Yuba City, California Criminal Lawyers

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James Roy Dickinson
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(530) 487-3979 1110 Civic Center Boulevard
Suite 106-G
Yuba City, CA 95993
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Service. Integrity. Skill.

James R. Dickinson, Attorney at Law believes practicing law is a calling. Mr. Dickinson is committed to daily fulfilling the motto: “Service. Integrity. Skill.” James R. Dickinson, Attorney at Law provides services in the following areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense & Driving Under The Influence (DUI), Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Probate, and Personal Injury.

Mr. Dickinson is a gifted litigator. In 2016, he was named one of National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40.” Mr. Dickinson cares for his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the results they seek. In 2018, he was included in American...
Benjamin Scarfe
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(530) 342-7755 855 Harter Parkway #260
Yuba City, CA 95993
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
CAL Northern School of Law
RECENT JURY AND COURT TRIAL SUCCESSES* DUI Jury Trial--Hung Jury, 0.01 DUI Probation (court trial), 0.05 DUI-THC, Opiates, gore point violation, drifting: Hung Jury 6-6 case dismissed, .22 DUI Hung Jury 6-6 case dismissed, .20 DUI Hung Jury 11-1 case dismissed, .20 DUI Stipulated Acquittal; set aside DMV, PC 148 Resting Arrest: Not Guilty, PC 242 Battery Not Guilty. *THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE...
Matthew Clinton Smith
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(530) 822-9500 500 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal and Personal Injury
Dedicated lawyer who fights for his clients in and out of the courtroom.
Sarbdeep Atwal
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(530) 682-5970 335 Teegarden Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal, Immigration and Nursing Home
Trinity Law School
Attorney Sarbdeep Atwal received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Risk Management at the California State University of Sacramento. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Trinity Law School –the California Campus and satellite location of Trinity International University. While he was in law school, he had the opportunity to study abroad, which allowed him to explore International Human Rights Law within the United Nations collective of Eastern Countries. This experience enabled him to develop a passion for immigration and criminal law. In 2010, Attorney Atwal was admitted to the California Bar. From this point on, he began working...
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(530) 671-4337 1139 Gray Ave
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(530) 822-7331 446 2nd St
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(530) 822-7330 446 2nd St
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal and DUI
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(530) 822-9500 500 2nd St
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(530) 674-2580 1408 Live Oak Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
CAL Northern School of Law
Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(530) 822-9500 500 2nd St
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
Richard Alexander Thomas
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Marysville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(530) 742-1312 322 1st St
Marysville, CA 95901
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Lincoln Law School
Experienced litigator in both Yuba and Sutter Counties practicing primarily in family and criminal courts.
David R Lane
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Marysville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(530) 742-7371 1129 D St.
Marysville, CA 95901
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Marysville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(530) 749-7770 215 5th St
Marysville, CA 95901
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Marysville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(530) 749-8766 613 D St
Marysville, CA 95901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Marysville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(530) 742-3233 1101 D St
Marysville, CA 95901
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga Univ School of Law
Joshua Kaizuka
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(916) 706-0678 2530 J Street, Ste 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
With over a decade of legal experience, Joshua Kaizuka started as a Deputy Public Defender in Yolo County, then a few years as civil rights attorney, and back to criminal defense as a private attorney. He has vigorously and successfully represented well over a thousand clients in adult and juvenile criminal defense cases from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials. His criminal defense work as a private criminal defense attorney for the past four years include a significant number of DUI cases, as well as many cases where clients are accused of...
Jason Robert Holley
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(916) 956-2876 2150 River Plaza Drive
Suite 164
Sacramento, CA 95833
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
What separates an excellent criminal defense attorney from the rest? The answer is simple, experience. Attorney Robert M. Holley has fought relentlessly for the rights of the accused for over 44 years. Notable cases include: Lynette Fromme (charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975), BALCO (Barry Bonds Steroid Scandal) and numerous others.

Attorney Robert M. Holley was a Federal Public Defender in Sacramento for 17 years and is certified to practice law in both Federal and State Courts. He was a professor of Trial Advocacy at University of California, Davis, School of law. He is currently writing...
Mark H. Sollitt
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
915 Highland Pointe Dr
Ste 250
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Mark Sollitt has been a specialist DUI and criminal defense attorney since 1994 and is licensed by the State Bar of California. He serves clients in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Yolo County, and San Joaquin Counties.

Mark Sollitt will aggressively litigate all issues that might lead to you avoiding a conviction. All defenses will be considered. Every attempt to reduce penalties will be taken. He will prepare your case, thoroughly investigate any evidence, and represent you in court.

He is dedicated to protecting the freedom, reputation, and constitutional rights of each of his clients. Schedule a consultation now.
Matthew Stevan Luzaich
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(530) 809-1752 2540 Esplanade Ste 11
Chico, CA 95973
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
The Law Offices of Matthew S. Luzaich is a Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm located in Chico, CA. It defends criminal cases in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba. It provides a free legal consultation with a local Chico criminal defense lawyer.
David Gregory Cohen
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(530) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
David G. Cohen founded the Cohen Defense Group in 2017 with the retirement of noted Placer County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Mark A. Berg. David had joined the Law Offices of Mark A. Berg in 1996. Mr. Cohen is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization and has been involved in representing defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases in California for over 20 years. His current caseload in the firm includes felony cases, “three strike” cases, drug crimes, and homicides. Moreover, Mr. Cohen is the firm’s primary attorney driving under the influence cases...
Susan Marie Hearne
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(530) 580-8529 2068 Talbert Dr. Suite 300
Chico, CA 95928
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Chapman University and California State University - Chico
Lead Attorney Susan Hearne was a Peace Officer for the State of California for over 25 years, a Probation Officer in Riverside County, and a Deputy District Attorney in Butte County. She trained police officers and teaches at the local college. If you need a Butte County, Glenn County or Chico DUI attorney, call us.
D. Michael Phillips
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Roseville , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 978-0186 2408 Professional Dr.
Roseville , CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."

At the Phillips Law Offices, we represent real people, not claim numbers. Unlike some firms that represent both insurance companies and individuals, we represent only individuals and families. That's because we are always on your side, not just when it's in our interest.

Injury Law for the 21st century: Traditionally, a call to a lawyer meant making an appointment, driving to an office to meet in person, parking and waiting just to ask a few questions or sign papers. Today’s internet-connected consumers are no longer satisfied with face-to-face meetings as the sole way of doing business....
Christopher Parkhurst
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(916) 277-8299 3017 Douglas Blvd. #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Mr. Parkhurst earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He graduated from U.C. Davis with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Education. He became licensed to practice law in 1999. A skilled negotiator and private criminal practitioner, Mr, Parkhurst has defended hundreds of clients charged with crimes from misdemeanors to serious felonies in more than 30 of California's 58 counties. He is licensed to practice in all State courts and the United States District Court Northern and Eastern districts of California. He has obtained dismissals...
Kresta Nora Daly
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(916) 440-8600 431 I Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific
My clients receive an aggressive defense that only years of courtroom experience can deliver. No matter how challenging a client's case is, they can rest assured they have a powerful ally on their side. Increasingly individuals and businesses find themselves in contact with government agencies like the FBI or IRS. The consequences can be devastating, personally, professionally and financially. The government can and does form the wrong impression of targets and subjects. Correcting the government's impression requires an attorney’s involvement. Successful , self-made people have accomplished much on their own. Unfortunately, many of these useful business...
Derek J. King
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(916) 749-6445 2100 21st Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95818
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. King began his legal career with the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office as a California State Bar Certified Law Student. He has defended juveniles during Sacramento County Juvenile Court detention hearings, assisted psychiatric patients placed on Conservatorship holds, and represented in-custody and out-of-custody clients during Sacramento Superior Court misdemeanor arraignments. Mr. King twice earned academic honors for his internship work at the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office. After graduation, Mr. King served as a Law Clerk and Deputy District Attorney in Del Norte County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. King...
Andrew Holley
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(530) 715-2300 30 Independence Circle
Suite 400
Chico, CA 95973
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
I studied law at Santa Clara University, an accredited, nationally ranked law school. While there I volunteered at a free immigration clinic in San Jose. I trained for three years in San Francisco with an immigration attorney who has over 30 years of experience. He trained me on court procedure and interview techniques and how to prepare clients for tough questions. I moved to downtown Los Angeles where I worked for a large immigration law firm. When I came to Chico I handled criminal defense cases for a busy law firm while starting my immigration law firm....
Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(916) 498-9473 455 Capitol Mall
#305
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Joe J. Vandervoort
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Dui ONLY. Lawyer in Chico 43+ years. www.california-dui-lawyers.org designates as "SPECIALIST" member.Avvo.com rates "SUPERB"(go there to rate any lawyer in USA).www.duiking.com.1339 esplanade, Chico 530-342-2858..www.duiking.com FREE consultation one hour.Credentials at web sites above or www.AVVO.com which objectively rates every lawyer in the USA even if they do not want to be rated. Vandervoort has top superb "10" rating. Email: duiking@duiking.com
John-Paul Brennan
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 498-1776 901 H St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ohio Northern U Claude W Pettit COL
Established in 2005, my practice is devoted solely to criminal defense and fighting for my clients. My clients are treated with respect and their cases are given the attention they deserve. I pride myself in communicating with my clients and provide them with aggressive representation. If you need help, please call for a free consultation. If you decide to retain my services, I will fight equally hard for you regardless of whether you are facing a traffic citation, misdemeanor or a felony. Your case will receive the investigation and attention it needs. I started off...
Susan Gail Cohen
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(916) 925-1249 2020 Hurley Way
Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95825
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Susan Cohen graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law. She is located in Sacramento County. She also accepts cases in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Peninsula, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County and Napa County. Her practice experience includes Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Property Division. She accepts Domestic Violence, and Civil Harassment cases. She also practices in the area of Employment Law, including Discrimination on account of race, sex, sexual harassment, racial harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, ...
Maria Amaya
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(530) 897-3700 383 Connors Court, Suite E
Chico, CA 95926
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
CAL Northern School of Law
EXPERIENCE Prior to earning my Juris Doctor Degree I worked as a Paralegal for numerous Law Firms in Chico, Yuba City, Monterey and Santa Cruz, California. In the 15 years employed as a Paralegal I acquired extensive experience in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Personal Injury, Family Law, and Workers Compensation, under the direct supervision of highly skilled attorneys. In 2002 I was hired as an Associate Attorney with Law Offices of Matthew E. Williamson, a Firm based in Monterey and Pebble Beach, California. In 2003 I became a full partner of the Chico based office, and in 2004...
Michelle Trigger
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(916) 787-0260 2007 Opportunity Drive
Suite 12
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michelle Trigger is the owner/attorney of Trigger Law Office, located in Roseville, CA. Ms. Trigger's practice focuses on criminal defense and family law matters, including representation on all misdemeanor and felony offenses, divorce, child custody and visitation, and restraining orders. Ms. Trigger primarily serves Placer and Sacramento counties, but will accept matters in El Dorado, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Lake, and most bay area counties on a case-by-case basis.

Ms. Trigger's primary talent is in the court room, as she is a zealous advocate in all motions and hearings, and never afraid to take a matter to trial.
Dionne Choyce
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(916) 449-9910 980 9th Street
#16
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
The Choyce Law Firm- Sacramento DUI Lawyer Dionne Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA). After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorneyâs Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as...
Michael Thomas Lynch
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(530) 886-4006 1223 High Street Ste B6
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Employment
Empire School of Law
I am Michael Thomas Lynch, Attorney at Law. For years, individuals across the region have turned to my law firm for help when they get arrested and need a criminal defense attorney or when they need civil litigation assistance. Bar Admissions: California, 2005 Education: Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California J.D. - 2004 Major: Litigation, Evidence, Trial. Humboldt State University, Arcata, California B.A. - 1986 Major: Zoology Professional Associations and Memberships: California State Bar, Placer...
Mr. William Gordon Walker III
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Nevada City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(530) 478-0675 547 Uren Street
P. O. Box 1127
Nevada City, CA 95959
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Bill came to Nevada City in 1983 to join the Nevada County Public Defendner's office at a time when he was the youngest attorney ever to practice in the county. He was the attorney for that office in Truckee Court for several years, while practicing Juvenile Law and Misdemeanor defense in Nevada City's Court. For most of his nearly 21 years in the Public Defendner's office, Bill handled the most serious and complicated felony cases, and help train and mentor some of the other attorneys in the office. Bill retired from the office in 2004, to pursue...
Clemente Montano Jimenez
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(916) 443-8055 431 I Street
Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been practicing criminal defense for over 16 years. During that time, it has become clear that there is a tremendous need for immigration attorneys that are well-versed in the area of criminal law. I have substantial experience in both federal and state (county) courts, having defended clients accused of all types of offenses: federal drug trafficking, homicide, manslaughter, sex offenses, drug charges, gang offenses, three strikes, DUIs, robbery, burglary, misdemeanors, juvenile offenses, and more... I am a trial attorney. That means if you need to take your case to trial to safeguard your rights, you...
Michael Wayne Cooper
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Paradise, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(530) 877-1383 9001 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law: I provide a complete range of estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, veterans pension and Medi-Cal eligibility services. I work with clients to create and implement an estate plan specifically designed with them in mind, including their family, their business, their property and their personal wishes. This includes preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney for Asset Management. Family Law: I have over 30 years of experience in family law. Besides being a highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable family lawyer, I am personally and professionally sensitive to the concerns...
Lance Daniel
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(916) 444-1400 1107 2nd St Suite 330
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Experienced, dedicated, and determined Sacramento DUI attorney.
Steve Schofield
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 277-8299 3017 Douglas Blvd #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Steven Schofield is a rising star among DUI attorneys and criminal defense attorneys in Sacramento and the surrounding areas with multiple recent trial victories. If you are in need of an experienced and fearless DUI attorney or criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento and the surrounding areas you should meet Steve Schofield.
Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(916) 698-6863 2041 Hallmark Dr. Suite 10
Sacramento, CA 95825
Criminal and Immigration
Keio University Graduate School, University of California, Davis, School of Law and Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Attorney Lisa Kobayashi represents various clients from numerous countries in immigration and criminal related matters. Her focus and passion is in practicing cutting edge immigration law nationwide. Lisa is experienced in immigration hardship waivers, deportation defense in immigration court, criminal post-conviction relief, naturalization, adjustment of status, family- and employment-based Green Card petitions for permanent residency, visas, federal court litigation, and other various matters. She will guide you each step of the way through your journey.
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