Cannabis attorneys

There aren’t many cannabis attorneys who specialize in medical marijuana cases alone, for financial and professional reasons. (The same is not true of California cannabis doctors.) The California State Bar does not allow lawyers who represent medical cannabis patients, growers or dispensaries to claim any specialized expertise in those areas of practice. While “cannabis attorney” is a useful term for patients, then, it’s not a job description for most lawyers. For the best, it’s more of a calling.

Any California-licensed attorney can represent you in a medical cannabis case; however, experience and familiarity with local laws are two important factors to consider. The California cannabis attorneys listed below have provided legal services for medical cannabis patients and businesses, and/or they have provided advocacy and legal services to the medical cannabis community.




CIVIL | CRIMINAL | ENVIRONMENT/LAND USE | FAMILY LAW


CIVIL

Northern California

James Anthony
3542 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 224
Oakland, CA 94602
510-842-3553

Kellie Hartman
11294 Coloma Road, Suite G
Gold River, CA 95670
916-853-2141

Jennifer Henry
The 4-20 Law Firm
755 Baywood Drive, Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
707-541-6255

George W.M. Mull
2400 22nd St., Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95818
916-476-4610

Robert Raich
1970 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612
510-338-0700

Robert Selna
1111 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
510-834-6600

Lauren Vazquez
Fired Up Lawyer
2601 Blanding Ave., Suite C-204
Alameda, CA 94501
855-665-5297

Central California

Brenda A. Linder
5150 N. Sixth St., Suite 116
Fresno CA 93710
559-316-8405

Southern California

Michele Brooke
225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-375-6702

Toni Forge
9250 Reseda Blvd. 2B #139
Northridge, CA 91324
323-574-0214

Jeffrey A. Lake
11650 Iberia Place, Suite 216
San Diego, CA 92128
858-487-5253

Samantha S. Roe
509 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
760-453-2189

S. Edward Wicker
11440 W. Bernardo Court, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92127
760-735-6100

CRIMINAL

Northern California

Omar Figueroa
7770 Healdsburg Ave., Suite A
Sebastopol, CA 95472-3352
707-829-0215

Erica M. Graves
917 G St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-441-4888

John M. Kucera
1416 West St.
Redding, CA 96001
530-241-1800

Mark Malachowski
703 Market St., Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-983-0717

Mark J. Reichel
455 Capitol Mall, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-498-9258

Joe Rogoway
250 D Street, Suite 208
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-526-0420

David S. Silber
240 Commercial Street, Suite A
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-9529

Joseph Tully
Tully and Weiss, Attorneys at Law
713 Main St.
Martinez, CA 94553
925-229-9700

Central California

Rick Horowitz
2014 Tulare Street, Suite 627
Fresno, CA 93721
559-233-8886

William R. McPike
Oakhurst, CA 93644
888-420-2837

Roland X. Tiemann
P.O. Box 4997
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
530-621-1800

Southern California

Michele Brooke
225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-375-6702

John W. Bussman
1801 Parkcourt Place, Building H
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-505-2468

William S. Kroger
8888 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-655-5700

Allison Margolin
8484 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 440
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-653-9700

Bruce Margolin
8749 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-652-0991
800-420-LAWS (5297)
www.1800420laws.com

Jessica McElfresh
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
858-756-7107

Alexa Steinberg
Manzuri Law
468 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-601-3140

Marc Wasserman
Pot Brothers at Law
12362 Beach Blvd., Suite 15
Stanton, CA 90680
855-WASSLAW

Scott B. Well
2122 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714-283-0600

ENVIRONMENT/LAND USE/ZONING

Northern California

Dennise S. Henderson
1903 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-456-2027

Robert Selna
1111 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
510-622-7608

Southern California

Jamie T. Hall
Channel Law Group, LLP
8200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-982-1760

Verica Mitic-Mitchem
3653 Military Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-890-9358

Ryan P. Mullane
P.O. Box 2899
Santa Clara, CA 95055
408-899-8420

FAMILY LAW

Southern California

Michael Heicklen
7935 Alabama Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
818-907-7771

REFERRALS

While it’s easy to search for a cannabis attorney or law firm online, many so-called referral services are more interested in collecting money than in connecting clients with good legal advice. Choosing a cannabis attorney requires careful consideration; don’t let a quickie web search steer you wrong!

Instead, consult with members of your local medical cannabis community; it’s likely some of them have used a local attorney before. There’s no substitute for a candid, word-of-mouth referral from a fellow medical cannabis patient who’s gone through the legal system and lived to tell the tale.

Your local county bar association is another option. The California State Bar website allows you to look up your county’s lawyer referral service.

HOW TO LIST YOUR PRACTICE

If you’re a California attorney who handles medical marijuana cases, your directory listing is free. Links and/or site ads are available for a small fee billed through PayPal. List your practice here.