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We are criminal defense attorneys who help adults accused of crimes in San Luis Obispo County protect themselves and their futures.

At the Stein-Conaway Law Firm, P.C., we will use our 60+ years of battle-tested criminal defense experience to provide you with strong, committed, and compassionate legal representation.

Our Practice Areas

Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
Other Alcohol Related Charges
Driver License Suspensions
Post Conviction Relief
Crimes Of Violence
Property Theft & Embezzlement
White Collar Crimes
Environmental Crimes
And Other Crimes Charged In San Luis Obispo Superior Court
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Women Lawyers
Association of 
San Luis Obispo County

Kara Stein-Conaway



San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

Kara Stein-Conaway



San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

Jeff Stein

(2003 - 2004)

"Absolutely phenomenal representation with 100% compassion. Do not hesitate to call. Thank you Kara!"

Shawn C.

Our Approach To Each Case

This is how we get great results for our clients.

Clear Communication

First, we listen to our clients’ specific fears, hopes, and concerns.

By asking questions and carefully listening, we obtain important information that we use in the defense of our clients.

Ongoing Education

We have come to learn that people are most fearful of the unknown.

One of our responsibilities is to educate our clients about the criminal justice system and the legal process.

Understanding the process, including knowing what comes next, and always being kept up-to-date with case developments, helps ease the stress for many of our clients.

Skillful Case Development

We create a tailored plan for each of our clients.

Depending on the case, the case development plan can include, but is not limited to, conducting legal research, utilizing private investigators, analyzing the prosecution’s evidentiary materials, consulting with attorneys in other legal specialty areas, and working with expert witnesses.

Aggressive Advocacy

We use the information assembled in the case development stage, to advocate passionately and strategically for our clients.

This advocacy can occur in pre-filing negotiations with the prosecutors, in motions submitted to the court, or in trial, depending upon each client’s needs and goals.

Gain An Advantage

There are advantages in hiring us to represent you.

Take Your Power Back

We have the skills and experience to harness the legal power you have and use it to your benift.

Do you find yourself laying awake in bed, staring at the ceiling thinking about your legal problem? Are you up for hours wondering how all this is going to turn out?


You might find yourself asking questions like:

  • What if my employer finds out?

  • Is this going to affect my professional license?

  • What's going to happen to my driver's license?

  • How is this going to affect my family?

  • How much is all this going to cost me?

  • Will I have to go to jail?

Has the stress spilled over into other areas of your life, like personal relationships, and your performance at work? 

Our clients come to us feeling like they have little control, or influence, over the legal situation they find themselves in. They are fearful of what the future might hold.


We understand that you want this legal situation behind you as quickly and painlessly as possible. We want that for you as well.


Contact our office today and we can help you get things back on track. We can harness the legal power you have so you can move through your legal problem and into a better place.

Meet The Attorneys

Strong, committed, and compassionate legal representation.

As a team we were in Zurich in 2016 to take a step back and make plans to start our busine

Your Free Consultation

Request a free consultation

by calling our office at 805.748.5243 or click the button below

We offer consultations free of charge so that we can help you in this difficult time.

Many of our past clients have told us that they knew they wanted us to represent them during their consultation with us. 

We believe you'll feel that way too.

Time is a critical element in the legal process


Waiting to take action on your case can potentially create unnecessary complications and disadvantages.
The time to create your legal strategy is now.

Call our office today (805.748.5243) or click the button below to schedule a free consultation.

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