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Molea, Stefano L.

Stefano L. Molea's dedication to defending the rights of those charged with a crime began at the very outset of his legal career when he interned with one of San Diego's largest criminal defense firms. He has had the privilege of being trained by some of the most successful and respected criminal defense practitioners in the county.

Mr. Molea attended the University of Redlands and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental honors. Mr. Molea graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in the top 8% of his class, with magna cum laude honors. He was a member of Thomas Jefferson's prestigious Law Review, in which he authored a case note pertaining to searches of probationers and the erosion of their Fourth Amendment rights.

Mr. Molea also had the honor of representing veterans as a certified law student in Thomas Jefferson's Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, in which he successfully represented prior military members in various legal matters. Mr. Molea has continued to demonstrate his commitment to serving veterans by participating in the nationally-renowned San Diego Stand Down as a volunteer attorney.

Mr. Molea prides himself in the meticulous approach to every case. He is technically oriented in regard to the rules and principles which dictate the practice of law and the successful representation of clients. As the summary of accomplishments demonstrate below, his dedication and attention to details has resulted in very favorable results for his clients.

Bar Admission

  • California, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association- Special Director's Award, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2015
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Top Attorney Nominee - San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014
  • Top Young Attorneys Nominee - San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2013
  • Top Lawyers in California - American Lawyer Media, 2013

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • California Public Defenders Association, Attorney Member
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member
Law Firm: The Law Offices of David P. Shapiro
Practice Area:
Address: 3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304
City / State / ZIP: San Diego California (CA) 92103
Website: httpss://www.avvo.com/attorneys/92103-ca-stefano-molea-4043530.html
Email: stefano@molealaw.com
Phone: (619) 295-3555
ASLA Membership State: California (CA)
Law School: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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