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A former prosecutor is your best criminal defense attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wasserstein Fellow||Harvard Law School||2006|
|Assistant District Attorney||San Francisco County District Attorney's Office||2005 - 2013|
|Assistant District Attorney||Bronx County District Attorney's Office||1999 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian American Bar Association||Civil Right Committee||2015 - Present|
|Joint Coalition of Asian-American Bar Associations||Endorsement Committee||2015 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|South Asian Bar Association of Northern California||Judicial Endorsement Committee Chair||2006 - Present|
|BASF Mock Trial Program||Coach for College Track||2013 - 2014|
|People v. Jasjit Singh||Guilty (I was the prosecutor)|
|People v. Silas Byers||Guilty (I was the prosecutor)|
|See all legal cases|
|Harvard Public Interest||A Day in the LIfe of a Prosecutor||2007|
|Fordham Urban Law Journal||The Failure of Local and Federal Prosecutors to Curb Police Brutality||2003|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of California - Berkeley||Physics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|USF Law School||Becoming a Prosecutor||2009|
|Undergraduate Physics Society||Physics and the Law||2009|
|NYU Law School||Top Ten Reasons Not To Become a Prosecutor||2005|
Posted by Michael
You're involved in one of the most high-stress situations you've ever encountered, you're frazzled, feeling powerless and you need someone who knows their stuff to back you up. That's Asit. He'll understand your mind set, reassure you with solid legal counsel and best of all, he knows your adversary better than anyone else in the game. And it is a game to some degree. Asit's time as a prosecutor is INVALUABLE in winning a best possible outcome. Asit made himself available for all my questions, emails and phone calls, even outside of office time. I honestly don't know how aggressive he can get, my case didn't demand it, but when everyone in the court knows him on a first name basis, that kind of thing seems unimportant relative to the personal connections he has. I cannot recommend Asit enough.
Posted by anonymous
Don't waste anymore time looking for another attorney. You will not find a better attorney than Asit Panwala. Not only is he brillant, resoucesful, and well-connected, but he also has a deep knowledge of the laws and legal systems. His experience as a prosecutor gives him insight most criminal defense attorneys do not have.
On top of these attributes, he is extremely attentive, and professional thoroughout my case. He responded to me on weekends and night, always within 24 hours. Not a second went by during my process where I didn't feel like I was not his top priority.
What impressed me the most and set Asit apart from everyone else is his deep compassion and care for his clients. He goes beyond his means to help. Simply put Asit is by far the BEST. Anyone who needs compassionate, and super brilliant attorney should call Asit Panwala.
Asit, I am eternally grateful from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
Jennifer Zide, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I strongly endorse Asit. He is a criminal defense attorney of extensive experience and true expertise, including 25 jury trials with exceptional results. His experience as a prosecutor now combines with his experience as a private defense attorney to provide you with the best possible defense representation. As a former prosecutor, he has "behind-the-scenes" knowledge, training, and experience which he can now put to the best use - defending you in your case. Beyond who he is as an attorney, Asit is a good person, a person of integrity, who will stand by you and fight for you in your case. Asit combines compassion for his clients with dedication to their cases and obtaining the best results. I am a fellow criminal defense attorney in private practice. As such, I can tell you that Asit is my "go to" referral for clients or friends seeking the best possible criminal defense and DUI defense attorney in the San Francisco area. You can count on him.
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