In 2007, Mr. Chastaine opened The Chastaine Law Office in Folsom, putting over 25 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 Sacramento in Northern California. Prior to that, Mr. Chastaine served 11 years as a Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara County and worked for five years in the county's Alternate Defender Office before serving for six years as of counsel to a well-respected private practice firm in Sacramento.
Few lawyers have the trial experience that Mr. Chastaine brings to the representation of his clients. Over the more than two decades he has served as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Chastaine has tried scores of jury trials in numerous counties, in both state and federal court, and has obtained many not guilty verdicts. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his excellence and integrity in the practice of law, having been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
In his life outside of practicing law, Mr. Chastaine is a semi-professional adventure racer and expert level mountain biker. During the winter he is a member of the Sugar Bowl National Ski Patrol. For more information on Mike's adventure racing travels, see his team website at www.dirtyavocados.com.