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Peter James Chambers

Peter James Chambers

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney. Smart, Modern Representation. Flat-fee Pricing.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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Based in Marin County, CA, Peter Chambers proudly defends his clients against their government. Mr. Chambers is at the vanguard of criminal defense law, regularly leveraging the latest legal and technological tools to improve his clients' situation. Never afraid of taking a case to trial, Mr. Chambers takes greater pride in the number of cases dismissed before ever reaching the jury.

Before swapping coasts and counsel tables, Mr. Chambers served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY, prosecuting cases from attempted murder to petty theft. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, the Journal of Law & Policy, and worked as research assistant for the preeminent New York evidence treatise, Prince, Richardson on Evidence, and Oberlin College, where he was a Dannenberg Scholar. Also, Mr. Chambers completed non-degree legal coursework at Harvard University.

Mr. Chambers is on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center, where he helps support low-income families receive essential child care. He lives in Marin with his partner Julia, a fair housing attorney, and his son Otis, a toddler.

Oberlin College
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Peter James Chambers
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Assistant District Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office; Brooklyn, NY
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Public Service Award - Gold
Brooklyn Law School
Excellence for the Future Award
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 320782
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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Marin County Bar Association
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California Public Defender Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 320782
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  • 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
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Restraining Orders
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I have trial readiness court scheduled tomorrow. Can i tell my lawyer that i am not happy and want a different lawyer?
A: Think about a public defender like any other government job.

When you get on the bus, you don't get to pick the driver. When you live in public housing, you don't get to pick the plumber your landlord sends to unplug your sink. You don't get to pick your firefighter, election poll worker or public librarian. Did anyone ask if you wanted to be arrested by that particular cop?

Often, one public defender's office represents everyone it legally can, so even the best lawyers can suffer from overwork. You can petition the court for a new court-appointed lawyer, as others have pointed out, but keep in mind that a lawyer is not likely to be replaced without a showing of incompetence or malpractice.

One way to guarantee your lawyer meets all your needs could be to hire private counsel.
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The Law Office of Peter James Chambers
1020 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: (415) 523-5260
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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