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Joseph Shemaria

Joseph Shemaria

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

University of California - Los Angeles
J.D. (1969)
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University of Arizona
B.A. (1966)
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Professional Experience
Shemaria Law Offices
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
Criminal Law in Los Angeles
California State Bar
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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California State Bar  # 47311
- Current
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Federal Indigent Defense Panel
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, and Central Districts of California
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Shemaria Law Offices Website
Contact & Map
9171 Wilshire Boulevrd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Toll-Free: (800) 898-9555
Fax: (310) 988-2627