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Samuel Jackson Gordon

Criminal defense Attorney at San Jose, CA

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
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Mr. Gordon graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and was named a Barrister’s Scholarship Recipient. Since entering the legal profession Mr. Gordon has represented over 400 clients facing over a thousand charges on issues including parole violations, DUI, drug crimes, robbery, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, sex crimes and murder. During his career Mr. Gordon has successfully tried cases in criminal court at the misdemeanor and felony levels as well as in the civil arena.  Mr. Gordon’s success in the court room has recently been recognized by the American Institute of Legal Advocates naming Mr. Gordon as a Rising Star in the field. His diverse advocacy background has made Mr. Gordon effective at achieving a desired resolution for challenging situations. 

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The Gordon Law Group
1885 The Alameda
Suite 210
San Jose, CA, 95126-1747


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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • The Gordon Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Law offices of Jack Gordon
  • 2014 - 2015
  • McClatchy Mentorship Program
  • City Of Sacramento
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Partners in Advocacy
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • City Of Sacramento
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Deputy Campaign Manager
  • 23rd Congressional District John Hager Campaign
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Member
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Clara Law School
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a highly skilled attorney, with experience, knowledge and passion. He is a savvy problem solver, a force to be reckoned with at trial and a serious advocate for his clients. He is driven by a killer work ethic and invested in achieving the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gordon is a tireless advocate with immense knowledge in criminal law. He has achieved great success for his clients at every stage of a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is a hardworking, street-smart lawyer with an amazing ability to get up to speed FAST on cases. I have seen him use this skill, and leverage his experience, to obtain phenomenal results for his clients. He also has extensive experience in Juvenile matters, unlike most criminal defense attorneys in Santa Clara County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Give Attorney Gordon a call if you are charged with a crime in Northern California. He is personable, knowledgeable, and will zealously represent you in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam's an amazing, effective, and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I have seen him get spectacular results for his clients firsthand. Hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samuel is a professional, efficient, and effective advocate for the accused."
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San Jose Criminal defense Lawyer Samuel Jackson Gordon
Samuel Jackson Gordon
Criminal defense Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 8 years