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Michael Donald Ross

Michael Donald Ross

also known as Michael D. Ross, Mike Ross

About me

I believe that good representation in any type of criminal case requires a lawyer with a broad background and experience defending heavy felony cases where the client’s freedom, or even life, has been at stake. From the first case I handled as a San Francisco defense attorney, I realized that communication and cooperation between attorney and client are indispensable in getting the best outcome of the case.


A client’s satisfaction is based on he or she knowing that everything that can be done for the client’s case is being done.  This is the kind of experience that I will bring to your case as your defense lawyer in San Francisco, the Bay Area courts, and the courts of any of the outlying areas of Northern California.


I am a former Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Division) and former Special Prosecutor, and I now represent clients who have been accused of a crime.
I have personally defended over 3,500 criminal cases, including “Three Strikes”, heavy felonies, misdemeanors, and over 1,000 DUI cases.


When you’ve been arrested it can be the beginning of a frightening journey through the criminal justice system.  To get the best outcome of your case, you need an experienced, aggressive criminal attorney as early as possible for your case. I handle each case personally, and promise the best possible defense.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Mike Ross Law

505 Montgomery Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1995 - Present
United States Federal District Courts, Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
United States Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Darrell XXX XXXXXXXXXAcquittal (Not Guilty)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981