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Rabin Nabizadeh

Criminal defense Attorney at Redwood City, CA

5.0   18 reviews

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I am a true believer and knew since I was fourteen years old that I wanted to be a criminal defense attorney.  I believe that the American Justice system is the best in the world - mainly because it allows defense attorneys such lattitude to establish reasonable doubt.  I have handled thousands of criminal cases over the past 10 years and have conducted hundreds of preliminary hearings as well as countless motions and other sorts of litigation.  I belive that the only way to practice criminal defense is to be "in the trenches" with my client.

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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 08/06/2022

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370 Convention Way #316
Redwood City, CA, 94063
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Oakland, CA, 94612
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He is the real deal
I spoke to Rabin Abizadeh. He is friendly, cool, collected, and very knowledgeable. He takes the time to listen and understand, patiently. He is also very sharp, and perceptive. As in the title, he is the real deal.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely brilliant.
From the moment I picked up the phone and exchanged just a few words with Rabin, I knew I could immediately trust him. I've never dealt with the legal system prior to this and felt extremely distraught and helpless prior to the call. I spoke with Rabin and he put me at great ease and comforted me. It is undoubtedly obvious that Rabin cares deeply about every client and potential client he interacts with. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me, listen to my case and present me with how these types of cases typically pan out. He also without hesitation, referred me to an immigration attorney for any questions on that front. Rabin unquestionably has an ample amount of experience working with past cases and is someone you can immediately trust not only for his in-depth knowledge but also his personable nature.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
Rabin has been there for me on more than one occasion! Rabin is not only professional, but he truly cares about you and is genuine. He took in all the information about the case and got to work right away on how to get me the best outcome. I had no prior knowledge about the law and had so many questions but Rabin was patient and answered every single one of them. Our decision to hire Rabin was one of the smartest decisions we could make and he even took the time to call me later to check up on me. Truly a man of integrity and I would most definitely want him in my corner always!
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Posted by Akash | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Indian client entrapped by Vallejo PD
Rabin is not just a brilliant criminal attorney whom one can trust but also a very sensible and kind person. He helped me through my Solicitation case which for a person like me was not only deterrent for immigration but also a great blow to my self esteem. Rabin took time out of his busy schedule not just to work through the case but also to have a word with me and make sure that I am able to hold my head high. I trust Rabin with my life if that might be the situation in court. (God forbid)
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Posted by Jennifer | October 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney - Breath of Fresh Air
Rabin Nabizadeh is a powerhouse in the courtroom. Just his presence alone! I had met with Rabin in his office and within three seconds I knew I had to hire him to represent me in my criminal matter. He is professional and friendly and kept me informed of all court dates, Rabin appeared a few times on my behalf without me even having to appear. I could not be happier with my outcome and highly recommend him to anyone, don't hesitate, hire him immediately! He is compassionate and really does care. I didn't feel like I was a pay check to him. I felt like I we were part of a team. He was very passionate about my case and did not let me worry a bit. I could go on and on and rave about Rabin Nabizadeh, however I think you get the point.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and professional
I met Rabin after researching criminal lawyers for over a week and was immediately impressed by the his ability to translate legal issues into real life solutions. Unlike the other attorneys, he did not try to scare me or charge large fees based on my fears. He was, throughout the case available and really went the extra mile to see me through this difficult process.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
I would strongly recommend Rabin Nabizadeh. He is professional, honest and compassionate. I can’t imagine (don’t want to) where I would be without Rabin.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Rabin Nabizadeh of Summit Defense helped me navigate being charged for a DUI. He handled my defense in the Court system and DMV system professionally and expeditiously. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
passionate about his craft
We hired Rabin Nabizadeh after interviewing several lawyers. He was, at once, different from the rest. He gave me several options and described, in detail, what I could expect in each case. No gimmicks and very knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best of the best!
Rabin is honest, quick to respond, straightforward, and smart. We hired him immediately after meeting him because he actually cares. Rabin didnt rush us out or say well your consult time is up gotta go. We would recommend Rabin to anyone. Truly the best of the best!
Posted by Linda | January 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Life-saver!
I contacted Rabin on MLK (a holiday) as my husband was being threatened with arrest if he didn't pay $4000 that day for missing Jury Duty (they had the incorrect date, btw). Rabin quickly determined that this was a scam. I really appreciated his taking my call on a holiday!
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer that you need when you are helpless
Absolutely dedicated and intelligent lawyer that you can depend on when you are most helpless. I was accused of rape, and I contacted Rabin right after the police made the initial contact to me. Rabin walked me through the whole process, and with his great work, the was dropped by DA. He really made a difference, and really care about his client's well being.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
Criminal defense services
Rabin was incredibly quick and thorough when it came to processing information and advocating for me as his client. This served me well during trial and negotiations where every minute of interaction counts. His ability to generate momentum due to his grasp of the multiple facets at play in a case demanded respect even in the most adversarial conditions. I saw the response that the DA and judge had to him and how they knew he wasn't just posturing. He is beyond competent when it comes to the law and his knowledge of the court allowed him to set appropriate expectations (but he actually got results much greater than what is usually anticipated for similar cases). Rabin was also able to retain and balance the necessary authority and kindness to communicate effectively with me and my family during crisis. He is a rare combination of book smart and street wise. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Kaveena | June 30, 2015
An amazing criminal defense attorney!
I am an immigration attorney, and I have referred several clients to Rabin and consulted him on various criminal immigration issues. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful and a true advocate. Most important, he is honest and compassionate, traits that make him stand out as a criminal defense attorney. I feel confident that he fights for my clients' best interests and does so with the utmost integrity and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2015
Highly recommend
This lawyer is truly one of a kind. He is sensitive, knowledgable, and diligent. He really managed to calm me down after a very traumatic incident involving a DUI. He always returned my phone calls in a timely manner and answered all my questions with a breeze. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Tara | August 7, 2012
Life Changer
This being my first experience dealing with the court system, I had a slew of questions, concerns and was terrified of hiring a lawyer for fear of being misrepresented. I was so very fortunate to find Rabin. He was patient, respectful and treated me like a human being. He acted as a vessel of communication for me through the legal system and got my conviction deduced significantly. I genuinely feel that Rabin's persistence and broad knowledge of the legal system is the reason that I do not have a felony on my record today. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2012
OUSTANDING LAWYER!
I will forever be beholden to Mr. Nabizdaeh for his tenacious advocacy and "not guilty" verdict. He is intelligent, professional , compassionate, and very ethical. He was available every step of the way. He was always prepared, well versed, and ready to rebut. He has an unbelievable understanding of the law and the system. Mr. Nabizadeh is a model lawyer, and we are so lucky to have people like him practicing and upholding our constitution.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2012
Professional, low key, confident.
Having Rabin Nabizadeh as a defense lawyer made all the difference in which direction my case was going. I am not going to jail, and had reduced probation conditions. I did not need to do much, Rabin took care of my case and helped me get back to my life, when I thought it was over.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Summit Defense Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Jilbert Tahmazian
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of William T. Graysen
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Levy Affiliated Holdings, LLC
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of The California Attorney General
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Pwople v MccliXXX
  • overturned on appeal.
  • People v. An^&*(
  • hung jury
  • People v. HuXXX
  • Client Acquitted on all charges
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Associations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • alameda county bar association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyer Association
  • member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Hebrew

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Oral Advocate, honorable mention
  • Moot Court
  • 2003
  • Best Brief
  • Moot Court
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • Departmental Honors
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hofsheier Johnson and Beyond
  • Sex Offender registration / post Johnson
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Rabin is an exceptional attorney with tremendous experience and an excellent legal mind. Rabin does an outstanding job analyzing a case and focusing on the critical issues. This leads to outstanding results for his clients. I highly recommend Rabin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Nabizadeh realizes that most criminal cases turn, and are decided upon, a few key issues. More importantly, he is able to determine what the issues are at an early stage. Whereas many lawyers undercharge and immediately plead clients or overcharge and 'provide' unnecessary services, Mr. Nabizadeh focuses his acute legal mind to the issues that matter. Don't waste your time or your money on other lawyers. Mr. Nabizadeh has your answer. Mr. Nabizadeh's phone number is listed in the favorite's section of my cell phone for that very reason."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rabin Nabizadeh is an amazing attorney. He is usually the smartest person in the room. He truly cares about his clients and will stop at nothing to help them. He is creative and often find a solution by thinking outside the box. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rabin is an excellent attorney. He approaches his work with professionalism, diligence and attention to detail. Rabin is very experienced in all aspects of criminal law and procedure, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services. Importantly, Rabin is also a good person that consistently builds trust and rapport with his clients, opposing attorneys, judges and court staff. He truly knows his stuff and cares about the outcomes he is ultimately able to deliver."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rabin is a very well-prepared, professional attorney. He has expertise in all manners of criminal cases, and is well-respected by judges and lawyers alike. Clients routinely see that he goes beyond their expectations, and works extremely hard to secure the best outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An aggressive defender! I have the privilege of seeing Mr. Nabizadeh at work in court often. He is a fierce negotiator and a passionate advocate for his clients. I often seek his expertise in my own cases. I would highly recommend Mr. Nabizadeh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Nabizadeh for over ten years and have worked with him in the past. He has a great reputation for being highly competent and intelligently aggressive. His clients are well-served by his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rabin for over a decade. His commitment to his clients and the integrity of the legal process is exceptional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Rabin almost as long as he has been in practice. He is brilliant, diligent, compassionate, and passionate about protecting his clients's rights. His ownership and management of Summit Defense greatly benefits Californians accused of crimes and will continue to allow a dedicated group of attorneys to force the court system to do justice. I endorse this attorney wholeheartedly. A client cannot be in better hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wen to law school with Rabin and was very impressed with his passion for justice and tenaciousness. He is an excellent attorney and a strong advocate for his clients and I have seen him observe outstanding results from his clients in court and outside the courtroom. For anyone facing criminal charges he should be the go to lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rabin is one of a kind. He is talented at what he does. He is a believer in fighting for his clients, and fighting the system. I worked on cases with Rabin and trusted his knowledge, expertise, and experience. He is surgical with his knowledge of the law. On top of that, he is just an overall great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Friend
"Rabin is one the sharpest, most committed attorneys I've gotten to know in the 15 years I've worked in the legal field. He cares deeply about his clients and ensuring that they are afforded all the rights and protections promised under our legal system. He works hard for his clients, treats his peers with respect, and is deeply invested in working in a fair and equitable justice system."
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