Stefano L. Molea

Stefano L. Molea

San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • California
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Summary

Stefano is proud to be a San Diego criminal defense lawyer. He is a partner with The Law Offices of David P. Shapiro, where he brings experience representing diverse clients facing a variety of charges. Stefano has helped waiters, lawyers, construction workers, doctors, CEOs, teachers, and others who have been accused of crimes ranging from theft, fraud, DUIs and drug possession, all the way to vehicular manslaughter, robbery, aggravated mayhem and sex crimes. Regardless of the client or charge, each case is handled with the same thoroughness and passion. Stefano enjoys every aspect of being a criminal defense lawyer including researching, writing and arguing successful motions, and litigating cases at trial. Stefano is immersed in the San Diego County criminal defense community as a board member of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. He also belongs to the California Public Defender’s Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National College for DUI Defense. Stefano is honored to have been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has been selected as a Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 in California for 2016 and was voted Best of the Bar for Criminal Defense in 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal. Most of all, Stefano is humbled by the many clients who have written testimonials for his dedication to their cases, attentiveness to their issues, and ability to walk them through the convoluted and sometimes frightening criminal justice system. Stefano graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in the top 8% of his class with magna cum laude honors. He was a member of Law Review and received numerous academic awards.

Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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University of Redlands
B.A. (2008) | Philosophy and Government
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Honors: Departmental Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Partner
The Law Offices of David P. Shapiro, APLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Interacting With Law Enforcement Officers in 2016
Millennial Magazine
Awards
Special Director's Award
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
Awarded for a streak of victories related to the granting of motions to suppress resulting in the dismissal of misdemeanor and felony charges and cases.
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Member
- Current
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San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of David P. Shapiro
Website
Avvo.com
Blog
San Diego Criminal Defense Blog
Contact & Map
Criminal Lawyer Office
3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103
USA
Telephone: (619) 295-3555