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Andrew Alexander Dosa

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Alameda, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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About Andrew

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Breaches of Contract, Restraining Orders, Business and Construction Contract Disputes, etc.

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    All criminal cases, DUIs, Drug Possession, Firearms, Murder, Robbery, Sex Crimes, and just about everything else

    36 years

I have been honored to serve clients for 39 years now, and bring the same passion and compassion to my cases as when this adventure began.  As long as I can assist, serve, fight for, and protect clients and their interests, I will continue to practice law.


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Andrew Alexander Dósa


4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Frank | June 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Good Listener and Skilled Negotiator
After 6 months in jail for murder, I was out on $400k bail. I fired an attorney who had failed to open negotiations with the DA’s office by telephone or email. I hired Andrew Dósa. He approached the prosecutor, off-the-record in the courtroom, and made an appointment. After presenting my self-defense evidence, Andrew convinced the prosecutor to drop the murder charge plus about 2 dozen others. I am a free man today with no criminal record thanks to Andrew.
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Response from Andrew Dosa July 12, 2023
This client was great to work with, and we were a great team. I enjoyed all of our communications, and he shared and taught me some things, and I was able to share with him and explain some of our legal issues. Great result, dismissal--Justice was done.
Posted by Kurt | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Harassment
My family retained Andrew for a crazy civil harassment problem we were having with two neighbors across the street. After appearing in court 11 times in front of 6 different Judges we were advised to seek counsel. Once we told our story to Andrew he laid out a strategy he thought we pursue to get some relief from the court. It was challenging to be sure but the plan Andrew mapped out for us was exceptional and we were granted a 5 year stay away order and attorneys fees. My family and are so glad we crossed paths with Andrew and will forever be grateful for his patience and counsel through this Horrible ordeal. Thanks Andrew
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Posted by Mark | February 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Atty. Dosa is my first choice to defend me at this very complex fraud case. If I was found guilty, that is the end of my hardship, end of my nursing practice, and basically end of my career. I did not regret hiring/choosing Atty. Dosa. He is OUTSTANDING, PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, a true Lawyer that really CARES about his clients. Atty. Dosa is SHARP, AGREESIVE, and a very keen strategist. He will fight relentlessly through tooth and nails for your constitutional rights. He is somebody you will need when you are facing judicial injustice. Thank you Atty. Dosa, I appreciate every hardwork you've done.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Criminal Defense
Mr. Dosa represented me in a very large and complex insurance fraud case. Andrew work diligently taking depositions and challenging evidence. In the end, I was able to avoid jail time thanks to his skills. I have had dealings with other attorneys and found myself frustrated not having my calls returned or having to cover the same ground two and three times. Andrew, however, was always responsive and in fact pro active. I highly recommend Andrew Dosa.
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Posted by Richard | August 2, 2013
Criminal Attorney
The changes are: The simple answer is that Andrew Dosa as an attorney gets 5 Stars ***** The longer answer is: what was I looking for in an attorney? I was looking for someone who was truly concerned with my well being and not just getting a retainer. I wanted someone who was honest, smart, proactive, hard working with a high level of integrity, and I wanted someone who knew the game and how to play it. I received all of that with Mr. Dosa and more. He offered one thing I did not expect. He understood how I felt, my frustration with not being heard, my exhaustion with worry, and my occasional outburst due to frustration. Because of this he never took anything I said personally. He stood steadfast with my best interest in mind even when I wanted to fold. I was faced with a few very serious charges. The D.A. was unwilling to work with us but Mr. Dosa did not give up until he actually managed to get [the DA to agree he would dismiss the charges]. This was his goal from the start. He did not want me to cave in and settle when he believed that I did nothing. This man believed in me and counseled me every step of the way. These types of things paralyze you with worry and make you want to do anything just to make it stop. Everything about my case was a battle. The D.A. would not supply us with one piece of evidence. Mr. Dosa filed more motions, wrote more letters and made many phone calls until he achieved everything he set out to do. The case will be dismissed. Even though the D.A. would not listen, Mr. Dosa found a way around them and got a Judge to listen and do the right thing. Mr. Dosa said we got lucky with a great Judge. Maybe, but I thing I got lucky finding a great attorney. I am in his debt.
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Posted by Barbara | February 1, 2011
Excellent legal help and pleasant to deal with
Andrew Dosa has helped me with several legal issues, even going above and beyond to assist me. He is super smart and comes from a very ethical honest place. It was easy to reach him and he kept me updated and offered options in a clear way that helped me understand and decide. He won a very satisfactory settlement in an auto accident problem and has helped me with a dangerous neighbor at my business. I have recommended him to others and they have thanked me.
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Posted by Rhonda | June 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Missed scheduled hearing. Failed to take responsibility for missed hearing. Failed to provide accurate details of follow-up hearing and ignored client's phone calls, texts. Negative, condescending approach. Seemed partial to black client and refused to correct the consequences of failing to appear at a sch
Response from Andrew Dosa July 12, 2023
This client had notice of the hearing, and the pleading related to the hearing, but she did not give me the pleading or tell me about the hearing. As her attorney, I am responsible for her case, but without notice, that presents challenges. Unfortunately, our communications became unpleasant. I wish her well with her present attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Andrew Dósa
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of San Francisco
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • A.B.
  • 1980


  • The Private Defenders of California, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Committees on: Race & Ethics Fairness
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Excellence Award, Faculty of Law
  • The Private Defenders of California
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
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  • Crime Justice & America
  • Restitution is Payback--What Goes Around Comes Around
  • 2010
  • Crime Justice & America
  • Speak for Yourself--Help Yourself: Be Prepared for the Probation Interview
  • 2009
  • Crime Justice & America
  • They are Speaking in Code: What Kind of Motion or Waiver is That?
  • 2009
  • Unknown
  • Estate Planning from God's Perspective
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • GW's Hour of Power
  • Estate Planning and Real Property
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Key Elements of Effective Wills
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Key Elements of Effective Wills
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Client Intake and Screening--Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Annual MCLE Seminar
  • Expert Witnesses in a DUI Case
  • 2011
  • Northern California Seminar
  • Expert Witnesses--Qualifying Your Expert
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew Dosa is simply a great attorney. We have worked together on many matters-and will continue in the future. He knows what he is doing in all courts. His experience makes him invaluable. He is my go to attorney in Northern California."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrew Dosa for over 20 years, both personally and professionally, and we have worked together on numerous legal matters. Andrew is an articulate, thoughtful and effective attorney. He has excellent communication skills; he listens, speaks and writes well. Most importantly, he knows when to speak and when to listen. He is methodical and meticulous in his preparation which gives him an advantage over other attorneys. We worked together on a complex partnership dissolution, and the arbitrator, a retired San Francisco Superior Court Judge with over 30 years on the bench, was visibly impressed with Andrew’s advocacy skills. Andrew maintained a professional demeanor that won the day, despite unprofessional tactics from opposing counsel. I heartily recommend Andrew Dosa to anyone in need of high quality legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is one of the most talented lawyers that you can find. His best asset is knowing his cases better then anyone else in the courtroom. His record speaks for its self. He is a true fighter, consider yourself lucky if he is available to take your case. I, as an attorney, would not hesitate one minute in having him represent me or a family member, this is how confident I am in his work!"

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Alameda Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Andrew Alexander Dosa
Andrew Alexander Dosa
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Alameda, CA
Licensed for 39 years