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I have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of federal and state criminal law. Having served as an assistant district attorney in both New York County and San Francisco for a total of 12 years, handling homicide cases and complex white-collar crime, I bring to bear on the client's criminal problem the insight and dual perspective of a defender/former prosecutor. I pride myself on obtaining excellent results for my clients for reasonable fees.


- Former Assistant D.A. in Manhattan and San Francisco


- Court-TV criminal law expert commentator


- Past President, Criminal Trial Lawyers Assn. of Northern California


- Awarded highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell national lawyers registry


- Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers


- Author of Misguided (fiction, published 2012)


- Author of Everyday Murders (true-crime, non-fiction, published 2009)


- Author of Flake - The Trial of a Cop (true-crime, non-fiction, published 2006)


- Aggressive and sophisticated full-service criminal defense


- All matters will be handled with professionalism, discretion, and expertise


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Harris Bruce Taback

    Aggressive with a sophisticated approach are Hugh's weapons used to defend his clients. His knowledge of the law and ability to quickly master the evidence puts him miles ahead of most prosecutors. His dedication to his clients has no limit. Hugh Levine brings with him a reputation of success that few defense attorneys can ever achieve.


    Harris Taback Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephen D. Eckdish

    It is my great pleasure to be able to endorse Hugh Anthony Levine as a top-notch San Francisco criminal defense attorney. Mr. Levine and I have worked together on a number of criminal defense cases over the years, including in both the federal and California state courts. Mr. Levine, through his tireless efforts and many years of experience as a former deputy district attorney, brings winning strategies and new levels of expertise and insight to his clients' defenses that have resulted in his much deserved reputation as one of San Francisco’s top rated criminal defense attorneys. Hugh Anthony Levine’s dedication to defending his clients demonstrates itself time and time again when he takes those extra steps that are necessary in order to obtain not just good but great results for his clients. If you looking for the best criminal defense attorney you can find, then Hugh Levine is that attorney you will want to defend you.


    Stephen Eckdish Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hugh Anthony Levine

The Fitzpatrick Building
2000 Broadway, Suite 101
Redwood City, CA, 94063

Hugh Anthony Levine

216 Selby Lane
Atherton, CA, 94027



NYCurrently registered 197103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2001
A-V rating from Martindale-HubbellMartindale-Hubbell1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Hugh Anthony Levine1983 - Present
Of CounselIannuzzi & Iannuzzi1983 - Present
PartnerHallinan, Poplack & Levine1989 - 1993
Assistant District AttorneySan Francisco District Attorney's Office1977 - 1983
Assistant District AttorneyManhattan District Attorney's Office1971 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1984 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - Present
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern CaliforniaPresident1998 - 2000
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice-Chairman, White-Collar Crime Committee1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Garcia (Merced County Superior CourtChild molest sentence significantly reduced
People v. WilliamsDrug charges dismissed at preliminary hearing
United States v. Al-MurisiIndictment dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
XlibrisEveryday Murders2009
XlibrisFlake - The Trial of a Cop2006
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) publicationFighting Prosecution Hypocrisy with the Revitalized Doctrine of Judicial Estoppel2005
Polling AmericaLitigation Surveys (with Dr. E. Deborah Jay)2005
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersThe Horse Is Alive: Attacking the Affects-Interstate-Commerce Element in Federal Prosecutions1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Rutgers UniversityAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1968