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E Michael Linscheid

Criminal defense Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as E. Michael Linscheid

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
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The Law Office of E. Michael Linscheid provides aggressive and effective representation to the accused. Michael Linscheid has more than fifteen years experience defending the rights of the accused in trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings throughout California State courts and in federal courts.  Michael Linscheid is a full service criminal defense attorney with experience defending the accused in a variety of criminal cases in both federal and state courts. Mr. Linscheid's experience ranges from defending individuals charged with serious felony offenses to Vehicle Code violations. In addition, Mr. Linscheid has assisted individuals with clearing their records, including record expungements, certificates of rehabilitation and pardons.


E Michael Linscheid
345 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
E Michael Linscheid
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Suite 258
Oakland, CA, 94612
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2022
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Driving Violation
After getting myself into some legal troubles and risking losing my drivers license for a year, I went on a lengthy search for the right lawyer to represent me in court. Luckily I found Mr. Linschied after several recommendations from esteemed legal professionals and selecting him was absolutely the best possible decision I could have made for myself and my future. Mr. Linscheid was always open to hearing me out and was very honest with me throughout the entire process of my trial. On top of this, Mr. Linscheid is very good at communicating what is happening to ensure that you know where your case sits every step of the way, and the various possible outcomes given your situation. He worked very hard to grant me the best possible outcome, and he went above and beyond ultimately bringing forth an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say working with Mr. Linscheid resolved what seemed like an absolute nightmare to me and I would very highly recommend him to anyone searching for professional legal services under his scopes of work.
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Posted by Sherif | October 4, 2022
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If you are in need of legal assistance, I highly recommend Mr. Linscheid. He is an excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of legal matters. He is also a very good communicator and is very responsive to his clients' needs and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance.
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Posted by Jonathan | September 21, 2018
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My Driving Incident
It was one of the worst moments in my life. I was driving home and I crashed my car into a parked car. I was scared, lost, confused but most of all worried. I was refered by a friend to a lawyer named Michael Linscheid, who turned out to be a saving grace. He helped me go through the court system and provided me the reassurance that everything will be ok. He is the utmost professional and his knowledge of the court system is extremely extensive. After the court case had already happened, Michael followed up with me to ensure everything was on track to get my license back. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2015
Great Lawyer!
I've worked with many lawyers in the past who have lied, been unresponsive, and not human at all, but Michael Linscheid is very personable and trustworthy. He dealt with my case and me in a professional and timely manner. Thank you, Michael, for bringing my belief in lawyers back.
Posted by Darren | April 10, 2014
Fish and Game Ticket
I consulted with Mr Linscheid regarding a DFG (department of fish and game) ticket. Yes, i got a ticket for a 6 inch fish that was misidentified and caught out of season. I received concise, informed advice helping me greatly with my options in this matter. I would highly recommend Mr Linscheid in matters of fish and game but would also conclude from my dealings with him that he is probably a great attorney in the other areas of law in which he chooses to practice.
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Posted by Peter | December 28, 2012
Highly Recommended
Upon losing my license at the DMV with a totally incompetent attorney, I hired Mr. Linscheid to request a Departmental Review at the DMV. Mr. Linscheid’s request was compelling and DMV granted me another hearing. I again hired Mr. Linscheid to represent me at the DMV hearing. Although I had a good case, the DMV's hearing officer was extremely biased, and clearly had no intension of overturning her decision. Through two lengthy hearings, numerous legal documents, and phone conversations, Mr. Linscheid - with his perseverance, expertise, and attention to detail, was able to get my license reinstated. In addition to the DMV hearing, I had a violation of driving on a suspended license. Mr. Linsheid again successfully represented me and the charges were dropped by the District attorney. Based on his excellent performance and compassion for his clients, I would highly recommend E. Michael Linscheid. Peter
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Posted by Anthony | December 13, 2011
Outstanding Criminal Attorney Who Really Cares About Client
Barrister Michael was SO helpful in resolving a legal matter of mine. He was professional, affable, humble, and very patient (especially in answering a myriad of questions I had about my case). Michael is an attorney I would recommend to anyone without reservation. He is a credit to his profession.
Posted by Tristan | March 2, 2011
Life Saver
From the moment I first talked with Michael on the phone I felt at ease. I looked around on the internet for a lawyer to help me with my probation violation case for days and talked with 17 different lawyers. My case was a nightmare and could have been way more of a mess if it was handled by another. Michael efforts helped keep me out of jail/prison for a long time. He also ensured my future was protected. He handled my case with grace. He is supportive, he listens, he answers his phone, he goes above and beyond what is required of him. Michael saved my life and I recommended him to another close friend in a similar situation...and he found the same results. His ability to communicate is the far superior to other lawyers I worked with before. Thank you Michael. It's hard to put in words how you helped me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2010
Hard Working good Man
Michael was there for me from the start to finish. When you decide that you need to hire a professional attorney, it can be a very scary and confusing time. Mr. Linscheid calmed me down and let me know that there was a light at the end of the tunnel and we would go threw it together. It might be dark but at least there are people like Michael to help you get to the other side.
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Posted by Kevin | January 30, 2010
Driving Violation
Mr Linscheid did a fantastic job resloving my case quickly and effectively. I would recommend him at the drop of my hat!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Offices of Nick and Vizzi
  • 2002 - 2004


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • undergraduate
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Rutledge
  • Defendant was acquitted of all charges.
  • People v. Solis
  • Jury deadlocked and mistrial delcared by court.


  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - 2009
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2004 - 2009
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Articles Editor
  • University of San Francisco Law Review
  • 2001
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  • University of San Francisco Law Review
  • Fishing to Live. Living to Fish: The Fishery Conservation and Management Act and its Implications For Fishing Dependent Communities
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse E
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Linscheid is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ethical attorney that provides excellent representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As an attorney who represented a co-defendant in a case involving multiple counts of illegal gambling I have seen first hand the artfullness in which Mr. Linscheid commands the courtroom. Mike is an attorney that fights for his clients and is not afraid to go to trial should it be required. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I have seen him work in the courtroom. Prepared, skilled and ready to defend. Michael doesn't accept what is offered, he makes the evidence work for the best offers for his clients. Respected by lawyers in his field, Deputy District Attorneys, and Judges, and praised by clients; a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is one of the top young Criminal Defense attorneys in the Bay Area. We have worked on a number of cases together with excellent results. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Linscheid is a diligent and effective criminal defense attorney you can trust. I don't hesitate referring cases to this man."
Violent crime Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on a variety of cases with Michael, from simple felonies to death row appeals. He is a talented, hard-working and intelligent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Linscheid is a dedicated and thoroughly prepared attorney. I have worked closely with Mr. Linscheid for almost his entire career and can say with certainty that he will provide you with excellent results if you choose him as your lawyer."
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San Francisco Criminal defense Lawyer E Michael Linscheid
E Michael Linscheid
Criminal defense Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation