The attorneys at Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC have extensive experience representing clients in criminal matters. Our attorneys, including several former prosecutors, have successfully tried numerous serious criminal cases to juries in both state and federal court.
The firm’s team approach to cases emphasizes investigation and preparation. Our team includes experts in motion work and appellate law. In light of our vast experience representing clients in the public sector, we have special expertise in both criminal and civil grand jury matters, having represented clients as witnesses, subjects, and targets before state and federal grand juries throughout California.
Our team has secured acquittals for clients in some of the most complex and controversial criminal trials in California history, including the "Corcoran 8," the "Oakland Riders," and former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle who was charged with the crime of murder, among others.
Although we are the leading law firm in California representing peace officers, our skill, and familiarity with regional political issues, and with the criminal justice system, have proven to be very beneficial to a number of select non-law enforcement clients (including professional athletes, elected officials and other high-profile individuals) in need of representation.