Seth Chazin

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Phone numbers:

(800) 499-9902 (Toll Free)
(415) 222-6188 (San Francisco)
(510) 984-3959 (Berkeley/Albany)
(925) 932-4400 (Walnut Creek)

fax (510) 525-0087

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for almost 25 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:


  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions:

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


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California 
    • J.D.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1979 
    • B.S.
    • 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:

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Recent Blog Posts


  • Lightning speed

    Seth grasped the issues with lightning speed. As Seth's web-site says, he has exemplary knowledge of pre-file procedures, and outstanding ability to execute these procedures in a manner that prevents charges from being filed. Seth also does an outstanding job of presenting options and then follow...
  • Kind and powerful

    There no words kind enough or powerful enough to express our heartfelt thanks. Not only were you handling a criminal defense case, but an accusation of molesting three children...facing life imprisonment!! With aggressive investigation, counsel and negotiation, complemented with vast experience, ...
  • First to respond

    1. First one to respond to my requests for a defensive attorney 2. Made himself readily available via mobile phone, email and text messaging 3. Proactive in preparing for the arraignment 4. Case dismissed at the arraignment 5. Follow up after the case was dismissed with a letter verifying the fact.
  • Effective

    I have recently retained Seth P. Chazin as my attorney for a second time relating to a criminal case that originally occurred in 2005. I found Mr. Chazin on both occasions to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and effective in his representation. Furthermore, he and his staff treated me with ...
  • Highly recommeded

    I highly recommend the Law Office of Seth P. Chazin because after finding out the charges from my childhood had followed me some 40 odd years later were never cleared in the court system, he solved my legal problem. I had served my time and completed my probation and moved to Florida. Some 40 odd...
  • Put me at ease

    From the moment I hired Attorney Chazin, he put me at ease. He informed me of both positives and the negatives of my case -the best case and the worst case scenario. I felt much relieved after talking to attorney Chazin. He made no false promises and kept me informed about any progress he made. H...
  • A Big THANK YOU!

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you so much! My parents are I are thankful to you for resolving the case to our utmost satisfaction! We are thrilled by the results. You handled the case in an extremely competent and professional manner. We don't have enough words to express our gratitude. You are a w...
  • Excellent choice

    I recommend criminal defense attorney Seth P. Chazin without reservation. Upon finding myself in a sticky, sensitive, and extremely frightening situation that could have potentially landed me in jail for several years I retained Seth to help me sort the issue out. He was an excellent choice of at...

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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.