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Samantha Ashley Greene

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Samantha A. Mann

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Samantha

Learn Samantha’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    We help clients in all area of criminal defense charges like drug crimes,theft,sex charges,property crimes,vandalism,assault & battery,car jack,murder,marijuana crimes, and juvenile crimes.

    23 years

  2. Sex crime
    20%

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%
    We can help you with all type of DUI/drunk driving offenses through out San Diego County. From first offense defense to multiple offense. We also represent our clients at DUI DMV Hearing.

    23 years

  4. Domestic violence
    15%

  5. Expungement
    15%

CERTIFIED BY STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA AS A CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST. CALL TODAY

More than 15 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney lies at the heart of Samantha Greene’s commitment to representing her clients.

 

Mrs. Greene received a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. She began her legal career working as a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego and has spent her career building her criminal defense skill set.

 

Mrs. Greene is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar. She was voted as a Top San Diego Criminal defense attorney in 2012. 

 

Mrs. Greene has been in private practice since 2011 and the bulk of her cases are in the areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

 

Before private practice, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County, Certified Law Clerk for the Public Defenders Office,and a Senior Associate for one of San Diego County's top trial law firms.

 

Mrs. Greene is also married and enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering.

 

Her experience, professionalism, and commitment to her clients have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Location

Sevens Legal, APC
3555 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA, 92103
Sevens Legal, APC - SD DUI Lawyers
225 Broadway
STE 2220
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2014
Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
Samantha is an incredibly amazing attorney! My case initially caused my family and I an overwhelming amount of stress and conflict but with Samantha’s unconditional support, genuine care, dedication and astoundingly efficient hard work we were able to get through the process feeling confident that everything would be resolved. Her attention to detail, superior legal knowledge and experience as well as her determination to protect the integrity of her clients demonstrates just how special of an attorney she is. Thanks to her, now I can move forward from this conflict feeling happier and more secure.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Great Representation
Samantha Greene handled my felony domestic violence case so professionally I felt at ease from the moment I met with her and her staff. The results were more than I could have hoped for. She was responsive to my many calls and met with me multiple times to go over my case and answer all my questions and most importantly put my mind at ease through the entire case. I hope never to have to use a criminal defense attorney again, but if I do, Samantha will be my only choice . Thank you Samantha for your caring and professionalism.
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Posted by Steven | September 24, 2018
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THE best.
I did not expect to need a defense attorney, but when I did I called Sevens Legal. I was referred to Samantha and thank God I was! She was so easy to talk to, very professional, and always there whenever I had a question or a concern no matter what time it popped in my head. She constantly kept me updated via text or phone call and we even had a long conversation while she grocery shopped on her personal time! From the very first time I spoke with Samantha I felt 1000x better about my situation and could actually get some sleep at night. My case ultimately didn't go to trial, but when the outcome was unclear I knew no matter what was going to happen that I was in excellent hands. I highly recommend Samantha and Sevens Legal if you ever have the need for a defense attorney. Start with the BEST and call Sevens Legal!
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Posted by LNI | August 16, 2018
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Thank you for the shot at a second chance!
I hired Samantha when my boyfriend who has two strikes from a 2002 case got into some new trouble because of his alcohol addiction. Due to his past, he was looking at 6 years. He has young children and a union job. He had always struggled with addiction but was never offered any help or rehabilitation in previous cases--he was always just sent to prison. Samantha got him a chance at Drug Court. We were told by many people that Drug Court was a extremely hard program to complete and it was set up for failure. After 19 rigorous months, my boyfriend recently completed the program. His two felonies were dropped to misdemeanors and all fines, fees and 4th waivers were dropped. He has almost 2 years clean and sober too! We now have a new start! My boyfriend did all the hard work but without Samantha we would have never been able to get the opportunity! Thank you Samantha!
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Posted by Derek | July 16, 2018
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Pick Samantha Greene & her team
I called Sevens Legal back in 2016 & since that morning, all I can say are GREAT things about Samantha Greene & her team. From the time I called worried about my case, to court & coming to amazing agreement w/ the DA, I cannot say I regret calling her office & coming in. Fair prices for her great service, her associates helped me throughout, whether it was dropping off paperwork for Samantha when she wasn’t in the office to coming to court helping out. I never felt alone, without my attorney or helpless. She’s awesome at reaching out & getting back to me. From a simple text to a hour long phone conversation to meeting in person, she always seems to be available & makes you feel like you’re the only client she’s working with. She has always been straight up w/ me and my family about any questions or concerns we had. It has been a year since I’ve been in court/used her services & I still text/call her regularly and she’s always willing to give me insight on what I should be doing & always ready to help me with anything I need. I will forever recommend her & her team @ Sevens Legal.
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Posted by David | May 23, 2018
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Reasonably priced, expert services!
The Stevens Legal team is a first class law firm. They proved to be honest and forthcoming in there approach to helping me with my legal needs. Everything they said would happen did and right on schedule. I was in good hands from the first visit with Stan though the completion of my case. Samantha and her team of expert attorneys deserve to be considered as some of the best in San Diego. Reasonably priced, expert services are what the Stevens Legal team is all about.
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Posted by Dang | December 16, 2017
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Simply the best
I hired Samantha Greene to take care of a felony drug case and she cross examined the arresting officers and made them look like a fool in court and got my case dismissed! If your in a bad position and need professional representation go with Samantha Greene !!
Posted by Chad | November 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to Earth, Responsive and made me feel confident
I was in need of a lawyer and I never thought I would. The thught of this whole process just scared me to death. I did some research and found Samantha online. I read some reviews on Yelp and found some reccomendations. She certainly lived up to my epectations. After contacting her through the Sevens Legal website, I got a quick phone call back with in 10-15 minutes. I came in for a free consult. I met with Samantha and she immediately made me feel reassured that she could get this cleared up quickly and she was right. Within 2-3 weeks the case was dropped and our lives are getting back to normal. I appreciate all the work that she put into this case. It wasn't much but it was certainly enough to help. Maybe my case was easy but either way, I trusted her to get the results I needed and we got them.
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Posted by Kerry | May 29, 2017
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Engaged with client ethically
I hired Samanth to represent my SO for a felony narcotics transportation case. My SO was victimized by traffickers who had hidden drugs in the door panel of a car she had just recently purchased. Defending these cases is difficult because the government is fighting an ideological war and the government attorneys do not advance their careers by swimming against that tide. Accordingly the prosecuting attorney was unwilling to respond to any request for contact to discuss the case. My SO is a Mexican citizen and was held without bail, so she was deemed guilty and subjected to punishment without trail, waiting for the case to move through its snail pace. Two months in Samanth was unable to open a dialogue with the prosecutor who ignored endless attempts at contact, made promises to respond but did not follow through, and would not present evidence to provide a basis to build a defense. My SO's life was under extreme duress in this time as she is the primary support for her mother and sister, and the loss of income was critical, let alone the depredation and loss of the simplest of freedoms one experiences in the hands of private prison operators. With the roadblocks erected by the prosecution exasperated by the realization that with Trump's attacks on Mexicans it was critical to get her case moving forward before regime change, we decided that the best way to break the barrier was to engage an attorney who had defended against this particular prosecutor, and had a personal relationship that would make it more difficult for him to continue to delay. As is a normal practice with attorneys, I had paid a retainer that contractually was non refundable. After the case was resolved and I was sure I would not need to draw on the prepaid services, I asked if she would review her time on the case and consider refunding for unused time. Samantha agreed, and made adjustments to the contract, even though she had no obligation to do so. Her willingness to do so speaks to a core integrity that makes her stand out as a reliable attorney one can have confidence in. I am please to report that my SO was finally released from jail with the narcotics charges dismissed. One of the key elements that convinced the government that they preferred not go to trial was a motion to protect evidence that Samantha filed early on in the case. The government "lost" video tape evidence and would/could not present it for discovery. We wanted this video to counter the government's claims about suspicious behavior that led to a narcotics search. We denied this happened because she had no knowledge of the narcotics in the car and no reason to act suspiciously. Without that motion to preserve evidence, we would have been in a much weaker defense position. Thanks to Samantha's foresight, we had a much stronger position to negotiate for dismissal of the narcotics charge.
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Posted by Sarah | January 20, 2017
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Compassionate, dedicated and committed to her clients
Samantha was there for me during the most traumatic time of my life. She handled my case quickly and efficiently, assuring me along the way that I was in GREAT hands. Her team made me feel at home and supported. She was always readily available to address all of my concerns and never once ignored me or left me hanging out to dry--which I've experienced with other attorneys. She destroyed the stigma of lawyers being heartless and cold and gave me faith in the system. My case outcome was significantly better than I expected and I give her all of the credit!! I cannot recommend her enough!
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Posted by Eric | August 31, 2016
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Highly Recommend!!!
After doing some online research and putting my feelers out there for a criminal defense attorney I was professionally and immediately contacted back by Stan Mann from Sevens Legal. We set up an appt. Luckily for me they have a great location just 4 blocks from my house. I was able to sit down, explain my situation and immediately knew I wanted to hire Samantha Greene after being explained how hiring her would be in my best interest. I quickly felt comfortable and that I was in good hands. When the time came I never even had to go any further in the process and my hands were washed clean of any accusations of wrong doing. While counting my many blessings for this surprise turnaround of events, I know the most important blessing I need to be thankful for is Samantha Greene and Stan Mann for stepping up to the plate and doing their job at the highest and most professional level possible. Had I in fact needed them had the process have to go further I know they would have been right next to me guiding me every step of the way. Samantha and Stan were very thorough in their communications process and made sure every question I had was answered along the way.
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Posted by Mark | March 3, 2016
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Life Saver
Finding an exceptional criminal attorney and legal defense team like Samantha A. Greene and Sevens Legal is not easy when you are totally and permanently deaf as I am, but my prayers were answered and because of Samantha’s enduring compassion and tenacious approach to winning I now have my life back. After several years of negotiation with a former business associate to settle a business transaction that did not work out, two different private settlements were reached and agreed upon by me and the associate. Later I learned that despite the settlements the still unsatisfied associate had secretly filed a criminal complaint against me and I found myself in need of expert legal representation to avoid jail and close the matter once and for all. The search for an appropriate legal defense firm was a particular challenge for me as my deafness and head cochlear implants required communication only through email, hand-written notes and multiple new-device technologies for the hearing impaired. I was incredibly fortunate to obtain the very best criminal defense attorney, Samantha A. Greene and her Sevens Legal team who were not only willing to patiently work with me under difficult circumstances, but whose defense skills, strategies, and jurisdictional respect in the courtroom surely surpass all others in San Diego County. I am immensely grateful to Samantha for her dedication, confident and calming demeanor and unparalleled abilities in securing optimum results for her clients. What had become a potentially dangerous blemish on my record was ultimately eradicated by the District Attorney dismissing/rejecting the opponent’s criminal complaint against me. My heartfelt thanks go to Samantha A. Greene!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Samantha provided prompt and expert assistance to me in my case. She is highly professional, supportive, accessible, and reassuring. I would recommend this excellent attorney to family and close friends should the need arise.
Posted by Aubrey | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
This Lady Doesn't Mess Around!
We spoke with a few other Attorneys before we met Samantha. Immediately we could tell she was in a different class. My daughter got into a jam and Samantha and her partner Stan assured us that we were in good hands. She kept us informed through the whole process and delivered the results that we hoped for in the end. She is our new friend and our Attorney for life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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Excellent Lawyer
Samantha Greene handled my case amazingly. She answered all my questions I had and had great communication. Although my case caused a huge amount of stress for myself and my family, she made us feel at ease with her guidance and genuine care. I knew I was in good hands. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing criminal charges. Thank you Samantha for your professionalism, comfort, and care.
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Posted by Mark | September 1, 2015
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Simply Amazing
Samantha handled my case excellently, provided great advice and guidance throughout the proceedings and obtained what could be described as the best outcome for the situation. I would highly recommend Samantha to anyone that is in a tough situation.
Posted by Cynthia | July 22, 2015
Knowledgeable Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights!
Samantha Greene made me feel at ease. She is compassionate, but makes you feel confident that she will fight hard for your rights in the courtroom. I would highly recommend her to anyone who facing criminal charges. She was not only knowledgeable, but kept me fully apprised and informed of developments with my case. She also has a great support team behind her. Undoubtedly, five stars!
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Posted by James | July 22, 2015
Excellent Choice for Criminal Defense Matters
I was charged with several misdemeanors and, suffice to say, I was very nervous. Attorney Greene and her staff were very professional, knowledgeable, and made the entire process easy to understand. They helped me through a very tough time with an excellent result, and for a good rate. I would recommend Attorney Greene to anyone in a similar situation. Thanks Samantha!
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Posted by Adam | July 18, 2015
Not just the best Lawyer but a great person too
I had a situation come up where i needed to make police contact and an explain a situation. Samantha handled the situation fast and really cared about the result. I am thankful for her services and i ever a lawher again i know exactly where to go
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2015
Great lawyer! Knowledgeable and communicative.
She kept me abreast of my situation and her legal staff are great people to work with. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking legal representation. Appreciated her confidence in times of stress and anxiety. Thanks Samantha!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Sevens Legal,APC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Samantha Greene
  • 2011 - Present
  • Appellate Panel Attorney
  • Appellate Defenders, Inc.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Diego County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Associates
  • Steigerwalt & Associates
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • San Diego County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Case
  • Wet wreckless

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association ( Estern District Of Texas)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association ( Western District Of Virginia)
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association ( Southern District Of California)
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association ( Central District Of California)
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent
  • BBB
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Best of Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Endorse Samantha
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samantha is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Recommended with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samantha Greene's success is impressive, as is her rapport with clients. She is respected within her field and has earned the admiration of her clients for aggressively taking on their difficult criminal defense cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samantha will inform you about your rights, empower you with knowledge and aggressively represent your interests in court. If you or someone you love is in need of sound legal counsel in regards to a criminal defense charge, call Samantha Greene at Sevens Legal, APC."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I 100% endorse Samantha Ashley Greene."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Samantha over twelve years ago. She was my law clerk, and then she was hired as an associate attorney at the firm I was working at. Samantha quickly showed her people skills, court skills, and research and writing skills. Simply put, she is one of the finest lawyers in San Diego. She has done numerous very difficult trials (and won many of them), she works extremely well with clients and prosecutors, and judges adore her. You cannot go wrong by hiring Samantha to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Family member
"Samantha is an exceptional lawyer. She is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney and is highly regarded in the criminal legal community. I have seen Samantha win "unwinnable" cases at trial. She is also an exceptionable negotiator in situations where trial is not in her clients' best interests. I would strongly recommend Samantha Greene if you are in need of first-rate legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure I endorse my friend and former co-worker, Samantha Greene. Samantha was one of the first criminal defense attorneys I worked with when I began practicing law in California. Samantha has earned the utmost respect of judges, prosecutors, and her fellow criminal defense practitioners. Her clients are in great hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Greene for more than 10 years and she is an exceptional lawyer. She is smart, knows the law, and passionate in her zealous representation of clients. If you or someone you know needs a good lawyer, Ms. Greene should be on your list."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samantha is a no-nonsense attorney who is dedicated to advocating for her clients and getting them the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mann is experienced and very confident in the court room. She is well respected in the San Diego legal community. When I have been unable to handle an appearance, I have asked Ms. Mann to step in for me. She handles the case competently and thoroughly. The clients always give me great feedback on her advocacy on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smantha Mann Green is a talented attorney who is well respected by her colleagues, the prosecutors and the judges. She works dilligently to represent her clients."
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