Thorough & Aggressive Representation

Respected and understanding attorneys with more than four decades of criminal defense experience.

Welcome To Sugarman & Cannon, Experienced Bay Area Criminal Defense Attorneys

Scott Sugarman and Chris Cannon established Sugarman & Cannon in 1989, emphasizing the defense of individuals and businesses facing criminal charges or investigations. We defend clients accused of violating federal and state laws in California and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. The attorneys at Sugarman & Cannon have the skills necessary to advocate for you at trial and on appeal if necessary.

Experience Defending The Rights Of The Accused Throughout San Francisco, Oakland And The East Bay

We have each practiced law since the late 1970’s. During that time, we have represented clients in complex and high-profile cases, as well as many clients in less notorious cases. Our clients have included bank presidents, corporate officers, attorneys, physicians and brokerage houses, as well as small-business owners, college students and entrepreneurs. We have also represented the alleged “masterminds” of complex fraudulent schemes, drug organizations and tax avoidance plans.

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Knowledge And Compassion

We are known as committed and thorough lawyers who work hard for our clients. We have more than 80 years of shared experience in the practice of law and are well-known and well-regarded in the legal community by judges, prosecutors and our colleagues in the defense bar.

Our clients appreciate the experience, commitment, understanding and empathy we bring to their defense and representation. We know that whether you are in court for the first time in your life or have encountered the criminal justice system before, you are facing the unknown. We will guide you through the process and ensure that you understand your options.