If you are looking for experienced criminal defense attorneys for you or a loved one out of San Mateo County, the knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC are here to help. Our team has, collectively, over four decades of experience litigating exclusively criminal matters including fraud, drug crimes, computer crimes, murder cases, white collar crimes, and post-conviction relief. Firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq. and his team of attorneys represent clients facing state and federal charges in various counties throughout the Bay Area and California, including San Mateo County.

San Mateo County houses two courthouses that hear criminal matters in Redwood City (Southern Branch) and South San Francisco (Northern Branch). Though Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a San Francisco and Alameda County-based firm, we regularly handle matters out of San Mateo County Superior Court for charges originating out of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside.

Firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq., is an experienced Bay Area criminal defense attorney. He has tried over 75 federal and state criminal cases to juries, and briefed and argued more than 60 federal and state direct appeals, more than 25 habeas corpus petitions, and well over 100 writs. He has experience working with both major law firms and with the government.

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC regularly handles approximately 70 to 80 criminal cases at any one time. Mr. Cohen serves as lead counsel on each case; one of the associates or of counsel are generally assigned to serve as second chair. Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is comprised of firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq., and four full-time associates: Jason T. Campbell, Alexander P. Guilmartin, Clint C. Christoffersen, and Brenly L. Pereira, two highly experienced of counsel criminal defense attorneys, three administrative staff members, including an office manager, legal secretary, and legal/administrative assistant, as well as an experienced legal marketing and management consultant.

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. Our office offers free initial consultations as well as a variety of flexible payment methods. The firm has a proven record of success and is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for every client.

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