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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 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
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
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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