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Che Lewellyn Hashim

Che Lewellyn Hashim

also known as Che Hashim

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   Mr. Hashim has represented members of diverse communities throughout Northern California since his admission to the State Bar of California in 2005.  Since taking the attorney’s oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the State of California, Mr. Hashim has represented clients in all Bay Area counties, in both State and Federal courts, in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights, employment litigation, civil defense, and administrative law, and has been on the front lines of pressing issues in these evolving areas of the law, including an appellate win in the Supreme Court of California related to medical marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana Program Act.
    Mr. Hashim has held law related positions with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco 49ers, and Davez J. Scotch, LLC.  Prior to earning his law degree from the University of San Francisco Mr. Hashim attended Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    10 years, 100 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    8 years, 10 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 30%
    8 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($100-250/hour), contingent (20-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lonny Bramzon

    Che is one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in the Bay area. His knowledge of the law is impressive and it is only matched by his passionate advocacy for his clients. Che is also an excellent trial attorney. He has no fear in the courtroom, and I would highly recommend his services.


    Lonny Bramzon Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • James Regan

    I endorse this lawyer. It is apparent that Mr. Hashim cares about his profession because he takes the time to give insightful answers to people with questions here on Avvo. Anyone choosing Mr. Hasim for an attorney chooses a competent, diligent and zealous advocate for their cause.


    James Regan Violent Crime Attorney
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Contact info

861 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA, 94103


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Che L. Hashim2005 - Present
Legal & Business AffairsDavez J. Scotch, LLC2007 - 2012
Law ClerkOffice Of The District Attorney, San Francisco, Ca2004 - 2004
Legal InternSan Francisco 49ers2004 - 2005
Legal InternOffice Of The San Francisco City Attorney2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2012 - Present
Barristers Club of San FranciscoMember2012 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Retaliation, Whistleblower Protection; Solano County, CAConfidential resolution.
Medical Marijuana Defense: Mendocino CountyNot Guilty on all counts
Felony Defense, Sonoma CountyNot guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Amherst CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University High School, San Francisco, CAN/AHigh School Diploma1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of San Francisco, Solo Practice Career PanelSolo Practice in Northern California2012