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
Hourly ($500/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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Michael Shambrook, Criminal defense Attorney
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.
Izaak Schwaiger, Criminal defense Attorney
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Defender of Justice Award||Americans for Safe Access||N/A|
|Lawyer||Law Offices of Omar Figueroa||1998 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Pier 5 Law Offices||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Civil Liberties Union of Sonoma County||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Sonoma County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section||Member||N/A|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||N/A|
|NORML Legal Committee||Lifetime Member||N/A|
|Electronic Frontier Foundation||Member||N/A|
|All charges dismissed against defendant accused of operating medical cannabis dispensary||All charges dismissed and seized medical cannabis returned|
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|Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College||Trial Advocacy||Warrior||2006|
|Stanford Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Yale University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|