The Law Office of Douglas Horngrad has been a preeminent Bay Area criminal defense firm since 1989. Mr. Horngrad is renowned as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area. With nearly forty years of experience in state and federal court, he is widely respected among judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Most importantly, Mr. Horngrad is respected by his clients for his intelligence, empathy, humor -- and for the results he achieves in their cases.


Mr. Horngrad began his career at the Marin County Public Defender's Office in 1980 and worked there for nine years, ultimately as acting Chief Deputy Public Defender. Mr. Horngrad was recognized at the Public Defender's office for his dedication and sincerity.  In 1989, he started his own criminal defense law firm.

We have four dedicated, experienced attorneys and four staff members.  Together, the attorneys have over 75 years of criminal defense experience. The firm is known for its responsiveness, discretion, and professionalism, and for its round-the-clock availability and total devotion to its clients.  Mr. Horngrad also has longstanding collaborative relationships with the best investigators, mental health professionals, and crime scene experts in the Bay Area. 

We represent clients in every variety of criminal case, both locally and throughout California.  Mr. Horngrad has represented appointed and elected officials, business leaders, political activists, Oscar nominees and winners, and clients from all walks of life.  In his words, "We do traffic tickets to murder, and everything in between." Mr. Horngrad's office handles felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal court, DMV hearings, trials, and appeals. Mr. Horngrad particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with fellow lawyers and to work with clients who are encountering the criminal justice system for the first time, whether themselves or their children. 

Our office understands that your criminal charges may be the hardest situation you have ever faced.  The attorneys are here to help demystify the process, answer your questions, and fight tirelessly for the best outcome for you, no matter how small or large your case. 

Mr. Horngrad is AV Preeminent peer review rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.  

Super Lawyers has recognized him as part of the top five percent of criminal defense lawyers since 2009.


Contact the Law Office of Douglas Horngrad today for a consultation and the very best representation in the Bay Area.