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About Me

Weese is a trial and appellate criminal defense attorney. A former prosecutor,
Ms. Weese successfully defends clients in broad spectrum of cases, including assaults, sex crimes, DUIs, robberies, appeals, restraining orders, and expungements.


Weese is an experienced lawyer who has managed over 600 cases and won 90% of
her trials.


2009, one of Ms. Weese’s appeals was published as case law.  Ms. Weese
received certified training in 2005 from the California Highway Patrol in
“Driving Under the Influence,” “Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,” and
“Drugged Driving.” These courses comply with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration.




- California Appellate Program: Fifth Annual Capital Appellate Conference, 


- Sixth District Appellate Program: Spring Appellate Seminar, 2009.

- California Public Defender
Association: First Annual Two-Day DUI   Defense Practice Institute, 2009.

- California DUI Lawyers Association: “Fast Eddie”
Kuwatch All Day DUI       Seminar, 2009.

- California DUI Lawyers Association: Partition Ratio­­—McNeal, 2009.

- Central California Appellate Program: Completion of
the Record on              Appeal, 2009.

- First District Appellate Project: Reviewing the Record on
Appeal, 2009.

California District Attorneys Association (CDAA), “Advanced Gang Violence Prosecution,”
June 5-7, 2000.

- CDAA, “Trial
Advocacy Training,” December 13-16, 2004.

Office of the San Francisco District Attorney (OSFDA), “Opening and Closing Statements,”
February 1, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Evidence: In
Limine & Immunity,” February 3, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Expert
Witnesses,” February 8, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Miranda,”
February 9, 2005.

- OSFDA “Motions,”
February 10, 2005.

Training,” March 2, 2005.

- OSDA, “Domestic
Violence Dynamics & Law,” April 8, 2005.

- CDAA, “Evidence
Seminar,” May 11-13, 2005.

- OSFDA, “People’s
Appeal,” May 20, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Hot Topics
in 4th Amendment Law,” June 3, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Motion
Training,” June 11, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Wheeler Gets Federalized,” July 15,

- CDAA, “DUI Regional
Training,” August 25, 2005

- OSFDA, “Opening
Statements,” October 1, 2005.

- OSFDA, “Jury
Selection,” October 15, 2005.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Scotty J Storey

    “An excellent attorney, well known and respected in the legal community. I give my highest recommendation without any reservations for this lawyer."


    Scotty Storey DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation. Marsanne is a very talented and energetic attorney. One of the best.


    Thomas Wallace Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Marsanne Weese

255 Kansas Street
Suite 340
San Francisco, CA, 94103



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Misdemeanor Criminal Conflicts Panel AppointmentBar Association of San Francisco2009
AppointmentCentral California Appellate Program2009
Misdemeanor Criminal Appeals Panel AppointmentBar Association of San Francisco2009
AppointmentSixth District Appellate Program2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ALaw Offices of Marsanne Weese2008 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySan Francisco District Attorney's Office2004 - 2008
Assistant InvestigatorSan Francisco District Attorney's Office1998 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
The Lawyers' Club of San FrancicoSecretary2009 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2008 - Present
Queen's Bench Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re H.C.Appeal granted.
The Department of Motor Vehicles v. E.B.Request granted, thus reinstating E.B.'s license.
The People v. O.F.Case dismissed.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
CA Court of Appeal Published CasesIn re H.C.2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Highway Patrol AcademyDUI, FST, & DWICertificate of Completion2005
University of San Francisco School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2003
University of California - BerkeleyRhetoric and Peace/Conflict Studies (Double-Major)Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
San Francisco FOPPThe Political and Legal Ramifications of Prostitution2008