Margolin & Lawrence has served hundreds of cannabis business operators in California over the past decade. Our two founding partners are recognized by SuperLawyers, a distinction only given to the top 2% of practicing attorneys. Allison Margolin has been at the forefront of cannabis law and policy since the early 2000s when she was dubbed “LA’s Dopest Attorney.” Our expertise includes marijuana business law, land use, and regulatory licensing. With new laws passing weekly on the city and state levels, now is the time to retain legal counsel that not only performs, but excels.
In addition to our cannabis regulatory practice, we also have one of the highest-profile criminal defense practices in the state. We provide superb legal representation in every type of criminal case. Combined, our partners have completed over 30 trials. We have an aggressive motion practice and litigate as many details of each case as possible to obtain the best results for our clients.
Allison Margolin, SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2010-2012, 2015-2017
Raza Lawrence, SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2013-2017
Margolin & Lawrence
Margolin & Lawrence is a boutique Beverly Hills firm of Harvard Law attorneys focusing on criminal defense & medical cannabis regulatory law. We represent clients throughout California at both the state and federal levels. We are Los Angeles based and also have an office in San Francisco.
Meet the Attorneys
Allison Margolin is a partner at Margolin & Lawrence, where she practices medical cannabis law and criminal defense. She has been ranked as a Super Lawyer Rising Star 7+ times, including most recently in 2017, and is a graduate of Harvard Law.View Attorney Profile
Raza has over 10 years of practice experience in criminal defense and also practices medical cannabis law. Raza is renowned for his deep understanding of the law and his tactful and effective approach to negotiation. He has also been ranked a Super Lawyer Rising Star numerous times, and is graduate of Harvard Law School.View Attorney Profile
Tom graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013 and was associated at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton where he focused on intellectual property. Tom joined M&L in 2015 and has successfully completed four criminal trials. Clients appreciate Tom’s fortitude and persuasiveness in the courtroom and in negotiations.View Attorney Profile
Lauren joins M&L with a background in start ups, business, and strategy. Previously she grew, managed and scaled a tech & life sciences practice at Axiom, and worked at Linklaters. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.View Attorney Profile
Patrick is Of Counsel at M&L and previously worked as a City Attorney in Santa Monica and at the California Attorney General’s Office.View Attorney Profile
Strategic legal advice for cannabis businesses on all aspects of the regulatory licensing application process, zoning requirements, and compliance with California state and local laws (including all 482 cities and 58 counties).View Practice Detail
Federal and State criminal defense on any and all criminal matters. An experienced and skilled defense attorney can make all the difference for you or your family member.View Practice Detail
Our effective, thorough, and thoughtful approach to litigation positions us for strong results in civil matters. From business disputes to trademark infringement cases, our lawyers will advise you on your options and negotiate to secure the best settlement possible.View Practice Detail
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