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Marc Bruce Geller

About me

Mr. Geller has practiced criminal law for over 40 years.  His cases range from standard DUI cases and other misdemeanors to complex federal felonies.  Mr. Geller is well known in all courts in San Diego County, including Superior Courts in Vista, El Cajon, Clairmont, Chula Vista, San Marcos, downtown San Diego, Juvenile court and Federal (United States District) Court.  Mr. Geller has practiced in Federal Courts in California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Iowa, Virginia and Washington D.C.  He has experience in white collar litigation, narcotics defense, immigration crimes, tax and Social Security fraud, as well as bribery and government contracting.  Mr Geller works with colligues throughout the United States.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    42 years
  2. Federal Crime: 40%
    42 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    42 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Ikechukwu Kenjika Emejuru

    Working with Marc was an exceptional experience. His extensive knowledge of the law at both the state and federal level allow his clients to achieve the best possible result.He is without a doubt one of the best criminal defense lawyers in San Diego.


    Ikechukwu Emejuru Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Marc. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Marc B. Geller, A Professional Corporation

1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1820
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindale-Hubbell: Client Disinction awardMartindale-Hubbell: AV rating 20132013
Client Distinction AwardLawyers.com2013
Peeminet AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Assn. Top 100 trial lawyers2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Student Intern SupervisorCaliforna Western School of LawN/A
Student Extern Attorney SupervisorThomas Jefferson School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO, FounderMarc B. Geller, A Professional Corporation1998 - Present
AttorneyHagerstrom & Geller1973 - 1997
Legal InternGeorge Haverstick, Attorney at Law1972 - 1973
Co-founderBeach Area Free Legal Clinic1971 - 1973
Legal InternFederal Defenders, Inc. San Diego1971 - 1972
SupervisorFators1969 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial LawyersN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2009
Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation SectionN/A2000 - 2005
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A1988 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. BetheaReversed trial court
Manduley v. Superior CourtAffirmned trial court
United States v. MorrisonAffirmed District Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyer MagazineRepresenting Indigent DefendantsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of Southern California Law SchoolUrban StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional seminarCalifornia Western School of Law2012
California Western School of LawCareer Opportunities2012
Thomas Jefferson PanelInterviewing for an Associate PositionN/A
Professionalism in the legal communityProfessionalismN/A