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Joseph Abrams

Federal crime Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
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LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH ABRAMS IS A FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND FEDERAL SENTENCING ADVOCACY LAW FIRM IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. MR. ABRAMS PROVIDES UNMATCHED REPRESENTATION AND RESULTS TO CLIENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY AND THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING LOS ANGELES, RIVERSIDE, AND SAN DIEGO.

From his federal criminal defense and sentence mitigation law firm in Orange, California, attorney Joseph Abrams provides unmatched legal representation and results to clients in Orange County and throughout Southern California who are under investigation for, charged with, or awaiting sentencing on any type of federal criminal offense. As a recognized lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Abrams promises to aggressively defend your rights and liberties at all turns as he works hard to achieve the best outcome possible for your case.


With extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of federal criminal practice, including expert knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines and federal sentencing advocacy, Mr. Abrams achieves notable success in obtaining favorable results for his clients' serious and pressing legal challenges. Law Office of Joseph Abrams is a trusted source for individuals and organizations facing accusations of federal crimes.


Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Abrams spent his legal career with the federal judiciary as a sentencing specialist and presentence supervisor, and served as an exclusive sentencing liaison to sitting federal district court judges in the Central District of California.


During his career, Mr. Abrams worked on more than 1,000 federal criminal cases, covering virtually every type of offense. Over the course of his career, Mr. Abrams developed expert knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines and federal sentencing advocacy. Mr. Abrams gained recognition within the judiciary, and among the defense bar, as a federal sentencing guidelines expert and a trusted source for matters involving federal sentencing.


After retiring from the federal judiciary, Mr. Abrams founded Law Office of Joseph Abrams. His purpose for going into private practice was to use the knowledge and skills he developed over more than two decades to help ordinary people who find themselves in the serious situation of being the target of a federal investigation or charged with a federal crime to achieve the best outcome possible in their cases.


Mr. Abrams graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1997, and passed the California bar examination that same year. Mr. Abrams graduated in the top 10% of his class, was the recipient of the prestigious American Jurisprudence Book Award in Federal Courts, and was chosen Best Writer in the Moot Court Honors Program Intramural Competition.

Mr. Abrams is a member of the Federal Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, and Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to all California federal and state trial and appellate courts including the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California.

When Mr. Abrams is not busy make things right for his clients, you can find him walking local trails with his Border Collie “Jammer” or traveling to the beautiful country of Italy and studying Italian language and culture.

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Location

Law Office of Joseph Abrams
900 W. 17th Street
Suite E
Santa Ana, CA, 92706

Reviews

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Posted by Brad | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
I contacted Mr. Abrams for a federal drug sales charge. I was facing 16 - 40 years in prison. I had already been through two attorneys and was ready to give up when I found Joe. Not only was he extremely affordable, he was more knowledgeable in the Federal system than anyone I had met. I was scared to death but Joe put me at ease. He handled it and got the job done, exceeding my expectations. He beat the odds and got me the absolute minimum sentence of 5 years even though I was categorized as a career offender. Throughout the process he was always available to take my calls and kept me updated, informed, and eased my mind throughout. I would recommend this man to anyone facing federal criminal charges.
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Response from Joseph Abrams July 19, 2022
Brad, it was a great pleasure working with you and your family. Your case presented significant challenges, but we worked together to achieve an incredible result. Thank you for putting your trust in me.
Posted by Patricia | July 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Drug trafficking
Joseph Abrams acted as the legal representative for my brother in a federal case involving the illegal trafficking cocaine and fentanyl, which are regarded as the top adversaries to the United States. Originally, my brother faced a punishment of 10-20 years behind bars. However, utilizing Joseph's extensive knowledge and expertise, the sentence was successfully reduced to 27 months. This outcome brings us immense joy and gratitude. Thank you Mr. Abrams.
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Posted by Rebecca | April 24, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
One in a Million.
Joseph Abram's has been there when needed for our family in a difficult situation. He is compassionate and understanding and knows that the system is very difficult to understand and knows not everyone is the same. Each person has their own weakness and he understands this. Thank you for all you have done for my son
Posted by Andy | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Result
I used Joseph on a case and found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. He was easy to get a hold of and his fee was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend him. Super nice guy!
Posted by Reynaldo | May 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Joseph was a huge help, very organized & keeps client updated on case very often , friendly & easy to communicate with overall I would chose Abrams again
Response from Joseph Abrams May 10, 2023
Thank you Rey! I appreciate your trust in me and I'm so glad that everything worked out so well.
Posted by Roberta | April 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Joe for your amazing work.
I want to leave a quick note to thank Joe for the hard work he put into my son’s case. His words were raw and honest, with an emotion everyone in the courtroom could feel. I am so thankful Joe was a part of my son’s case and for the incredible outcome.
Response from Joseph Abrams April 21, 2023
Thank you Roberta for your kind words and putting your trust in me. I am thrilled that things worked out for your son and your wonderful family.
Posted by B.M. | August 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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Atty Joseph Abrams is very professional, honest and prompt. I would say that that he has all the expertise, experience and knowledge on dealing with complex federal cases. I am very pleased and happy for the positive result on my case. Me and my family are very grateful for the assistance and help he had extended on the whole process. I will definitely recommend him for friends and families. Excellent job! Thanks Atty!!!
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Response from Joseph Abrams August 14, 2022
B.M., thank you for putting your trust and confidence in Law Office of Joseph Abrams. It was a great pleasure working with you, and your cooperation and contributions were most helpful. I'm thrilled for you and your family that everything worked out so well. Be well!
Posted by Thien | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
It was a pleasure of working with Mr Abrams. I have no legal experience and he was able to easily guide me through the entire process. I highly recommend Joseph Abrams, he's a patient, respectful, professional who knows exactly what to do.
Response from Joseph Abrams April 22, 2022
Thank you Thien for putting your trust in me. I'm so glad everything worked out for you.
Posted by Jose Carlos | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
came to Joseph Abrams with a Felony and 3 current warrant arrests and he was very upfront on he was able to work with. No fake promises were give and true to his words. He moved fast, and was able to recall my warrants and within a month he solved my case and brought my felony to a misdemeanor. Joseph Abrams is a very effective hardworking attorney. I highly recommend him, he’s understanding and very respectful no matter what you are going through, he will treat you with outmost respect as a client can get.
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Posted by Brian | April 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Need a Trustworthy Lawyer? Joseph Abrams is your man!
Throughout my experience with Joseph, he continuously showed his knowledge of the law, professionalism, compassion, patience, and his willingness to listen. Mr. Abrams demonstrated great communication skills and attention to details. Day or night, Joseph was there to answer any questions and was always prepared with answer. One unique thing about Joseph Abrams is how he does his job with a high level of integrity. I 100% recommend hiring Joseph Abrams as your attorney.
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Posted by Anthony | March 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph is one of the most pleasant, professional individuals Ive ever worked with.
Mr. Abrams is by far one of the easiest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is respectful, professional, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable. Never once was there any miscommunications about what was happening or what needed to be done. He was able to easily guide me (a person with little to no legal knowledge) through the entire process while putting me at ease knowing that I am receiving the best possible representation. I cannot recommend Mr. Abrams highly enough.
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Posted by Andrew | January 15, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
You can trust this guy
I contacted Joseph Abrams after I learned that I was being investigated for bank fraud. We had a consultation during which he was very patient, understanding, and knowledgeable about the law. Fortunately, I was never charged, but. I really appreciate the concern and advice I received from Joseph Abrams.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Joseph Abrams
  • 2018 - Present
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines Specialist, Presentence Supervisor
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.)
  • 1998 - 2018

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Jose H.
  • One felony reduced to a misdemeanor, another felony dismissed, four misdemeanors dismissed. Sentenced to one year informal probation, no jail time
  • Federal Investigation Re: Basir A.
  • Investigation into subject dropped

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Anaheim
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award in Federal Courts
  • Bankcroft Whitney
  • N/A
  • Best Writer
  • Moot Court Honors Program Intramural Competition
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • United States Sentencing Commission 2019 National Seminar
  • Understanding the Federal Criminal Sentencing Process
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Joseph
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Joe for more than 20 years on a number of cases. He's bright, hard working and has a deep and detailed knowledge of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Abrams has assisted many users or this forum and published numerous helpful Legal guides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Joseph's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Abrams."
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