Attorney Michael Chastaine opened TheChastaine Law Office in 2007, putting years of criminal law expertise to work on behalf of those who have been accused of criminal misconduct in the many counties and communities surrounding the Sacramento area in Northern California.
Mr. Chastaine began his career as a Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara County and worked there for 11 years along with five years in the county’s Alternate Defender Office. After which he served six years as counsel to a well-respected private practice firm in Sacramento.
Attorney Michael Chastaine has extensive expertise as a criminal defense lawyer in all manner of cases including sexual misconduct, homicides, registration issues, Megan’s Law, driving under the influence, crimes of violence, white collar crimes and more. He provides outstanding representation for adult and juvenile clients in state and federal courts, as well as various professional licensing boards. Mr. Chastaine’s representation includes post-conviction appeals and writs, appearances before the Third and Sixth Appellate Districts, as well as the California Supreme Court.
Few lawyers have the trial experience that Mr. Chastaine brings to the representation of his clients. Over the three decades he has served as a criminal defense attorney, he has tried over 80 cases and he has become known as one of this area’s top sex crimes attorney.
His mission is to guide his team into providing every client with the best possible representation with fairness and integrity, while taking on law enforcement and the machinery of government without reservation.
Recognized by his peers for excellence and integrity in the practice of criminal law, Michael Chastaine has been selected by his peers to the BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA list from 2013 through 2018, to the Northern California SUPER LAWYERS list from 2005 through 2018, and to the 2018 Top 100 DUI Attorney in Northern California list. Mr. Chastaine also has a prestigious 10.0 rating from AVVO