"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." 

Parole Suitability Attorney


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.



Attorney | Advisor | Mayor | Legislator | Adjudicator

Steve Napolitano, Esq.

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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