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If you or a loved one face criminal charges, it may be one of the most stressful periods of your life. Your freedom, reputation, career and financial security can all be on the line. When this happens, you should not address these charges alone.

Attorney Philip A. Schnayerson can provide the help you need towards a better outcome. Philip Schnayerson has over three decades of criminal law experience. He understands California’s criminal justice system, the courts and how to form a strong defense. Even if you face minor charges, we recommend working with a defense attorney. The legal system is complex, and a small mistake could have a significant impact on your life.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Charges
  • Drunk Driving
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes

Call 510-871-0800 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Philip A. Schnayerson

For over 25 years, Philip Schnayerson has been recognized as an exemplary practitioner of law by various publications and organizations. He has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" for over 30 years. San Francisco Magazine named him a "Super Lawyer." Oakland Magazine included him in "East Bay Best Lawyers in America." He has been a Certified California State Bar Criminal Law Specialist for over 30 years. Mr. Schnayerson graduated from New York University School of Law, and subsequently moved to the west coast in order to assist in the set-up of the San Francisco Bail Project. In the early 1970's, he was a Public Defender for UC Berkeley students involved in protesting the Viet-Nam war. Mr. Schnayerson is a past president of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the largest state organization of criminal defense attorneys. In the span of his entire, 30-year career, Philip Schnayerson has represented defendants accused of crimes as varied as theft, illegal drugs, sex crimes, homicide, white collar crimes, and computer crimes both on the state and federal levels. As a result of this wide-ranging career, Mr. Schnayerson is very familiar with the courts, prosecutors, and other defense attorneys in all Bay Area and Southern California counties, as well as Hawaii and Nevada.

Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Past president

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