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Attorney At Law, Of Counsel
Recently after presenting a motion in a Northern California courtroom, a judge commented that Mr. Naratil's
arguments were "some of the best lawyering" he'd ever seen.
This type of accolade from the bench is unusual, but not surprising.
track record defending clients accused of serious crimes is so outstanding that it has earned him a national reputation.
Much of his
practice has been spent defending only the most serious and difficult cases throughout the United States.
Proven Track Record
During the past fifteen years, Mr. Stephen Naratil
has achieved an outstanding track record defending clients who were accused of serious crimes ranging from Murder and Sex Crimes to Drug Trafficking, Grand Theft, Embezzlement and Fraud.
Mr. Naratil is an attorney who handles difficult cases and does not back down.
involvement often results in dismissals or very favorable settlements; but when trial is necessary, Mr. Naratil
is relentless. (See case results.)
Beating the Odds: Recent Victories in Murder and Fraud Cases
In a recent Oakland case, Mr. Naratil
aggressively defended an 18 year old accused of murder.
In another recent highly publicized case this year, Mr. Naratil represented a former CHP officer who was accused of Worker's Compensation Fraud.
These cases are difficult to defend and our client was facing 8 years in prison.
Instead of prison, Mr. Naratil's
defense resulted in probation with no prison.
As reported in ABC News
, the prosecutor conceded that "the vast majority of them go to prison out of this court when they commit this crime..." Instead, Mr. Naratil's
client never spent a day behind bars.
Read more about Mr. Naratil's
track record below.
Frequent Appearances on TV
is a respected authority on criminal law, and is frequently sought after for commentary.
has appeared on National Television Networks including NBC, ABC, CBS and Court TV
analysis has also been featured on a national radio show, national newspapers and magazines.
was featured on Court TV
commenting on the Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson trials.
More recently, he
appeared on NBC
commenting on the Jon Benet Ramsey case and the Scott Dyleski trial.
Education and Memberships
Mr. Naratil received a BA from Long Island University and his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
has trained under under one of the country's top trial attorneys, Gerry Spence.
He has been a member in good standing with the State Bar of California since 1994.
belongs to the following organizations:
Mr. Naratil's Recent Case Results in the following areas: