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Law Offices of Garrick S. Lew
Garrick Lew

600 Townsend Street, Suite 329E
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 575-3588

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Law Offices of Garrick S. Lew

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Welcome to Garrick S. Lew, Attorney at Law.

Mr. Lew was a founding name Partner at the law firm of Minami, Lew and Tamaki [http://www.mltsf.com/] since its formation in 1974 until 2006 when he separated from the firm to establish his own practice. He specializes in criminal defense with extensive federal and state criminal defense trial experience, emphasizing business-related prosecutions before the federal courts and complex white-collar matters.

Areas of Practice:
State and Federal Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:
California, 1974
U.S. District Courts of California
U.S. District Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Chicago
U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit

Education:
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1971, Major in Criminology (Honors)
J.D., University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1974

Mr. Lew was a founding name Partner at the law firm of Minami, Lew and Tamaki [http://www.mltsf.com/] since its formation in 1974 until 2006 when he separated from the firm to establish his own practice. He specializes in criminal defense with extensive federal and state criminal defense trial experience, emphasizing business-related prosecutions before the federal courts and complex white-collar matters. Mr. Lew was born in Oakland and received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in three years with Honors in 1971 with a degree in Criminology. He attended law school at the University of California’s Boalt Hall of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1974.

In his 32 years of criminal defense practice, Mr. Lew has defended clients charged with crimes involving multi-million dollar allegations of tax, bankruptcy, bank and wire fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, illegal structuring of monetary transactions, environmental law violations, sex offenses and drug offenses. He has extensive experience with respect to state and federal asset forfeitures, U.S. Customs violations, Department of Commerce Export Controls, Health Care fraud and prosecutions for intellectual property infringement.

Mr. Lew holds the following professional associations and memberships:
Criminal Justice College of Advocacy, University of California, Hastings College of Law, Lecturer, 1985-1990
San Francisco Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 1989-1990
State Bar of California, Executive Committee, 1983-1987, Treasurer, Co-Chair and Chair
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Board of Governors, 1978-1988
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California, President
American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section member
Federal Bar Association, member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
Asian American Bar Association

Professional licensing is also part of his practice and is handled on a select and limited basis.

Mr. Lew holds an AV rating, the highest rating for attorney competence and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a national compilation of attorneys.

In 2004 & 2006 Mr. Lew was selected by Law & Politics magazine as one of Northern California’s "Superlawyers" in the area of White Collar criminal defense. 

AVENUE magazine identified Mr. Lew as one of the 500 most influential Asian Americans in 1998.

He is a contributing author to "California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice", published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar [CEB] and was a co-founder of the Asian Law Caucus, Inc., a leading non-profit civil rights organization.

Please explore the site and contact me with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. Thank you.

Please call : 415-575-3588

Please call : 415-575-3588

Profile

Areas of Practice:
State and Federal Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:
California, 1974
U.S. District Courts of California
U.S. District Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Chicago
U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit

Education:
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1971, Major in Criminology (Honors)
J.D., University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1974

Mr. Lew was a founding name Partner at the law firm of Minami, Lew and Tamaki [http://www.mltsf.com/] since its formation in 1974 until 2006 when he separated from the firm to establish his own practice. He specializes in criminal defense with extensive federal and state criminal defense trial experience, emphasizing business-related prosecutions before the federal courts and complex white-collar matters. Mr. Lew was born in Oakland and received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in three years with Honors in 1971 with a degree in Criminology. He attended law school at the University of California’s Boalt Hall of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1974.

In his 32 years of criminal defense practice, Mr. Lew has defended clients charged with crimes involving multi-million dollar allegations of tax, bankruptcy, bank and wire fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, illegal structuring of monetary transactions, environmental law violations, sex offenses and drug offenses. He has extensive experience with respect to state and federal asset forfeitures, U.S. Customs violations, Department of Commerce Export Controls, Health Care fraud and prosecutions for intellectual property infringement.

Mr. Lew holds the following professional associations and memberships:
Criminal Justice College of Advocacy, University of California, Hastings College of Law, Lecturer, 1985-1990
San Francisco Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 1989-1990
State Bar of California, Executive Committee, 1983-1987, Treasurer, Co-Chair and Chair
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Board of Governors, 1978-1988
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California, President
American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section member
Federal Bar Association, member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
Asian American Bar Association

Professional licensing is also part of his practice and is handled on a select and limited basis.

Mr. Lew holds an AV rating, the highest rating for attorney competence and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a national compilation of attorneys.

In 2004 & 2006 Mr. Lew was selected by Law & Politics magazine as one of Northern California’s "Superlawyers" in the area of White Collar criminal defense. 

AVENUE magazine identified Mr. Lew as one of the 500 most influential Asian Americans in 1998.

He is a contributing author to "California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice", published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar [CEB] and was a co-founder of the Asian Law Caucus, Inc., a leading non-profit civil rights organization.

Please explore the site and contact me with any questions, or to schedule an appointment. Thank you.

Please call : 415-575-3588

Criminal Defense

 

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 alien smuggling, 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 all sorts of 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? While we do not have the ability to wave a magic wand and make your anxieties go away, one of our primary jobs as your attorney is to educate our client about both the legal and practical risks and consequences presented in each case.

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 many "quasi-criminal" matters, such as those involving civil forfeitures, DMV driver’s 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.

Contact Us

Garrick S. Lew/Attorney At Law
Design Center East
600 Townsend Street, Suite 329E
San Francisco, CA
94103-4937

Telephone: 415.575.3588
Direct dial: 415.788.2712
Fax: 415.522.1506
Web:
http://www.garricklew.com/
Email: gsl@defendergroup.com


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