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About Me

The firm's focus is on effective representation, both civil and criminal. The firm's lead attorney, Gordon M. Fauth, Jr., has considerable experience in litigation of all kinds, including business litigation, civil rights, consumer litigation and class-action litigation, and has successfully litigated many actions in which multi-million dollar results were achieved.


Contrary to the usual pattern, I started out doing complex litigation, including class actions.  Only later did I start doing personal injury and criminal defense.  I guess I like representing individuals who are actually involved in their cases, who need help.  I got into DUI defense after a DA friend of mine remarked that DUI is one of the areas of criminal law that can be the most interesting, given the technical complexity that has come to attend what is otherwise usually a simple misdemeanor.  I decided he was right. 



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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Litigation: 19%
  4. Class Action: 15%
  5. Constitutional: 1%



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

44 total 

  • Mark Wayne Girdner

    I endorse Gordon Fauth Jr. Hard working and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Respected by his colleagues within the legal community.


    Mark Girdner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steffanie Ann Walczak

    I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected by his peers for his abilities as an advocate.


    Steffanie Walczak Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


1801 Clement Ave., Suite 101
Alameda, CA, 94501-7925



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NHTSA and IACOP DWI Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLaPier & Associates2009
"Quill" - Meredith v. JCPSTeddy B. Gordon2006
American Jurisprudence Award, Contract TheoryU.C. Berkeley, School of Law1996
Prosser Prize, Criminal LawU.C. Berkeley, School of Law1994
Argy AwardDudley House, Harvard University1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorLitgation Law Group2008 - Present
PresidentAmerican Legal Rights Foundation2008 - Present
DirectorDUI Lawyer California2008 - Present
Managing AttorneyFauth Law Offices2004 - Present
PartnerGreen Fauth & Jigarjian, LLP2001 - 2002
AssociateGirard and Green, LLP1997 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Private Defender, Inc.Board of Directors2008 - Present
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panelist2008 - Present
Greater Alameda Business AssociationMember2008 - Present
California DUI Lawyers Associationmember2008 - Present
American Legal Rights FoundationPresident2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2004
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1997 - 2004
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
MCI Non-Subscriber Rates LitigationObtained $90 million settlement.
In Re: Digex, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.$175 cash and stock settlement.
Ho v. San Francisco Unified School Districtsettlement forbidding use of race
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Publication NameTitleDate
Rutgers Race and Law ReviewBrief of the Asian American Legal Foundation as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners2003
Consumer AdvocateLitigating Credit Card Cases1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt HallN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence (JD)1997
Harvard UnivGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Should a Public University be Permitted to Consider an Applicant's Race in Admissions Decisions?Debate on Race-Based Admissions2003
Law DayRace in School Admissions2003
World War II Reparation and Restitution ClaimsReparations for Slave Labor and Forced Prostitution in World War II2001