Errol H. Stambler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 424-256-0381
Fax: 310-475-8187
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Appellate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Errol H. Stambler Law Firm is owned by attorney Errol H. Stambler and located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Stambler practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense, handling matters including drug cases involving conspiracy to commit drug crimes and drug trafficking. He also defends clients in cases involving fraud, federal and white collar crimes, including filing appeals and writs for individuals wrongly convicted of a crime. He serves clients throughout the Los Angeles and The United States.

Mr. Stambler has nearly 45 years of experience, particularly in the area of federal crimes. He is a certified criminal specialist by The State Bar of California and has cultivated a strong reputation for his criminal appeals work. He is admitted to practice in California and the Netherlands as well as before several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Stambler has been recognized for several accomplishments during his career including holding an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He has represented several major clients while in practice and has been a member of the Central District’s Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel since 1979. As part of this group, he represents indigent clients in federal court.

Mr. Stambler is a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the criminal law section of The State Bar of California. He also serves on the advisory committee and committee of attorneys of the Anti-Defamation League. In previous years, he participated in various pro bono activities and served in leadership positions for several professional organizations.

Mr. Stambler holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate (30%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Appeals


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Errol Stambler

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Attorney by Lexis-Nexis
  • Awarded 35 year Pin by the State Bar of California as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • "Top Lawyer" in Southern California
  • Received 30-year recognition award as consecutive Certified Specialist in 2002 - Certified Criminal Law Specialist for another 5 year term in 2018
  • AVVO Top Attorney since 2011
  • Super Lawyers - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Rated "AV", Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top  Attorneys  listed  in  Criminal  Defense  since 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of California Certified Criminal Law Specialist Since 1982

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1995
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma (Federal Court), 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978
  • Association of Deputy District Attys., Los Angeles County, Member
  • Admitted to the Registry of Defense Attorneys to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague, Netherlands (1999)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member, 1988 - 2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2001
  • Past Head Representative of the Criminal Justice Act Attorneys of the Central District of California and 9th Circuit Representative to Defenders Services, Washington, D.C.
  • California State Bar, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1996
  • LACB, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1993
  • Juvenile Courts Bar Association, Member, 1980 - 1989
  • Former Member of the Advisory Group- Defender Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Federal Courts (2 years)- Washington, D.C
  • State Bar of California, Member, Criminal Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Inns of Court, Panel member on Batson Issues. Inns of Court: Criminal
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1974

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Head Representative of the Central District’s CJA panel, 1991 - 1992
  • War Crimes International Crime Bureau for the Former Yugoslavia, 1999 - 2001
  • Panel Member of the Central District of California’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel - concluded on 2015., 1979
  • Anti Defamation Leagues, Committee of Attorneys, 2005 - Present
  • Defender Services Division, Administrative office of the Federal Courts, Elected Member
  • 9th Circuit representative to Defender Services in Washington, D.C., 1991 - 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • California Criminal Law Procedure & Practice, 2nd Ed. Practice Consultant, 1994


  • U.S. vs. Gelfuso, 87-5306, 9th Cir., 1987
  • U.S. vs. Perez-Garcia,,, 93-50211, 9th Cir., 1995
  • U.S. vs. Ani, 97-50138, 9th Cir., 1998
  • U.S. vs. Kilgore, 87-5308, 9th Cir., 1987
  • U.S. vs. Houtchens, 90-50052, 9th Cir., 1991
  • U.S. vs. Johnson, 95-50550, 9th Cir., 1997
  • U.S. v. Keys (En Banc), 93-50281, 9th Cir., 1998
  • U.S. vs. Keys, 95 F.3d 874 (en banc), 133 F. 3d 1282 cert (Supreme Court)
  • U.S. vs. Gaudin, 115 S.Ct. 2310, 1995
  • U.S. vs. Kilgore, 90-50542, 9th Cir., 1992
  • U.S. vs. Pinto, 94-50095, 9th Cir., 1995
  • U.S. vs. Pinto, 94-50095, 9th Cir., 1994

Representative Clients:

  • Florio Fiorini of Italy (The MGM Fraud)
  • Operation Casa Blanca - Money Laundering (Mexico)
  • Operation Polar Cap - Money Laundering South America (Book: Washed in Gold)
  • "The General" of London, England (Commodities Fraud)

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, B.A., Major: History, 1968
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, M.A., Major: History, Honor: 1 of 10 students admitted to graduate  program, Thesis: Disenfranchisement in North Carolina 1898-1901, 1972

Industry Groups

  • Beverly Hills Bar Assoc.
  • L.A. County Bar
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Office Location for Errol H. Stambler

10880 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 424-256-0381

Fax: 310-475-8187

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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