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Omar Curiel Figueroa

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Sebastopol, CA

4.9   12 reviews

also known as Omar Figueroa

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Omar

Learn Omar’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Corporate and incorporation
    Incorporation and corporate legal services for cannabis business entities

  2. State, local, and municipal law
    Legal consultation, advice, and representation regarding California's Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), state regulations, and municipal cannabis ordinances.

  3. Administrative law
    Denials, suspensions, and revocations of cannabis licenses issued by California's cannabis regulatory agencies

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    Mergers & acquisitions of licensed California cannabis businesses

  5. Constitutional
    Constitutional law, including First Amendment and freedom defense

  6. Expungement
    Expungements, pardons, and post-conviction relief for California and federal offenses

  7. Contracts and agreements
    Cannabis-related contracts and agreements

  8. Ethics and professional responsibility
    Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility advice and representation for lawyers representing cannabis clients.

  9. Federal crime
    Federal criminal defense of cannabis cases

  10. Licensing
    Intellectual property licensing for California cannabis businesses

  11. Mediation
    Mediation of cannabis-related disputes.

Mr. Figueroa's practice is focused on California cannabis law, specifically licensing, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. He is a Director of the International Cannabis Bar Association and has been honored with the Distinguished Counsel's Award by NORML. Mr. Figueroa regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to lawyers on cannabis related subjects. He is also the author of several legal reference books designed to give the reader a deep understanding of the laws which govern cannabis and hemp in the Golden State, and is working on an updated edition to be released in early 2020. Mr. Figueroa graduated from Stanford Law School and Yale College.

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Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
7770 Healdsburg Ave.
Suite A
Sebastopol, CA, 95472-3352


4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great cannabis attorney
Omar is the guy you want in your corner when it comes to legal problems with cannabis. He is super knowledgable, dedicated, hard-nosed (he will get you THE best deal possible). His pricing is fair. He is also kind and thoughtful at a time when you feel most stressed out. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kathy | August 28, 2014
If you are going through hell and need an angel call Omar.
My faith in the California judicial system and my absolute belief in the integrity of law enforcement was shattered 6/2010 when I was arrested for delivering cannabis to medically qualified patients. I followed California state law, paid taxes, and was very up front with local politicians. None of that mattered. Solano county said "No medical marijuana here, we don't care what California state law is.". True to their word I was arrested, my husband was arrested and we came home from dinner surrounded by guys in bullet proof vests. NEVER had I been in any trouble before (I was 50 yrs old at time) and I was TERRIFIED! After much research and after speaking to a number of attorneys I decided to trust Omar and it was definitely the best decision! His education, knowledge and experience is outstanding. It took a few years to get through this mess and he was with me the whole time. Anyone who is knowlegeable of Solano County's position on MMJ, and especially in Vacaville, knows this was a very difficult battle. Thanks Omar! Hire him, you will be very glad you did!
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Posted by Nick | August 27, 2014
Omar is a lifesaver
I was arrested in Sausalito CA for possession of 167 pounds of cannabis and 3 ½ grams of ecstasy. I thought my life was over and I was preparing myself for jail. I researched a dozen lawyers, interviewed three and then I found Omar. Within minutes of our first meeting I felt there might be some hope and I knew he was the person I needed to work with. He was professional, very smart and easy to talk to. After we started working together I also realized he has integrity and is highly respected among his peers. Omar coached me through every part of the process. I never had any uncertainty going into court. His office support staff is thorough and outstanding. After an eight month process I was awarded three years felony probation with a good chance after probation the felony will be reduced so it doesn't show on my record. Yes, no jail time, just probation! It even gets better. During sentencing Omar argued that I still be allowed to drink alcohol and use medical cannabis while on probation and the judge agreed. My probation officer told me he has never seen anyone on probation allowed these privileges. The only mistake you can make hiring Omar is not listing to his coaching. I am one GRATEFUL client.
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Posted by Will | August 23, 2014
In It For The Right Reasons
Omar has represented me for over a year in a high-profile case that is a litmus test for how local courts treat those who put their bodies on the line to defend the earth. Not only has he been a very effective representative, showing great competence, skill, and instincts at key moments in the case, but he has been exceptionally generous with his time. This is a great lawyer who is in the game for all the right reasons.
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Posted by David | August 22, 2014
Omar Figueroa; Friend of the People!
I had to switch attorneys in the middle of my case because my first attorney was saying that he thought I might have to do time. I switched to Omar and not only did I NOT have to do any time he got me a wobbler(felony dismissed after 1 year) but I didn't even have to finish my 3 year probation! It was dismissed! He is also handling a religious freedom human rights case for me pro bono because he believes in the merit of the case.
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Posted by Mori Walts | August 22, 2014
Kindest, Most sincere and Communicative!
Omar is an amazing professional. My story begins with a case of exercising my First Amendment Rights as a citizen of the United States, as a response to Wells Fargo bank supporting ICE Immigrant Detention Centers. Along with human rights abuses against immigrants of color and predatory lending, I felt compelled to apply free speech rights to the democratic process and this expression involved being arrested for refusing to leave a Wells Fargo bank while sharing facts with clientele about abuses in ICE centers and how Wells Fargo is financially complicit. Even if you can't empathize with my particular situation, I can say that for Omar to lend his extremely professional legal council and compassionate navigation of the criminal justice process to me in a time of need was beyond valuable. In this time, Omar displayed to me an incredible amount of dedication, approachability, and trustworthiness that left me feeling secure that, with many potential criminal charges hanging over my head, I would be able to make WITH him the choices I needed to in order for my First Amendment rights to be applied AND for me to continue with my life as uninterrupted as possible. In the end, I was able to simply do work benefiting a community organization I had already wanted to work with before, and Wells Fargo bank withdrew funding to ICE detention centers! I highly recommend Omar to anyone who is looking for legal council from someone caring, genuine, and ON POINT! Go Omar!
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Posted by Geoff | August 20, 2014
Excellent attorney
Omar is proffessional, knowledgable and caring. He really got me out of a bind. He was recommended to me by an attorney friend. I am pleased. I was charged with 3 felonies and walked with a mistimener and 40 hours community service
Posted by Fernando | August 20, 2014
Omar The Wise Attorney At Law
I have used Omar Figueroa as my criminal defense attorney from 2006 to present. He was very honest, hardworking, and an expert when it comes to his knowledge of the law. Not only did he repeatedly defend and win cases for me with his expertise, he also taught and educated me on how to protect myself in situation where my rights are being violated. He has taught me so well in fact that I have won smaller cases on my own. Omar specializes in Medical Marijuana Defense, and he was flawless in handling my Medical Marijuana cases, which he handled with an ease that you only get from years of experience. Omar is not just a good lawyer, he is a good man, he not only helped me overcome abusive officers who don't respect Medical Marijuana law, but he also helped me grow and mature as a human being with respect for all. I recommend Omar Figueroa, with out second thought, and for anyone looking for an educated Medical Marijuana criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by John | August 19, 2014
Omar rocks!!
Omar was more than I had hoped for! He was able to to help in a time of crisis. He kept me up to date and always returned my calls. I would recommend Omar for anyone who is in need of an understanding attorney.
Posted by Dennis | August 19, 2014
Your search ends here!
Omar F. Definitely is a guy to have on your side. We all make mistakes in life which we all learn from. Omar is the guy you will be looking for to help you get out of the hole you dug. I 100% recommend him for your defense especially if it has to do with medical marijuana defense. You will not be let down or misleaded. He has saved me a few times along with a bunch of my good friends. Your search for a Lawer should end here Omar is your guy.
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Posted by matt shotwell | March 20, 2014
your best defense in weed country
I originally had retained another prominent bay area attorney to represent me and my collective vs the city of vallejo in 2012 after i was raided and arrested twice. After hearing so many people in my circles say "you gotta get omar" I decided to have the awkward conversation of letting go my current representation whom which i had already given a little money too. It was worth it. All my charges were dropped. all my cannabis was returned to me on KTVU live news, 15lbs. I also got a court order for my handgun to be returned to me, a rare thing in mmj criminal cases. Several clips of omar and I at court can be seen at just type in' shotwell 'and our court victory footage should come up. other court clips are on my website I continue to utilize omar for other legal matters now that my criminal charges have been dismissed. He continues to impress me with his insight and valuable knowledge where other attorneys have fallen short. He actually has caught several errors in paperwork i had him review that was prepared by another law firm for a separate matter he is not even litigating. really smart dude. its not often i feel good about giving my money to a lawyer, but when i do , its omar.
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Posted by Ryan | August 27, 2014
Omar Figueroa is Great
Through two and a half years of litigation and processing, Omar Figueroa kept me informed every step of the way. In the end, my charge was reduced substantially and I was given only minor conditions that I was able to carry out very quickly. Omar and his team never lost track of me and fought through poor offers by the DA , never letting me settle for an unfair ruling. I am very indebted to Omar for getting me through my small ordeal and making me feel comfortable throughout the process.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
  • 1998 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Pier 5 Law Offices
  • 1996 - 1998


  • Community Boards San Francisco
  • Mediation Certificate
  • 2017
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • Warrior
  • 2006
  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
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Legal Cases

  • All charges dismissed against defendant accused of operating medical cannabis dispensary
  • All charges dismissed and seized medical cannabis returned


  • National Cannabis Bar Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Sonoma County
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Defender of Justice Award
  • Americans for Safe Access
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Omar
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Omar is a fantastic lawyer, and a great person to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Omar has a passion for criminal defense unparalleled by many other lawyers. I had a unique opportunity to learn from Omar by working in his office for a few years and I was able to see how deeply committed he is to cannabis and counter-culture criminal defense. He is the real deal. And even more than his dedication to his clients, he is a brilliant and Indefatigable defender, constantly thinking up new strategies to help his clients. This is a human you want on your team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the years that I have been associated professionally with Omar, I have benefited immensely from his vast knowledge and experience in the area of medical marijuana criminal defense on both the state and federal levels. In defending cases alongside mar I have found him to be unwavering in his commitment to his clients' desired results, a posture which I have seen pay off many times over."
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Sebastopol Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Omar Curiel Figueroa
Omar Curiel Figueroa
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Sebastopol, CA
Licensed for 25 years