Summit Defense Criminal Attorneys

Summit Defense is Northern California’s largest exclusively  Criminal Defense Law Firm.  Our attorneys are all highly experienced, aggressive and battle tested.  We have taken much care in putting this team together in an effort to provide you with the best legal team in the bay area.   The Summit Defense legal team includes three former prosecutors, a former Police Officer, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist and attorneys who graduated from the country’s top law schools.

 

Summit Defense offers a free initial consultation and their staff is available 24/7 to answer legal questions. Summit Defense is proud to be an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Their accomplishments in the courtroom are well known in the legal community and include a recent a double murder trial win.

James Reilly

Attorney at Law

James Reilly's accomplishments in the courtroom are well known in the Northern California legal community. A former supervising prosecutor and current defense attorney with over 20 years of criminal law experience under his belt, Jim is one of those rare individuals who is a success at everything he does. As a former supervising DA, James Reilly knows when prosecutors are bluffing and always pushes for a better outcome—including winning at trial.

Collin Moore

Attorney at Law

Collin Moore believes that his job is to analyze each client's individual situation, develop a strategy to solve the client's needs and then fight for his client to obtain the best possible result. His goal in all cases is either dismissal or a win at trial.

Alison Minet Adams

Attorney at Law of Counsel: Criminal Appeals Certified Specialist

Widely recognized and admired in the legal community for over 30 years for her success in criminal appeals law and post conviction in California and Federal Courts, Alison Minet Adams has won cases at all levels including in both the California and US Supreme Courts.

Mario Andrews

Former Prosecutor and Police Officer on Your Side

It is no mystery why Mario Andrews gets extraordinary results for Summit Defense clients. Mr. Andrews is the perfect storm in the world of criminal defense…a former police officer, investigator, and prosecutor. Very few defense attorneys have a better understanding of how the other side works.

Ryan McHugh

Attorney at Law

Ryan is a local – he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he watched his father, also an attorney, run a successful law practice. He is and was the kind of guy who would challenge people to debates and then win every time. It was a foregone conclusion that Ryan would be a lawyer also.

SCOTT MOSSMAN

Attorney at Law

Mr. Mossman is considered to be an expert in the immigration law field and presents seminars to other attorneys on relevant immigration subjects.

RABIN NABIZADEH

Attorney at Law

Mr. Rabin Nabizadeh is a staunch, single minded advocate with years of experience and a proven track record in both Federal and State courts.

STEVE DAVIDSON

Former Prosecutor and Police Officer on Your Side

Attorney Steve Davidson has worked for over fifteen years as a criminal defense attorney in California. During that time, Steve has helped hundreds of clients who were facing everything from petty theft to murder.

Richard Weese

Attorney at Law

Richard Weese comes to Summit Defense after spending the past ten years working for one of the largest criminal defense firms in the country. Practicing criminal defense exclusively, he is dedicated to aggressively defending his clients’ rights.

Deepti sethi

Attorney at Law

Before joining Summit Defense, Deepti Sethi worked for the public interest in several capacities. She has consistently advocated for those without power and those who find themselves up against large institutions.

Tennille Duffy

Attorney at Law

Tennille Duffy has a unique professional background that sets her apart as an attorney that critically examines the actions of the police and the prosecution, from every angle, to best defend her client’s rights.

Margaret Buckley

Senior Paralegal

As the firm's Senior Paralegal, Ms. Buckley oversees the calendaring of court hearings, coordinates with law enforcement, courts and district attorneys, and assists the firm's attorneys with legal research and defense preparation. She is dedicated to the firm's clients and her infectious enthusiasm makes her a valued member of the firm's legal staff.<br />