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Samuel Geller

Criminal defense Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.9   56 reviews

also known as Sam Musheyev

  • State Years
    New York - NY 9 years
    California - CA 11 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

Sam is a Bay Area native. He went to college and law school in San Francisco. Sam is more than just a defense attorney and prides himself on helping his clients during difficult times. 

Sam is never afraid to take the unpopular position in court and will always fight hard for you. No matter what, he will do his best to get the job done and give your case the best result possible. He has represented clients dealing with minor misdemeanor offenses to serious felonious sex offenses. 

Unlike many other defense attorneys, Sam isn't afraid to go to trial. He had 8 jury trials in just one year alone. Many attorneys don't conduct a single trial their entire careers. He has represented clients from all walks of life from computer engineers, teachers, students, nurses, construction workers, athletes, and those who find themselves in legal trouble more often than not.

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Location

Geller Law
201 Spear St
Suite 1199
San Francisco, CA, 94105
Geller Law
1801 Oakland Blvd
Suite 370
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by Kevin | May 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sam is a great attorney!
Sam was very straight forward and helped me guided through my DUI court case. He was super helpful and eased my mind with the whole ordeal. A DUI can be quite difficult to navigate, and it was a pleasure to have him navigate through the situation. If you want a kind, optimistic, easy to work with lawyer, sam is the person to go to
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Posted by Shah | February 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Sam is an excellent attorney - highly recommend
I am deeply grateful for Sam. After finding myself in a bind with the law, I felt a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about my future. From the very start, I knew Sam was the right attorney for me. He was deeply knowledgeable, immediately calmed my nerves, and helped me navigate the situation. Sam was on top of my case, gave me a clear playbook for what I needed to do, and handled all of the casework on my behalf. In the end, Sam delivered the best possible outcome. If you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer, I cannot recommend Sam enough.
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Posted by Derek | January 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in business!
Sam, without a doubt the best attorney in the Bay Area. His knowledge, professionalism, and commitment to their clients are unparalleled. They handled my case with care, kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a fantastic outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better legal representative. I highly recommend Sam and his team to anyone in need of top-notch legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Sam is one of the biggest blessings in my life. I was pulled over for a DUI, first time I've ever been pulled over for a traffic violation of this kind. I panicking and head spinning in a million different directions, but I called Sam after I was released from jail and he gave me great belief, trust, and encouragement that we would be able to fight this case together. He handled everything from start to finish and always provided me with updates on the case. Even when he was busy, he would always follow up with multiple phone calls to make sure I was kept in the loop. In the end, he got me a dry reckless plea and even gained an order of acquittal so that I could keep my license. What could've been a full DUI conviction on my criminal and driving records turned into a slap of the wrist while keeping my driving privileges.
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Posted by Daniel | June 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First offender DUI
Sam is a outstanding lawyer, I am a first time offender for DUI & I didn't know what to do or who to call. I was referred to Sam. I called his office & he called me within 5 minutes after talking to his assistant. He helped me mitigate my situation before my first court date, led me through all the steps, answered any questions I had & explained things for me I did not understand. He is a kind, understanding, confident, a optimistic lawyer & person. My case could of turned worse but luckily I had Sam by my side, I am thankful & blessed to have found him. Thank you Sam!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Sam's services
I hired Sam for a first (and only) offense DUI. He was both knowledgeable about the process ahead, and straightforward about what to expect in terms of the likely outcome. He gave me sound advice about what actions I could take to help show the court that I was serious about learning from this experience, which I took, and which I believe made a difference. He answered my questions throughout the process and balanced empathy with realism. I appreciated that, as I was ready to take responsibility for my actions and move forward from this. I am grateful for Sam's support throughout this process, and grateful to move forward with my sobriety and with a great life ahead of me.
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Posted by Ana | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
I had a great experience working with Sam. His professionalism, communication, being proactive and result driven attitude lead to winning our case. Extremely grateful I hired him
Posted by Denis | March 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I would recommend my lawyer Sam as the best professional. Sam recently helped me to successfully dismiss a case that I was facing, and I couldn't be more grateful for his expertise, dedication, and hard work. Throughout the entire process, Sam was always there for me, answering all of my questions, and providing me with sound legal advice. He is not only a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, but he is also a compassionate and understanding individual who truly cares about his clients. Sam was able to navigate the complexities of my case with ease, and his attention to detail was unparalleled. He went above and beyond to ensure that my rights were protected and that I received the best possible outcome. Thanks to Sam's hard work and expertise, I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation without hesitation. He is truly the best in the business.
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Posted by Joe | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal representative
Offered great advise & support for my case. Worked extensively to try and resolve my case with the best outcomes including finding unique options that others did not offer
Posted by Luis arreola | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer help me with my DWI case
Thank you Sam for your very good service, always very attentive and helpful, since day first to the very last day always keep me undated to my case and always answer all my questions.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Sam was incredibly helpful in explaining my options throughout and kept me aware of all possible outcomes! He fought every step of the way for me and got me the best possuble outcome
Posted by Nina | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
One of the best defense lawyers you can find! When I called Sam with my issue he responded almost momentarily, he made me feel confident and educated regarding all outcomes. He walk me through all steps and represented me in court. He was always there for me and answered my questions without delay. I highly recommend Sam to anyone. Thank you Sam for you hard work!
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Posted by Matthew | November 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Lawyer
I hired Sam not fully convinced that I needed a lawyer for my case... I do not regret hiring him at all. He made my whole process as painless as possible. He is extremely knowledgeable about his craft and cares about his clients. He ended up working out the best deal possible for me and save me a ton of time and energy. I would 100% recommend him to anyone in need of someone they can trust. Thank you again Sam!
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Posted by Christina | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and delivers!
I was referred to Attorney Sam Gellar to help me handle a specific challenging situation dealing with old records in SF Superior Court, and it required him to put in extra effort to track down information and ensure the process got completed. I greatly appreciated his availability, open communication and responsiveness, and tenacity to see through the work I hired him to do. I have dealt with many lawyers before, but he stands out as a genuine and honest person that has a great ethic to deliver the best outcomes he can, and I find that rare these days. I highly recommend him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Dean | August 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
If you’ve got trouble, get this guy
Sam is a legal wizard. He knows the inns-and-outs and "the game" of the local court process, he shepherded me through the legal process during the end of the pandemic, and, during my case, he navigated a changing DA court structure. I placed my full trust in his legal expertise and I really never had to worry about a thing. If at times I had questions and concerns, he got back to me in an utmost timely manner, and has the patience for long-term case durations and fights for your rights, dignity, and well-being. I would recommend Sam to anyone. Thanks a lot, Sam.
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Posted by Naonao | June 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A trust worthy lawyer who will fight for you
Words can't express how grateful I am to Sam. I was deeply stressed in a situation that I needed to seek help from a criminal defense lawyer. This entire searching process is stressful enough already. My husband found a big firm with good reputation, which turned out being very disappointing. My case was passed around among different lawyers who are unprofessional and hard to reach. Only two days away from my court date, we decided to take a chance to search for a new lawyer and that’s how we found Sam on yelp. I made the call without any expectation that Sam himself answered the call. That’s a big plus for me, as it saved so much time (and miscommunication) without any paralegal being the middle man. Sam listened to my long story very patiently, asked all the right questions and shared his thoughts in a way that a typical good lawyer is like - clear and concise. He was also very understanding instead of being like a robotic cold-blood type of lawyer who only talks about legal jargons and logic. Even though after the first call my guts feeling told me Sam is the right lawyer to work with, I was still debating whether to stick to the first law firm (since they already started working on our case and we’ve already paid them the entire service fee) or to change to Sam. So I told him about my dilemma. He didn’t give me any pressure but just said he’d be happy to help if I change my mind. He gave me advice regardless, and that is what I appreciate the most because I feel that shows he is a good person (beyond a good lawyer) first of all, which is more important than anything. He is not doing his job for money but for justice. I truly respect that and thus believe he’s the lawyer we can trust. So I changed mind and went with Sam - it is the best decision we’ve ever made. Sam was always responsive and on top of everything. My husband and I asked many questions during the process and he always explained to me patiently. If you are reading this review, please do not hesitate, he is the type of lawyer you need - honest, knowledgable, understanding, efficient and has your best interests at heart.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Definitely will be recommend giving Sam a call if you ever get into some legal trouble. He was very transparent with me and made sure I received the best possible outcome.
Posted by paul | May 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fantastic lawyer
I called a bunch of different offices before deciding on Sam, and in the end i’m so glad I did. He’s knowledgable and concise, and got me the best possible outcome for my case. I’d go back to him in a heartbeat if I ever need a lawyer in the future.
Posted by Karissa | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr.Geller is a amazing lawyer.He helped me out in a very stressful time. He mad every step of the way beyond reassuring for me he was always there whenever I had a question or concern on my case and was able to answer them and put my mind to rest. I beyond recommend him if you're in need of Council and I will definitely use him again if the future and recommend him to any of my friends or family in need of lawyer. Thank you again for all that you did for me Sam I'm beyond grateful and appreciate everything you did for me you're a A+++++ lawyer and person.
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Posted by Elena | March 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
If you need your DUI expunged, you definitely need Sam! He took care of my DUI expungement super quickly and efficiently. In the first consultation, Sam provided more information than I even asked for. He is very thoughtful and truly a great professional. I did not even have to come to the office, my case was very well taken care of with almost no effort from my end. Once the case was resolved, Sam notified me immediately of the positive outcome. I could have not been happier with my choice and can't endorse him highly enough. Sam is truly a five-star attorney.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Law Office of Samuel Geller
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People V. Unknown
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Civil Procedure
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Panel
  • Career in Criminal Defense
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Samuel
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam Geller from Geller Law is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Bay Area and San Francisco. He is relatable, smart, experienced and hardworking. He is someone you want in your corner because his reputation proceeds him. He is respected and liked by judges, prosecutors, and clients. He is honest, offers fair prices and defends to the death. I recommend him to anyone searching for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is the attorney I go to when I have issues with a case in federal court. I had a serious white collar crime case that involved embezzlement. I did not know if a civil compromise was possible based on the facts of the case. Within minutes I knew Sam knows what he is talking about and can actually give specific advise instead of vague answers that are useless. This is my go to guy if I need any assistance for my federal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a very knowledgable attorney and he's my go-to criminal defense attorney when my clients are in need of solid representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Sam for anyone in need of a fearless and compassionate advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam Geller is a respected member of the legal community. I endorse this lawyer because he will not back down when it comes to zealously advocating for your rights. He IS the lawyer you want standing by your side if you find yourself in need of legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a bright, zealous advocate for his clients. He has a proven track record of success, and I would fully recommend his services to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Samuel Gellar. I have seen Mr. Geller in court and he is smart and tough - exactly what you want in a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam is an a excellent trial attorney, and an even better client representative. It is clear by the way he prepares for cases that his clients really mean something to him. We need more attorneys in the profession like him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Geller is an excellent attorney. He represents his clients vigorously, relentlessly, and with great enthusiasm, energy and creativity. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great trial attorney! Fights down to the last second for all of his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney; very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking aggressive legal representation."
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