Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a San Francisco County, Alameda County, and San Mateo 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 levels. The firm also defends individuals before administrative and regulatory agencies.
The 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, Esq., an experienced trial attorney with over 30 years of criminal litigation experience. Mr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of 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.
The firm has a team of attorneys at your disposal working collaboratively 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 and serves as a member for the Alameda County Criminal Appointed Attorney Program and the San Mateo County Private Defender’s Program. Senior attorney Jason T. Campbell is a University of Hastings, College of Law alumnus and has worked with the firm for over ten years. Mr. Campbell has worked with the firm for over ten years and has spent the better part of the last decade representing clients on habeas corpus, as well as being responsible for the renowned California Habeas Handbook 2.0. 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, and served as co-counsel for the firm’s most recent murder trials. 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’s newest associate, Kate O. Bredenberg, is new to her position, but not new to the firm as she previously served as a Summer Clerk, and then as a post-bar law clerk where she assisted attorneys in drafting motions, reviewing discovery, and attending court proceedings.
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.