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Givelle J. Lamano

Givelle J. Lamano

5-STAR RATED BAY AREA CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI SUPER LAWYER
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
  • California
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Summary

GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate executives who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association, taking on cases when the public defenders office was unable to do so.

Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the top 2% of over 65,000 attorneys. She received the Client’s Choice award with Avvo for multiple years and has a 9.0 ranking. She is the only attorney in Alameda County with over 100 five-star ratings on Yelp and also maintains the same five-star level with Google reviews.

Ms. Lamano takes a more holistic approach to understand why a person was arrested in the first place. By doing this, she highlights the good traits in people who find themselves in a bad situation. She then uses that information to present her clients in the most positive light when negotiating deals in court. Ms. Lamano does not believe one bad act should ruin a person’s life or define who they are. At Lamano Law Office, the goal is simple - get the charges dismissed and help clients avoid legal trouble in the future.

Education
Golden Gate University
J.D. (2010) | Public Interest Law
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Honors: 1. Public Interest Law Foundation Recognition Award (2009 & 2010) 2. Philanthropic Educational Organization Award (2008) 3. Universite Paris Nantere, Comparative Law Certification (2008) 4. Center for International and Comparative Law Certification, LGBT Law, Netherlands (2008) 5. National Communication Association Award (2006) 6. Woodbury University Magna Cum Laude
Woodbury University
B.S. | Science
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Founder and Principle Attorney
Lamano Law Office
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We specialize in defending people accused of DUI, misdemeanor or felony crimes.
Board Member
Insight Prison Project
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Insight Prison Project is an organization providing services to prisoners and parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, and several re-entry programs.
Co-Founder
Three Strikes Justice Center
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The Three Strikes Justice Center is a non-profit organization focused on alleviating the overcrowding of prisons through Proposition 36, also known as the Three Strikes Reform Act. Our attorneys represent prison inmates currently serving life sentences in petitioning the courts for early release. We help inmates begin a new chapter in their lives because we don’t think a life-sentence is fair for the elderly or those charged with non-violent offenses. We understand the process of transformation for inmates who have spent their lives behind bars and advocate for second chances and new beginnings. For more information, visit www.ThreeStrikesJusticeCenter.com
Publications
Articles & Publications
Help from all conners on Three Strikes Resentencing
Daily Journal
Speaking Engagements
Women in Leadership, Women in Leadership, Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University School of Business
Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Public Interest Law Foundation Recognition Award
Public Interest Law Foundation
PILF is dedicated to advancing public interest through law by encouraging and supporting members who give back to the community. PILF assists students in finding legal employment and involvement opportunities in public interest and in government. It also provides fora to hear from faculty and practicing attorneys about their public interest experiences and to discuss issues within public interest fields.
Public Interest Law Foundation Recognition Award
Public Interest Law Foundation
PILF is dedicated to advancing public interest through law by encouraging and supporting members who give back to the community. PILF assists students in finding legal employment and involvement opportunities in public interest and in government. It also provides fora to hear from faculty and practicing attorneys about their public interest experiences and to discuss issues within public interest fields.
Philanthropic Educational Organization Award
Philanthropic Education Organization
P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research.
Comparative Law Certification
Universite Paris Nantere
Center for International and Comparative Law Certification, LGBT Law, Netherlands
Whittier Law School
National Communication Association Award
National Communication Association
The National Communication Association is a not-for-profit membership-based scholarly society founded in 1914
Magna Cum Laude
Woodbury University
Professional Associations
Alameda County Bar Association
Member
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State Bar of California # 281435
Member
- Current
California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
California DUI Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Pro Bono Honor Society
Member
- Current
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lamano Law Office
Videos
What Happens After a Second or Third DUI Arrest in California?

What happens if you are arrested for a DUI and it is your second or or your third offense? The main differences in a second or third DUI versus a first DUI is that if you were to take a negotiated deal, also known as a plea bargain, you could be facing harsher consequences in a second or a third offense. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707 #hirealawyer #callusforadvice #duilawyer #socialjustice #allwomen

Military Diversion For California Veterans

Military Diversion offers veterans a second chance when they find themselves entangled in the criminal court system. It is a program for current, or former members, of United States Military charged with misdemeanor crimes. Lamano Law Office identifies the specific needs of our clients and addresses those needs with the court. If you, or a loved one, is a veteran, it may be wise to participate in the program. Call us for a complete and honest evaluation of your case. #militarydiversion #usmilitary #veterans #memorialday #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at Oakland Criminal Defense Attorney | 5-Star Rated Bay Area DUI Lawyer https://ecs.page.link/WL3an or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

What Happens When You Get A DUI Under 21 California?

If you are under the age of 21 and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is found to exceed .01%, you will be arrested for DUI. What do you do next? #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

Motion To Seal Arrest Record

A motion to seal your arrest record is a way for your criminal defense attorney to try to clear your public record so that when people search your record, they don't see an arrest was made. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

Can a DUI Be A Felony?

A DUI can be classified as a felony in a couple of different scenarios. For example, if driving under the influence caused an injury to another person, it is considered a felony, and you will need a criminal defense lawyer on your side. In addition, if you have been charged and convicted of three DUI offenses prior to the current charge, you are facing a potential felony charge. If you or someone you know is facing a felony DUI, call Lamano Law Office so we can get you the best results. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

How Do I Get A Copy Of My Police Report?

How Do I Get A Copy Of My Police Report?

What is the punishment for first time DUI?

First time dui.

What happens at a DMV hearing?

When you've been arrested for a DUI, you will have a special hearing with the DMV where they can take away your driving privilege. This is separate from what the court does. A trained and skillful defense attorney can take you into this suspension hearing and argue on the facts about the arrest, possibly getting the suspension reversed or rescinded, and even setting the stage for its complete dismissal. Do yourself the favor of getting an attorney. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

What To Expect On Your First Court Hearing

One of the most common questions that people ask us is, what can I expect on my first court date? The simple answer is that there are three possibilities....

What are the Different Types of Theft Charges?

What are the Different Types of Theft Charges? http://www.lamanolaw.com/stealing-theft/

What Steps Should I Take When Facing Domestic Violence Charges?

Having a domestic violence conviction without the help of a criminal defense lawyer can have serious consequences in your life. Let the expert criminal defense attorneys at LLO help ease the burden of these charges. Call us for an honest evaluation of your case. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #domesticviolence #battery #assault #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

Oakland Criminal Defense Attorneys: Intro to Lamano Law Office

Meet the women behind Lamano Law Office. #lawfirm #criminaldefense #allwomenlawfirm #lamanolawoffice #LLO #lawyerup #fightyourcase #misdemeanor #felony #court #DUI #DWI #bayarea #oakland #contracosta #alameda #richmond #vallejo #sanfrancisco #hayward #dublin #fremont #contracosta #martinez #richmond visit us at www.LamanoLaw.com or call us (510) 852-0750 or (925) 495-0707

How to Clean Up your Record - Expungement: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

How to Clean Up your Record - Expungement: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

DUI Defense and Info: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

DUI Defense and Info: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

All about Warrants: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

All about Warrants: Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Givelle Lamano

Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney: Givelle Lamano

What to expect in every criminal case - Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney: Givelle Lamano

Contact & Map
Oakland Office
505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Telephone: (510) 842-0750
Alameda Office
1101 Marina Village Parkway #201
Alameda, CA 94501
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Telephone: (510) 842-0750
Fax: (415) 592-5775