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Joseph Shemaria

Joseph Shemaria

Shemaria Law Offices
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Summary

A tough, fearless and savvy federal criminal defense attorney since 1970. Forged in the trenches of the largest U.S. District Court in the U.S. – Los Angeles, California. Hardened by the toughest federal judges, Nixon appointees. Unrivaled credentials. 44 years of daily fighting against U.S. Attorneys. Recognized legal scholar with federal trial and appellate expertise. Proven by experience to be “par excellence” by judges, prosecutors and attorneys through Martindale-Hubbell's ratings and 35 published opinions in successful appeals. Joseph Shemaria graduated from U.C.L.A. Law School in 1969 with the most prestigious academic honors. He was a Senior Editor of the U.C.L.A. Law Review and graduated “Order of the Coif”, the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria began specializing as a criminal defense attorney in June 1970, and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 35 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has spent virtually his entire professional career defending those accused of crimes on a daily basis. A wise judge once said that the criminal justice system can be like a fast-moving freight train – the only justice you can hope to get is the justice your criminal defense attorney gets for you. Thus, you must pick your criminal defense lawyer very carefully. There is no room for “another” error in judgment! Mr. Shemaria's entire focus is to get you “off the train” with little or no damage. Contact our Los Angeles, California office today. There are NO substitutes for experience, ability, and name recognition. Thirty five published appellate opinions get instant recognition from both Judges and Prosecutors – they do not want to see their names in a published opinion violating your rights!

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
US District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, and Central Districts of California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
University of California - Los Angeles
J.D. (1969)
University of Arizona
B.A. (1966)
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
California State Bar # 47311
Member
- Current
Federal Indigent Defense Panel
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Harmless Error Review by the California Supreme Court in Capital Appeals
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice “Forum”
Res Judicata in a Bifurcated Trial
Los Angeles Law Review
Certifications
Criminal Law in Los Angeles
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Joseph Shemaria's Website Profile
Website
Shemaria Law Offices Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Shemaria Law Offices
270 N Canon Dr
#300
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 898-9555
Fax: (310) 988-2627