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Henry George Gereis

Henry George Gereis

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California
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Henry went on to accept a scholarship and commit to Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where he ambitiously completed a joint three year Juris Doctorate/ Masters in Dispute Resolution program, graduating in 2016 from the nations #1 Masters in Dispute Resolution program. It was at Pepperdine that Henry mastered the interest based, “below the line” approach to dispute resolution that is so valuable in negotiating excellent settlements for clients throughout his professional practice. Early in his career Henry practiced Family Law, before transitioning to a practice that fulfilled his desire to serve indigent populations. In order to bring that dream to life, Henry volunteered months of his time at the Santa Barbra Public Defenders Office, before accepting a Deputy Public Defender position at the Kern County Public Defender. Having negotiated thousands of felony and misdemeanor plea deals, and litigated nine jury trials, Henry’s experience is a testament to his work ethic and commitment to excellence. Gereis Law is the embodiment of “client centered, caring counsel”, we treat every case like it’s our closest family member’s liberty that is at stake! We are committed to you, our client, above all else, at every stage of the litigation process. From our first encounter, you will leave with no doubt that we care deeply about your freedom, and we will fight to protect it.

Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Master's in Dispute Resolution
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
The Kavinoky Law Firm
- Current
As some of California's top Criminal Defense and DUI lawyers of the Kavinoky Law Firm, we are committed in providing the best possible resolution to your legal problems. These include DUIs, drugs, theft, domestic violence, assault, murder, and many more.
Owner and Attorney
Gereis Law
- Current
• Litigate felony cases including general, serious, and violent felonies, gang cases, and attempted murder cases. • Research, draft, and argue pretrial and trial motions, dispositive of charges alleged, enhancements and prior offenses. • Negotiate thousands of dispositions for clients, including dozens of dismissals of charges, serious enhancements, and entire cases. • Founded business with a focus on “Client Centered, Caring Counsel” emphasizing providing quality representation to indigent clients.
Public Defenders
Kern County Public Defenders Office
• Litigated criminal misdemeanor cases to verdict and attained client favorable results at trial. • Interviewed thousands of clients, uncovering legal issues, viable defenses, pending investigation, and potential motions. • Negotiated thousands of felony, misdemeanor, and infractions plea deals for clients at various stages of litigation. • Attained the dismissal of dozens of cases through negotiation, law and motion practice, and creative bargaining. • Developed rapport and trust with thousands of clients through practicing client centered conscientious representation. • Observed trials and attended continuing education meetings on various topics frequently raised in criminal law.
Public Defender
Santa Barbara Public Defenders Office
• Interviewed and informed clients of constitutional rights, nature of proceedings, litigation process etc. • Negotiated dozen of plea deals, advised clients re waiver of rights, and placed negotiated dispositions on the record. • Observed trials and attended seminars on motion writing practice, litigation skills, and cross examination training
Associate Attorney
Hakim George Law
• Advised clients re constitutional rights, made appearances for attorney of record, and placed negotiated dispositions on the record. • Drafted memoranda of points and authorities, declarations, trail briefs, and correspondence to clients re outcomes at hearings. • Researched issues related to DUI including: CA DUI laws, CA DUI penalty, enhanced penalty for CA DUI, felony DUI, probable cause for DUI arrest, presumption of blood alcohol content, implied consent, field sobriety tests, breath alcohol order, horizontal gaze nystagmus, breathalyzer tests, blood alcohol content machines, etc. • Managed firm calendar, phones, social media accounts, and client correspondence.
Associate Attorney
The Shulman Family Law Group
• Researched, drafted and argued motions re ex-parte proceeding, and advised partners re hearing results. • Prepared, researched and attended depositions, and corresponded with clients re procedure, administration issues, and outcomes. • Drafted memoranda of points and authorities, responsive declarations, Keech declarations, request for production, request for admissions, trail briefs, and correspondence to clientele. • Researched family law/community property issues including: registration of foreign judgments, application for entry of judgement on sister state judgments, applicability of the comity doctrine, attorney’s fees and costs, sanctions, etc. • Managed monthly firm networking events, attended continuing education and young lawyers association seminars.
Legal Assistant
The Law Offices of Robert Borsky
• Observed trials, ex-parte proceedings, domestic violence proceedings, and four way conferences. • Researched family law/community property issues such as: modification of spousal support, evidence code, dissipation of community funds, procedure for name change, Smith-Oslter, and Epstein Credits. • Created subpoena duces tectum/ personal appearances, substitution of attorney, motion to withdraw, motion in limine, request for production, responsive declarations, form interrogatories, and evidence spreadsheets. • Interviewed potential expert witnesses, bates indexed documents, managed firm phones and calendars.
Legal Intern
The Law Collaborative of Los Angeles
Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, PC
Levine & Blit, LLP
Legal Intern
Hakim George Law
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 319626
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 319626
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Statutory Law
  • Financial Law
  • Arabic: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Gereis Law
1215 L St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: (661) 750-0433
Cell: (818) 298-9671
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours