Michael Chastaine

Title: Attorney
Company: The Chastaine Law Office
Location: Gold River, California, United States

Michael Chastaine, Attorney at The Chastaine Law Office, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal profession.

An accomplished legal professional with more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense, Mr. Chastaine has worked as an attorney at his firm, The Chastaine Law Office, since 2007. As one of the Sacramento area’s top sex crime attorneys, he has handled many such cases and provides high-quality representation for his clients in both federal and state courts. Mr. Chastaine is renowned for his integrity and excellence in his profession.

Prior to his career pursuits, Mr. Chastaine attended the California State University at Hayward, now named California State University, East Bay, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1982. He continued his academic efforts at the summer program at Magdalen College in Oxford, England, which he graduated from in 1983. In 1985, he concluded his higher education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

In addition to his primary professional roles, Mr. Chastaine has been admitted to practice before the state courts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He has also maintained affiliation with numerous professional associations, including the Milton L. Schwartz Inn of Court from 2003 to 2006, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California Public Defenders Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the State Bar of California and the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Throughout his career, Mr. Chastaine has been recognized for his excellence with multiple honors and accolades. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America list since 2013, as well as to the Northern California Super Lawyers list since 2005. Additionally, Mr. Chastaine has been named to the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the 2018 Top 100 DUI Attorneys In Northern California. As a reflection of his accomplishments, he holds the top ranking, 10.0, with AVVO. He was also a finalist for Entrepreneurial Attorney of the Year in 2017 and 2019. Mr. Chastaine is a speaker in his field and a published author of five books, and looks forward to experiencing continued success in the years to come.

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