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Our court system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone – We are here to help. Don’t let yourself get buried in details.

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We represent Clients who are charged with crimes, dealing with family law issues or who were abused by law enforcement. That includes Divorces, Spousal and Child Support Issues, DUI Offenses, Criminal Charges, Police Excessive Use of Force, Civil Rights, Restraining Orders and Record Clearances.

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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 Stadlin fights for his clients, in Civil, Family or Criminal courtrooms, and before any case is even filed. Mr. Stadlin graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and went on to the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Stadlin clerked at three District Attorney’s Offices throughout the Bay Area: Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County. After numerous appearances for “The People” of California, Mr. Stadlin wanted to represent some actual people – real clients. Mr. Stadlin worked on motions and appeals, and at several private criminal defense firms before opening up his own practice in 2015.

Mr. Stadlin opened his firm with the goal of doing all he could, even as a solo attorney, for his clients. Mr. Stadlin initially focused on Criminal Defense in Santa Clara County, but his cases have taken him to other Bay Area Counties as well. In representing clients accused of crimes, Mr. Stadlin saw that his clients also needed his help when they were wronged by the Police or Jail Guards. Mr. Stadlin saw that his clients needed help not only in Criminal Court – but also when dealing with domestic violence issues or trying to keep custody of their children in Family Court. To help his clients, Mr. Stadlin has expanded his practice to those areas as well, and has joined forces with Sarah Marinho to have the resources and time necessary to effectively take on the Government.

Mr. Stadlin’s practice is solely focused on fighting for justice and protecting the rights of those who need it most – in Criminal, Family or Civil Court.


  • 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 – 2021
  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2020
  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2019
  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2018
  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2017
  • 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. 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

I am here to defend you and get you the result you’re looking for.

—Dmitry Stadlin

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Sarah Marinho


Sarah E. Marinho represents clients who are the victims of government overreach and abuse. Her practice includes civil rights litigation, criminal defense, family law and juvenile dependency. Ms. Marinho has represented hundreds of clients and conducted hearings and jury trials across California, including obtaining Plaintiffs’ verdicts from Mendocino County down to San Diego County. Her civil rights practice includes suing government agencies and employees for unlawful conduct such as police brutality, wrongful death, cruel and unusual conditions of confinement, wrongful arrests, searches and seizures, and warrantless removal of children by CPS. As part of her criminal defense practice, Ms. Marinho has defended clients accused of felony and misdemeanor charges. In juvenile dependency court, she defends parents whose children have been removed by CPS. She uses the facts and the law to fight for children to be returned to their parents, where she believes they belong unless there are compelling reasons for government involvement. Ms. Marinho received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. She is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in all District Courts of the State of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • University of San Francisco, School of Law – J.D.
  • Loyola Marymount University – B.A.


  • Northern California – Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff Lawyers – 2019

Court Admissions

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


  • State Bar of California
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

I am proud to represent the most marginalized and vulnerable people of our community.

—Sarah Marinho

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Cases

  • Federal Civil Rights
  • 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Cases
  • Excessive Use of Force by Police
  • Deadly Force
  • Policy Brutality
  • False Arrest
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Failure to intervene
  • Wrongful Death by Police
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assaulting an Officer
  • Police Dogs / K9s
  • Jail Misconduct
  • Jail Abuse or Neglect

Family Law Cases

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements

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

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

Other Crimes

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

Post-Conviction Relief

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Arrest Record Sealing
  • Petitions for Factual Innocence

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

Juvenile Dependency

  • Child Welfare
  • CPS Defense


  • 09/13/18 – Strike Felonies – PC 273.5 and PC 245(a)(4) – Domestic Violence and Assault with Great Bodily Injury Enhancements

    Client was charged with two strike felonies, with the great bodily injury enhancement per PC 12022.7 - making both charges violent strike felonies. The DA dismissed all felony counts and offered a misdemeanor battery, with credit for time served on the day of the jury trial readiness. Client went home.
  • 07/13/18 – Strike Felonies – 2nd Degree Commercial Burglary and Vandalism for the Benefit of a Criminal Street Gang; Gang Participation

    All three charged strike felonies were dismissed by the DA on the date set for Preliminary Hearing.
  • 05/03/18 – Felony – HS 11351 and PC 273A(A) – Possession of Cocaine for Sale and Child Endangerment

    After two years of litigation, including multiple motions to suppress, motions to dismiss, motions to quash, etc... all charges are dismissed.

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