About the Bay Area Criminal Lawyers Team

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a San Francisco  and Alameda County based law firm representing clients throughout the state of California, specializing in the defense of state and federal criminal cases. The firm handles cases at the trial and appellate level. The firm also defends individuals before administrative and regulatory agencies.

David J. Cohen - Bay Area Criminal LawyersThe firm has handled criminal matters involving narcotics, violent crimes, sex offenses, weapons offenses, driving under the influence, domestic violence defense, juvenile law, criminal tax violations, violations of the federal food and drug laws, Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE), mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, federal securities violations, insider trading, and computer crimes. Our clients have included doctors, bank vice presidents, small business owners, corporate executives, college professors, engineers, attorneys, and teachers.

The founder of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is David J. Cohen, an experienced trial attorney with over 27 years of criminal litigation experience. Mr. Cohen is a graduate of the University Chicago Law School and a former federal public defender. He has extensive experience both in the government and with major law firms.

Mr. Cohen has tried over 45 federal and state criminal cases to juries, and briefed and argued more than 60 federal and state criminal appeals. He has defended criminal cases, state and federal, large and small, first as a federal public defender in San Diego, California, then as a partner in firms he has founded and managed. He has won cases and appeals in courts throughout California.

Cherie Wallace and Michael PellegriniThe firm has a team of attorneys at your disposal working as a team in the zealous advocacy of your defense. Senior attorney, of counsel, Cherie R. Wallace, graduated from the University of San Francisco Law School, earning several awards for exceptional advocacy. Ms. Wallace has worked with the firm for more than a decade. Associate attorney Alex P. Guilmartin has been a member  of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC more than five years, graduating from the University of Hastings, College of Law, cum laude. Associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen also graduated from the University of Hastings, College of law, cum laude, and brings experience from his judicial fellowship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as well as his work externing  at the California Supreme Court.

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality of legal representation while maintaining close client contact and emphasizing a strong sensitivity to containing legal costs. The firm has a proven record of success and is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for every client.