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Paul Samuel Geller

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Persistence, Knowledge, Dedication.  Paul S. Geller is dedicated to providing the type of criminal defense you should expect when hiring private counsel.  These are the characteristics which are common among all of our goals.

First, we want you to have an understanding of the events and proceedings during our representation.  It is extremely important to us that you clearly understand the charges you're being faced with, the potential consequences, and the criminal process.  We will take the time to explain anything which seems confusing, and will make ourselves as available as possible to answer your questions and concerns, even after hours.

Second, we strive to keep an open line of communication between our clients and the firm.  We are firm believers that in building your defense, we need to work as partners with our clients.  The trust between a lawyer and his client must be held in the strictest confidence to ensure the best possible defense.   

Lastly, expect to be handled with the utmost professionalism, with an eye not only on keeping you out of jail and minimizing the criminal penalties you could be faced with, but also with the awareness of how the criminal charges can affect other aspects of your life.  Many of our clients are professionals and could face additional penalties affecting their professional licenses, such as chiropractors, doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, etc.  Additionally, many crimes could have an effect on your driver's license, auto insurance, etc.  We will do everything in your best interest not only in defending your criminal case, but with an awareness on other potential consequences.

Having a diverse background is one of the reasons Mr. Geller can negotiate and argue cases so effectively.  Although a native of southern California, Mr. Geller displayed his leadership skills playing college baseball and obtaining his Bachelor of Science from the  University of Colorado at Boulder .  After working in the corporate world in San Francisco for two years, he returned to Los Angeles , attending Southwestern University School of Law.  He volunteered and worked throughout law school for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.  Upon graduating from law school, he was employed with the L.A. D.A.'s Office for several years as a trial attorney, where he tried all types of cases from DUIs to murder.  He has always been active in professional and community activities, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program, coaching trial advocacy teams at Southwestern University , and judging trial advocacy competitions.  It is Mr. Geller's well roundedness that has enabled him to succeed as a criminal defense attorney.  His dedication and ability to relate and communicate with people has enabled him to negotiate settlements and dismissals, often on the eve of trial.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


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



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Douglas Diamond

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    David Diamond Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin Kenneth Callahan

    He is the best around when it comes to DUI defense.


    Kevin Callahan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Paul S. Geller

221 E. Walnut St.
Suite 227
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Law Offices of Paul Geller

5030 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Law Office of Paul Geller

8241 White Oak Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Pasadena MagazineTop Attorneys2013
Rising StarsSuperlawyers2013
Rising StarsSuperlawyers2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Rising StarsSuperlawyers2011
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Certified Alco-Sensor IV OperatorVentura College2009
SUPER LAWYERS, RISING STARS - 2009Super Lawyers2009
Who's Who Among Lawyers - Lifetime MemberStrathmore2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Paul S. Geller2003 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles District Attorney's Office2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard Member2011 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2003 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. KimCase Dismissed
People v. Kar. Ala.DA Reject
People v. MarineDA Reject
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationDefending DUI in California2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of ColoradoBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1994