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Givelle Jensen Lamano

Givelle Jensen Lamano

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Givelle J. Lamano is a criminal defense attorney and maintains her offices on Oakland, California.

She has represented people from all walks of life ranging from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate management officials in wrongful termination claims. She is committed to the highest standards of legal representation for her clients with a reputation for aggressively ensuring the best possible outcome in every case.

Givelle gives her clients an honest evaluation of their case- both the good and the bad - and helps them understand what their cases mean on a personal level.  She will walk you through every step of the legal process and tell you what needs to be done to avoid criminal charges. 

Givelle also serves as a Board Member for Insight Prison Project, an organization providing services to prisoners and parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, and several re-entry programs. Preceding her criminal defense work, Givelle advocated for the rights of low-wage and immigrant workers in employment law matters and worked with a partner at Sheppard Mullin on a book published by the American Bar Association.

Givelle can be contacted at (415) 617-9375 or 


Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

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



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Melissa Orozco Garci Martin

    Givelle is a great attorney who is known for her excellent work ethic and zealous representation. She serves her clients extremely well and is known in her community for her achievements as a criminal defense attorney.


    Melissa Martin Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • A. Paul Ghanouni

    Givelle spends the time to make sure she fully understands her client's individualized situation. She goes out of her way to make sure that anyone that she meets with is taken care of, even if they don't engage her firm. Her passion for helping others is unparalleled. I would highly recommend Givelle to anyone in her area!


    A. Paul Ghanouni Juvenile Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lamano Law Offices

505 14th Street.
Suite 900
Oakland, CA, 94612




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Grant RecipientPublic Interest Law Foundation2010
Honorary MemberPro Bono Honor Society2010
Grant RecipientPublic Interest Law Foundation2009
International and Comparative Law CertifcationWhittier Law School2008
Comparative Law CertificationUniversite Paris Nantere2008
Scholarship RecipientPhilanthropic Educational Organization2008
Magna Cum Laude GraduateWoodbury University2006
Honorary Member AwardNational Communication Association2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Legal Research AttorneyNeil Popovic, Shepard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP2011 - 2012
Certified Legal AssistantLegal Services For Prisoners With Children2009 - 2011
Legal AssistantBacar Investors, LLP2009 - 2009
Certified Legal InternWomen's Employment Rights Clinic2008 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2012 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern CaliforniaExecutive Committee Member2012 - 2012
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
National Lawyers GuildAttorney Member2007 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Child Molest Case - No jail timeNo jail or prison time. 5 years of probation.
DUI - dropped to an infractionCharges dismissed, client charged with an infraction
Domestic Violence case dropped to vandalism chargesDismissed after 26 anger management classes - Deferred entry of judgement

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Courthouse News ServiceThree Strikes - Out & Now Free Again2015
SfistStill Gunning Against Three Strikes System, Helps Free His First Inmate2015
Los Angeles Daily JournalHelp from all corners2014
Criminal Trial Lawyers of Northern CaliforniaCTLA/NC Supports Proposition 342012
Criminal Trial Lawyers of Northern CaliforniaCTLA/NC Supports Medical Marijuana Reform2011
Asian American Bar AssociationLegal Services for Prisoners with Children2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawPublic InterestJD - Juris Doctor2010
Woodbury UniversityCommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Racial Justice and Police ReformSocial Justice2015
Hang your own shingleSuccessful Solo Law Practice2015