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Gregory Lee Rael

also known as Greg Rael, Greg Rael Law Offices

About me

I have practiced law in Eureka, Humboldt County, California since being admitted to the Bar in 1976.  I received my Bachelor's degree in sociology from Stanford University in 1972.  After spending a year working for the U.S. Department of Labor I returned to Stanford to study law and received my doctor of jurisprudence degree from Stanford Law School in 1976.  My practice focuses on all aspects of criminal and juvenile law as well as related regulatory, governmental and civil rights matters.  I also accept cases in Del Norte and Trinity Counties.   I have served as a consultant to the California Continuing Education of the Bar and was a contributing author to their seminal texts on juvenile and criminal law procedure and practice.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    40 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elan Firpo

    I highly recommend Mr. Rael - his knowledge and experience, coupled with his integrity, make him an attorney of the highest rank.


    Elan Firpo Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Peter John Marek

    Gregory Rael should have a 10.0 avvo rating. He has spent 38 years practicing law. Has contributed and helped author legal publications for attorneys who use them on a daily basis through continuing education of the bar books. He is an expert on criminal and juvenile law. For potential clients look no further. This will be your attorney, they don't get any better. Hire him! KUDOS


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Greg Rael Law Offices

1026 3rd St
Eureka, CA, 95501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Superb LawyerAvvo2014
Client's Choice 2014Avvo2014
Certificate of RecognitionLatino Net2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerGreg Rael Law Offices1988 - Present
Managing PartnerRael & Young1981 - 1987
Public DefenderHumboldt County Public Defenders Office1976 - 1981
Grant ManagerU.S, Department Of Labor1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hoopa Valley Tribal CourtAttorney Member2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Humboldt County Teen CourtMentor2009 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1991 - Present
California Teachers AssociationAttorney1990 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1981 - Present
Humboldt County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
California State Bar Committee on Criminal Defense ServicesChair1984 - 1986
California Continuing Education of the BarConsultant/Contributing Author1981 - 1991
California State Bar Committee on Criminal Defense ServicesMember1981 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
California Coninuing Education of the Bar - Juvenile and Criminal Law TextsConsultant and Contributing AuthorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Stanford Law SchoolSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Humboldt County Public Defender's OfficeRepresenting Defendants at Probation Interviews2007