Oakland's Top DUI Defense & Criminal Attorney. Get criminal charges dismissed.
GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate executives who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association, taking on cases when the public defenders office was unable to do so.
Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 & 2018 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the top 2% of over 65,000 attorneys. She received the Client’s Choice award with Avvo for multiple years and has a 9.4 ranking. She is the only attorney in Alameda County with over 100 five-star ratings on Yelp and also maintains the same five-star level with Oakland Criminal Defense Attorney Google Reviews.
Ms. Lamano takes a more holistic approach to understand why a person was arrested in the first place. By doing this, she highlights the good traits in people who find themselves in a bad situation. She then uses that information to present her clients in the most positive light when negotiating deals in court. Ms. Lamano does not believe one bad act should ruin a person’s life or define who they are. At Lamano Law Office, the goal is simple - get the charges dismissed and help clients avoid legal trouble in the future.
Ms. Lamano is also the founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center, a non-profit organization focused on alleviating the overcrowding of prisons through restorative justice. She served as a Board Member for Insight Prison Project, an organization providing services to prisoners and parolees all over California.
Preceding her criminal defense work, Ms. Lamano worked for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, a non-profit organization helping families with prison reform and advocated for the rights of low-wage and immigrant workers in the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University. Ms. Lamano began working at the young age in various blue-collar jobs so she is no stranger to hard work. She has spoken as a panelist for Women in Leadership and spends her free time with family and two Boston terriers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|2018 SuperLawyers Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2018|
|2017 Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Grant Recipient||Public Interest Law Foundation||2010|
|Honorary Member||Pro Bono Honor Society||2010|
|Grant Recipient||Public Interest Law Foundation||2009|
|International and Comparative Law Certifcation||Whittier Law School||2008|
|Comparative Law Certification||Universite Paris Nantere||2008|
|Scholarship Recipient||Philanthropic Educational Organization||2008|
|Magna Cum Laude Graduate||Woodbury University||2006|
|Honorary Member Award||National Communication Association||2006|
|Principal Attorney||Lamano Law Office||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Three Strikes Justice Center||2013 - 2017|
|Legal Research Attorney||Neil Popovic, Partner at Shepard Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Volunteer Attorney||Kapsack & Bair||2011 - 2013|
|Certified Legal Assistant||Legal Services For Prisoners With Children||2009 - 2011|
|Legal Research Assistant||Bacar Investors, LLP||2009 - 2010|
|Certified Legal Intern||Women's Employment Rights Clinic||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Legal Services for Prisoners with Children||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Super Lawyer||Member||2017 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2014 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2012 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Asian American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Courthouse News Service||Three Strikes - Out & Now Free Again||2015|
|Sfist||Still Gunning Against Three Strikes System, Helps Free His First Inmate||2015|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Help from all corners||2014|
|Daily Journal||Help from all corners on three strikes resentencing||2013|
|Criminal Trial Lawyers of Northern California||CTLA/NC Supports Proposition 34||2012|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Woodbury University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Women in Leadership||Women in Leadership||2017|
|Racial Justice and Police Reform||Social Justice||2015|
|Hang your own shingle||Successful Solo Law Practice||2015|
|Client sentenced to life in prison and released after we filed a petition||Client released from custody|
|Domestic Violence case dropped to vandalism charges||Dismissed after 26 anger management classes - Deferred entry of judgement|
|DUI - dropped to an infraction||Charges dismissed, client charged with an infraction|
|Child Molest Case - No jail time||No jail or prison time. 5 years of probation.|
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Tue Mar 24 2015
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Tue Jan 06 2015
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