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Berkeley, California,

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Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well. His commitment, persistence, and aggressive representation have resulted in thousands of successful resolutions, including acquittals and dismissals, for clients charged with criminal offenses in numerous geographical locations. Mr. Chazin is highly respected and has excellent working relationships with prosecutors, investigators and other professionals in the field. Mr. Chazin has the organizational skills, resources and negotiating techniques to handle complex cases of the largest magnitude. Whether you are charged with white collar crimes such as embezzlement, identity theft, internet crimes, fraud, sex crimes including child molestation or possession of child pornography, murder, domestic violence or any other crime, you can trust that the Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin will provide you with the high quality representation you need.

Areas of Practice:

Criminal LawWhite Collar CrimesDUI/DWIDomestic Violence & NeglectLicensingLitigation & AppealsDrug CrimesFraud - EmbezzlementComputer CrimesExpungementsAppealsCertificates of Rehabilitation & PardonsSex CrimesChild MolestationAssault - BatteryViolent Crime - MurderRobberyCivil RightsConstitutional LawPersonal Injury -- PlaintiffScience & Technology LawTransportation Law


Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1987California, 1988U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1997U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988


Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1979
Major: Journalism
Major: Broadcasting

Honors and Awards:

Judge for the CACJ 2009 National Trial Competition, 2009

Distinguished Service Award for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2002

State Bar of California's Public Lawyers of the Year, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:

San Francisco Bar Association, 2004 - Present

California Public Defenders Association

Alameda County Bar Association

Alameda County Bar AssociationBoard Member, Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Solano County Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

California Attorneys of Criminal Justice

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties InstituteBoard of Directors

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Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 30 years experience.

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Seth P. Chazin is recognized by Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This recognition is earned only by the top 5% of attorneys in the state. The selection process for Super Lawyers has many steps and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. To learn more about the selection process, click here.