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Stephen Levine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Redlands, CA

Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox
1447 Ford Street, Suite 201
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 909-798-3300
Fax: 909-798-3301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2019 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense and family law matters, Stephen Levine is a partner at Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP. Located in Redlands, California, his clients come from throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mr. Levine has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, and he has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in California, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Levine provides representation to people who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has handled have included white collar crimes, driving under the influence, domestic violence, sex offenses, and murder and other violent crimes. Mr. Levine has an excellent track record in obtaining favorable results, either through outright acquittals or through the negotiation of plea agreements with the prosecution. His family law experience includes divorce and its corresponding legal issues such as child custody and visitation, and he also has worked on paternity establishment and disputes as well as assisting victims of domestic violence who are seeking protective orders.

A 1973 recipient of a bachelor's degree in political science from Seattle University, Mr. Levine then went on to attend what was then known as Western State College of Law and served on the Western State Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. He spent several years with the San Bernardino County Public Defender's office before entering private practice in 1988. Mr. Levine's professional associations include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*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
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Family Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2019 - 2023

Certificates and Credentials

About Stephen Levine

First Admitted: 1977, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, California Bar, Board of Legal Specialization
  • Criminal Law, State Bar of California, 1995
  • Certification Specialist in Criminal Law, The State Bar of California, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • California, 1977
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1977
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Family Law Council of San Bernardino County
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1977
  • California Public Defenders Association


  • 2008, Best Attorneys in the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Wife and two wonderful daughters

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman of Board, Veterans Alcohol Recovery Services, 1995 - Present

Educational Background

  • Seattle University, B.P.A., Major: Political Science, 1973

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Western State University of Law Review, Western State University College of Law, 1975

Industry Groups

  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Criminal Law Section
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • San Bernardino County Criminal Law Section
  • San Bernardino County Family Law Section
  • State Bar Of California
  • State Bar Of California Family Law Section
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Office Location for Stephen Levine

1447 Ford Street
Suite 201
Redlands, CA 92374

Phone: 909-798-3300

Fax: 909-798-3301

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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