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  • R.C. Lim

    Martin is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the Bay Area. He is a recognized expert in voir dire and spends considerable time training other younger lawyers. I recommend him highly.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Law Office of Martin A Sabelli

1857 Market Street.
San Francisco, CA, 94103


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Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard MemberN/A
Bar Association of San Francisco, Judicial Selection CommitteeMember2005 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ninth Circuit Oral Advocacy Preparation CommitteeCo-chair2003 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
California Criminal Defense Practice ReporterGang Expert Testimony and the Applicability of Crawford2006
Northwestern University School of Law, Journal of Criminal Law and CriminologyTrain Wrecks and Freeway Crashes: An Argument For Fairness And Against Self Representation in The Criminal Justice Process2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Harvard UniversityHistory and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yale Law SchoolGangs, Children, and the Inner City: The Duty to Rehabilitate Rather Than Punish Under International Human Rights Law2007
University of Utah, J.S. Quinney School of LawThe Vanishing Trial and the Erosion of the Defense Function2007
University of San Francisco Law SchoolA Distant Mirror: The Constitutional Implications of Diminishing Voir Dire2000
Villanova Law SchoolFaretta and Society's Right to Fair Trials1999