Margolin & Lawrence, founded in 2009 by partners Allison Margolin and J. Raza Lawrence, has offices in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Our attorneys are alumni of the top law schools and law firms in the country.

Allison Margolin

A founding partner of Margolin & Lawrence, Allison Margolin specialize in criminal defense, with a reputation for getting cases dismissed and securing near impossible wins for their clients.

Raza Lawrence

A founding partner of Margolin & Lawrence, J. Raza Lawrence is widely recognized as a leader in criminal defense. He brings a background in civil liberties protection to a practice that focuses on business licensing and law.

Patrick Brooks

Patrick was born and raised in Modesto, California, the son of a criminal defense attorney who used to be a Sheriff Captain and a legal secretary who came to this country from Mexico when he was a child.

Jennie Stepanian

Jennie Stepanian is a trial attorney who has practiced criminal defense since 2013. She recently worked for the County of Humboldt and is dedicated to working with migrant families detained at the Mexico/Texas border.

Tiffany Carrari

Tiffany brings the expertise of Margolin & Lawrence with her to California’s Central Coast. Her experience in corporate, real estate and business transaction along with trademark law makes Tiffany perfectly suited to represent the clients of this community.

Michael Levinsohn

Michael brings his experience from a long career in criminal defense to his practice at M&L, where he focuses on regulatory law and criminal defense.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty"

- Thomas Jefferson

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