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Kathleen Anne Bryson

Criminal defense Attorney at Eureka, CA

4.3   29 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Being accused of a crime is one of the most serious situations an individual can face. The penalties for a conviction can change your life forever, putting both your reputation and your freedom at risk.

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    If you have been charged with a DUI in California, you need an experienced attorney like Kathleen Bryson on your side in court to make sure that you have the best possible chances of avoiding conviction or facing unreasonable penalties.

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    If you have been accused of domestic violence, you may face a range of penalties with conviction. To ensure that you have the best possible chance of minimizing your penalties and/or avoiding conviction, you need a skilled attorney.

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    When a juvenile breaks the law in California, his or her proceedings will take place in juvenile court, as opposed to a standard criminal court. The penalties he or she faces for a given crime will also be less severe.

FORMER HUMBOLDT COUNTY DEPUTY DA - DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS!

Kathleen Bryson is a strong and savvy attorney versed in all facets of criminal defense. Whether she is representing you for a DUI charge or a serious felony, you can rest assured that her extensive experience in the field paired with her additional accolades has prepared her for anything your case might entail.

Kathleen attended the University of California – Santa Cruz for her undergraduate studies, earning her bachelor’s in sociology in 1987. She then continued on to pursue her Juris Doctor at Tulane University Law School, with which she graduated in 1992. Throughout her career, Kathleen has been using the law to benefit her clients in the most effective and successful way possible. She has been practicing criminal defense for seven years, racking up a total of over 1,100 cases in the practice area. In addition this impressive statistic, it should be known that Kathleen also served as the Deputy District Attorney for Humboldt County from 2007-2008. This prestigious honor only further speaks to Kathleen’s readiness in her field.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

Location

Law Office of Kathleen Bryson

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Erin | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reduced charges and fees on DUI
From my first terrified day of consultations to the outcome of my case, Kathleen Bryson exceeded all of my expectations. She competantly helped me to understand the proceedings and know what was required of me. She remained available to clear up any confusion along the way. She handled the DMV side of the proceedings, which enabled me to keep working through my admin per se. Additionally, her secretary Bobbie, was immensely helpful in working with me and my time schedule and thoroughly answering my questions. I am so grateful to them both for making this troubling experience work out in the best possible way. Kathleen was straight forward, friendly and efficient. They say if it seems to good to be true it probably is, but not this time! She saved me time, money, stress, reduced my sentence and got me back on the road. Big thanks!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2018
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Consultation Regarding My Driver's License Suspension.
Kathleen Bryson is knowledgeable, clear, and concise in her communication. She provided a calm presence at a time when I was far less than calm. When our consultation was concluded, I felt confident that I could easily resolve any relevant barriers in a timely fashion.
Posted by Sugeid | February 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience and outcome
Kathleen made me feel heard and understood. She was able to pick up the pieces left over from a different attorney in Humboldt that had failed me. She was very sweet and knowledgeable and helped me not have to travel back and forth from Texas to NorCal. She was able to get me a wet reckless at the end and saved me from losing my DACA. 1000% recommend to anyone.
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Posted by Alexus | February 14, 2024
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Wonderful team.
Her and her team are very helpful, and informative. I had never dealt with any legal issues before, they helped me understand and navigate my way through these hard times. As well as getting all my charges dropped. Would 10/10 recommend her and her team to anyone.
Posted by Bret | January 24, 2024
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She helped me get through a very traumatic event I am very grateful for her excellent work.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
Kathleen and her office helped me with my second DUI and I am forever in their debt! Not only was she able to get the court to lessen the charge to a Wet and Reckless, she brought in a specialist to help with the DMV and we won! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, and I will be forever grateful for her, and her team.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2023
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Local Girl
Ms. Bryson took the time to give me a thorough consultation and let me know exactly what my options were going forward, and explained to me what the likelihood of minimizing the damage was right away. I found that very helpful. I feel like we wasted no time getting right down to business and getting the best possible result for me at the end of the day, and I would absolutely recommend her services to anybody in a pinch. She has a really proactive staff, and the bottom line seems to be actually listening to the client and coming out on top at the end of it. Her team minimized my stress and I would say that’s money well spent. I tell people I know to go to her when the occasion arises.
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Posted by Raj | November 29, 2022
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Case Dismissed
Kathleen is an effective lawyer and she will be 100% real with you about your legal options from the get go. Her paralegal Bobbie is also very nice and very knowledgeable. Kathleen was able to get my case dismissed after I successfully completed a mental health diversion program which she had recommended to me when we first talked. Although the diversion process took longer than I wanted too I’m glad that it ended in a dismissal. I felt that I was adequately represented and got my moneys worth. The best part was that I didn’t have to appear in court at all except once virtually for a zoom meeting for the arraignment. Hopefully you won’t have to be in a position where you need a lawyer but if you do and you’re in Humboldt County call Kathleen Bryson you won’t regret it.
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Posted by Sandra | February 28, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Kathleen Bryson is a kind, compassionate person and an excellent Attorney. We are from the Michigan and our son was arrested in California. We were not able to be there for him due to the pandemic, forest fires and the cost of traveling across the country. Kathleen went out of her way to help our son through a very difficult time. She kept us informed and treated us with respect and consideration. We appreciate all of her time and work on behalf of our son. We highly recommend Kathleen Bryson to anyone seeking an excellent Attorney. Thank you again Kathleen.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
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Wonderful Experience!
From the time I walked into Kathleen's office with a hundred different questions, she was calm, collected and knowledgeable. Both Kathleen and Bobbie were punctual and quick to return my calls. They gave me clear information and answers that made me feel so much more confident as I faced down three separate charges. I am happy to report that three felonies have become a single misdemeanor, and I will soon be able to regain a clean record. This was absolutely money well spent!
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Posted by Sebastian | June 2, 2021
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Kathleen A. Bryson
I would like to thank Kathleen and Bobbie for the help they provided me. I have been given a second chance. Not many are able to say that. Unfortunately, before I found Kathleen, many doors were closed on me. I did not have many options at the time. After Kathleen’s aid, everything changed. I am proud and ever so humble to say that my future looks very bright. All thanks to her and Bobbie! Nothing but love and appreciation to the law office of Kathleen Bryson. ,SG
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Posted by Taylor | February 16, 2021
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Two Wonderful Woman!!
Kathleen and her secretary Bobbie helped me tremendously in one of the most difficult times in my life. She took on my DUI case(s) without judgement and made me feel that everything is going to be OKAY even when you are in your darkest moments (even typing this I still get tears in my eyes). I cannot thank Kathleen and Bobbie enough for how well they treated me and how much they helped me with not only my case but emotionally too. They are patient and answer all the questions you need answered in order to put your mistakes behind you and move on with your life to a bigger, brighter, and better future. These two woman truly have their clients best interests in mind. Thank you so much Kathleen and Bobbie!!
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Posted by Liam | August 3, 2020
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Great service!
I am very thankful to kathleen and bobbi for thier work on my case. They got me a great result. They solved Mutipule mistakes made by government agencies and went over and above to see the case though to the end dispite the problems that arose due to covid 19. I very happy i sort kathleens help, Im confident i would not have fared as will otherwise.
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Posted by Edward | May 9, 2020
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Edward 5-9-20
I'm a disabled combat veteran who suffers from pretty bad PTSD. The police were called to my home late at night because I was yelling and shouting. Long story, short... I was arrested for a felony domestic violence and child endangerment. I had neither assaulted anyone or endangered anyone, especially my children. I have never been in any legal trouble...ever, yet it was a felony. I was scared and confused....until I met Kathleen and instantly I got a feeling that everything would be ok. She took charge and began pressuring the DA to reduce my felony to a misdemeanor. Even during the height of the covid-19 outbreak she put her health at risk rolled up her sleeves and got my bogus case thrown out.... No criminal record still... I thank you Kathleen and my family thanks you. Hope I never need a lawyer again but if I do it's no question who it would be.
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Posted by Julie | April 30, 2020
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Kathleen beat my case deemed "un-beatable" by all!
I owe my life to this woman! Kathleen Bryson represented me on a homicide case deemed un- beatable. 8 years ago tomorrow we made Humboldt county history! She is absolutely amazing and knows her sh*t! She wont candy coat anything shell be brutally honest with you every step of the way! By no means like any other in her profession! She is better then a 5 star rating! Best money can buy!
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Posted by Mattia | October 8, 2019
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BEst lowyer ever
If you are in Trouble she will get you out! Thank you so much for all the hard work! They has been very professional, reliable. Always ready to answer your questions
Posted by Jack | October 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Kathleen and Bobbi are incredible at what they do. I fully expected to have my license suspended because of my dui and in order to be able to drive I would have had to install a breathalyzer in my vehicle for at least 6 months. Kathleen called me on the day of my dmv hearing and told me that she won! I was shocked because this is very rare. Now I get my license back with no restrictions. She saved me so much headache and stress. Bobbi was also extremely helpful throughout the whole process if I ever had a question I could call and she would always get back to me. If you need dui defense call Kathleen Bryson.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
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Kathleen rocks as an attorney!
I’ve used Kathleen for DUI representation as well as a sounding board for other legal matters/questions. She always exudes a “we got this” attitude to guide you through the steps necessary for your best outcome. Bobby, Kathleen’s amazing secretary, is a plethora of knowledge and answers when Kathleen is unavailable. Undeniably they make a fantastic team. I have personally recommended Kathleen many times over the years to friends who also share my same gratitude, respect, and admiration for Kathleen. If you got yourself in trouble, you know it’s going to cost you money. Hire her..it will save you mentally and financially. S.E., Nor Hum
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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Couldn't have gotten thru this without her/Bobbi
From the first embarrassing call I had to make, to meeting face to face.....I was treated with the ultimate amount of respect, and compassion.....Bobbi is extremely knowledgeable, but knows her boundaries...and Kathleen....lets just say I could not have done this without her constant support. My DUI was my own fault, I blame no one, and I expect to pay fines/and comply with court orders due to my poor judgement....but I still feel I was well represented and would strongly recommend this office for your defense...Snoozers
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
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Helped me avoid jail time!
She kept me out of the slammer and her fee was fair. Her paralegal who is awesome as well, set up a payment plan that worked for me, w my income. I was late on a few payments they never harassed me about getting them paid. She also helped me through an issue I had a few months afterwards, I called her way after hours and she answered! Didn’t charge me a dime either. I am very happy I chose to go w Kathleen and her team. If you want someone you can count on go w her, she’s the best lawyer around!
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Kathleen Bryson
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Manny Daskal
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Humboldt County
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Leon A. Karjola
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Gena Rae Eichenberg
  • 2005 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • Ivo Business Solutions
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Advisor
  • TESCO STORES LIMITED
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Lawyer for Tesco.net
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • LAW OFFICES OF TAMIR OHEB
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • CALIFORNIA NORML
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Redwood Art Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Eureka Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BEST ATTORNEY OF HUMBOLDT
  • NORTH COAST JOURNAL
  • 2016
  • BEST ATTORNEY OF HUMBOLDT
  • NORTH COAST JOURNAL
  • 2015

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Eureka Criminal defense Lawyer Kathleen Anne Bryson
Kathleen Anne Bryson
Criminal defense Attorney
Eureka, CA
Licensed for 30 years
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