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Jeffrey L. Mendelman

Civil rights Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    California - CA 8 years
    Idaho - ID 6 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    50%

    7 years, 10 cases

  2. Car accident
    25%

    7 years, 10 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    25%

    7 years, 3 cases

Jeffrey L. Mendelman is a premier San Francisco-based civil rights attorney.

Purpose + Work = Results

I approach my craft with a simple formula for getting you the best result possible. Litigation is my passion and I work extremely hard. In the era of mass incarceration, you need someone who is willing to take the issues head-on and call out injustice wherever it rears its ugly head. If you find yourself facing criminal charges, a loved one has been killed by the police, or you need a strong litigator, it would be an honor to represent you.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

Case Law Ltd.
580 California Street 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
We hired CaseLaw for an injury claim against a corporation. We were quite pleased with the experience working with Jeffrey, Wil and their entire staff. From our first meeting, we felt very comfortable and respected, not only as clients but as humans. They seemed to take a personal, genuine interest in us. Throughout the case we had many detailed questions and inquiries for opinion/advice, and not once did we feel that we were inconveniencing them. Their responses were always informative, timely and to the point. Jeffrey and Wil are very knowledgable with a high standard of ethics in their deliberation and guidance. While they were very serious about our case, their relaxed approach and smiles were welcome during what could have been a stressful experience. Unfortunately, a 5 star rating is max… I would add 3 planets and 2 meteors!
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Posted by Alham | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Realistic Expectations & Witty Approach Tactics
I had never been involved in a personal lawsuit prior to contacting Jeffrey Mendelman. I was referred to Jeffrey by a firm my family and I had worked with in the past. When I contacted Jeffrey, I was not at ease! He gladly accepted my case, updated me with realistic answers and approaches as we moved forward. Jeffrey always underpromised and overdelivered. Jeffrey is a very professional attorney and expert in all legal aspects. He has unmatched professionalism, honesty, extensive experience and integrity. Jeffrey provided realistic information and comes up with great solutions. He is EXTREMELY responsive and communicates clearly. He is amazing person and professional, highly recommended him in all matters in particularly civil. Finding yourself in a situation where you need to find legal representation is never great however. I am fortunate we won the case. However, one should consider themselves lucky to be represented by Jeffrey Mendelman. Thank you for all your help.
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Posted by Lucia | March 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Business Client
Jeff’s commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled. From the moment we met to discuss my situation, he engaged with the upmost professionalism and diligence. His sense of urgency matched my own which is a rare quality in an attorney. Jeff’s ability to think far ahead into the evolution of a case brought me both comfort and confidence to work with him. His approach is thorough and you can expect him to bring innovative ideas to reach resolution. It was a pleasure to work with him and watch him exercise his vocation and craft with excellence.
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Posted by Mary Dennis | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer alive
After working with Jeffrey aka Jeff for 3 year to get my husband home fight his way threw the courts that kept saying no to us Jeff keep fighting he never gave up and as of Feb 10 Clay was released. He truly is the best lawyer thanks Jeff
Posted by Clayborne | February 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Da greatest
I clayborne Dennis feels that my lawyer mr. mendelmans Jeffrey is the best n da business don’t blink to much cause u may miss da best lawyer alive
Posted by Vladimir A. | January 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and very professional.
Jeffrey and his team where very professional and always a well communication about the case. I’m very great full and blessed with his service. Thank you so much for all your help, you make me feel like part of your family member.
Posted by Vinita | September 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled, compassionate and through representation... The type of professional you want in your corner that gets the job done!
We were recommended Jeffrey Mendelman by our local attorney since he handles cases in San Francisco. Our first interaction was on the phone where he asked all the right questions to determine the course of action in the pending criminal case. He laid out the payment process and schedule, as well as the likely outcomes of the case. He was reassuring and did not rush the call. We were careful to follow the recommended actions he proposed for us, and in turn he was able to get the case handled in a professional and expeditious manner. This did not mean hat he rushed the process. Neither did he just roll over to the District Attorney’s motions. He did not stop his representation even when the escrow account needed further funding. We are very satisfied in the way he went above and beyond in taking ownership, including handling all aspects of the case. He was very responsive to our concerns and inquiries, even if he could not speak in length at the time. He kept us informed at every step of the way of the status of the case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb!
Jeff handled a very confusing, tedious, and harrowing situation for us. He is not only skillful, he is patient and reassuring. He works really hard and went out of his way for us. We felt like we could completely trust him. A dear friend, who happens to be a retired public defender, referred us to Jeff. He told us that Jeff is "very smart, and kind..." This is so true. We are deeply grateful!
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Posted by Kishy F. | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever!
As I said on the title, he's the best lawyer ever! Jeff is a very good advocate for his clients. If you're looking for someone who doesn't respond to calls, Jeff is not the guy for you. His knowledge of criminal law, and the law itself is superb! He's extremely patient, and will answer all of your questions whenever you need it. My husband faced a very difficult situation, and he was able negotiate a dismissal for the case. During the process, Jeff has exhibited compassion, and was able to provide comfort in that difficult time. If i could give Jeff more than 5 stars, I would. Thank you, Jeff! You're the best!
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Posted by Taylor | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and exceptional attorney
I made some very poor decisions in my life. Decisions that almost cost me my status here in the USA. I hired 3 different attorneys to help me get out of the hole I dug myself into with no success. They half did they work ,didn’t explain my rights to me or the consequences of my situation. I think they accept the job just for the money and didn’t have a minimum interest in helping me. I was so disappointed and felt so lost until a friend of mine recommended me to Jeffrey Meldelman. I contact him and explain my situation, he instantly gives me piece of mind. I don’t know why, but for some reason I had a strong feeling that he was going to help me. He takes his work very seriously ,he Explain everything to me, he keep me posted on everything he was doing on my case, I can see he loves his job and he is very good at it. In general he loves helping people and he shows it with positive results. Long story short guys , I finally free and thanks to Jeffrey, I would be forever thankful for your help ,you set me free. Please if anyone is in need of his help don’t hesitate to contact him. I know for shore he will solve your case.
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Posted by Ben | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
When I was in my darkest place Jeff and his partner stepped in and defended my innocence. I owe my life to Jeff. He is incredibly professional and a power house in the court room. Best defense lawyer in California.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kudsk
I hired Mr. Mendelman for a case about a year ago that ended in my favor after trial. He’s one of the best trial attorney’s in my area. I would highly recommend Mr. Mendelman for any legal matter!!
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Mendelman is the absolute best!
He took up my problem as though it was his, contacted the DA, and did everything in his power to make sure my case was dropped. He very clearly explained to me what was at stake and gave me information on what I needed to do. He got my charges dropped; I'm very grateful to him.
Posted by Jose Agaton | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very difficult case, but Nothing is impossible for Jeffrey.
Thank you very very much Jeffrey I’m very blessed with your help on my very difficult DUI case, since day one I knew that God put you on my life for a reason, you change my life for ever, represent me on court with out me been there, help me to get out of probation and ask the Judge to take the DUI out of federal records is very important for my and my family, now I can continue with a normal life after a mistake that I did 10 year ago. At one point I lost faith on lawyers for a very bad experience, but you Jeff show me that still a good person out there who really love what they doing, and the mosh importa thing, the last day that you called me to give the great news about that Judge decision i know that God was with you on the court room. Thank you very much Jeff, I will visit California one day and look for you and give you a huge hug and bring you a little souvenir from Houston TX. Now I can continue with me Inmigracion case thanks to you and your experience. And again thank you Jeff.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Excellent attorney! Hard working and real sharp. He fought for me I would definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DEM
A HUGE "THANK YOU" to Jeff for representing and guiding me through an unfamiliar situation. After meeting Jeff, I was immediately comfortable and had full trust in his guidance and advice. After our first meeting, Jeff handled everything. I was able to focus on my responsibilities knowing each detail and step was completed and explained clearly to me. Jeff is a very personable and professional young man. I hope to never need representation again. But if needed, Jeff is my first and only call. THANKS AGAIN JEFF!
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Posted by Fred | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice for a Veteran!
My son, a veteran, was zealously overcharged and was facing a legal system that was bent on mistreatment of one who had served his country honorably. Jeff as part of the legal team made justice possible through coming to court prepared, addressing through his courtroom style the right questions, flaws and shortcomings of the case brought against my son. His professionalism, demeanor, and dedication to justice in the courtroom gave weight to his choice of questions, well-crafted arguments and presence at trial. He and the legal team successfully laid out a defense that was able to overcome the tainting of my son's character and the attempt by the DA to stereotype veterans negatively. Jeff, along with the team was able to effectively refute the the false story that was being used by the prosecution. Jeff did his part in representing the facts of the case with grace and integrity. As a result of this defense my son was acquitted of several felony charges! Jeff's personal encouragement, level-headedness, and compassion during the trial for my son and us as a family helped us through what was the toughest time of our life. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Karen | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Wonderful to Work With
My Husband has been battling deportation for 6 years but with Jeff's help we were able to remove the charges from 1999 and end this battle!!!! He was so knowledgeable of new laws that would benefit my husband and his case. The last case he had dismissed he was able to use a law that was passed in January. He knew more about the immigration and criminal laws than the judges and our immigration attorney. He was able to give my immigration the tools to win! Jeff is going to have an outstanding career in law and will no doubt change the lives others, he changed ours. And he just a really nice guy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-600 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Case Law Ltd.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Dope Law Group, Ltd.
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Morton & Russo, LLP
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Participant
  • UC Davis School of Law Civil Rights Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Participant
  • UC Davis School of Law Federal Defender Clinic
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Alameda County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Roberta Savage
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Law Offices of David B. Harrison
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Teacher
  • New Orleans College Prep
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Louisiana Justice Institute
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Finklestein, FCR34253
  • Case dismissed
  • Hamilton v. City of Oakland et al, 3:19-cv-4566
  • Settled
  • People v. Mulder, VCR232193
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Solano County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys in California
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys in California
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Nominated for Board of Governors
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2020
  • Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Nominee for Top 10 Under 40
  • Top 10 California Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Witkin Award in Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2014
  • Witkin Award in Legal Research and Writing II
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2013
  • Semifinalist for CEB Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award in Constitutional Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2012
  • Abrams Award for Public Interest Advocacy
  • Stanford University
  • 2009
  • Fraga Public Interest Law Fellowship
  • Stanford University
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NLG Public Interest Career Panel
  • Public Interest Career Panel
  • 2016
  • Admitted Students' Day Public Interest Panel
  • Public Interest Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Jeffrey
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Mendelman is a sharp, witty, and passionate defense attorney. There's no question that he's a rising star in the Bay Area Criminal Defense Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Jeff in court a lot of times- both in Solano and Contra Costa County courts. He is always working on ways to better his clients cases and is never afraid of a fight. He is an awesome lawyer and anyone lucky enough to hire him is making the right call in their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"#bestlawyeralive"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mendelman has established himself as a brilliant and courageous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff's knowledge of criminal law and his skills as a trial lawyer are second to none. Furthermore, Jeff is a great guy and I would not hesitate to refer a family member or friend to him."
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