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About Us

Experience the Difference of
an All-Women Criminal Defense Firm

At Lamano Law Office, our all-women team is different from other law firms. We use a 150-point inspection of every case, strategically ensuring that no stone is left unturned in your defense. We created a unique, data-driven, and historically proven checklist to show the holes in your police investigation.

You want a law firm that makes you feel supported and cared for with a track record of getting the job done and getting it done right. Lamano Law Office provides you with a long history of experience along with the compassion and empathy that you deserve. Our attorneys give you peace of mind, knowing that we have the skillset and tools to do what we’ve done for decades – get the best result.

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Meet Our Team
Givelle LamanoGivelle Lamano
Givelle Lamano
Attorney
Manjula martinManjula martin
Manjula Martin
Attorney
alanna coopersmithalanna coopersmith
Alanna Coopersmith
Attorney
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Veronica Soto
Attorney
Molly McDermottMolly McDermott
Molly McDermott
Paralegal
Carolina AranaCarolina Arana
Carolina Arana
Paralegal
Why Choose Us?
Rated
#1

Criminal Defense
Attorneys on Yelp

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Five-Star Reviews
850+
Cases

Successfully handled with less than 1% of our clients doing jail time

30+
Years

Combined legal
experience

4
Rings

That’s the longest you’ll
wait for us to pick up
your call

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OUR CORE VALUES
Because Nothing Is More
Valuable Than Peace of Mind
We are persistent and serious about getting you the best result.

The world of criminal defense is, by nature, an uphill battle for our clients fighting for justice against the government. Our strong team of women lawyers are persistent in fighting for the best results for our clients. We have the courtroom courage to resist opposition and leave no stone unturned in our investigation for truth. This means going the extra mile for our clients, not only because we care, but because it’s the right thing to do.

We appreciate that you don’t have time to waste.

We know that you want a quick resolution to your case so you can move forward with your life. Our law firm places a high value on efficiency, working quickly to build a defense and identifying any roadblocks that could delay resolution of your case. We work hard to keep your case moving forward so you don’t have this stress hanging over you any longer than necessary.

We say what we mean and mean what we say.

Our firm places a high value on integrity. We know it takes years to build a good reputation and only minutes to ruin it. From our very first meeting with you, we will give you a straightforward assessment of your case and how we can help. Our attorneys will give you the best-case, worst-case, and most likely scenarios. You can rest easy knowing that we are doing right by you.

We believe that compassion can go a long way during a stressful time.

People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what they are accused of. We put ourselves in your shoes to better understand what you’re going through. Our attorneys give you a space to be seen and heard, so you feel comfortable talking about the challenges you’re facing and allowing us to help.

We Understand Where
You’re Coming From

First time getting arrested? We’ve got your back.

Worried about how your arrest may affect your job? We can help minimize the impact.

Worried about your citizenship or immigration status? We can protect you.

Is your family member or loved one in jail? We can help you help them.

Want to clean up your criminal record? We can give you a fresh start.

Awards
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award (2016, 2015)
  • Public Interest Law Foundation Recognition Award (2010, 2009)
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization Award (2008)
  • Center for International and Comparative Law Certification, LGBT Law, Netherlands (2008)
  • National Communication Association Award (2006)
  • Woodbury University Magna Cum Laude (2006)
Memberships
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Phi Delta Phi
Testimonials
What Our Clients
Are Saying
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"This is my first time hiring Givelle Lamano as my attorney and she has done an outstanding job on my case. I would highly recommend Lamano Law to anybody that has a criminal case or pending DUI case. She got me the best results that she and I were both happy with."
Jerome F.
"The absolute best!! This was the best decision I made after getting charged with a DUI. My charges was brought down to a wet reckless and only 4 sessions (4 days) of DUI school. My license was never suspended. Givelle is honest, straight forward and a clear communicator. She will do everything in to getting you the best possible outcome."
J. Maxamilion
"If you are ever in trouble with the law or facing scary criminal charges, they should be your first call. Givelle has built a practice around compassion and empathy and you would be SO well served to have them on your side!"
"From the initial conversation with Givelle, I felt at ease, and even though she recommended I not hire her, I did anyway for peace of mind. I high recommend Lamano Law if you're looking for someone to not only help but to also give you detailed information and leave no questions of what needs to be done or what is expected of you. Thank you Givelle!"
Yimboda
"Givelle and her team are outstanding. I highly recommend working with her. Communication was straightforward and prompt and the outcome was exactly what I wanted her and her team are experience and realistic. Those two things are so important and I'm so happy to have worked with them."
D. Edward
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Our Community
A Commitment to Our Community

Prior to dedicating her career to Lamano Law Office, Givelle founded her own non-profit organization, the Three Strikes Justice Center, dedicated to alleviating the overcrowding of prisons via social justice efforts. The entire Lamano Law Center team believes in giving back to the communities we serve. Our Oakland criminal defense law firm supports a wide range of charitable and civic organizations throughout the Bay area.

Some of our recent efforts include work with:

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Reunifying incarcerated individuals with their families
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Helping formerly incarcerated individuals with second chances through entrepreneurship
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Reducing prison recidivism by training candidates for careers in tech sales
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Providing affordable legal services and promoting social justice
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Promoting excellence in the legal profession and facilitating equal access to justice
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Restorative justice aiding in the healing process for everyone involved, including crime survivors
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Get the Legal Advice You Need Now

Thirty minutes is all it takes to have a consultation on your case. Don’t spend any more time worrying about what will happen in your case. Let our Oakland criminal defense attorneys give you the peace of mind you need. We will review your case, discuss all potential defense strategies, and fight fiercely for the best possible outcome. Contact us now to get started.