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Firm Overview

Firm Overview

In 1983, Mr. Stapleton entered private practice by joining his father's firm, forming Stapleton & Stapleton. Over the proceeding 20 years, their firm earned a reputation for both the highest level of legal ability and the highest ethical standards. This reputation was gained not only through hard work and real results but also by truly caring about their clients. His father passed away in 2004 and, since then, Mr. Stapleton has continued the tradition for excellence coupled with compassion.

The Law Office of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr. handles all types of criminal defense matters ranging from DUIs to capital murder. He is, however, widely recognized for handling among the most complex and sophisticated criminal trial defense cases in Orange County.

Mr. Stapleton has gained the reputation for being one of Orange County's elite criminal defense trial attorneys not only from his hard work in investigating, researching, organizing, and preparing for trial but also from possessing the unique skill set of being very aggressive yet maintaining likability. This is always the case, whether he is trying to prevent a case from being filed, pursuing a favorable settlement, or trying a case. He pays equal attention to the law, the facts, and to the individual circumstances of each client.

Although Mr. Stapleton does handle a number of high-profile media cases, he never sacrifices his clients' interests to gain media attention. Many times, the best results are accomplished quietly. He provides personalized attention and takes only as many cases as he can comfortably handle.

Mr. Stapleton's represented clients include: police officers, firemen, doctors, dentists, attorneys, teachers, clergy members, college professors, entertainers, military officers, CEOs, CFOs, gang members, and many others.

Our Case Results
Learn more about the cases that we've handled over the years.


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