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Paul Leonidas Lin

Criminal Law Specialist
Certified by The State Bar of California

Paul Leonidas Lin is an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices primarily in Riverside and San Bernardino. Unlike some “jack-of-all-trades” attorneys who divide their time amongst several different areas of law, Mr. Lin is a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by The State Bar of California. You can rest assured knowing that Mr. Lin will be focusing on “what to do” with your case, rather than “how to do it.”

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

While in law school, Mr. Lin was a Certified Law Clerk at the District Attorney’s Offices in both Riverside and then San Bernardino. There, he prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. After passing the bar, Mr. Lin took everything he learned and began his private criminal practice where he began by accepting court appointed cases with in Riverside County. There, Mr. Lin represented hundreds of accused indigent men and women, which whom the Public Defender’s Office has a legal conflict of interest and can no longer represent them.


Having defended over 1,200 cases, Mr. Lin has a keen sense on how to get results. In fact, he has handled all stages of a criminal proceeding from pre-filing and arraignment all the way to trials, appeals, and post-sentencing. More importantly, as a local Inland Empire attorney Mr. Lin has earned the respect and admiration of his peers, prosecutors, and judges.


To say he has a passion for criminal justice would be a masterpiece of an understatement. Indeed, Mr. Lin’s zealous representation and dedication to his clients is unrivaled. If you are being accused of a crime, contact us today for a free consultation.

Professional Associations

Riverside County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Secretary, 2020 - Present

  • Founding Member, 2020

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board Member, 2022 - Present

  • Member, 2017 - Present

California Public Defenders Association
  • Member, 2015 - Present

Riverside County Bar Association
  • Board Member, 2019 - 2020

  • Member, 2012 - Present

Riverside County Barristers Association
  • Immediate Past President, 2020 - 2021

  • President, 2019 - 2020

  • President-Elect, 2018 - 2019

  • Member-at-Large, 2017 - 2018

  • Member, 2015 - Present

Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire
  • Immediate Past President, 2019 - 2020

  • President, 2018 - 2019

  • President-Elect, 2017 - 2018

  • Treasurer, 2016 - 2017

  • Member, 2015 - Present

San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member, 2015 - Present

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