custody of my two children . He was very supportive and helpful and was able to secure a great deal of financial support for me,and the kids. My "EX" was a real SOB and Mr. Levine because of his background in Criminal Defense was agressive and able to keep him on his toes throughout the proceedings. He can be very supportive ,but gets a little irritated if you don't follow his advise.
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Response from Stephen Levine August 20, 2014
Sorry to say but that character flaw is true I don't like it if my advise falls on deaf ears or is ignored to my clients detriment
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Milligan,Beswick,Levine,& Knox,LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stephen P. Levine Attorney At Law
  • 1986 - 2007
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office
  • 1978 - 1986


  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Seattle University
  • B.P.A
  • 1973
  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal law
  • N/A


  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
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  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California,Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 5 Attorney
  • Inland Business Catalyst Magazine
  • 2008
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1995
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Many
  • Criminal Defense
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Endorse Stephen
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Levine has a reputation of getting good results for his clients. His answers on Avvo are always thoughtful and on point. I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Levine. He is hard working, talented, and completely dedicated to the success of each and every client. He truly cares about about protecting the rights of his clients and will go the extra mile to obtain the best possible outcome. He has developed a solid reputation among his peers in the legal community this lawyer. -Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Levine are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.this is a very ethical and competent lawyer one of the very best in the community. i have learned much from this lawyer. his only fault is he could work abit on congeniality,othrwise, simply the best!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail and exceptional client service. One of the best DUI attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's one of the best lawyers hands down! =)"
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Steve for at least 20 years, and know what I am talking about when I state that I would be knocking on his door if I got into criminal trouble. He is superb in case preparation, trial presentation, brief-writing and is a consummate professional. His peers and the bench have the highest respect for him."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known this attorney a number of years and know him to be well qualified and a strong advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Friend
"Excellent and ethical attorney for both criminal and family law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a privately retained attorney, Mr. Levine is one of three individuals representing defendants in San Bernardino County recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in criminal law. As a certified specialist, Mr. Levine was required to take and pass an intensive written examination demonstrating exceptional knowledge in the area of criminal law. Mr. Levine also had to demonstrate a high level of experience in the practice of criminal law and be favorably evaluated by other defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges familiar with his work. Finally, Mr. Levine must also fulfill ongoing educational requirements in the field of criminal law to remain certified."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a professional that is considerate of both personal and business needs, all the while retaining a strong focus on strategic objectives. Stephen is always prepared, with his work illustrating a depth of knowledge of legal issues. He implements unique and intelligent solutions and in doing so helps to avoid future complications. Stephen is highly respected and someone many turn to for understanding of processes and solutions. He is one of those few people who communicates complex subjects with laser clarity and is extremely persuasive. I highly value his opinion, expertise and work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Levine. He is responsive, experienced, dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I recommend him wholeheartedly. Simply put, he is the best at what he does."
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