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Randy Sue Pollock has dedicated over 40 years to defending people who are accused of committing a crime.  Her competence and adherence to legal ethics has earned her the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and she was named One of the Top Attorneys of 2011 by the San Francisco Recorder News.  Ms. Pollock is also listed in Super Lawyers.

The office’s criminal defense practice encompasses a wide variety of criminal matters, ranging from state court misdemeanors and felonies to complex federal narcotics trafficking cases and white collar offenses.  In addition to our trial work, we also handle post-conviction proceedings, such as expungements and motions to seal arrest records. Our clientele has included both individual and corporate defendants charged with various offenses such as money laundering, mail fraud, health care fraud, sex offenses, bankruptcy and bank fraud, import-export violations, and income tax evasion. Whether handling a multi-million dollar fraud case or a driving under the influence charge, we go about our case preparation the same way.

Our approach to criminal defense is multi-faceted, and we often retain the services of outside experts, investigators, and other consultants to help develop defense strategies and to prepare the case for trial. We also believe in an aggressive use of pretrial motions in order to help clarify issues, limit evidence, and eliminate baseless charges. Finally, even while preparing a case for trial, we believe it is important to never lose focus of sentencing issues which, in many cases, are the most important consideration in the entire case.  For this reason, we believe that frequent settlement discussions are a vital component of any comprehensive defense strategy.   At the same time, we subscribe to the philosophy that the best way to obtain a favorable settlement for our clients is by thoroughly preparing each case for trial.

Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the most stressful events which can happen in a person’s life. Even a minor criminal case may trigger serious and worrisome questions like: Will I go to jail? Will I lose my job? Will I lose my drivers license? Will this arrest stay on my record? How will this affect my immigration status? Will I have to report this incident on my college application? One of our primary jobs as your attorney is to educate you about both the legal and practical risks and consequences presented in each case, alleviating unnecessary anxieties.

Of course, every criminal case contains an element of uncertainty; our job is to help make sense of those uncertainties so that our clients can make the most informed decision possible about how to proceed in their individual situation.  We are experienced in a variety "quasi-criminal" matters, including those involving civil forfeitures, DMV license suspensions, school expulsions, and professional license revocations or suspensions. We call these cases "quasi-criminal" because, although not criminal in the legal sense, they often involve serious and long-term deprivations of liberty.  In fact, often these types of court and administrative law cases carry consequences which have a far greater impact on people’s day-to-day lives than criminal cases. For this reason, we approach these quasi-criminal matters with the same degree of urgency as we would a criminal case.

Our office is respected by the judges and prosecutors in the counties in which I practice which results in the most favorable results for my clients.

Contact Law Offices of Randy Sue Pollock today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • White collar crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Computer/Internet Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drunk Driving
  • Tax and Forfeiture Offenses
  • Intellectual Property Offenses
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Securities, Wire Fraud and Other Financial Matters

Call the Law Offices of Randy Sue Pollock today at 510-763-9967 to arrange your free initial consultation.


Attorney Profile

Attorney Randy Sue Pollock


  • California, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern
  • Central and Southern Districts of California 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1974
  • University of California, Berkeley Class, 1971, A.B. 
    • Honors: cum laude


  • American Jewish Committee (Board of Governors, SF Chapter, 1993-present)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (1976-present)
  • Federal Bar Association (2013-present)            
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (1988-present)
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (lifetime member; member of Legal Committee)
  • Northern California Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (1992-present)
  • Northern District Criminal Justice Act Panel (1989-present)
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee, 2013-present
  • United States District Court, Rules and Practice Committee, 2014-present
  • Women Attorney’s Advocacy Project Group, 2014-present


  • Named one of the Best Statewide Attorneys of the Year 2011 by the Recorder Journal
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2001-present
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2012-present
  • Super Lawyers 2012-2016

Speaking Engagements:

  • NORML 2006, Key West Conference: Fee Retainers
  • NORML 2009, Key West Conference: Preparing for Sentencing
  • NORML 2014, Key West Conference: Sentencing in Federal and State Courts

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