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Gilbert D Somera

Criminal defense Attorney at Stockton, CA

4.9   27 reviews

also known as Gil Somera

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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A CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL ATTORNEY YOU CAN COUNT ON. CALL US TODAY AT 855-895-3808.

Mr. Somera is a native of Stockton, California. He received his Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and his Juris Doctorate from Humphreys School of Law.

Mr. Somera’s work background and experiences have been essential to his success as a lawyer. His work experience includes over 20 years of successful business management in both the corporate environment and small business. During his college career at the University of California at Davis, Mr. Somera worked full time as the Executive Vice President of a multi-million-dollar warehousing and transportation company. While going to law school at night, Mr. Somera worked full time as one of the top representatives and managers of the Thomson Corporation (NYSE:TOC) in their legal publishing division.

Mr. Somera is a Trial Attorney and focuses his law practice on Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and Personal Injury. Mr. Somera is also counsel to several corporations and small businesses.

Mr. Somera knows how to handle matters that require discrete negotiations or aggressive trial preparation and he handles each case with determination and confidence. Mr. Somera is constantly thinking “outside the box” to achieve the most favorable results for his clients.

Choosing the right attorney to represent you makes all the difference. Mr. Somera’s experience and passion for his practice puts him on the top of the list.

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Posted by B. Lewis | June 10, 2013
EXCELLENT all the way around
Great attorney!! He proved to be very knowledgeable and professional. I would without a doubt recommend him to anyone. He went above and beyond my expectations, and am grateful he was so dedicated to the very end.
Posted by Florinda | November 21, 2012
Gilbert Somera
I am so glad I choose Mr. Somera to handle our criminal case. He is the most dedicated individual I have ever met. He is so passionate about his job and he always goes the extra mile to help his clients. Not only is he knowledgeable when it comes to the law, but as a person he has a great heart. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Gary | March 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Accident
We used Mr. Somera when my husband was involved in a car accident. Mr. Somera was very thorough and very professional. He was caring, and fought hard for our case. In the end we received a fair settlement and it was all due to Mr. Someras hard work. Hopefully we will never need a lawyer again, but if we do, we will definitely be using Mr. Somera.
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Posted by Jesus renteria | February 25, 2021
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Great lawyer
Got me juvenile court instead of going to adult prison. He was always available everytime I needed him.
Posted by Maria | August 2, 2019
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Best of the Best
My son was released from prison weeks before getting picked up on a charge from several years prior . I was upset and worried and knew he needed an Attorny and Gil came highly recommended ! His staff is great and he is awesome he provided me with an affordable payment plan and also did his best and my son is home . Thank you!
Posted by Ugochinyere O | March 26, 2019
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Excellent and Result Oriented Attorney
I would say that Gil Somera is an experienced, talented, friendly and focused Attorney who works in the overall interest of his clients. I had the opportunity to retain him in a DV Case, after dismissing my first attorney and was really pleased with all the efforts he made to get my case to progress to dismissal. I cannot thank him enough for his expertise. He reaches out constantly and also ensures he responds to your calls. text messages and questions no matter the time of day, and this is very essential in a Client Attorney relationship. He also has a very competent Legal Assistant and Team in his office, Jessica attended to me whenever I called and does not hesitate to reach out to me or give me updates in a timely manner. I highly recommend Gil to anyone in need of a competent Attorney. He is also affordable too.. Regards Ugochinyere .O
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Posted by Luke | June 28, 2018
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the best
Hands down the best there is. I been fighting a case for 3 years in Calaveras County looking like there is no light on the other side .Mr.Somera the first day he represented me made a 180 turn around in my case .... Like I said the best there is thank you Mr. Somera I can never owe you enough
Posted by Richard | June 23, 2017
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Smart, Tenacious, Strategic... a Bulldog in the Courtroom
Highly recommended Mr Somera and his associate, Trina Cervantes, are well versed in handling litigation matters and worked diligently on my civil case to a successful and financially beneficial resolution. The office staff is friendly and efficient in relaying messages and scheduling prompt appointments. Mr. Somera and Ms. Cervantes excelled throughout a near 5-year ordeal, always there for support and legal advice on moving forward The legal knowledge (and tenacity) of this firm shines as one of the best in the Central Valley
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Posted by May S | April 5, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer!
Without a doubt, I would definitely highly recommend Attorney Gilbert D Somera to anyone looking for an Attorney. Mr. Somera handled my husband's unresolved case in San Joaquin County dating back from 1994 with the utmost professionalism. We are glad that he took this case, because even though we reside over 3000 miles away, it was always easy to contact him or the office staff. We were always informed about the next steps. At the end, we were very pleased that Mr. Somera was able to settle the case with great results. He is very knowledgeable, and always courteous!
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Posted by Felicia and Joe | August 11, 2016
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Highly recommended
Going into Mr. Somera's office My husband and I were both very nervous and unsure about our situation. Mr. Somera made us feel welcomed and explained everything we needed to know, answered any question we had. The process was long but Mr. Somera always fought for us. Mr. Somera always returned our calls rite away, always on top of everything. His office was very professional. Mr. Somera didn't treat us like just another case, he truly cared about what happened to our family. His words gave us hope. In the end it was worth the wait, Mr. Somera got us the best possible outcome and we couldn't thank him enough for all his help. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Gabby | June 14, 2016
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I Highly recommend Mr.Somera!!
I would with no doubt recommend Mr.Somera , he has helped a few of my family member's while facing criminal charges, he made everything much easier and less stressful. Mr. Somera gave my family the peace of mind that they needed even when everything seemed impossible. His staff is also very caring and dedicated. I recommend him to anyone who's facing criminal charges.
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Posted by Rachel | May 19, 2016
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Absolutely incredible
Gil Somera is an incredible attorney. He not only succeeded in having both of my charges dismissed, but helped my family through the entire process. He is excellent in returning phone calls, emails, texts, you name it, he is there for you. I was recommended Mr. Somera through a friend of mine, and from another friend who's father is a cop in stockton; they both said he was the best, and they were right. He hit it out of the park for me, and I couldn't be more grateful for the services he provided both me and my family. He is very well known in the stockton area, and well respected in the court, I can say for certain that if anything ever happened again (I pray it doesn't) he would be the first call I'd make. I cannot thank him enough. If you are looking for an attorney to help you, you've found your man.
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Posted by Pam | May 17, 2016
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Excellent attorney, even better person!
We found Gil Somera through the positive reviews from his clients to help us with a DUI for my daughter. And every single one of those reviews is right. Gil Somera is an incredible attorney. From the moment we walked into his office, feeling very nervous and uncertain of what she was facing, I felt like there was hope for my daughter’s situation. He calmed our fears, as our family had never been faced with a legal situation before. He was never too busy to answer questions and return phone calls, and handled the whole process for us with the utmost professionalism. His staff is very attentive and professional. They kept us up to date on any changes in the case and always responded quickly to any of our inquiries. I never felt like my daughter was just another case for him, I believe he had a sincere interest in obtaining the best possible outcome for us. And he did. He is a true miracle worker! An attorney that can be trusted to help you out of a difficult situation, Gil Somera is unbelievable!
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Posted by Michael | March 11, 2016
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Five Star!
Professional, courteous and very helpful. Safe and clean location! Not only did Mr. Somera get me a better deal than imagined he truly is a nice, honest guy. Always returned my calls promptly, if needed, staff was pretty much always able to answer any questions. If you are in any situation where you may need a lawyer, Gill Somera is your guy!
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Posted by Cheri | January 14, 2016
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Excellent Attorney & Person
I have not had to experience this type of situation prior to this and was honestly scared to death of what the outcome might be, from my first encounter with Gil he made me feel at ease and I felt my case was in the best hands possible. Throughout my entire case pending Gil's office kept me informed of date's and whether I needed to be there as well as answered my questions when I had them. I felt Gil also took a personal interest and contacted me personally when he felt I may benefit knowing the information he had attained. Gil and his entire staff were both professional as well as very empathetic to my situation and I can't say enough kind words of gratitude about them. I would absolutely 100% recommend Gil to anyone who may need this type of legal assistance. Thank you again.
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Posted by Neianne | October 31, 2015
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Best Representation!
I hired Mr. Somera because I was referred by one of his past clients. I was told that he is the "best you could get". Mr. Somera not only lived up to his reputation he exceeded them. I always got a quick response and he was totally upfront about what I was facing and what I could expect. He treated me with dignity and respect. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help.
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Posted by Jose | August 31, 2015
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Great working with him
He made my experience very easy and answered my questions at any time. Also was very knowledgeable and really made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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Satisfied Client
Mr. Somera helped ease my process for my DUI, not only did he take the load off my chest but he was able to get my charges reduced to a lesser charge. I would highly recommend him and his office.
Posted by Valentina | April 8, 2015
THE GREATEST LAWYER IN TOWN.
Look no further. This is the lawyer you need. He walk my family through a difficult situation. He understands the emotional grief that comes along when your facing charges. He represented us in court with skill and professionalism. Very personable lawyer. I hope my family never again needs legal counsel, if we do Gilbert Somera will be the first person we contact.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
Outstanding service
Mr. Somera provided excellent service for my needs. I was very nervous when I came to Mr. Somera, but he handled my case very efficiently and saved my license. I could not believe that he attended all the court hearings on my behalf and helped solve the case in just two months. Also, the staff at his office is very professional and answers all your questions to your satisfaction. I am highly impressed by his service and would recommend Mr. Somera's Law Firm to anyone who needs such legal services.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Somera Law Group, APLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Professor
  • Humphreys School of Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pacheco and Somera
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Law Firm Rep
  • Thomson West / Westlaw
  • 1996 - 2005
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Education

  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Humphreys College of Law at Stockton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Allgoewer vs. City Of Tracy (207 Cal.App.4th 755)
  • Reversed: Case of first impression

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top One Percent
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Clients choice award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Court of Appeals
  • Allgoewer vs. City Of Tracy (207 Cal.App.4th 755)
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Strengthening the bond
  • Empowering Young Men
  • 2012
  • Every 15 minutes
  • Underage Drinking and Driving
  • 2012
  • CA Court Choices and Consequences
  • DUI Consequences
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gil Somera is the best DUI lawyer in San Joaquin and surrounding counties. I refer all my friends and family to him because he is an experienced trial attorney, master negotiator, good communicator, outstanding writer and has impeccable analytical skills. He is also compassionate, empathetic and kind. He has excellent interpersonal skills and a team player. Anyone who hires him and his team are lucky to have him in their corner because he is truly the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Somera is known to be a zealous advocate for his clients, and well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend Mr. Somera, as I have trusted him with several of my own clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Somera. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gilbert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gil Somera is the best criminal defense and trial attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gil is a highly experienced DUI lawyer and he has specialized in criminal law for many years and he is familiar with the Central Valley court systems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Somera because he is aggressive and passionate about protecting people and their interests. He is equally effective as a criminal defense/DUI attorney and civil litigator. Do not hesitate to call Mr. Somera with your legal problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best DUI attonrey in the San Joaquin county."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. is a dedicated and hard working criminal defense attorney."
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Stockton Criminal defense Lawyer Gilbert D Somera
Gilbert D Somera
Criminal defense Attorney
Stockton, CA
Licensed for 20 years