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Summit Defense Can Help You With: 


• Dismissals Before Court
Civil Compromise
Arrest Records Sealed
Not Guilty Verdict at Trial
First Offenders Programs
Community Service


If you've been accused of a misdemeanor or a serious felony, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges. If this isn't possible, we often negotiate solutions for our clients that allow them to avoid jail and sometimes even prosecution.


Call us day or night for a free and confidential case review to discuss your options.


Attorneys On Call, Days and Evenings
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Daily Journal

June, 2015. San Carlos, CA

Attorney, Richard Weese wins dismissal for San Carlos doctor who was facing attempted murder and assault charges.


Federal Trial Win, March 2015

Senior Trial Attorney James Reilly wins aquittal at a federal fraud trial and becomes the only defense attorney in 23 years to win before U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr.


Attorney Michelle Spaulding receives superb client testimonial.

Read Summit Defense Review here

Appeal Democrat

Summit Defense Attorney James Reilly Wins Dismissal for Client Charged with Molestation


Marin Independent Journal

Summit Defense Attorney beats manslaughter charge at trial.


Client Testimonials for Summit Defense Attorneys

"Summit Defense Attorneys are the best. They really surpassed all of my expectations. When I went in and met my attorney, I immediately felt like he had the ability to get the job done. My attorney was great; I felt like we really connected. He was fair, professional and honestly cared about my well-being. I highly recommend their services."


- A. Smith



Summit Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento and Surrounding Communities

Summit Defense Attorneys – San Jose
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2570 N 1st Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408-333-9622
Summit Defense Attorneys – San Francisco
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580 California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-666-2316
Summit Defense Attorneys – Pleasanton
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6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-218-4730
Summit Defense Attorneys – Burlingame
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533 Airport Blvd, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-763-8766
Summit Defense Attorneys – Marin
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4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-524-7717
Summit Defense Attorneys – Oakland
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1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-352-1450
Summit Defense Attorneys – Richmond
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146 Washington Avenue, Suite D
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: 510-412-8900
Summit Defense Attorneys – Sacramento
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770 L St #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-830-0061