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Richard Allen Rosen

Richard Allen Rosen

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Richard Rosen is a trial lawyer specializing in criminal defense. He is licensed to practice law in California since 1974 (State Bar number 62564). 


Mr. Rosen worked as Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County from 1975-1977, doing trial court criminal defense in misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile petitions. He was a Deputy Public Defender in Monterey County from 1977-1982, doing trial court criminal defense in felonies and misdemeanors. In 1982, he opened and private practice on the Monterey Peninsula, emphasizing criminal defense. He has been in private practice ever since, moving his office to Salinas in 1999.


Mr. Rosen has tried and won many high profile cases. He has done over 200 jury trials in criminal cases. He has defended midwives accross the state and has been a consultant to the California Association of Midwives. His clients range from Hells Angels to police officers.


Mr. Rosen has been a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law for over 25 years. In 1985, Mr. Rosen was first certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been re-certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. "Specialization is more important in criminal law than any other field," according to Mr. Rosen, "because there is so much at stake--the client's liberty."


Mr. Rosen is a passionate advocate for medical marijuana. He believes that no one deserves jail for Marijuana. He is a member of the NORML Legal Committee.


Mr. Rosen was voated one of the Best Lawyers in America, in both 2010 and 2001, based on peer-review selection.




Practice areas


  1. Criminal Law: 80%
  2. Juvenile: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Richard Rosen

123 Capitol St., Suite B
Salinas, CA, 93901


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Monterey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
National Organization for the Reform of MarijuanaMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B1969