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Jeffrey Neal Stivers

Criminal defense Attorney at Laguna Niguel, CA

4.8   18 reviews

also known as The Law Office Of Jeff Stivers, Jeff Stivers

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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I have been successully representing clients for over 20 years and became a lawyer in December of 2000. As an experienced and compassionate lawyer, I pride myself on being honest and straighforward with all my clients.

Criminal Law has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy helping my clients in their time of need and representing them to the court for the human being they are and not the mistake that was made.  As many of my clients will agree, once you have been properly represented by me, we become more like family rather than just attorney and client. 

Family Law is another area of practice that requires a very patient and caring lawyer. I too was once involved in a Family Law/Custody battle and know how difficult it can be to break down a marriage and homelife for your children. It is because of my own experience that I am able to represent and understand clients in these situations with compassion and knowledge. 

I have represented thousands of clients with Family Law and Criminal Defense issues. I look forward to hearing from you and goind over your case.  To schedule a consultation with or to have a list of references sent to you please call or email  

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Jeffrey Neal Stivers
28202 Cabot Rd Third Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677


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Posted by ThaiTan | February 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Jeff help navigate my DUI case. The 2nd time! He's professional, detail oriented, and answers questions promptly. Highly recommend him if you're faced with legal challenges.
Posted by Rafael V. | February 3, 2023
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Jeff Stivers Family Attorney
5 stars for sure! Jeff was super communicative from day 1 and all throughout my case. His response times were extremely quick and information on his input was very accurate. We got really good results in court from what could have been much worse compared to others that I knew about, with the same type of DUI case. Along with being a great attorney with my case, he also gave great advice during a tough time. I really couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommended for DUI and family attorney! He knows what he’s talking about and has your back. I felt it from the moment I first called about my case.
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Posted by Stacy | August 21, 2021
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Top OC Lawyer Mr. Stivers
This attorney is the real deal! Mr. Stivers makes himself available and always answers your calls, texts and questions. He really helped us and explained things where there was stress and confusion. He is very smart, kind, and professional. I would highly recommend him. Top quality!
Posted by Allyson | October 11, 2020
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You won't find a better lawyer
Jeffrey took on a difficult case for my brother and I was amazed by how knowledgable, professional and compassionate he was. He was able to accomplish an amazing task to help my brother with his legal issues, both at the state and the federal level. Not only did he work above and beyond what any one could ever expect, he really cared about my brother's outcome and getting him the best help possible. I can't say enough positive things about him. I absolutely would recommend him.
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Posted by JENNY | September 25, 2020
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Jeff Stivers is the BEST!!!
Jeff Stivers has been a godsend for our family. Jeff is such a professional and compassionate attorney. Jeff went above and beyond to help my ex’s legal troubles. He is very responsive, always answered our texts, emails. Jeff didn’t have to spend all the extra time and headache to research and help my ex but he really cared about him and our families that he did it without a complaint. I’d definitely recommend Jeff Stivers for your legal help. You WILL benefit from his expertise and compassion.
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Posted by Mike | June 11, 2020
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Best of the Best
Jeffrey Stivers, Wow! ! I was recommended to Jeff by a friend of mine regarding a DUI I had just gotten and from our first initial conversation I had a great feeling about this man. He was very up front, professional, great listener and his vibe just seemed sincere. I met Jeff and we clicked instantly, he gave me a step by step on how the process was going to work and advised me that everything was going to get taken care. I was under a tremendous amount of stress prior to hiring Jeff but as soon as he became my Lawyer he went straight to work and I immediately felt a sense of relief. He was always in communication with me throughout the process, always answered my messages, never kept me in suspense of what was going on and updated me on every court appearance he attended for me. His honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism and loyalty are what not only make him great as a Lawyer but as a Human Being! He's a Lawyer by day but he's also a very dedicated family man and I have a lot of respect for him. At the end of the day Jeffrey fulfilled all aspects of my case that he said he would. I have a few months to go and he is still there for me!!! If anybody is ever looking for a Lawyer to have your back during hard times, this is the Lawyer you can count on!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2018
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Best Attorney Ever’
Attorney Jeff is amazing! He was extremely welcoming and warm when we first met. He was very professional and communicated extremely well from the beginning to the end. He was not only an attorney but also a mentor for my son, and offered support far beyond what any other attorney would ever do. He kept in contact and always kept us informed, which was extremely appreciated! I wish I could give Attorney Jeff Stivers 10 Stars, he seriously deserves it!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
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Successful Felony DUI Case
Despite going through one of the toughest periods of my life, Mr. Stivers was calm and helpful the entire time. His professionalism, along with his ability to give one hell of a pep talk, are only a few of the reasons why I couldn't be more thankful for his aid. I know for a fact that my outcome could've been much more harrowing had I not had the incredible support and dedication that Mr. Stivers offered. Bringing a Felony DUI down to a Misdemeanor is nothing short of miraculous. Not only was he persistent and warm throughout the process of the case, he assured me that his door is always open should any further issues arise. Mr. Stivers is an incredible attorney and will remain a veritable angel in my memory, corny but accurate.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
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A1 in every aspect.
Found myself in a hard spot with heavy charges and a good friend of mine recommended I get in touch with Jeff, and I am so glad I did. Through my whole case whether I texted or called even after business hours Jeff would get back to me ASAP. He has an amazing work ethic and considers each and every possibility when it comes to any situation, he will figure out all the options and be straight with you through the entire process. He is super thorough and that is exactly what you need from a lawyer. I am beyond happy I found Jeff and can rest easy knowing he has my back for life if I things ever hit the fan again. He is my lawyer and my friend now and I couldn't be more thankful for all the hours and hard work he put in for me. I recommend him completely, he got my case resolved with NO criminal charges, it doesn't get better than that.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2018
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Absolute legend!!
Jeff is an absolute rockstar. I've dealt with plenty of lawyers and he is BY FAR the smartest, most professional, most helpful, most reasonable and most proactive one I've come across. He makes sense of all the legal jargon and keeps you in the loop 100% of the time so you understand what's happening. Spot on through and through, he genuinely cares about you and what he does and makes the entire process so much easier. He definitely goes above and beyond and I have yet to find another one like him. Thanks for all the hard work, Jeff! You have my vote and I'll send anyone I talk to your way.
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Posted by A.J. | October 10, 2017
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Jeff is THE MAN!!!
Jeffrey Stivers is definately a guy you want on your side fighting for you. He is not just about taking money, he is sincere and he cares. I got into some legal troubles in San Bernardino county. One call to Mr. Stivers and he was on it. No retainer, no money exchange, no nothing. He reported to me the next week that he had spoke to the D.A.s office and the case rejected. When it was said and done guess what he charged me? ZERO, NOTHING. Even when i insisted that i pay him something, he refused.
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Posted by Ed | September 1, 2016
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Divorce Lawyer Extraordinaire
I hired Mr. Stivers as my divorce attorney and I could not have asked for a more experienced or committed attorney. He was tough, fair, and well worth the money. I had a few hiccups and took care of them easily. He is a hard-ass when he needs to be and holds back when he needs to. You won't be sorry if you hire this attorney to handle any problem you have.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2016
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Life Saver, Amazing Lawyer
We hired Jeff to fight two separate cases against my mom. (A Theft and a Drug Case) We expected the worst and Jeff did the impossible, he got both her charges dropped and she didn't even get a probation violation!! He saved our family and I owe him the world. Throughout the whole process he was on top of every detail, lending advice and calming our nerves. He made us feel at ease and was available anytime we needed him even if it was just to talk. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a truly amazing lawyer. He is the best lawyer I have ever had, if I ever find myself in need I know who to call.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 1, 2016
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Honest and Reliable
Mr. Stivers handled my divorce and he was not only professional but ethical and consistently followed up in a timely manner. I trusted him 100% and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
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My own personal Dream Team
Jeff Stivers and his staff are by far the most ethical and hard working attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He represented me in a lengthy DUI that was tangled among several courts and successfully cleared my status without jail time or a suspended license. That went so well that I later had him represent me in a family law matter where I needed to have a dissolution of marriage/annulment. He and his staff hit this case out of the park! The matter was handled quickly and efficiently. Both of these cases were embarrassing and not one of my proudest moments. Jeff and his staff made me feel at ease and treated me with the utmost respect. He is a consummate professional and I would refer him to anyone seeking trustworthy and effective counsel.
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Posted by Marla | March 31, 2016
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Trustworthy and very Dependable
I recently hired Mr. Jeffery Stiver's to represent me on a felony DUI . I was very scared because i have never been in trouble with the law. I felt very informed and relieved having Jeff as my attorney. He worked very hard to get my case to a wet and reckless. I am so grateful to him and would highly recommend him. Thank Yo Mr. Jeffery Stiver's for your hard work and dedication on my DUI case. Your the best!
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2016
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Honest and Reliable
I hired Mr. Stivers to handle my DUI case. Although it involved a felony stolen property case and DUI Jeff was able to get it resolved as a misdemeanor and no jail time. He is not just a good attorney that is highly respected by his coworkers but an honest individual. That is hard to find in lawyers sometimes. I have consulted with him about divorce as well and his information is valuable. For now I will stay married somewhat but when I am ready to divorce I will definitely contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2021
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Urged me to sign a sub-out form 3 weeks before my divorce
I ran out of money and was awaiting payment of jobs so I could pay Mr Stivers, he got scared that I couldn't pay him at all so he "urged" me to sign a sub-out form 3 weeks before my divorce. I had been married 20 years with 5 kids, 4 of which were still at home with me. It ended up that I got NO alimony, NO child support & none of our 401K or investments, I even lost the family home. Had Mr Stivers looked into the loan or title, he would have found that my ex had not been paying on the interest of the loan as he had agreed to had refinanced without my knowledge. My ex bankrupted the business by moving the financial assets out and left me the house and business in the divorce in exchange for all of the above. Would I recommend Mr Stivers? Definitely not! Did he do his job and protect me and the kids? Definitely not. I would not recommend him at all.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • CEO/Owner/Lawyer
  • The Law Office of Jeffrey N. Stivers
  • 2002 - Present


  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • 6 Strike Armed Entry Residence Case
  • 16 Months doing half time


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Lawyer
  • 2001 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Rated
  • Yelp
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (6)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is a highly engaged and results driven attorney. He handled his client's matter with diligence and respect. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."