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Paul Jeffrey Wallin

Sex crime Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.7   24 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 40 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney.

Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 40 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
1619 West Garvey Avenue
Suite 107
West Covina, CA, 91790
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
1499 Huntington Dr
Suite 402
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
21151 S. Western Ave
Suite 233
Torrance, CA, 90501
Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
7177 Brockton Avenue
Suite 339
Riverside, CA, 92506
Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
334 W. 3rd Street
Suite 207B
San Bernardino, CA, 92401
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
15437 Anacapa Road
Suite 12
Victorville, CA, 92392
Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
41319 12th Street West
Suite 101
Palmdale, CA, 93551
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
444 West C Street
Suite 410
San Diego, CA, 92101
Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
400 S. 2nd Ave.
Suite 206
Barstow, CA, 92311
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4.7 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian Longmire | October 25, 2011
Saved me from serving prison time! Extremely Grateful!
I had a prior strike on my record for a felony conviction from over 10 years ago. I was arrested and charged with a felony charge for a domestic violence incident. The district attorney charged me with an offense, which if convicted, would be another strike on my record. I was represented by the public defender, and told to take an offer that included another strike and a prison sentence. I didn't want to serve a prison service so I contacted Wallin & Klarich to see if they could help. I meet with attorney Paul Wallin. After retaining Wallin & Klarich to take over my case, Paul Wallin evaluated my case with me, and explained in great detail the strengths and weaknesses of my case. With Paul Wallin's extraordinary help, my charge was eventually reduced to a misdemeanor, and I didn’t serve any prison time or suffer another strike on my record. I am extremely grateful for Paul Wallin's help when I was in a horrible situation and I need someone to fix it. I highly recommend to anyone who is in severe trouble or any kind of legal trouble. He is really great!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2007
Unbelievable and Unprecedented Representation
WOW! All I have to say is if you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, you would be a fool not to hire Paul Wallin from Wallin & Klarich. I would prefer not to state the nature of my crime, but Paul provided service I didn't think existed with attorneys. He is sharp and, frankly, when you committ a crime, you need the sharpest attorney working FOR you! He saved me a considerable amount of money and got me the absolute minimum penalty for my crime. Again, I don't want to go into specifics, but I didn't serve a day in jail! I would recommend this guy to my parents if they got in trouble! If any unforseen events take place in the future, there is not a doubt in my mind I will immediately ask for his help again.
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Posted by Christopher | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Human Being to Human Being, don't go anywhere else !
Since you're reading my testimony take me seriously and llisten closely. I'm sharing my experiences with with to sincerely help you with any trouble you're in ! I've know Paul Wallin of Wallin & Klarich for nearly 25 years and let me tell you that he has saved me from years of sitting in jail sleeping on a concreate bed. Most of my issues have been casued by drugs & alcohol while chosing poor women to date. Paul is literally available anytime I contact him even on Sunday mornings. With a quick conversation, he quickly calms me down, provides me a detailed plan and assures me that everything will be ok. Reaching Paul at any time I panic, has been critical for me because I have high anxiety. Paul allows he to keep focus on my life as I let him handle my case. Trust me, trust me, trust me on this please ! Contact Wallin & Klarich immediately as this will be the best choice you've ever made !
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You Mr. Wallin
Mr. Wallin, It has been a year since you've delivered some of the most important news of our lives -- that you had successfully proven my mother's innocence and that a long and arduous journey had finally come to its end.  We will always remember this day and remember your good work with immense and meaningful gratitude. Thank you a thousand fold for being everything you were to us and for continuing to be everything you are to the many other people you serve with integrity. It is a redemption to one's faith to know that people like yourself work in the justice system each and every day.  We will always hold you in our hearts, every year, on this day!  With Gratitude, JS
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Posted by Jeff | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've Ever Worked With
It was a great pleasure working with Paul Wallin on my case. He went above and beyond to ensure that the result was ideal. I could not be happier.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attentive and very helpful
Consulted with Paul via Hyatt Legal plans, regarding a parking ticket and he clearly explained all the legal options available. Very knowledgeable and attentive lawyer. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Yvonne | November 8, 2014
Excellent Communication in a difficult case
I became friends with a mom whose son was convicted of a very serious crime a few years ago . She has been working tirelessly towards getting some paperwork related to the case and had described being laughed at, hung up on , told to give up and other unprofessional comments by many lawyers she's contacted. I offered to help her find a lawyer to assist in the next process of the appeal, thinking that with my rescources and know how, it would be easy. I called 10 lawyers on avvo who had received high ratings. Pual Wallin was the only lawyer who took the time to not only listen, but ask the relevant questions and offer his suggestions. He has communicated with me in a way that not only showed his compassion, but also his extreme efficiency at processing complicated and detailed case information. Yes, I did get laughed at from some of the other lawyer's secretaries, who , besides lacking basic command of the English language, also showed zero kindness or concern about a sad situation. Wallin, knows what he is doing and was helpful even before I ever paid any money. We are extremely happy in our decision to hire with Wallin on the case and feel lucky to have found a lawyer is willing to fight and go the distance when a case requires the extra push . Contact Wallin and save yourself the trouble of talking to uniformed secretaries and answering machines all day.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2013
Thank you Mr. Wallin
I contacted many lawyers during my initial research. My issue was a white collar matter, with which I got responses ranging from no return-calls to quick hang-ups. When I called Mr. Wallin, he treated me like I was the most important call of the day. He listened carefully and respectfully, and then gave his straight forward opinion and input on my case. His knowledge was very impressive and hit on all the points that I was concerned with. I highly recommend calling his office.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
Prompt response, accurate info!
unable to hire--out of state--but he gave me excellent, concise and honest answers regarding my situation. I greatly appreciate the time Mr Walin took to answer my questions and for the information he gave me.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2013
Flawless Representation for my Certificate of Rehab
I made a careless mistake in my early 20’s and was convicted of Indecent Exposure. As part of my sentence the Judge ordered that I would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of my life. I was devastated. Later on, I learned that I could stop registering if I got a Certificate of Rehabilitation from the court. I trusted the Law Firm of Wallin & Klarich to prepare and argue this monumental issue for me in court. The petition they put together on my behalf was so powerful that the District Attorney agreed that I was rehabilitated and didn’t even file an opposition. The Judge agreed that I was rehabilitated as well and now I wont ever have to register as a sex offender again! The attorneys and staff at Wallin & Klarich were true professionals from start to finish and I strongly recommend their services to anyone facing legal trouble in Southern California.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2013
Nice job on my 3 DUI cases
I was arrested and charged with three DUI cases in California all within about one calendar year. I hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich and my attorney handled all of my cases at the DMV. I am happy to say that my attorney was able to win all three DMV cases for me! Retaining Wallin & Klarich to handle my legal issues was one of the best decisions I ever made and I would highly recommend their services to anyone facing DUI charges in Southern California.
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Posted by T.L. | January 18, 2013
Saved from an out of state DUI
I was charged with Driving Under the Influence of drugs in San Bernardino County. I live in another state and was so relieved when my Wallin & Klarich attorney was able to make all my appearances for me. Having a “DUI” on my record or having to do any jail time would have been very difficult for me and my family. Thankfully, I hired the attorneys at Wallin and Klarich who took over my case and advocated on my behalf, without me having to ever come back to California. My attorney at Wallin and Klarich was very knowledgeable and had many years of experience. In addition, his familiarity with the court and his relationship with the district attorney and judge allowed for a very favorable outcome. He went to court and convinced the district attorney to dismiss the “DUI” charges. They reduced penalties and exposure of accepting the reduced charge of a “wet reckless”, allowed me to not have a “DUI” on my record, as well as an easier time in maintaining my driving privileges. I would highly recommend hiring Wallin and Klarich for any drinking and driving related criminal offense. It could make all the difference in the world. If you want a law firm that is really willing to fight for you to obtain the best possible result possible in your case I would strongly recommend you calling Wallin and Klarich. I am sure glad I did.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2013
The Best Possible Outcome!
I was charged with possession of a deadly weapon and was facing significant jail time. Unfortunately, I had some prior criminal convictions and was concerned that I would actually serve some jail time. I contacted the law firm Wallin & Klarich and attorney Christopher Lee represented me in my case. Mr. Lee understood my concerns and was very attentive to my case. He returned all my phone calls and emails and discussed at length my case and how he was going to attack the prosecution's case. In the end, Mr. Lee was able to convince the DA to make a no jail time offer. In fact, I was only required to do 3 days of freeway cleanup as a condition of my plea. I was very fortunate to have Mr. Lee as my attorney as I was able to continue to go to work and not have to surrender myself to serve a jail sentence.
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Posted by Brian Rah | November 17, 2011
Amazing lawyer!!
Paul Wallin, a simple thank you can’t possibly express how much I appreciated your hard work, professionalism and unwavering dedication to my case. I was accused of felony drug possession and driving while on a suspended license. I knew the district attorney was pushing for 3 years state prison because of the seriousness of the offenses and my prior criminal record. You first explained to me my rights and protections under the constitution, particularly the Fourth Amendment and how these rights applied to my case. The motion to suppress evidence you drafted was powerful and well-written. The judge and district attorney must have agreed because BOTH CHARGES WERE DISMISSED. Words cannot express the appreciation and relief I felt being able to walk freely out of the courthouse with my Mom and kids. This is all thanks to Paul Wallin's dedication and understanding of the law. I would highly recommend the legal services of Wallin & Klarich to anyone who wants an attorney there every step of the way, fighting to protect their rights and freedom.
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Posted by stephanie caldaza | October 20, 2011
Excellent Attorney!!
I was charged with three separate violations of driving on a suspended license due to a previous driving under the influence charge and three probation violations. Each of these charges require a minimum of 30 days in jail. In addition I was concerned about being on probation at the time of my new offenses. I was also 7 months pregnant when I went to court. I did not want to have my baby in jail. I hired the Wallin & Klarich Law firm to help me. My attorney Paul Wallin went to court, and worked out a negotiation which included everything and in addition allowed me to apply for and receive an alternate sentence of electronic home monitoring instead of having to go to jail. I am eternally grateful for the work of Paul Wallin. I would recommend him to anyone charged with any criminal matter.”
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Posted by Sharon | October 13, 2011
My Testimony
Several months ago my husband and I were horrified when child protective services filed a petition against us in the juvenile court and were threatening to remove our children from our home. I did not know where to turn for legal help. I was fortunate enough to be able to do my research and then retain Wallin and Klarich, and the senior partner of the law firm, Paul Wallin personally handled my case. When you are threatened with having your children taken from you, emotions run high and I was in great fear that I could lose my children. I am extremely fortunate that I was able to find Paul Wallin to represent me. From the outset he explained exactly how the court system works and what we would have to do to be able to have the case terminated. He was able to speak to key witnesses and have them provide critical letters to the court on my behalf. He was then able to convince the court and all counsel that my case should be terminated. More importantly during this extremely stressful time I would send Mr. Wallin emails on a regular basis. Many of these emails were sent late at night and on weekends. I was shocked that Mr. Wallin would respond to my emails even on weekends and after hours. He was able to explain things to me clearly and to calm me down throughout the legal process. I would strongly recommend Paul Wallin if you are ever in need of a lawyer who will provide you with excellent legal representation and also if you are looking for a lawyer who will be both compassionate and will communicate with you on a regular basis.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2011
Incredible Lawyer
I lost my job and needed to get a modification on my child support order. I hired Paul Wallin because in my initial conversation, he was really empathetic and made me feel at ease. I'm glad I chose Mr. Wallin. He acted quickly on my behalf and was able to get the modification for me before I had any significant financial suffering. Mr. Wallin helped keep me on my feet during a difficult time and I would recommend him and Wallin and Klarich to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2011
Thank You Mr. Wallin
I was devastated when police served a search warrant at my home and seized my computers and arrested me for a felony sex crime. I found the law offices of Wallin & Klarich on the internet and immediately made an appointment to meet with my attorney. Mr. Wallin listened to my side of the story and I was convinced I hired the right firm after meeting with him. When the case got to court, the District Attorney’s offer was to plead guilty to a felony, serve 1 year in county jail and to register as a sex offender. Mr. Wallin was persistent in his negotiations with the DA and was able to convince them to drop my case to a misdemeanor with no jail time and no registration. I was overjoyed with the result and I want to sincerely thank Mr. Wallin for all of his time and effort on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2009
All my thanks
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your representation. Throughout the lengthy legal process you treated my case with the utmost care and the highest level of professionalism. You were clear in your communication and highly accessible when needed. I truly appreciate your skillful handling of my case and believe that the favorable outcome was wholly due to your expertise and savvy. You indeed have my enthusiastic referral for when my contacts and loved ones may need your expert advocacy. All the very best, K.P.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2009
Misdemeanors dismissed
I was facing three misdemeanors including: Assault, Battery, and Resisting Arrest — all serious and violent crimes with possible jail time. After meeting with my attorney of Wallin & Klarich I was assured he had my best interest in mind. With his experience and professionalism, he walked me through each stage of the legal process since I was new to the process. He was a workhorse for my case; displaying patience and tact during the countless negotiations with the District Attorney (including a change in the District Attorney). As result of persistence, he fought for my case and was able to get all three charges dismissed and amended for a reduced, ‘Disturbing the Peace’ misdemeanor. I am pleased there will be no violent offenses on my record. I extend my deepest gratitude to Wallin & Klarich. Thank you. -K.W.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
  • 1981 - Present
  • Past Chairman Criminal Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1986 - 1987


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Arnold A.
  • The molest charges against the defendant were drop


  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Associate Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitrator
  • 1990 - 2007
  • Criminal Law Section of Orange County Bar Association
  • Former Chair
  • 1984 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • English
  • Portuguese
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Honors and Awards

  • Top-Rated Lawyer Award (10.0 rating)
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2009
  • Extraordinary Writs Award
  • Juvenile Courts Bar Association
  • 1998
  • 85 To Watch In ' 85
  • The O.C. Register Accent Section
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Risk Management - Legal Defense
  • Knowing Your Legal Rights
  • 2014
  • Child Molestation Mock Trial
  • Child Molestation
  • 2010
  • University of California Irvine
  • Advanced Legal Procedure, 2006
  • 2006
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • "Overview of Child Molest Defense"
  • 1995
  • Victims of Child Abuse Laws
  • "What Your Lawyer Should Be Doing to Defend you in Cases Involving Allegations of Sexual Abuse"
  • 1993
  • Tenth Annual Team Approach to Pupil Personnel Services Workshop Series held in the City of Industry
  • "How to Avoid Being Falsely Accused of Crimes."
  • 1990
  • Pre-School Association of California Conference
  • Education
  • 1989
  • Orange Unified School District Meeting
  • "Teachers and the Law"
  • 1989
  • Keynote Speaker: New York State Teachers Legal Training Seminar
  • “The Defense of Professionals accused of Sexual Misconduct.”
  • 1987
  • Keynote Speaker: National Center for Prosedcution of Child Abuse
  • "Systems Failures, Consequences and Solutions."
  • 1986
  • Group Legal Services Convention
  • Criminal Defense
  • 1984
  • California State University Fullerton
  • "Sex, Society and the Law"
  • 1982
  • Alternatives to Sexual Abuse
  • “Defending the Accused Sexual Offender: Fighting for Balanced Treatment in the Courtroom.”
  • 1980
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Paul Wallin is an outstanding attorney who is highly respected in the criminal defense field. His vast knowledge of the law and tenacious pursuit of each case are second to none. Any person facing criminal accusations would be fortunate to have Paul representing him or her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Paul Wallin. A respected member within the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Wallin is a very knowledgeable and tenacious criminal defense attorney. Having worked with Mr. Wallin, I can say that the breadth of his knowledge of criminal law and his ability to aggressively and effectively represent his clients are second to none"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul Wallin is Southern California’s premier criminal defense attorney. His knowledge of the criminal justice system and dedication to ensuring the best outcome for each client are unparalleled. I would highly recommend Paul to any friends or family members facing a criminal or family law issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Wallin is the best. His experience and knowledge make him not only a great mentor but an outstanding attorney. His ability to develop an implement a strategy in defending his clients enables him to get the ultimate results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Wallin is an enormous resource for legal knowledge and insight. His vast experience and no-nonsense approach has made him an effective advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wallin is an extraordinary advocate who has been practicing for three decades. His knowledge and experience in family law and criminal matters is second to none. Any person who hires Mr. Wallin quickly understands why he is the best. Mr. Wallin has a strong history of getting successful results for all his clients. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Mr. Wallin."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is a legendary criminal defense lawyer in Southern California. He is an unrelenting, uncompromising advocate who stops at nothing to get the very best results for all of his clients. Every attorney who works at Wallin & Klarich has learned a great deal from him. Every client who is represented by his firm can rest assured that they are getting the absolute best legal representation possible!"
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Wallin's knowledge and experience in the family law system in California is superb. I would highly recommend him for any family law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Paul is the dean of many lawyers in the OC and LA. I learned how to run a practice from him. His attention to detail and passion for his practice are rare."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to friends and family for any criminal defense matter. His experience and knowledge in that area are unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Paul Wallin for more then 6 years. Paul Wallin is one of the most successful criminal defense attorneys in Orange County history having garnered some 35 NOT GUILTY VERDICTS in a row plus many more NOT GUILTY verdicts. Everyone who works with Paul respects his intellect and even more then that his penchant for hard work. He will simply work opposing counsel to death. I would highly recommend this attorney for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Paul for years, I would run out of room here trying to describe all his great attributes and skills in the legal profession. Suffice it to say, he is one of the most elite criminal defense attorneys not only in California, but likely anywhere. His track record is superb and his history with clients and successful results speak for itself. I would not hesitate to refer anybody needing criminal defense help to Paul as it is not possible to secure better representation."
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