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Evan Ephraim Zelig

also known as Evan E. Zelig

About me

Evan E. Zelig started out practicing exclusively criminal law. Mr. Zelig earned his law degree at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. During his law school career, Mr. Zelig interned at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained indispensable experience litigating a wide variety of criminal cases. After law school, he began his career working at the Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento, handling a broad range of cases as a prosecutor. Mr. Zelig then worked for several large criminal defense firms, and eventually began his own practice to be able to provide personalized attention to his clients. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Juvenile: 10%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael C Li

    Evan is a dedicated and smart criminal defense attorney. He is in my close circle of referrals because I can count on him to advocate zealously on behalf of his clients. He is respected by prosecutors, judges and fellow criminal defense attorneys.


    Michael Li Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joshua A Pops

    Evan has always had a passion that few can match in working for his clients. Criminal defense requires a lawyer who will not be bullied by the Prosecutor's Office, and nobody stands taller and works harder than Evan.


    Joshua Pops Medicaid and medicare Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C.

703 2nd Street
Suite 404
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
2015 Northern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President / Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C.2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Alex R. Kessel2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneyCriminal Defense Associates2005 - 2007
Deputy District AttorneySacramento County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2010 - Present
California NORML Legal CommitteeMember2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Napa County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJ.D.2003
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceB.A.2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Empire Law School Attorney PresentationMock Courtroom Presentation2012
Burbank HS Every 15-Minutes PresentationDUI Awareness & Education2011