In his more than 30 years of practice here in Orange County, Mr. Stapleton has earned the reputation for being an elite criminal defense trial attorney.
This reputation has been earned in the courtroom, not on the Internet. It comes from prosecutors, judges, fellow attorneys, clients and, most importantly, it comes from caring about people, helping people get their lives back together and, in many cases, saving their lives. This reputation also comes not only from winning the most difficult and complex cases, but doing so with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
Mr. Stapleton has been nationally recognized for his legal abilities and ethical standards for over 20 years by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also recognized as one of the Region's Top Attorneys by the Orange County Register, one of the Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media as well as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.