Experienced. Honest. Aggressive.

Strong defense for state or federal crimes and skilled appellate representation.

Experienced. Honest. Aggressive.

Strong defense for state or federal crimes and skilled appellate representation.

Experienced. Honest. Aggressive.

Strong defense for state or federal crimes and skilled appellate representation.

More Than 40 Years Of Criminal Law Experience

Peter F. Goldscheider is a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist who specializes in criminal defense both at the trial and appellate level in both state and federal court. He has defended individuals in thousands of criminal cases including:

  • Homicides, some of which carried the death penalty
  • Appeals
  • Sexual assaults
  • White collar and computer-related crimes
  • Narcotics offenses
  • Fraud and theft cases
  • Driving under the influence and other traffic-related matters
  • Juvenile court

He has tried well over 150 jury trials and innumerable motions, including motions to suppress evidence, speedy trial motions and motions to dismiss with great success. He is also an experienced appellate advocate in both state and federal court including handling direct appeals, petitions for writs of habeas corpus and other post-conviction petitions for relief.

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Peter F. Goldscheider has been named to the SuperLawyer list every year since 2007 by Law and Politics Magazine and San Francisco Magazine, which bases its selections in part on the recommendations of judges other attorneys in the field.

What His Clients And Fellow Attorneys Say

Clients appreciate his honesty and skill, as well as the time spent on each case. He handles a select number of cases to which he dedicates his time and his vast experience and knowledge.

Peter F. Goldscheider has earned a well-respected reputation among peers and the individuals he represents. Prosecutors and judges alike respect his aggressive but professional approach to defending his clients.

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Mission Statement

Mr. Goldscheider is a recognized expert in criminal law and is known as a lawyer’s lawyer who is consulted even by experts in the field. His aggressive but professional approach to the representation of his clients is recognized by prosecutors and judges alike who respect his approach, his knowledge, and his skills. He handles a select number of cases to which he dedicates his time and his vast experience and knowledge. He is also an award-winning practitioner who has been recognized by the local bar association for his knowledge, dedication and for his results.

 

Accomplishments, Accolades And Awards

Peter F. Goldscheider has been named a SuperLawyer every year since 2007 by Law and Politics Magazine and San Francisco Magazine which bases its selections in part on the recommendations of judges other attorneys in the field. Since 1981, he has been a certified criminal law specialist with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Peter F. Goldscheider is AV Preeminent peer-review rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest-rating. He also has held numerous board positions and committee memberships in the legal community, including serving as 2018 President of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

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