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Ann Anat Gottesman

Criminal defense Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   50 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ann

Learn Ann’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I only represent those charged with criminal and DUI charges. I handle all types of criminal and DUI cases, including: multiple offender Dui's, domestic violence, drug offenses, theft offenses, sex crimes, violent offenses, assault, battery, resisting arrest, probation violations, expungements (record cleaning), prostitution, weapons charges, gang crimes, medical marijuanna, hit and run, and much more...

    18 years, 520 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I only represent those with DUI cases and criminal defense matters. I handle all types of DUI cases, including multiple offenses and felony DUIs. I also fight the DMV to protect my client's driving privileges. In addition to DUI cases, I represent clients who are charged with other criminal offenses, such as drugs, domestic violence, petty theft, weapon charges, violent offenses and more...If you have an old conviction on your record, I can also file a petition to dismiss (expungement).

    18 years, 508 cases

EXPERIENCED, COMPASSIONATE, AND AGGRESSIVE DUI AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE. CALL (818) 740-4015!

I am a passionate, caring defense attorney that has ALWAYS been interested in only one area of law-criminal defense and DUI defense.  Prior to starting my own law practice, I worked for the County of Riverside as a Public Defender as well as for a private criminal appellate law firm and general practice firm in Los Angeles.  I'm dedicated to my clients' cases and always remind myself how I like to be treated when seeking the help of a professional; whether it be a doctor, lawyer, business owner or government worker. 

I'm knowledgeable about my legal practice area and continue to learn everything I can about new laws and court rulings that may affect my clients' legal make myself available to my clients after hours and on weekends; times when most attorneys don't pick up their phones. I truley care about the outcome and the consequences a criminal case has on my client and his or her family.

I'm here to help if you are facing criminal charges, and will do my best to protect your constitutional rights.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2021 2015 2014 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Law Office of Ann Gottesman
740 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 204
Pasadena, CA, 91101

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
DUI case dropped- Best criminal attorney in the area
After being arrested in Pasadena for the first time in April and having no previous run-ins with the law, I immediately panicked!!! I spoke with a several attorneys that really didn't care much about what I had to say and the conversations felt very rushed; so I was discouraged in finding the right attorney to represent me. I then found attorney Gottesman through an advertisement online and I called her one late evening. To my surprise, she returned my call later that night outside of her office hours. She spoke with me and LISTENED to my concerns. After our conversation, attorney Gottesman put me at ease. I met with her later that week to further discuss my case and our meeting validated how trustworthy and attentive she truly is. She's one of those rare attorneys that genuinely cares about her clients and goes above and beyond her clients expectations. After our initial meeting, she assured me that everything will be okay and that I was in good hands! Attorney Gottesman went to court for me and she immediately called me right after to give me an update. Knowing that a DUI is a serious offense and people charged with it generally get convicted, the unexpected happened. She worked her magic and a few months later, MY CASE WAS DROPPED!!! Her extensive experience and knowledge allowed her to get the best outcome anyone charged with a DUI can only dream of. I cannot thank her enough for making this nightmare go away. How many people charged with a DUI can say that their case was dropped?!!!!! Not many. I am in total disbelief because I was honestly expecting a lesser charge. I will forever grateful to Ann for everything she did. Thanks so much Ann. I cannot thank you enough for getting me out of this terrible nightmare. You are truly God send. Anyone seeking a criminal attorney should look no further because I can assure you that you will most definitely be pleased with attorney Ann Gottesman's services.
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Posted by Wendy | November 27, 2012
I'd never needed an attorney before so finding Ann Gottesman was truly a godsend.
After what were the worst couple of days in my life, Ann put me at ease right away in her office. She was very thorough, and as this was my first time with any of this, she explained it to me until I understood. Ann was very compassionate, but she was also an experienced, knowlegable and convincing warrior for me in court. I left court with an even better outcome than I was expecting - with immense gratitude to Ann. Don't let her petite size fool you - she was a tough fighter and an amazing advocate for me throughout the entire process. I very highly recommend Ann to help you after the worst days in your life.
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Posted by GBH | September 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ann can help.
I made a bad choice and got myself in trouble. I was arrested for DUI and didn’t know where to go for help. I reached out to Ann and she was so compassionate. She walked me through unfamiliar DMV steps that allowed me to be able to keep my license with restrictions. She helped me navigate a confusing legal system. Ultimately my case was dismissed after successfully completing a set of court mandated requirements. If you find yourself in a similar position, talk to Ann. She can help
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, Compassionate, Great Communication
Finding Ann was truly a blessing! I was in dire need of assistance for a DUI case and didn't know where to begin. I was afraid, nervous, and very ashamed of my mistake as I had never been in a situation like this before. I spoke to multiple lawyers before finding her and none of them felt quite right. A few of them were very impatient, rude, and dehumanizing. I'm so thankful I didn't stop searching until I found Ann. She is compassionate, reliable, thorough, honest, and is always available to answer any questions. She always ensures you have a full understanding of the process and makes you feel safe and heard. She truly does everything in her power to help you! Ann was very blunt about all of the possible outcomes of my case. She is so incredible, she was able to get my DUI reduced to an exhibition of speed! I am so incredibly thankful for Ms. Gottesman, she is truly amazing! If you ever need a DUI lawyer, I firmly believe she is the best choice!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney, professional and personable
Ms. Gottesman is a great attorney, professional and personable. Here I would like to share all my experience having her as my attorney, which hopefully is helpful for others to find a right attorney. I got a false accusation against me and did suffer a horrible experience on this case because I got two attorneys who suck my money but didn’t do anything. After these two bad attorneys, I started “a journey” to find a real good attorney. I talked to dozens of attorneys. I was very carefully to choose attorneys because of the bad experience. Ms. Gottesman was the last attorney I contacted. In the first call with Ms. Gottesman, she did analyze the situation and gave a strategy after she listen carefully of my case. She also gave the price quote, which was a flat fee and quite reasonable price. Her kind and personable voice gave me a first impression that she was different with other attorneys I was talking to because it was a feeling that she is a person with sympathy. In the first place, she knew I was worrying and anxious when she heard the story. She also helped to appease my mind with her expertise. The second step, I carefully checked all the reviews of Ms. Gottesman on google, yelp and avvo. To my surprise that she had ALL five-star positive reviews on ALL the platforms. She’s got ALL five-star positive reviews in a career of 15 years. This is not easy to achieve. The third step, I must meet Ms. Gottesman in person before I decide to retain her. I met her in her office. She explained clearly to me not only the whole process but also how the system works. More importantly, Ms. Gottesman is very patient in answering my concerns. She also promised that my case can be solved quite soon based on the case facts. She’s very good at analyzing the case and finding my chances, which gives me confidence that she is the one who can help me to make the case dismissed quickly. During the case, she even offered more surprise. She kept me updated regularly. More importantly, she was proactive in talking to the city attorney. After getting the evidence from the court, she immediately found a time to talk to the city attorney. She pointed out the obvious evidence showing that I was false accused, which made the city attorney agreed to dismiss the case. After she talked to the city attorney, she called me immediately to tell me that the City Attorney dismissed the case. She said the official dismissal will appear in system until next court date, however, she wanted to let me know in the first place because she wanted me to stop worrying and have a good day. Then she also sent me the email regarding City Attorney case dismissal. It only used 3 days to make the case dismissed! She did the job fast and efficiently. Thanks Ms. Gottesman! I wish I met Ms. Gottesman from the beginning of my case. My former two attorneys spent a long time without making any progress. But Ms. Gottesman used 3 days to dismiss the case. You can’t imagine how big the difference is between attorneys! For me, who are new to such legal issues, the system is intimidating and tricky. Her professionalism and patience really gave me peace of mind. A good attorney can remedy your life. Lawyer is an occupation that’s the same as doctors, who can affect the life of a person. I believe there’re two important traits of a lawyer, one is professionalism, the other is caring so that she/he does not just look a case as money-making but changing a person’s life. Ms. Gottesman is an attorney who has these two traits in my view. If you need similar help, I highly recommend Ms. Gottesman. Besides, she charges reasonable, with no hidden fees.
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Posted by Charles | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ann is amazing!!!
I am eternally grateful that I found Ann Gottesman!  From the very beginning of my case, Ann really took control and straightened out what an awful mess I had with a previously inadequate law firm.  Despite the pandemic causing the case to be dragged on longer than expected, Ann stayed vigilant and always reassured me that she would take care of everything.  The constant, thorough communication really helped keep me as less stressed as possible.  Ann won my case without having to go to trial!!  After all that time and worry, she gave me the best news I could have possibly heard and I didn't even have to step a foot in court.  Ann's professional, calm demeanor and her  amazing litigation skills made her very valuable to have on my side and I sincerely appreciate all her help, Thanks again Ann!!
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Posted by Joseph | August 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very nice person
Understood my legal problem right away. Unfortunately, she could not take on my case because her case load was full. An attorney who doesn't take on too many clients is hard to find nowadays.
Posted by Diane | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Cased was diverted.
Ann represented my 80-year-old father in a DUI case. This was my family’s first experience with working with a lawyer and we really were sure what to expect. Ann was amazing. She walked us through every step of the process and was very patient with all of us, especially my father who because of his age and lack of technology skills was not the easiest client to work with during the Covid. Ann worked hard at finding the best solution and ultimately was able to get my father an extremely positive result that was beyond any of our hopes. Because of my Dad’s age, health, and his willingness to give up his driver’s license, she was able to get the judge to grant the first DUI diversion in California. His requirements ended up being reduced to weekly AA meetings. Anyone seeking a criminal attorney should consider Ann Gottesman because I can assure you that you will most definitely be pleased with re services.
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Posted by Ross | August 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and honest attorney
Ann consulted with us on our daughter’s case and was very open, honest, and comforting. Our daughter was confronted by the police when she was in a park after hours, and was intimidated into giving consent for her possessions and car to be searched. The excessive search uncovered a tiny amount of prescription medication she should not have had. Ann explained to our daughter what her rights are and how to handle herself in that situation. She consulted with us several times on the case, and explained to us the worst case scenario, the best case, and what was most likely to happen. We discussed potential costs, which seemed reasonable. Eventually she verified for us that the case had been dropped. We are so grateful for all of her help, and truly appreciate her willingness to be available, her kindness, and her honesty.
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Posted by Robert | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Ann was knowledgeable and quick. I was right to trust her with my case. She was sending me good news only 5 weeks after my first call to her. I couldn’t believe it. Give Ann a call and let her take care of your issue!
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI lawyer!
I was pulled over for having something wrong with my vehicle and nothing wrong with my driving. I blew a 0.12. I called a few local attorneys, but Ann was the only one who I felt really listened to my situation. She was and is incredibly understanding and helpful. She allowed me to describe the events over the phone, even before entering her office. In her office, she explained what she was going to do and patiently re-explained things since I was new to the whole process; I had no priors. She also set up a monthly payment plan, which I found very helpful. She knows the legal system, the members of the court, and basically everything you would expect in an experienced and excellent attorney. Throughout the next six months, she explained everything she was trying, everything I needed to do, and she handled all of my court appearances and the DMV hearing. We worked as a team and I provided her with as much information as I could so that she could be successful. She is prompt with responses and text messages you right back. She worked very hard over 6 months and got my charge reduced to a wet reckless. On court day, I saw other attorneys with their clients and did not like how some of the clients were being treated. To me, that was another validation that I chose the right representation. She is lover of pets, an amateur astronomer, a caring person, and a consummate professional. Ann is excellent at what she does and you would be making a big mistake if you do not seriously consider her to represent you.
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Posted by Jetta | September 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Peace of mind
My son used Ann to help him before, I needed help so I call her told her our ordeal, she listen told me what I could do, before our talk I was upset and scared, but after our talk she said I wish I could help you more. I told her she did a lot, she gave me peace of mind. Thank you very much Ann.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shop lifting
I was caught in shop lifting recently. Ann explained me all and I was not worried. She handled my case professionally, I did not need to do community services. Only with counseling, case will be dismissed. Ann works hard seven days a week and reply quickly to your emails. I greatly appreciate her help. I highly recommend her to every one . Thanks
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Posted by Amy | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Lawyer and caring person
Ann represented me in a DUI case and I hired her after interviewing with four other lawyers. I immediately had a sense of relief after talking to Ann and felt more informed about what to expect than I did after speaking to 4 other lawyers. Ann seemed to geniunly care about me and my gut instincts are usually correct. I found her fee reasonable and she gave me a fair payment plan that I was able to live with. I soon discovered that my instincts were right! Ann always updated me on the events and the evidence that she got and always had time for me. I never really expected to get out of my DUI because I had a .13 and a minor accident. The experience was a nighmare I don't wish on anyone. But I was so happy when Ann met with the prosecutor and told me I could walk away with a wet reckless with only 2 years of probation. For me this was a big deal because if I was convicted of a DUI I would have to install a breath machine in my car and due to the job I have, there would be no way to keep my job. I was very happy with this result. Ann helped me get my license back and made the whole process easier. She is a great lawyer and really knows her stuff and way around the court room! I highly recommend Ann for anyone in trouble with the law.
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Posted by Judith | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast-thinking, brilliant and compassionate...Ann is the BEST!
I love Ann! I wish I could meet her in person to thank her for saving my friend's life! You see, I found out on a Monday, that my friend was being held at the Pasadena Jail. My friend did not know anyone around the area. My attorney friend googled Criminal law Defense and found several lawyers...something about Ann that caught my attention was her previous public defender experience, so I knew that she had insider knowledge of the Pasadena court system. She went above and beyond. She showed up the same day that I called her to my friend's court appearance and got all the charges taken care of. She handled the case extremely professionally, especially considering that she only had a few hours to look at the case prior to the court appearance. She got my friend an extremely good plea bargain and out of JAIL!!! She explained the case and kept me updated. Another great thing about Ann is that she quoted me a flat fee so I knew there wouldn't be any surprise charges after. She was such a huge help when my friend and I didn't know anyone and handled the case better than we could have ever hoped for. I definitely recommend her services to anyone who is in legal trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
An honest lawyer who will work her hardest for you!
I was arrested for a DUI in March. I had never been in trouble with the law before, and I was scared what lied ahead. I must've called around 6 different lawyers, each asking me to walk me through what would happen next. A few told me that my case would be very hard, and were relatively uninterested (I had a .13 BAC, but no accident and I was only pulled over for an expired registration). Other lawyers told me that they would be able to save my license and that they had won cases like mine before, sounding almost too good to be true. Ann was the only one who took the time to really listen to my case, and then provided honest feedback. She said it would be hard but that she would turn over every rock and fight for me. She did. Anytime I had a question, or worry, she was a phone call or text away. She read through the police report thoroughly, gathered all the evidence, and watched my arrest video to see if anything seemed out of place. While my arrest was by the book, Ann was able to show the court that my actions had been out of character that night, and that I was not the type of person that would fall into this type of trouble again. Ann was able to get my charge reduced to a wet and reckless, a decision I was extremely happy and fortunate to get. Never did she guarantee that she would be able to get a reduction, and if a lawyer tells you that, they most likely only care about cashing your checks. Ann was straightforward, she said that she would fight her hardest, but that it would be a hard fight. I would rather take someone who will work their hardest, than guarantee a victory without reading the facts. Ann's a trustworthy and compassionate lawyer I would recommend to anyone!
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Posted by Elton | June 14, 2015
So grateful to find attorney Ann
Ann represented me about nine months ago on a drug and Dui case. She is not like other lawyers. After meeting with three other lawyers I then met Ann and knew right away she would be the one I wanted to represent me. Ann was patient, caring and really calmed me down at a time I thought I had no hope. My job and license were at stake and I didn't know how the "system" works. Ms. Ann went through the court evidence with me and took all my calls and questions. She is a sweet caring woman who worked hard to help me. I could not have asked for a better outcome on my case. Ann knows her stuff and took the time to explain things to me. I am lucky I found her and forever thankful. I highly recommend attorney Ann if you are in trouble with the law!
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Posted by Corey | March 16, 2015
Smart, compassionate, prepared
I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to utilize the services of a DUI attorney. But fortunately, I found Ann. Ann was referred to me by a friend and I am forever grateful to him. Getting arrested for a DUI was the worst thing that has happened to me but Ann provided comfort, knowledge and experience to a scary situation. Ann kept me informed throughout each stage of the legal process and ensured that I completely understood my rights. She worked tirelessly with the prosecutor in negotiating a great resolution to my case. I was very proud and pleased to watch Ann in court as she was very professional, astute and had the respect of the court and prosecutor. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Response from Ann Gottesman March 18, 2015
Thank you Corey for your kind post. It was a pleasure representing you and I wish you and your family the very best moving forward. I'm always here for you should you have any questions or need help in the future!
Posted by Erika | February 3, 2015
Best Lawyer!
Ann is THE BEST. Don't hesitate to call her if you need legal help. She is friendly, honest and capable and she will make whatever bad situation that you are dealing with better. I got charged with a DUI and Ann worked her magic and got it down to a Wet and Reckless she also helped me out with finding the best insurance and reduced some of my comunity labor days. The minute I called her I already felt confident that she was going to help me out and I am very satisfyed with the outcome!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
Caught between a rock and a hard place
I was arrested for a DUI charge when stopped for no other reason then finding myself in a precarious position late at night. I was followed from a destination and drove all the way back to my residence, parked my car, then the police lit me up after finding no fault in my driving other than to make what I (know) believe is still an erroneous claim. An officer claimed that I was going 40mph in a 25 zone. I hired Ann and with her help hired an expert and proved that the officer was either in gross error or purposefully lying. I still lost the DMV hearing due to what I (know) believe was incompetence. With the situation looking grim, Ann was still able to use the evidence from a second DMV hearing to convince the DA to reduce a DUI to a wet reckless on a .13 BAC, in a tough court. Even the judge was surprised at such a plea bargain. Ann charged $3,500 and worked for 7 months!! on my case. She answered/returned my phone calls after her regular 9-5 hours and on weekends, responded to all of my emails/text messages, and updated me on my case even when I did not inquire throughout the whole process. She got me a temporary license in the interim period of the battle, never ceasing to get a favorable outcome for me and make the process as painless as possible. Every step of the way she offered me insight and advice, even connecting me with another more-than-credible attorney who did not try to make a quick dollar out of me, but instead offered me their free consultations and sincerest advice about my situation. In the end, I decided to plea on the wet reckless instead of risking the loss of a fight in a climate of a less-than-fair justice system that appeared to be working backwards: basically finding evidence then looking for a way to make it stick, instead of asking, "how was the evidence found." Knowing that I had no legal recourse than to accept the wet-reckless, I realized just how favorable this outcome was, given the circumstances of my case. It is extremely rare to plea to a wet reckless in my situation, and Ann proved to be worth the money in avoiding a DUI charge on my now established criminal record. Although I wish the circumstances were different, and every individual case will vary, I made the decision not to go for a motion to suppress given the court I was working with. I feel I made the best choice (it essentially came down to gambling) and I know Ann did everything possible to gain the most favorable outcome with the cards we were dealt. I could not have asked for a better experience with an attorney. Ann has my utmost confidence and I whole-heartedly believe in her ability to perform the duties necessary and possible in any case she takes on. Her compassion, attention to detail, scrupulous attentiveness to the evidence and my thoughts on the case, availability, genuine concern for my well being, and overall willingness to do everything in her power to resolve the case in my favor proved to be worth more than what was paid to her. When an attorney stands by you for 7 months for a fraction of what such labor is worth, even if working a minimum wage job--and still gets you a favorable outcome--you know you have struck gold. I am grateful and indebted to Attorney Ann Gottesman.
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Response from Ann Gottesman February 4, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. You were a wonderful client and it was a pleasure fighting for you during this long legal battle. Cases and clients like you are why I am so passionate about criminal defense. I'm happy you are satisfied with the result and I'm here for you should you ever need my help in the future. Ann
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • criminal defense attorney
  • LAW OFFICE OF ANN GOTTESMAN
  • 2008 - Present
  • Public Defender attorney
  • Riverside Public Defenders Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Michael Cabrera
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Marilee Marshall & Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case dismissed after DA shown officer lied, DMV Set Aside
  • Dui dismissed for lack of PC to stop, DMV suspension set aside
  • Refusal DUI Suspension set aside-- no suspension
  • DMV set aside (dismissal) and avoided a 3 year revocation of drivers license
  • Refusal DUI Suspension set aside-- no suspension
  • DMV set aside and avoided a 3 year revocation of drivers license
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Associations

  • National Association of Public Defenders (NAPD)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • The Private Defenders of California, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers
  • Thumbtack
  • 2020
  • Top Rated
  • Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Reviews
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • Thumbtack
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • Thumbtack
  • 2018
  • Street Fighter of the Year Award
  • The Private Defenders of California
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • Thumbtack
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best of 2015
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 10 BEST-Client Satisfaction 2015
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI, DMV and IID
  • Underage DUI and DMV license suspension
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (37)
Endorse Ann
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gottesman is the type of criminal lawyer I'd recommend to anyone - she is is skilled, elegant and eloquent. More importantly, Ms. Gottesman has an immense amount of experience defending any charge on the books. She was a Riverside County Public Defender for several years where she fought tirelessly for the downtrodden and poor. Ms. Gottesman fights the same way for her private clients today. She is also an exemplar for ethics in the private sector. Ann is a wonderful person and a wonderful lawyer; I am thrilled to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ann Gottesman is a lawyer who listens to her clients and makes sure their needs are all taken care of. Ann and I have collaborated on numerous cases and she always has great ideas and ways to tackle problems. Her experience and knowledge often come in handy to meet the challenges of criminal defense. I highly endorse Ann Gottesman as a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is one of the BEST attorneys in the Pasadena area. She works tirelessly for her clients and gets some of the best results. She is one of the few attorneys who deeply cares about each of her clients. She is well respected in court and by her peers. I strongly endorse Ann."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"9 years of practicing criminal law is very experienced especially when one considers that 2 of those years were spent as a public defender. Public defenders handle enormous caseloads so her court experience is substantial and the DA's know that. "they know that she knows what they know". Her knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions. Perhaps the greatest compliment to her are the results she achieves for her clients. Her client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her. If your lucky she might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Gottesman for the past four years and she has proven to be a valuable asset when I have needed a knowledgeable fellow attorney to refer clients to in the area of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ann is well known in the legal community as an effective advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ann. Highly respected in the legal community. A skilled lawyer with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Gottesman is a highly respected attorney with a sharp legal mind; I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
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"I endorse this lawyer. It's obvious that Attorney Gottesman has a commitment to helping out not only her clients, but the greater community by giving insightful answers on AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
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"I endorse this lawyer. Ann is an outstanding attorney. She is a dedicated attorney and she works extremely hard for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
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"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
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"I endorse this lawyer. It is obvious to me the from her answers here on Avvo that Ms. Gottesman cares about her work. She is skilled, experienced and clearly knows the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
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"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant criminal defense attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
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"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ann at work in the courtroom. She is a very skilled, knowledgeable, professional, hard fighting criminal defense warrior. She is passionate about helping her clients obtain the best results on their case. Ann has the respect of the prosecutors and judges that I have seen her interact with. I would not hesitate to recommend a friend or family member to Ann. I am confident that they would be in very competent and caring hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
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"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
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"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
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"Ann is one of the most diligent and compassionate lawyers that I know. She is the warrior lawyer that a client wants to have on their side when a person's freedoms are at stake. Most lawyers will not represent family or friends just because of the conflict and comingling of professional work and home. When I have a family member or friend in need of legal representation I always think of Ms. Gottesman first because of her superior lawyering skills."
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Pasadena Criminal defense Lawyer Ann Anat Gottesman
Ann Anat Gottesman
Criminal defense Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available