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I have tried dozens of D.U.I cases over the years. In addition I have extensive experience challenging D.M.V decisions via a Writ of Mandate and through the internal administrative review process , and won. I have also filed multiple appeals to the local Appellate Division, and won.. This diverse experience distinguishes me form the regular "D.U.I" lawyer.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 39%
    1 year
  3. General Practice: 1%
    1 year


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  • Thomas John Greenberg

    Ed Samuels is a an extremely well respected lawyer who fights diligently for his client. He is a quick thinking hard charging attorney. I have seen Ed fight cases in the trial courts on several occasions and would highly recommend him for any criminal defendant.


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  • Gad Zohar

    I would refer my own family to Ed - In fact, I did! Ed is fantastic. He is exceptionally responsive, very helpful, a true expert in his area of law, and yet he maintains genuine humility. Not only would I refer a family member to Ed, but I have referred a family member to Ed.


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Contact info

Cahners & Samuels

2600 El Camino Real Suite 506
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCahners & Samuels1995 - 2015
Trial CounselGeoff Hudson Attorney at Law1990 - 1995
Trail CounselRandy Moore Attorney at Law1990 - 1995
AttorneySanta Clara County Superior Court1989 - 1990
Volunteer Motions TeamSanta Clara County Public Defender Office1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1995 - Present
California Deuce DefendersMember1988 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1998 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DMV v. Hung T.Set Aside
D.M.V. v. Kevin B.No suspension of license.
D.M.V. v. Robert G.Set Aside
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Peninsula University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
California State University, San Jose State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974