Paladin Legal Defenders

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Charles Stoddard, Attorney at Law


Legal Field:  Criminal Defense


Professional development: 


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, College Honors Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA



Intern/Clerk at York County Commonwealth Attorney's Office



Clerk at Virginia Court of Appeals, Richmond, VA



Juris Doctor Degree, College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, VA



Awarded the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association Student Advocate of the Year



Deputy District Attorney, Butte County District Attorney's Office


1994 - 2004

The Law Offices of Bruce C. Bridgman & Associates, Fountain Valley, CA



Founded Paladin Legal Defenders, a law firm dedicated exclusively to criminal defense



Recipient of West Orange County Bar Association Michael A. Horan Award

          (Awarded for Excellence, Commitment, and Dedication in providing legal service to the community)



Selected as a Member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for "demonstrating the highest ideals of the legal profession." Only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in the NADC.