About Tough Federal Criminal Defense Since 1970

About Shemaria Law Offices

Experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Joseph Shemaria has been a defense attorney his entire career. After graduating and passing the bar in 1970, Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense and has continued on this rewarding path ever since.

His reputation is well earned from a long legal career. Clients to the firm benefit from Attorney Shemaria’s many accolades, including:

  • Being the youngest attorney ever appointed to a death penalty case
  • Ability to handle state and federal cases all over the country
  • Certification as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Experience from having handled over 275 jury trials
  • Being the attorney of record in over 35 published opinions

Attorney Joseph Shemaria has never been a prosecutor. He has dedicated his time and practice to being a defense attorney. All this work has given him a reputation as an aggressive, cutting-edge lawyer who understands what it takes to be a defender.

Read Attorney Shemaria’s professional profile to learn more about his experience and expertise.

A Los Angeles Defender with Decades of Experience

Shemaria Law Offices has been building strong defenses for almost 50 years. Attorney Joseph Shemaria has experience in both state and federal offense cases. As an attorney who does his own legal research, he can develop creative strategies to support clients facing serious accusations.

Joseph Shemaria knows the importance of preparing every aspect of your defense case with the utmost attention to detail. It is critical to him that you receive personalized and hands-on attention. Rather than sending an associate to preliminary hearings, Mr. Shemaria argues all motions himself on your behalf.

Ready to Answer Your Questions

Shemaria Law Offices is ready to help you understand your options and build your defense. Call our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at (310) 953-4004. You can also contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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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Client Testimonials

Read What People Had to Say
  • “1st Degree Murder Charge Dismissed”

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

    - Corey J.
  • “Federal Indictment for 5 KG of Cocaine; S No Prison!”

    - M.G.

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

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