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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. He was an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. At Harvard, Tom worked at the Criminal Justice Institute and served as the Hearing Coordinator for the Prison Legal Assistance Project.View Attorney Profile
Lauren is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she studied corporations, taxation, and government regulation, and was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize in International Dispute Resolution.View Attorney Profile
Patrick was born and raised in Modesto, California, the son of a criminal defense attorney who used to be a Sheriff Captain.View Attorney Profile
We advise clients on local and state regulatory frameworks and compliance regimes that are in place in California and currently being enacted on the city, county, and state level.View Practice Detail
We advise clients on the criminal law consequences of Prop 64, which reduce some felony charges to misdemeanors.View Practice Detail
Our success lies in our passion for the law. We serve clients across Northern and Southern California including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and San Louis Obispo. In Northern California, we serve Trinity County, Alameda County, Humboldt, Mendocino, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Solano and Napa.
We've known and used Allison for up to 10 years. She has an awesome understanding of the law. She has on many occasions helped us out. Her knowledge about the law and her dedication to her clients are superior to say the least.
I was arrested for FELONY transportation of marijuana and M&L got a FULL DISMISSAL. Throughout the entire process I felt like I was in the right hands.
As Featured In
Event link The passage of Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) created an entirely new licensing and regulatory ...Read More
Allison on the intersection of marijuana law, DUI, and the 4th Amendment. Listen (starting from 17 minutes)Read More
The Cannabist Staff By Alicia Wallace MAR 10, 2017, 6:49 PM Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that he ...Read More
The Cannabist By Alicia Wallace MAR 8, 2017, 7:29 AM When it comes to laying down the law on marijuana, ...Read More
I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. Each and every attorney handles your case on a very personal level. They are responsive, attentive and they keep you in the loop at all times. I highly recommend their services. They saved my career.
Honors and Awards
Allison Margolin, SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2010-2012, 2015-2017
Raza Lawrence, SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2013-2017