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Samuel Geller

Criminal defense Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   46 reviews

also known as Sam Musheyev


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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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Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/17/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 05/20/2015

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

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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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Posted by Luis arreola | January 30, 2023
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| 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
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| 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
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| Hired Attorney
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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| 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
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| 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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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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Posted by Kenny | February 28, 2022
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Life saver
Sam made my DUI disappear and was able to fix a bunch of the DMV’s screw ups super quick- like while I waited in the parking lot quick. Highly recommended. Thanks Sam!
Posted by Val | December 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Sam. Just do it.
Sam is a great attorney. He’s diligent, professional and supportive. I rely on his expertise and advice. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Joe | December 27, 2021
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Sam is the best
The DA had it out for me from the beginning, but Sam went to battle for me and we came out victorious!
Posted by Shiksha | October 25, 2021
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The Lawyer you Need
First let me start by saying if you’re looking for a lawyer just stop right here and call Sam. In the moment you feel lost, have no idea where to begin, you’re full of all these emotions that can be a lot but as soon as you talk to Sam you feel this ease and comfort right away. I have nothing but the best to say about my experience with Sam! Without going into my case too much I want to say he was with me for a year and a half helping me get through this. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have gotten the peace of mind that I have through this process and the case results that had the best possible outcome for me. I can’t thank him enough for everything he has done and for being the best lawyer anyone could hope for through it all! Appreciate you Sam and so glad I was able to have you as my lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
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Would hire again
Professional, strategic, and reliable. This is first time I ever needed legal assistance and both Sam and Michael have proved themselves trustworthy in one of the most difficult times of my life. It was clear from the very beginning that both were extremely knowledgeable and had extensive experience. They aligned with my goals for the case but also went above and beyond to make sure I was protected. I'm not sure what I would have done without them. Every penny spent was worth it. I hope I wouldn't need them again, but if I do, I'd definitely call Sam and Michael.
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Posted by Young | July 28, 2021
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Professional, Responsive and Results-Oriented DUI Lawyer
I was extremely happy with Sam's dealing of my DUI case. I consulted with dozens of DUI attorneys in the area, but he was the only attorney who offered a strategy that was specific to my needs and circumstances. I was impressed by how responsive he was, and this helped alleviate a lot of the anxiety I was feeling during the process. He always communicated with me directly, rather than with a paralegal or admin, something I appreciated. I was also extremely happy with the resolution. He always made sure to lay out my options, carefully talk through each one, and recommend the best course of action. After having gone through the process and seeing my resolution, I'm glad I stuck with his recommendations. If you are looking for a professional and trustworthy lawyer, I'd highly recommend Sam.
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Posted by Robert | June 11, 2021
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Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Determined
As soon as I first spoke with Sam, I knew I had contacted the right person. He promptly responded to my request for a consultation, actively listened to my situation, and clearly explained both the process and my options. While he handled everything, I still always felt fully informed and never worried about what was happening. Most importantly, Sam fought for me and what he thought was right until we got the outcome that we wanted. I would hire Sam again and would recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2020
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Incredibly grateful
Sam is an outstanding attorney and person. He will treat your case like a deeply personal matter. Upon my arrest, he came to see me even before I was eligible for bail, and secured me a release on O.R (own recognizance, no bail had to be paid.) My charges exposed me to 4-8 years in prison, but due to to Sam’s tireless efforts, I did not even receive probation. He also gave me invaluable life advice, which helped me improve into the person I am today. I have no words to explain how grateful I am for his services. I advise anyone with legal trouble to call Sam immediately!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
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Honest attorney with high integrity and extensive experience
Sam is a very professional attorney, great person and expert in all legal aspects. He has amazing professionalism, honesty, extensive experience and integrity. Sam is very knowledgeable in different legal matters and can help with any questions. Also, he gives realistic information and comes up with great solutions. Sam is very polite, helpful and responsive. He is amazing person and professional, highly recommended in all matters.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

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

Education

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

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

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Given (11)
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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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