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Douglas  Horngrad

Douglas Horngrad

Law Offices of Douglas Horngrad and Sam O'Keefe
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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The Law Offices of Douglas Horngrad and Sam O’Keefe have been a preeminent criminal defense firm since 1989, trying cases in the nine Bay Area counties and beyond. Mr. Horngrad is renowned as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area, widely respected among judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys thanks to his forty four years of experience in state and federal court. Mr. Horngrad is on the cutting edge of criminal law, utilizing novel legal theory and thorough investigation, and is known for his responsiveness, discretion, around-the-clock availability, and total devotion to clients.

Mr. Horngrad began his career at the Marin County Public Defender's Office in 1979 and worked there for nine years, ultimately as acting Chief Deputy Public Defender. The knowledge and connections gained in the Marin criminal court led Mr. Horngrad to start his own law firm in 1989. Mr. Horngrad has represented appointed and elected officials, business leaders, political activists, Oscar nominees and winners, and clients from all walks of life. In his words, "We do traffic tickets to murder, and everything in between." His firm handles felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal court, including DMV hearings, trials, and appeals. Mr. Horngrad has been called the lawyer’s lawyer, and our firm routinely takes over cases referred to us by attorneys whose clients need the greater resources we can provide. Mr. Horngrad particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with clients who are encountering the criminal justice system for the first time, whether themselves or through their children.

Mr. Horngrad understands that your criminal charges may be the hardest situation you have ever faced. He is available to demystify the process, answer your questions, and fight tirelessly for the best outcome for you, no matter how small or large your case.

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. (1980)
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Suffolk University
B.A. (1973)
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Professional Experience
Law Offices of Douglas Horngrad and Sam O'Keefe
- Current
Marin County Public Defender's Office
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 95086
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 95086
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Douglas Horngrad and Sam O'Keefe
1736 Stockton St
Maybeck Building 4
San Francisco, CA 94133
Telephone: (415) 397-9509
Fax: (415) 397-9519