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We represent Clients who are charged with adult criminal offenses in Santa Clara County, from a DUI, to Domestic Violence cases, to violent crimes. We also represent victims and witnesses in criminal cases. We represent Clients who need Restraining Orders, or who are defending against Restraining Order requests in Family and Civil Court.


We will fight for YOU!
  • We are committed to achieving YOUR goals.
  • We will always promptly respond to your phone call or email.
  • We are always available to answer your questions and explain what is going on with your case, even if you’re calling from jail.
  • We will listen to you and counsel you.
  • We will have your back, even if no one else will.
  • We have represented hundreds of clients.

Every case is different and requires a special approach to get the best possible outcome. We are dedicated to learning the particulars of every single case, no matter how small, and getting our clients the best possible outcome.

Dmitry Stadlin

Dmitry is genuinely interested in helping people, even if they don’t ultimately retain him as their lawyer. In the Civil, Family, and Criminal courtrooms where he plies his trade, he fights hard for his clients but doesn’t promise anything he can’t deliver. It's important to Dmitry to treat them with empathy. He even makes himself available to talk during evenings and weekends.

As for his academic credentials, Dmitry graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science and went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He clerked at three District Attorneys’ offices in the Bay Area (Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties). But after numerous appearances for “The People” of California, he wanted to represent “real” clients, fighting for justice and rights.

Dmitry worked at several private criminal defense firms before opening his own practice in 2015. In the beginning, he continued to focus on criminal defense, but he soon found that his clients also needed his help when they were dealing with domestic violence issues, with Gun Violence Restraining Orders or in Civil Harassment cases. So he expanded his practice, and handles both sides of Restraining Order cases in Civil Court, and in Family Court.

Dmitry was born near Chernobyl in Kyiv, Ukraine (but he doesn’t glow at night). He likes exploring other cultures, whether through leisure traveling, doing humanitarian work in places like Cuba, or dancing salsa and tango.

When you see him, he’s likely to be smartly dressed with a Starbucks cup in his hand, and he just might crack a dad joke. Dmitry is also a foodie, and he enjoys playing trivia and grand strategy computer games.


  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State Bar of California
    California Board of Legal Specialization


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law – J.D.
  • University of California, Davis – B.A.


  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2017-2023
  • Northern California – America’s Top 100 – Criminal Defense Attorney – 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff Lawyers – 2019
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Top 10 Under 40 – 2017
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – “10 Best” In Client Satisfaction  – Criminal Law – 2018

Court Admissions

  • All California Courts
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • State Bar of California
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Associate Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Restraining Orders

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Emergency Protective Restraining Orders
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Orders
  • Gun Violence Restraining Orders

Sex Crimes

  • Child Pornography
  • Human Trafficking
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Lewd & Lascivious Acts
  • Molestation
  • Prostitution
  • Sexting
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape

Violent Crimes

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearm Offenses
  • Robbery
  • Manslaughter
  • ​Murder

Theft Crimes

  • Forgery
  • Grand Theft
  • Petty Theft
  • Fraud
  • ​Insurance Fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Bad Checks
  • Prescription Drug Crimes
  • Possession of Stolen Property

DUI Offenses

  • DMV Hearings
  • First Time DUI
  • DUI with Injuries
  • Felony DUI
  • Under 21 DUI
  • ​Commercial DUI
  • DUI Resulting in Death

Other Crimes

  • Resisting Arrest
  • White Collar Defense
  • Gang Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Parole Violations
  • PRCS Violation
  • Mandatory Supervision
  • ​Conspiracy
  • Cyber crimes

Drug Crimes

  • Drug Cultivation Grow Houses
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Manufacturing of Drugs
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Possession of Drugs
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Prescription Drug Crimes

Post-Conviction Relief

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Arrest Record Sealing
  • Petitions for Factual Innocence
  • Vacatur Relief for Victims

Victim / Witness Representation


Excellent5.0 Based on 87 reviews from ★★★★★ Summary: Exceptional Legal Representation by Attorney Dmitry Stadlin of Stadlin Law Firm PCDetails: It gives us great pleasure to write this review to...R U.R U. ★★★★★ I am extremely grateful to have hired Dmitry! He was recommended to me from another lawyer and did not disappoint! He supported me all the way to the end! Any questions or concerns were answered right away. Very patient, understanding, and honest. All in all, I got my justice and satisfaction. Thank you Dmitry!Evelyn A.Evelyn A. ★★★★★ Amazing attorney, he took my DV case on short notice. Dmitry accomplished in 2 months what my previous attorney couldn't do in almost 3 years. He got the...Johnny C.Johnny C. ★★★★★ Dmitry is an amazing professional attorney, he knows the science of law very well. Today, this morning, my DV case was dismissed, & my protective order terminated. My previous attorney sat on my case for 3 years (numerous court dates). Dmitry luckily agreed to represent me before my next court date, which was in 2 weeks I think. He asked for continuance in order to learn the case and see what he could do. By Dmitry's second court appearance (month later), my criminal case was dismissed and the protective order against me terminated. If you're curious, the mother of my children created this mess in an attempt to ensure I could never obtain sole or joint custody. Thank you Dmitry.JMJJMJ ★★★★★ STADLIN LAW FIRM is amazing and outstanding for their services. I had a DUI and he stood for me through out all the code proceedings. He directed me on how to handle certain things at the level of the DMV. He also filed for my records clearance after I completed my probation period of 3yrs. Please reach out to him with any criminal case and he will see you through.dana E.dana E. ★★★★★ Dmitry was recommended to me by another lawyer as the best in the field. His friendly, empathetic, and most importantly, professional, approach put me at ease. He went above and beyond to reach my expectations and requests. I couldn't thank him enough!Eva K.Eva K. ★★★★★ Im finally getting a chance to give this well deserved review. I am highly blessed and Thankful to have met and been represented by Attorney Stadlin. He is amazing at his job of representing his clients and helped me to remain calm through the process of my cases. As a mother he quickly helped reunite me with my son and prove and show/speak the truth of my case. I cannot thank this Great Attorney/Man enough especially with me being a single mother doing everything alone. I will not forget his kindness and sincere help for my son and I. He will always be recommended by me to anyone in need of help within the court of law. Pray for nothing but the best for him and his Law Firm. Thank You Thank You Thank You. I can't say that enough.Lachelle A.Lachelle A. ★★★★★ I had a very positive experience working with Dmitry in a civil harassment case. Dmitry is highly knowledgeable about the law and is able to think through...A G.A G. ★★★★★ I am very grateful to Dmitry Stadlin for his help. As a citizen of Russia, I have visited the US in the past and unfortunately had problems with the law. It was very difficult for me to orient myself in the US law, but Dmitry helped me figure it all out. He found and provided me with materials on my case, as well as gave a competent assessment of my situation and offered an optimal solution. We agreed on the terms and the cost of his work, which was very favorable for me. Today I received a letter from Dmitry that the judge approved my petition. I am very happy about this, because this paper brought me one step closer to my dream. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in California, without a doubt Dmitry Stadlin is the right person for you.PS I express my deep gratitude to him and wish him success in his work in helping other people.Кирилл В.Кирилл В. ★★★★★ Dmitry is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive and kind when I had questions outside of our meetings.If anyone is looking for a professional and knowledgeable attorney at a great price, then go to Dmitry Stadlin. Thank you again 😊Michelle C M.Michelle C M. ★★★★★ Dmitry is an amazing lawyer!! He represented me and did a fantastic job. He always took the time to answer all my questions when we spoke on the phone. If I'd email him he'd respond that day. Obtained the outcome I desired. I can't say enough. Also, his secretary/paralegal Roxanne was very helpful. All at the right price. Thank you VERY much Dmitry!!juvenal C.juvenal C. ★★★★★ I am so glad we found Dmitry Stadlin at Stadlin Marinho. He explains the law so you understand clearly what your rights are. His prior experience in...Michelle H.Michelle H. ★★★★★ Fantastic attorney. Dmitry is the best. He is personable, attentive, and fights for you! I can’t say enough great things about Dmitry. I highly recommend him.Richard F.Richard F. ★★★★★ I have had many bad experiences with attorneys in the past resulting in bad opinions. However, Dmitry has changed my mind realizing there are few great...R. F.R. F. ★★★★★ Dmitry successfully represented me and he was one of the most pleasant, friendly and professional person I have ever dealt with. I recommend him at the highest level and his professionalism, expertise in the field and his wonderful personality made the entire process very reassuring and comfortable for me!!!Mike K.Mike K. ★★★★★ I Was in a peculiar situation with my 8 yrs. old case. Residing in another state in east coast and without knowing whom to approach I was lucky enough to be recommended Mr. Stadlin by another well-known attorney. When someone in my situation who has no idea how to go about it. Mr. Stadlin was a blessing. After consulting Mr. Stadlin explaining my case. Mr. Stadlin explained the whole process in detail. And what we will be trying to achieve. He is very knowledgeable and expert in his field. During the whole case till the end, he was extremely helpful, very approachable and when had any questions or queries regarding the case he was prompt to help and answer (even on weekends and holidays). All the help and guidance, suggestions provided by him from consultation period to the courtroom was impeccable. The case got dismissed today only because of Mr. Stadlin's help. With the help of Mr. Stadlin, I've got a second chance. You truly are a blessing. Thank you very much. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Stadlin to anyone who needs a lawyer or any advice related to your case.Ahmed L.Ahmed L.Ahmed L. ★★★★★ I had a temporary restraining order filed against me that was based on a horrible lie. The accusations were very serious. I knew I needed a good attorney, and I went with Dmitry based on the fact he had been on the Super Lawyers list several years in a row and based on his outstanding reviews. My case ended up going to trial and Dmitry was there for me every step of the way. He was responsive and took the time to help me understand the laws that pertain to my case. He is well versed in the complexities of law, the court system, and even human behavior. He was well prepared for every court date and the trial. Dmitry was able to cross-examine and get the truth out in the most amazing way. He successfully won my trial and I was so relieved not to have that lie hanging over my head anymore. I can’t say enough good things about this man. Dmitry has integrity and a strong yet calming presence. I will forever be grateful to Dmitry for the outstanding job he did.Joanna A.Joanna A. ★★★★★ I called to see if this firm was able to help me gather certain information about an old case of mine and without hesitation Dmitry went ABOVE AND BEYOND...Alex O.Alex O. ★★★★★ I had heard wonderful things about Dmitry, and I reached out to learn more about a case. I was uncomfortable with the little knowledge I had. Dmitry was great. He was right on it, explained the process in detail, all of which gave me peace of mind. I highly recommend him!Jeanne HJeanne H ★★★★★ You will not find a better lawyer. Dmitry was always professional and caring. When I needed help or advice he was always there. He handled my case exceptionally through dismissal. I hope I do not need a lawyer for some time if at all again but should I ever need one Dimtry will be representing me for certain. I highly recommend him!Ronald N.Ronald N. ★★★★★ Dmitry Stadlin helped me immensely with the situation at hand. His strategic thinking and exceptional knowledge of his trade resulted in a win for our team. I would recommend Dimitry to friends or family as a go-getter who will work unremittingly for his client.Jason M.Jason M. ★★★★★ Dmitry was very professional and great to commmunicate with. I highly recommend hiring him for his legal services as he is an outstanding lawyer.Arya H.Arya H. ★★★★★ One name "Sarah Marinho", by far the best in her field. I am the Mother of one of her clients, she not only fought tooth and nail , she fought with Compassion and Conviction, she made sure that we the "family" were well informed the whole process..She has "Guts" , she has "Conviction", She has strong beliefs when it comes to the "Truth" and "Justice" is what she's all about...She is a "Fighter" with a heart of Gold...We as a Family will always be grateful for her hard work in acquiring "Justice" for my Son. May God Bless her Always and help her to help those in need of her Service. The Family of Rikki Martinez, who will forever appreciate all that she did for us.Rogue Trucking, I.Rogue Trucking, I. ★★★★★ Mr. Stadlin helped me every step of the way to get the outcome I wanted. Couldn't have used better legal representation than Mr. Stadlin and his team. Thank you!Lisa K.Lisa K. ★★★★★ You won't be disappointed. He is so kind and responsive. Last year I had a case to deal with. From the first day to the case dismissal he helped me so much and I basically didn't need to do anything besides sending my ticket to him. Because of COVID it took so long to officer to file my ticket to court but Dmitry Stadlin send me an email update every week to keep me posted. Since he knows my situation that I have a coming up immigration interview he tried to finish up this case as soon as possible. He is the one of the best lawyer I have ever meet I highly recommend him. For sure he will work on your cases the best he can do. Thank you so much again for getting my case dismissed on time. I couldn't make it without you.Hasan Salih G.Hasan Salih G. ★★★★★ Dmitri Stadlin is an amazing professional. He is very responsive, smart and empathetic - always ready to explain things while keeping his composure and cool. But most importantly, he helped us achieve the best possible outcome. Thanks, Dmitri!!Max S.Max S.js_loader

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