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Criminal defense, including accusations of securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, sex cases including child molesting, rape, statutory rape, child pornography, prostitution, violent crime, drug offenses, driving under the influence.


Languages spoken: English, German, French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
  2. White Collar Crime: 45%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%

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1155 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA, 94109


NYCurrently registered 197503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California1990
Bar Association of San FranciscoOutstanding Lawyer in Community ServiceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyDavid M. Bigeleisen1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCommittee on Administration of Justice - former memberN/A
Conference of California Bar AssociationsDirector and DelegateN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoChairman, Ethics committee - formerN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern CaliforniaN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoChairman, Criminal Law Section - formerN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Bar Association of San FranciscoYikes - They’re Searching Your Client’s Computer2013
The Bar Association of San FranciscoThat 3:00 A.M. Phone Call - Bulletin2012
Verdict Vol.16 No. 1Cruel But Usual: Death Penalty Update2010
The Trial Lawyer (SFTLA)Fifth Amendment Issues in Civil Cases2009
San Francisco AttorneyWhat Not To Do - Handling incriminating evidence and other adventures2008
Family Law News, Vol. 24 No. 4Child Molesting Cases for Family Lawyers2001
Center for Continuing EducationElimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: The Cross-Cultural Law Practice1997
Law Practice Management & Technology Vol. 19, No. 3The Morning the Car Wouldn't Start1997
The Bottom Line (California Bar)A Trip to the Liquor Store1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar annual meetingPublic speaking for lawyers who are afraid to speak in publicN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoThe initial client interviewN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoChild molesting cases for Family Law LawyersN/A