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Seth Chazin

Phone numbers:

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

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:

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
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, 2020 

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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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Highly Recommended

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Delivered Great Results!

    Seth is an experienced legal defense attorney, with a breadth of techniques on how to deal with a case. He delivered great results for my case, and along the way he established many important aspects relevant to my case that helped with the final outcome. These results ended up being very favorab...
  • Knowledgeable, Competent, Trustworthy

    I hired Seth after an extensive lawyer research and a meeting. He immediately shown compassion and understanding of my situation while being straight-forward with the possible consequences, which is something you definitely need from your lawyer. He has been real throughout this difficult experie...
  • Charges Dropped

    I was falsely accused and Seth sought true Justice and got my wrongful charges dropped. He worked with me throughout the process and was very professional about it. 

    I was facing a felony charge which could have put me in state prison for two years. Mr. Chazin and his staff worked on my case for more than a year and to my amazement managed to reduce it to probation and home detention. He is a very knowledgeable and dedicated attorney who unlike most attorneys...
  • Felt like we were his only client

    Our son was falsely accused and fortunately we found Mr. Chazin. Throughout the ordeal, Mr. Chazin was always available and stayed on top our case giving us wise counsel all the way until the false accusations were retracted. If you are looking for an attorney that has extensive experience and tr...
  • As smooth as I could expect

    After a police raid, I contacted Seth and got the help I needed immediately. He's experienced, smart, professional, and tech-savvy, and the whole time I felt I was in good hands, despite having to cope with my livelihood and freedom being under threat. I followed his legal advice and got the best...
  • No Charges Filed - Highly Recommended Attorney

    I highly recommend criminal defense attorney Seth P. Chazin without any hesitation. Upon finding myself in a sticky, sensitive, and extremely stressful situation that could have potentially gotten me in a tough spot, I retained Seth to help me sort the issue out. He was an excellent choice of att...


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson