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Ann Anat Gottesman

About Me

I am a passionate, caring defense attorney that has ALWAYS been interested in only one area of law-criminal defense and DUI defense.  Prior to starting my own law practice, I worked for the County of Riverside as a Public Defender as well as for a private criminal appellate law firm and general practice firm in Los Angeles.  I'm dedicated to my clients' cases and always remind myself how I like to be treated when seeking the help of a professional; whether it be a doctor, lawyer, business owner or government worker. 

I'm knowledgeable about my legal practice area and continue to learn everything I can about new laws and court rulings that may affect my clients' legal rights.I make myself available to my clients after hours and on weekends; times when most attorneys don't pick up their phones. I truley care about the outcome and the consequences a criminal case has on my client and his or her family.

I'm here to help if you are facing criminal charges, and will do my best to protect your constitutional rights.



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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    9 years, 508 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 520 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

39 total 

  • Andrew Blair Leventhal

    Ms. Gottesman is the type of criminal lawyer I'd recommend to anyone - she is is skilled, elegant and eloquent. More importantly, Ms. Gottesman has an immense amount of experience defending any charge on the books. She was a Riverside County Public Defender for several years where she fought tirelessly for the downtrodden and poor. Ms. Gottesman fights the same way for her private clients today. She is also an exemplar for ethics in the private sector. Ann is a wonderful person and a wonderful lawyer; I am thrilled to endorse her.


    Andrew Leventhal Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jon J Straub

    Ann Gottesman is a lawyer who listens to her clients and makes sure their needs are all taken care of. Ann and I have collaborated on numerous cases and she always has great ideas and ways to tackle problems. Her experience and knowledge often come in handy to meet the challenges of criminal defense. I highly endorse Ann Gottesman as a great attorney.


    Jon Straub Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Ann Gottesman

740 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 204
Pasadena, CA, 91101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
10 BEST-Client Satisfaction 2015American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
2015 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
President's AwardCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
criminal defense attorneyLAW OFFICE OF ANN GOTTESMAN2008 - Present
Public Defender attorneyRiverside Public Defenders Office2007 - 2008
AssociateLaw Office of Michael Cabrera2005 - 2007
Law ClerkMarilee Marshall & Associates2004 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Public Defenders (NAPD)Member2015 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
The Private Defenders of California, Inc.Attorney Member2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers Associationmember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember2006 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. MoralesCase Dismissed
People v. SandersFelony with prior strike reduced to Misdemeanor
People v. RivasProbation for Sex Offense on 11 yr old child
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Publication NameTitleDate
new supreme court cases Law Office of Ann Gottesman BlogNew Supreme Court Case Cell Phone Search2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawlawJD - Juris Doctor2005
California State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI, DMV and IIDUnderage DUI and DMV license suspension2015