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.
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
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
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2015|
|10 BEST-Client Satisfaction 2015||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|2015 Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Best of 2015||Thumbtack||2015|
|President's Award||California DUI Lawyers Association||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|criminal defense attorney||LAW OFFICE OF ANN GOTTESMAN||2008 - Present|
|Public Defender attorney||Riverside Public Defenders Office||2007 - 2008|
|Associate||Law Office of Michael Cabrera||2005 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Marilee Marshall & Associates||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Public Defenders (NAPD)||Member||2015 - Present|
|San Gabriel Valley Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|The Private Defenders of California, Inc.||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||member||2010 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||member||2006 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|People v. Morales||Case Dismissed|
|People v. Sanders||Felony with prior strike reduced to Misdemeanor|
|People v. Rivas||Probation for Sex Offense on 11 yr old child|
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|Southwestern University School of Law||law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|California State University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|DUI, DMV and IID||Underage DUI and DMV license suspension||2015|