Paul Stablein

Paul Stablein

Expert Federal and State Criminal Defense Litigation

Paul J. Stablein, Esq.

Paul began his legal career with the law firm of Garretson & Santora in Chicago, Illinois where he practiced insurance defense litigation. He returned to his home state of Michigan in 1989 and was appointed as an assistant prosecutor in Oakland County, representing the People of the State of Michigan for 11 years. As an assistant prosecutor, Mr. Stablein tried over 150 cases to verdict, primarily as a member of the Special Narcotics Unit and then as chief of that unit from 1997 to 2000.

Since entering private practice, Mr. Stablein has represented clients in federal courts throughout the Midwest, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois. He has tried cases in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Iosco, Branch and Leelanau Counties. Mr. Stablein has also handled criminal appeals
for his clients, having argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Michigan Court of Appeals published the case
of People v Dixon, 263 Mich App 393 (2004), where Mr. Stablein was successful in overturning his client's conviction and 25-year sentence.

Mr. Stablein is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and is licensed to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois, the Sixth Circuit Court
‚Äčof Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Criminal Appeals

Bar Admissions

Illinios 1987, Michigan 1989

United States District Court Northern District of Illinois 1987

United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan 2003

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004

United States District Court Western District of Michigan 2007

United States Supreme Court 2008


IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

University of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Federal Bar Association

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association

Career History

2013 - Present: Paul Stablein, PC

2003 - 2013: Partner, Flood Lanctot Connor Stablein PLLC

2000 - 2003: Law Offices of Paul J. Stablein PLLC

1989 - 2000: Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor

1987 - 1989: Garretson & Santora