Federal Criminal Defense Since 1970 Experienced, Savvy, & Tough

When your life's on the line, you can't afford to gamble. Reach out to Attorney Joseph Shemaria today.

Beverly Hills Criminal
Defense Lawyer

Proven Representation for Clients
Throughout Los Angeles

If you have been charged with a crime or believe you are being investigated, you do not have the luxury of a wait-and-see attitude. Your freedom depends on the legal representation you choose, therefore you need to choose the strongest possible defense right away.

At Shemaria Law Offices, our founding attorney is not your average lawyer. He is a certified criminal law specialist with impressive achievements.

As the first and youngest lawyer appointed to a death penalty case, Joseph Shemaria is a tried-and-true Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney who continues to build upon our track record for successful results. Attorney Joseph Shemaria has decades of experience and a reputation for employing tough and creative defense strategies in every case.

We’ve handled over 275 jury trials in state and federal courts, meaning our law firm has invaluable knowledge on how to best fight state and federal charges. Whether you are facing conspiracy, fraud, drug or other criminal accusations, your choice of a lawyer can make all the difference. Make sure that difference is in your favor.

To get started on your case, contact our firm at (310) 953-4004 to schedule a free consultation. Se habla español.

A Defender with 50+ Years of Experience

Learn More About Attorney Joseph Shemaria
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    Joseph Shemaria

    Founding Attorney

    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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Unparalleled Defense & Legal Counsel Since 1970

Your freedom is of the utmost importance to us. Over the past five decades, we’ve witnessed firsthand how devastating a criminal conviction can be for a person. That’s why we believe that everyone deserves a dedicated Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney when their future and wellbeing are at stake.

No charge is too complex for our expert criminal defense lawyer to tackle, as we’ve represented clients facing some of the most serious charges one can be accused of. Our attorney is a certified specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar. This specialization has helped countless clients overcome their allegations and put their criminal case behind them. Your case could be next.

Why Choose Shemaria Law Offices?

  • Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
  • Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
  • First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
  • Member of the L.A. County Bar Association

Client Testimonials

Read What People Had to Say
    Federal Indictment for 5 KG of Cocaine; S No Prison!

    “I was a happy family man and my wife was pregnant with her third child when I was busted for allegedly participating in a sale of multiple kilos of cocaine to what turned out to be an undercover ...”

    - M.G.
    1st Degree Murder Charge Dismissed

    “People of the State of California v. HG Just as my life was coming together and totally out of nowhere, I was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Los Angeles Superior Court. Unfortunately ...”

    - Herb G.
    Over 5 KG of Cocaine and Six Months in Local Jail

    “My husband was arrested with 5 1/2 f kilos of cocaine in the very redneck County of San Bernardino. He was facing a potential sentence of 12 years in prison. Joe appeared personally at almost every ...”

    - Corey J.
    First Degree Murder, Rape, Torture: Dismissed

    “My son was arrested for murder, rape and torture of a young woman who was working as a housekeeper. He had never been in trouble before and the police talked them into recording his confession to ...”

    - Ana G.
    Federal Indictment for 2 KG of Cocaine; No Time!

    “I'm an immigrant from Afghanistan and was living in San Fernando Valley when I was foolishly enticed to participate in delivering 2 kg of cocaine to a man I never met. I'm a family man and was ...”

    - H.A.
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