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Nicholas Rosenberg has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 2004 and is a Certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law.  He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco and his undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in both Philosophy and Architecture.  His high academics and community work have resulted in many awards.


Mr. Rosenberg has a science background and a strong litigation record after having been a public defender in Ventura and Central California for three years.  He has tried nearly every type of misdemeanor case and several felonies, and has the experience to handle any type of criminal matter.  He has the background to focus on the complexities of DUI trials, which are some of the most difficult trials to win.


Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg is quite passionate about defending gang allegations, drug crime allegations, sexual offenses and cases involving conspiracy and criminal organizations.  His life experience as a community organizer in high crime and low income neighborhoods distinguish his ability to formulate legal defense strategies.


Mr. Rosenberg was Lead Arbitrator for the San Francisco Community Court for the Tenderloin and South of Market, and codeveloped a Shoplifter Offender Program with the District Attorney’s Office.  He was an extern with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the Criminal Research section of the Office of Staff Attorneys dealing with federal criminal appeals. 


Mr. Rosenberg has served on the Board of Directors for the Glide Economic Development Corporation developing  non-profit housing in San Francisco.  Prior to law school he served as the Director of a non-profit agency doing community organizing to improve San Francisco's Tenderloin and Sixth Street corridors.  He has been a longtime advocate for rehabilitation and reentry services for inmates and prisoners.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    11 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mona Patel

    I definitely recommend Nicholas Rosenberg as the kind of attorney who gets results and knows the answers to difficult questions. He is a true fighter on behalf of his clients, works tirelessly and treats people with respect. As a criminal attorney he is a rising star.


    Mona Patel Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Okorie Okorocha

    Mr. Rosenberg is a highly qualified and knowledgeable criminal defense and DUI lawyer.


    Okorie Okorocha Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Nicholas Rosenberg

205 South Broadway Street Suite 716
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Law Offices of Nicholas Rosenberg

14501 Calvert Street Suite 201A
Van Nuys, CA, 91411-2806



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2013
Excellence in Local Government LawCALI Award for Highest Law School Grade2004
Public Interest ScholarshipCalifornia Bar Foundation2003
Excellence in Constitutional LawCALI Award for Highest Law School Grade2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Nicholas Rosenberg2010 - Present
Associate Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Alex Kessel2010 - 2010
N/AVentura County Public Defender2009 - 2009
N/ATulare County Public Defender2006 - 2008
Office of Staff Attorneys ExternUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. A. S.Robbery Not Guilty Verdict by Jury
People v. Escobar2 strikes Case Dismissed and No Suspended Sentence
People v. William P.DUI with .19% BAC Case Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Francisco Community Court Steering CommitteeShoplifter Offender Program2004
Superior Court of California Long-Range Strategic Plan for San Francisco District 6 ForumCommunity Input for Long-Range Strategic Plan2002