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"For anyone sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, their parole hearing is the most important date of their life.

Having an experienced parole attorney who cares about their clients can be the difference between a grant or denial of parole." 

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Steve Napolitano, Esq.


Steve Napolitano has represented hundreds of private and public clients as a California State Appointed Attorney before the Board of Parole Hearings with a high rate of success.

Steve specializes in representing "lifer" inmates and his practice is focused only on parole suitability hearings. 

Steve prepares his clients for success through regular attorney/client meetings to review:

  • The client's criminal record and/or life crime

  • How to prepare for a comprehensive risk assessment

  • The client's discipline and programming history

  • How to prepare parole and relapse prevention plans

  • How to answer questions and pitfalls to avoid

Steve knows what the Board of Parole Hearing Commissioners are looking for and how to protect inmate rights. Through his unique set of skills and experience, Steve understands what works with decisionmakers and what doesn't.


Steve works with each of his clients individually and gives them an honest assessment of their chances and how to improve them. If you, or someone you know needs parole suitability representation, contact us for a consultation.

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About Steve: Attorney | Advisor | Adjudicator | Mayor

Steve Napolitano has over twenty years of experience as a licensed attorney in good standing with the California Bar. 

In addition to his parole work, Steve is currently serving his fifth term as Mayor/City Councilmember for the City of Manhattan Beach. Prior to that, he served as Senior Deputy to L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe and has served as an advisor to several other elected officials as well. In all, Steve has more than 30 years of experience in law and local government with a long track record of success. 

Steve is also a highly trained Administrative Hearing Officer for city, county and state agencies throughout California. He's adjudicated thousands of administrative hearings, applying the law to the facts of each case and weighing all evidence before making a decision. Steve knows what decision-makers want because he's got extensive experience being one.

Steve was born and raised in Manhattan Beach. He attended local schools and graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Loyola Marymount University and a law degree from Loyola Law.

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How We Help Our Clients

We Provide the Following Services at Affordable Rates:

Parole Consultation  $950

A parole consultation includes a comprehensive review of the inmate's file, including their criminal record, discipline record, programming, chronos, past hearing results (if any), comprehensive risk assessements, education upgrades, vocation upgrades, and other factors that the Board will evaluate to determine suitability for parole. Inmate files are typically more than a thousand pages long.

Parole Hearing  $4,500

Parole hearing services include all the services provided for parole consultations, plus much more: a minimum of three meetings with the inmate to help them prepare themselves and their documents for their parole hearing and representing the inmate at their parole hearing.

En Banc & Recission Hearings 

Sometimes hearings will end in a tie between the Board Commissioners or a grant will be sent to the full Board by the Governor for review. This is called an En Banc review. At these hearings, testimony is limited to 2 minutes a person, so it's important for an inmate to submit a written response and address any issues or concerns.

 Napolitano Law & Counsel


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