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I graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) in Fort Worth.  After spending my final semester as a visiting student of McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific, I remained in the Sacramento area where I began working for The Chastaine Law Office. As an associate attorney, I practiced criminal defense and personal injury law with Michael Chastaine, a prominent Northern California trial attorney. I also became a Central California Appellate Project (CCAP) panel attorney, appointed by the Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fifth Districts to represent people on appeal who have been convicted of felony offenses. In the summer of 2013, I moved to beautiful Sonoma County and opened my own law practice in Santa Rosa, California, focusing on criminal defense—both trials and appeals. I also recently became a legal consultant for the North Bay Regional Center, a non-profit organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities.


Contact info

The Law Office of Jake Stebner

509 7th Street
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    7 years
  3. Unspecified: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Jake Stebner2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Chastaine Law Office2009 - Present
Law ClerkThe Chastaine Law Office2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sonoma County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionMember2014 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Walla Walla CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawN/AN/A