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My Background

Stephan Lopez is a Cuban born immigrant who came to this country at the age of seven years old and was raised in Miami, Florida. Stephan’s parents immigrated to the United States to give him a better life and he has made the most of that opportunity. Stephan’s parents were teachers in Cuba and have been hardworking members of the South Florida community since their arrival to this country. Stephan credits his parents for his family values and work ethic as he engages in the practice of law with true fidelity of purpose and clarity of justice.

Stephan is also a former police detective and former patrol officer; he has investigated many criminal cases including homicides, robberies and sexual batteries. Stephan brings over 12 years of experience within the law enforcement field which included his serving as a member of his department’s ERT (Emergency Response Team) that was deployed to the Katrina catastrophe in 2005.

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My Experience

Stephan is a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County, the largest prosecutor’s office in the State of Florida and the 4th largest in the nation. He has worked many cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies and career criminal cases as a prosecutor. Stephan also serves as a Special Assistant Public Defender, handling a variety of serious juvenile and adult cases, including career criminal and murder cases in both Miami Dade and Broward Counties. Bringing that expertise to private practice, Stephan offers defense representation in a variety of criminal cases including: white collar defense, organized fraud, mortgage fraud, drug trafficking, drug sale, drug possession, robbery, burglary, aggravated battery, resisting with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, and other serious felonies and misdemeanors including DUI, assault & battery and resisting an officer without violence.

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My Credentials

Education:

Florida A&M University, College of Law, J.D., 2009 Florida International University, M.S., 2003

Bar Admissions:

Florida

Court Admissions:

State Courts: Florida
Federal Courts: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

MY PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

Are you dealing with a family or domestic relations in an emotional and confusing time?

Criminal Defense

Have you been arrested or are you facing criminal charges?

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Do you need help with protecting your rights in a civil or commercial legal matter?

Business Counseling

Are you a new business owner or need legal advice on your business?

Civil Rights

Have your individual freedoms or rights been violated?

Labor & Employment

Do you have a workmen’s compensation claim or have you been fired or harassed at work?

What makes me qualified?

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2015, Stephan Lopez Law Firm LLC Launched

Opened private practice.

2014 – Present, Contract Attorney

Fraternal Order of Police Florida State Labor Council.

Providing Legal Services to Sworn and Non Sworn Police Personnel.

2012 – 2015 , Senior Litigation Associate

Reyes Law Group.

2009 – 2011, Assistant State Attorney

Miami Dade County State Attorney’s Office.

• Prosecuting 2nd and 3rd Degree felonies and some 1st Degree felonies.
• Prosecuting habitual offenders, habitual violent felony offenders and violent career criminals.
• Making filing recommendations.
• Drafting motions, pleadings.
• Arguing pre-trial motions.
• Conducting legal research.
• Filing discovery.
• Conducting Pre-file conferences with victims and witnesses.
• Trying felony, Juvenile and misdemeanor cases.

2002 – 2006, Violent Crimes Detective

Seminole Police Department.

Investigated Homicides, Sex Crimes, Robberies, and all violent felonies.
Supervised Field Training Program.
Member of the Emergency Response Team.

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“I can’t stand by and watch injustice.”

– Stephan Lopez