Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.

Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.: Attorney with Law Office of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.

Biography

Defense Counsel in: People v. Rodney Alcala, "The Robin Samsoe Murder"; "Fountain Vallery Jogger" Homicide Trial; Public Enemy # 1 (Pen1) White Supremacist Gang Murder Trial. Homicide Panel and Special Circumstance Defense Panel, Orange County Superior Court. Carries the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell; Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (48)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Gang Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • White Collar Crime
  • Third Strike Offenses
  • Felony Probation Violations
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI/DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • International Criminal Law
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714-955-4128  Phone
714-832-2007  Fax
www.mgstapletonlaw.com
University Attended:
Orange Coast College, A.A., 1979; Western State University, B.S., 1982
Law School Attended:
Western State University, J.D., 1983
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, California and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Central District of California
Memberships:
(Member) born Hawthorne, California, September 13, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, California and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Central District of California. Education: Orange Coast College (A.A., 1979); Fullerton State University; Western State University (B.S., 1982; J.D., 1983). Defense Counsel in: People v. Rodney Alcala, "The Robin Samsoe Murder"; "Fountain Vallery Jogger" Homicide Trial; Public Enemy # 1 (Pen1) White Supremacist Gang Murder Trial. Homicide Panel and Special Circumstance Defense Panel, Orange County Superior Court. Carries the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell; Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Member: Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; California Public Defenders Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Federal Bar Association. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice , Newport Harbor Bar Association, North Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association. Expert Witness: Testified for both the prosecution and the defense regarding ineffective assistance of counsel and criminal court sentencing practices. Lectures: “Defense Legal Issues of Hostage Negotiations”, California Association of Hostage Negotiators. “Trial Tactics: Voir Dire/Jury Selection”, North Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association. “Trial Tactics and Jury Selection”, Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Hawthorne, California, September 13, 1958
Reported Cases:
Burris v. Orange County Superior Court 34 Cal.4th 1012, 103 P.3d 276; Akhlaghi, et. al. v. Orange County Superior Court 161 Cal.App.4th 561, 73 Cal.Rptr.3d 903. Practice Areas: Criminal Defense(100%); Felonies; Homicide; Assault with Deadly Weapon; Gang Crimes; Sex Crimes; Drug Offenses; White Collar Crime; Third Strike Offenses; Felony Probation Violations; Juvenile Offenses;
ISLN:
903474489
Payment Information:
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      I could not have asked for a more qualified attorney. He returned my calls immediately and everything he said he would do he did. Everyone in court knew him and some eve...

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      I could not have asked for a more qualified attorney. He returned my calls immediately and everything he said he would do he did. Everyone in court knew him and some even told me I was lucky to have him representing me.I was referred by an attorney and i was I worried that because of his reputation that he would be expensive but was pleasantly surprise how fair his fees were.

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      Marlin has been professional and honest with me from day 1. He is easy to talk to and genuinely cares about his client's best interests. He ensured that I comply with a...

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      Marlin has been professional and honest with me from day 1. He is easy to talk to and genuinely cares about his client's best interests. He ensured that I comply with all my legal proceedings and stipulations. Marlin and his staff were always courteous, informative, and promptly responded to my calls. I always knew I was in good hands watching Marlin work the courtroom. I had 5 felony and 2 misdemeanor charges which are ALL DISMISSED, thanks to him. Nothing short of a miracle worker!!!

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      Mr. Stapleton is a caring brilliant attorney. He is well respect in his field and deservingly so. All eight hundred plus charges were dismissed. Mr. Stapleton gave me my...

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      Mr. Stapleton is a caring brilliant attorney. He is well respect in his field and deservingly so. All eight hundred plus charges were dismissed. Mr. Stapleton gave me my life back and I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Mr. Stapleton and I know for a fact no matter how bad it seems the situation is he will handle it and the outcome will be a positive one. He does not give up and will guide and comfort you through out the process. Without a doubt he is my miracle worker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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