Andrei F. Lapine, Esq.

Experienced attorney Andrei F. Lapine is an honest and hard-working associate attorney at Wallin & Klarich. Our clients hire Mr. Lapine because they know his passion for criminal law and ability to obtain outstanding results in court.

As a skilled criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lapine has successfully defended hundreds of our clients facing criminal charges ranging from DUI to serious felonies. He frequently represents clients in matters involving juvenile crimes, restraining orders and DMV hearings.

Why Andrei Lapine Became an Attorney

Mr. Lapine developed his passion for criminal law when he was a teenager as he watched his father help people in need as a criminal defense attorney in New York.

“I was able to sit second chair with my father prior to going to law school, and that assured me that criminal law was something I was cut out to do,” Mr. Lapine said. “I strive for every client to know that I worked hard for them and did everything possible to get them the best result in their case.”

Just One Example of How Andrei Lapine Can Help You with Your Case

For Mr. Lapine, the true satisfaction comes when he gets a dismissal of all charges for his clients. He said his most gratifying recent case victory came when he was able to get felony child abuse charges against a client completely dismissed.

The client’s son said that he sustained a rib injury when our client beat him and kicked him. Mr. Lapine subpoenaed CPS records through the juvenile court that uncovered interviews in which the son told a different story on how he was injured. It turned out the client’s ex-wife made their child fabricate the story in order to get the upper hand in a child custody dispute.

Call Andrei Lapine at Wallin & Klarich Today

“Andrei Lapine is a tremendous advocate for our clients,” Wallin & Klarich Senior Partner Paul Wallin said. “He will ensure our clients are fully represented and expertly defended and will provide the aggressive representation needed when our clients are facing criminal charges.”

Call Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 to speak to Mr. Lapine or any of our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys.


Title: Associate Attorney

Serving Clients: Riverside County, San Bernardino County

Practice: Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, DMV hearings, Child Dependency, Theft Crimes, Drug Crimes, Assault and Battery, Weapons Charges, Misdemeanors, Felonies


  • College of Charleston, B.A. History
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

Member of:

  • The State Bar of California: #246861
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts:

  • All California State Courts



“I was charged with being drunk in public in San Bernardino County and was highly concerned because I am under 21 and a conviction would have resulted in a one-year suspension of my driver’s license. I hired the law office of Wallin & Klarich to represent me in court. Attorney Andrei Lapine handled my case and he was able to get the charges completely dismissed. I avoided a criminal conviction and the suspension of my driver’s license. If you are charged with a crime in Southern California then you would be wise to hire the law offices of Wallin & Klarich to handle your case.”


“My son was falsely accused of indecent exposure. The accusations were brought about in an attempt for my girlfriend’s ex-husband to gain full custody of her kids. Even though the District Attorney had rejected to file formal charges, my son was still going to be listed on the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). This was all devastating to my family and the listing could have potentially ruined my son’s life.

We hired Wallin & Klarich and Andrei Lapine represented us at the CACI hearing. Thanks to Andrei F. Lapine’s dedication and knowledge of the law we won the hearing, and my son will not be listed as a child abuser. Although charges were never filed, there was still a police report and record of arrest, which could be viewed through a background check. We did not want this incident to hinder him in the future by having to explain this arrest, so Mr. Lapine filed a motion to seal & destroy the arrest records. It was granted.

We are thankful to Andrei for everything he has done in my son’s case and I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone who needs help in their legal matters.”


“I was being charged with eight felony counts of burglary and grand theft. The initial offer from the District Attorney was one year in county jail. My attorney, Andrei Lapine, was able to work out a great deal. The felony charges were dismissed and I pled to a misdemeanor charge with no jail time and a $200 fine. Attorney Lapine did a great job and he worked very hard to get the best deal possible for my case and I would refer him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone in need of caring and hardworking attorneys.”


“I am a commercial driver and received a speeding ticket in my commercial vehicle. I was at risk of having to down grade from a commercial license to a class C license. I hired Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei F. Lapine to represent me and help me keep my commercial license so that I may continue to work and support my family.

My appearance at the court trial was not required. Attorney Lapine was present and handled the court trial hearing for me. Attorney Lapine was able to negotiate my speeding charge to a lesser charge that would allow me to keep my commercial license.

I am thankful to Andrei, as his hard work and great skills helped me keep my livelihood. If I were ever in need of an attorney, Wallin & Klarich and Andrei Lapine will be the first phone call I make.”

-Jerry J.

“I got a DUI and was on active military duty. I live and travel out of state a lot and therefore needed someone to appear for me and take care of this matter. I hired Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei F. Lapine to handle my case and I didn’t have to be present at all, which saved me tons of time and money.

Attorney Lapine and Wallin & Klarich did a great job in handling this matter for me without me having to be present in court. I would recommend Andrei Lapine and Wallin & Klarich to anyone in need of a hardworking attorney.”


“I got pulled over for speeding and was arrested for a DUI. My blood test results came back as .08, but my Attorney Andrei Lapine recommended that I hire a forensic expert to conduct a blood split, which I did, and my blood results came back lower than .08. Due to these results, the DA offered me a wet reckless and this saved me from a DUI conviction, higher fees and a longer DUI program. I was satisfied by the services and appreciated the hard and timely work given by Attorney Lapine. I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to my friends and family.”


“I was in a state of shock when I was arrested for attempted battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. I knew I was innocent of these crimes and knew that I needed to find the right criminal defense attorney to help me fight my case. I wasn’t comfortable with the first attorney I met but I knew immediately that I was in good hands after meeting with Attorney Andrei Lapine from Wallin & Klarich. I knew Mr. Lapine believed in me and my case and would fight the charges to the bitter end. Mr. Lapine pushed my case to the day of trial and that is when the District Attorney dismissed all of the charges against me. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for standing by me. I would recommend your services to anybody facing criminal charges in Southern California.”


“I was devastated when police served a search warrant at my home and seized my computers and arrested me for a felony sex crime. I found the law offices of Wallin & Klarich on the Internet and immediately made an appointment to meet with Attorney Andrei Lapine. Mr. Lapine listened to my side of the story and I was convinced I hired the right firm after meeting with him. When the case got to court, the District Attorney’s offer was to plead guilty to a felony, serve one year in county jail and to register as a sex offender. Mr. Lapine was persistent in his negotiations with the D.A. and was able to convince them to drop my case to a misdemeanor with no jail time and no registration. I was overjoyed with the result and I want to sincerely thank Wallin & Klarich for all of their time and effort on my case.”


“I am writing this letter to tell that one of your lawyers did a great job. This was a petty theft case for my husband which was taken care of by Andrei Lapine. The whole case was dismissed. Now my husband doesn’t have any criminal record and we can keep forward with our Canadian immigration case. Me and my husband feel very grateful and appreciate the job Andrei did.

I should add that, unlike other lawyers, Mr. Andrei Lapine and his assistant were always available on the phone and were answering all my questions. After this type of experience I got a lesson that the best thing is to deal with a big and well-known agency than with a small, one-person company.”


“I was arrested and charged with transportation of marijuana. Thanks to Attorney Andrei Lapine’s  knowledge and dedication, it was reduced to a disturbing the peace. The marijuana charge, if convicted, would have had severe consequences on any future employment opportunities. Therefore, I am thankful to Andrei for everything he has done in my case and I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone who needs help in their legal matters.”


“I was arrested and charged with three DUI cases in California all within about one calendar year. I hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei Lapine handled all of my cases at the DMV. I am happy to say that Mr. Lapine was able to win all three DMV cases for me! Retaining Wallin & Klarich to handle my legal issues was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I would highly recommend their services to anyone facing DUI charges in Southern California.”