For more than 35 years, clients have trusted Clarence Dyer & Cohen with sensitive, high-stakes criminal and civil matters. We help our clients navigate the minefields of parallel criminal and civil proceedings through exquisite preparation, targeted advocacy, and excellence in the courtroom.
Our peers describe us as “smart, aggressive and strategic” — traits we deploy every day for our clients’ advantage and peace of mind.
We provide aggressive, cost-effective representation in complex criminal and civil matters. We deliver top-tier legal services in the nimble, responsive environment of a small law firm. Chambers USA ranks us in Band 1 of California specialist firms in white-collar crime and government investigations, describing us as a “boutique practice with tremendous credentials in challenging trial work.”
Our people are our greatest asset. Our attorneys graduated from top colleges and law schools and clerked for federal judges. Several worked in government service before entering private practice, and most came to us from larger, blue-chip firms in search of greater autonomy and challenge. Together our team thinks strategically, writes incisively, and advocates deftly for the best interests of every client.
We are first and foremost a Bay Area firm. Though our cases are venued nationwide, our lawyers trained with San Francisco judges, tried their first cases before Bay Area juries, and hold leadership positions in local bar associations and committees. For insight into the Bay Area bench and legal community, there is no more knowledgeable firm.
We are proudly certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Our attorneys and staff are 67% women, 33% POC, and 50% LGBT+.
Throughout our firm’s 35-year history, we have stood undaunted in the face of opponents with far greater institutional resources and power.
We honed our trial skills as public defenders, and the firm’s earliest clients included victims of police misconduct and pioneers of adult entertainment.
Although our client base has evolved, our commitment to vigorous representation of companies and individuals against the awesome power of government has not.