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About me

For fun and health, I like to practice traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  I started training with Carley Gracie in San Francisco while a student at Stanford Law School.  Once I got my bar card, I got extremely busy, and took a long hiatus.  

Nowadays, I roll at West County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sebastopol. I am happy to be a blue belt.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Hourly ($500/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Michael John Shambrook

    Omar is a critical thinker with a way of finding nuggets in the nuances of the law. He is passionate about his causes and every client is a prized cause. You are in Excellent hands if you can persuade him to represent you.


    Michael Shambrook Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Izaak David Schwaiger

    Without reservation I endorse Mr. Figueroa. I opposed him on dozens of cases as a district attorney, and I have worked beside him as a criminal defense attorney in more recent times. Without fail his representation of clients facing serious criminal charges has always been exceptional. He is a gifted attorney with an uncommon dedication to the rights of his clients, especially in cases involving counter-culture or cannabis advocacy. Over the years I've seen Omar in court, my admiration for his skill and heart as a fighter have only grown. Omar is an attorney you can trust with your life. And while his caliber of attorney is rare, it's Omar's passion and compassion for his clients that makes him a true stand-out in our profession. If you're in trouble, you can do no better than to give Omar a call.


    Izaak Schwaiger Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

7770 Healdsburg Ave.
Suite A
Sebastopol, CA, 95472-3352


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Defender of Justice AwardAmericans for Safe AccessN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLaw Offices of Omar Figueroa1998 - Present
Law ClerkPier 5 Law Offices1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Civil Liberties Union of Sonoma CountyBoard Member2012 - Present
Sonoma County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
NORML Legal CommitteeLifetime MemberN/A
Electronic Frontier FoundationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
All charges dismissed against defendant accused of operating medical cannabis dispensaryAll charges dismissed and seized medical cannabis returned
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial AdvocacyWarrior2006
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Yale UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Current Issues in Medical Marijuana RegulationCriminal Prosecution and Defense2012
Current Issues in Medical Marijuana RegulationRepresenting Growers and Cultivators2012