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Jeffrey Robin Stein

Criminal defense Attorney at San Luis Obispo, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All felony and misdemeanor crimes

  2. DUI and DWI
    DMV Suspensions and DUI Charges, Misdemeanor and Felony

    49 years

  3. Domestic violence
    All felony and misdemeanor charges

    49 years

  4. Sex crime
    Expertise in termination of sex offender registration, reduction to misdemeanor when legally available and exoungement

  5. Expungement
    Including record sealing and reduction to misdemeanor when legally available

  6. White collar crime
    Environmental cases for developers, farmers, ranchers and other land owners facing Fish and Game or other land use charges

  7. Violent crime
    Assault and Battery, crimes against the person of another

My long standing in local criminal law practice brings you the benefit of my deep knowledge of the local practices and approaches that make the difference in getting the results you want. My time is devoted to fully understanding your concerns, your insights to the case and developing a personalized, tailored and creative solution best able to accomplish your hopes for a best-case outcome. Honest and inventive approaches explain my being honored by selection as President of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (2003) and President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California's leading statewide criminal defense attorney organization (2011). Total attention to your needs sets us apart as the posted reviews make clear.
Our goal is to help adults accused of crimes in San Luis Obispo County protect themselves and their futures. At the Stein-Conaway Law Firm, P.C., we will use our 50+ total firm-wide years of battle-tested criminal defense experience to provide our clients with strong, committed, and compassionate legal representation.

To deal successfully with the challenges you face, we connect, one-to-one, exploring the details and gaining insights to those approaches that fit you and benefit your individual situation. We aim to provide the strongest defense possible, reviewing every avenue for your defense, and educating you to understand your situation and your options.

The Stein-Conaway Law Firm, P.C. defends clients in cases involving:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs
- Drug charges
- Crimes of violence
- Domestic violence charges
-Property, theft and embezzlement crimes
- Driver’s license suspensions
-Environmental crimes, such as Fish and Game law cases, developers charged regarding damage to the environment and related matters.
-Prior criminal records can be improved and rehabilitated, including all types of post-conviction relief (expungements, reducing felony convictions to misdemeanors when legally possible, ending probation early, sealing records of arrest, withdrawing guilty pleas related to immigration situations to avoid immigration law consequences)

-When an investigator or arrest creates risk of criminal charges being filed by the District Attorney's Office, you have an important opportunity to avoid being charged by thoughtful and timely pre-filing representation. With some cases, this early intervention can avoid having to go to court or be charged with a crime, even if you were arrested.

Historically, even though it has been called "lifetime registration" approaches have existed to legally end the duty to register. Now, reform laws going into effect soon will allow many people who are now required to register to legally end that obligation.
Assistance to evaluate your right to terminating sex-offender registration and the requirements to succeed in ending the obligation to register are things we have deep experience at accomplishing. The only way to make an evaluation is to have a private consultation with an experienced lawyer, knowledgeable in this specialized are of practice.

- Other crimes charged in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court

Stein-Conaway Law Firm, P.C. represents many people from outside the San Luis Obispo area who run into legal difficulty while vacationing at the many recreational spots the Central Coast offers. In most misdemeanor cases, we can represent you without you ever needing to appear in court.


Stein-Conaway Law Firm, PC
1045 Mill Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

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Posted by Ross | March 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Jeff is one of the best and well respected attorneys in san Luis Obispo. I'm sure the judges respect his professional conduct as well. If your looking for an attorney I wholeheartedly recommend jeff Stein
Posted by Jesse | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Worth every penny! Passionate, thorough, and saved me my freedom and my livelihood. I can't stress enough how much this man saved me. Thank you again Jeff!
Posted by Matthew | June 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jeffrey Stein helped me through a rough spot in life, which, sometimes can be complicated. And, did so amidst a very busy schedule. He successfully managed my case with genuine concern. His mind is keen has good knowledge of what is required to resolve an unfortunate circumstance. In my opinion, without Jeffrey, and his team, the outcome of my case would not have been as successful.
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Posted by Neil | November 21, 2015
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Jeff stein
I was in need of a lawyer in the San Luis Obispo area. Through a series of high profile lawyers in my hometown, it lead me to Jeff Stein. From the very beginning and throughout the entire process, Mr. Stein was nothing but professional, compassionate, and informative. His calming demeanor and reassurance is what got me through the process. Any and all correspondence was returned in a timely manner. Mr. Stein should be proud of his contribution to the profession.
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Posted by Chantelle | November 14, 2015
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Jeff Stein saved my life!
Jeff Stein represented me in a life changing case. He performed miraculously, nothing short of perfect. Mr. Stein had a great reputation with all professionals around him, especially the Judge. It was obvious everyone he came in contact with had a high respect for him. Mr. Stein is brilliant and compassionate at the same time. He has a special talent knowing timing in the courtroom. My case turned out the best case scenario because of Jeff. I fully believe Jeff Stein makes miracles happen! I cannot express in this review how great he is. I am so blessed that I was directed to him to represent me. Mr. Stein was prompt on answering all questions I had. I felt protected as long as Jeff handled every aspect of my case. I have full trust that Jeff Stein will help you too, not only help you but he will get the BEST case scenario for you too!!! I highly recommend Jeff Stein to represent you during this hard time. I wish you the best!!
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Posted by JJ | May 5, 2015
Reveiw of Jeffrey Stein
I was referred to Jeff by my business attorney. Jeff’s character was above reproach. He was calm, caring and non-judgmental. Nor did he sugar-coat things. His approach was refreshing. He laid out the situation in an honest manner not over or under selling our situation. He knew the law and devised a strategy for success, based on our situation. He took the necessary time to prepare the strategy and us for court and the various hearings. In the end we prevailed. Hopefully, we will not need his services again but if we did we call Jeff Stein again. We recommend him without hesitation. JJG
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Posted by Kathryn | March 18, 2015
Attorney recommendation
I was so pleased with the service and representation we received from Jeff Stein. When I first contacted his firm to inquire about representation, I did so by submitting an email about my matter (which by the way was submitted early on a Monday morning, following a long holiday weekend). Jeff Stein returned my call himself in about an hour of my submission! From that moment forward I felt I was in good hands. He was always quick to respond to a phone call or email. He was accurate in the information he provided, and his advice on how to proceed turned out to be spot on. We could not have hoped for a more favorable outcome. Not only was his representation and advice wonderful, he demeanor in dealing with me and my son in a difficult matter was such that he put both of us at ease despite the stress we felt at the time. I would unconditionally recommend his service!
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Posted by Jeff | March 8, 2015
Outstanding Legal representation from Jeff Stein
Jeff Stein is an outstanding Legal Counsel, and very well connected within the judicial system. His ability to communicate in common terms, for those outside of the legal community, was refreshing and relaxing to us during our legal issue. I highly recommend Jeff Stein to anyone with a legal issue, whether large or small.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
Always Available and Ready to Help When You Need Him Most
Throughout the entire time Jeff was helping me through my case, he was very responsive, informative and was exactly what I needed. He has an excellent reputation around SLO county, which is always very useful when dealing with the court system. He will go out of his way to help you whenever you need it and is an all-around great guy.
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Posted by Josh | March 4, 2014
Best possible experience. Very helpful and thorough free consultation
I called Stein & Casciola for a free consultation, not sure what to expect (it was the first time I'd called a legal firm). Jeffrey Stein was immediately available, and he ended up working with me on my legal issue over the period of 3 weeks, *all without pressure and for free*. Mr. Stein ended up helping me with all of following: - We exchanged 3 phone calls, once a week. In my first call, he made sure to fully understand my legal issue and he clearly explained to me my options and the expected cost and likelihood of success for each of them. He explained to me past similar cases he'd dealt with - this was very reassuring, as my case was very common, and he's been practicing for 25+ years. In the subsequent calls he followed up with me closely on court documents he'd obtained for me and on a number of questions I'd come up with. - Mr. Stein answered several long lists of questions I'd emailed him in very clear detail. - Mr. Stein was very persistent in trying to obtain the relevant court documents for my legal issue. For several weeks the court didn't have them ready, but Mr. Stein's office kept at it each day until they were finally released. All throughout, Mr. Stein was very professional, patient, and thoughtful. I imagine all this took up much more than the free 60 minutes of consultation time advertised on his web page, which I thought was even more remarkable because my legal issue was actually quite minor. In the end, I didn't even end up paying for his legal services because the legal advice he gave me told me I wouldn't need an attorney, even as his quote was quite reasonable. I think this says much about how fair Mr. Stein is. I have full confidence in Mr. Stein, and would recommend him to anyone with a legal issue in SLO county.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2012
DUI Case
Jeffery Stein was extremely responsive and took time and care to learn every detail of my case. He was very creative and knowledgable in choosing which angles he would choose to fight the case. He was easy to talk to, and reassuring.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Stein-Conaway Law Firm, PC
  • 1980 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • San Bernardino County Public Defender
  • 1976 - 1980


  • Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Darnell
  • Denial of credit reversed


  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice legislative Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2007
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1989 - 2007
  • Criminal Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 1982 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stein is a well respected criminal defense attorney in this county for good reason. Jeff has always reflected professionalism in the courtroom and I certainly would recommend him to those in need of defense services."
Criminal defense
San Luis Obispo Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey Robin Stein
Jeffrey Robin Stein
Criminal defense Attorney
San Luis Obispo, CA
Licensed for 48 years
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