Why EJ Stopyro


For over 14 years veteran criminal defense attorney EJ Stopyro has successfully defended criminal and DUI cases right here in Orange County. EJ completed his undergraduate studies in Criminology at U.C. Irvine. In 1996 he earned a Juris Doctor with the highest possible honors of Summa Cum Laude from Western State University law school. He was awarded an unprecedented nine American Jurisprudence Awards for academic supremacy. He also received six academic scholarships and was chosen by Justice Edward Wallin for the prestigious position of Judicial Extern for the California Court of Appeal. (attorney profile)


Since entering private practice in 2003 as an Orange County criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Stopyro has successfully defended hundreds of cases, ranging from petty misdemeanors to strike felonies. (case results) His expertise at crafting and presenting persuasive legal arguments has resulted in many cases being dismissed outright.  Moreover, his legal skill, track record and professionalism have earned him the respect and admiration of the judges and prosecutors in the Orange County courts.

Of course, not all cases are the same. But when both the law and the facts are heavily against our clients, Mr. Stopyro is extremely adept at negotiating creative settlements to keep our clients from actually serving time in the Orange County jail. In these instances, it is essential to have an effective legal advocate; someone who can explain to the judge and DA who you really are and tell your story in the most favorable light. When someone is facing charges their criminal defense attorney is often the only window the judge and DA have into the personal life of an accused.

Personal Attention

EJ Stopyro handles each case personally. Your case will not be “handed off” to an inexperienced junior Orange County criminal defense lawyer. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation and achieving the best possible result. We thrive in the important work of zealously protecting your freedom and reputation.