Firm Overview

At the San Mateo, California, Law Offices of Philip S. Barnett, I have developed aggressive and effective strategies for protecting and defending people accused of crimes. I am criminal defense attorney Philip Barnett. Since 1972, I have been defending the rights of the accused, and have developed an excellent understanding of how police, district attorneys, judges and juries view different kinds of criminal cases.

I can protect you, identify and explain your options, and recommend courses of action based on my experience of how the court system functions. In the event your case needs to go to trial, I have access to a network of investigators and forensic experts who can help develop the strongest and clearest case possible for a jury. I am a trial attorney with hundreds of cases under my belt.

San Mateo County Criminal Defense Attorney — Criminal Defense Representation for Misdemeanors and Felonies

I represent ordinary people who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses in California. Whether you have been charged with petty theft or felony embezzlement, driving under the influence (DUI) or vehicular manslaughter, possession of marijuana or felony drug trafficking, I will provide a vigorous defense.

You Are in a Difficult Situation. I Can Help.

When we meet to discuss your case, either in my office, in your home or at the police station, you will notice something different about my approach. I don't judge you for your charges. I never forget that there is a world of difference between whether you committed the act, and whether you are guilty. I stand firmly by your side to protect your rights throughout the entire process. I know that you are in a difficult situation, perhaps for the first time in your life. I want you to know, and remember, that I will be at your side, fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. You are scared, and I know it. I'm by your side.

To learn more, please visit my criminal defense FAQs page.

If you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense in San Mateo County, my experience is your best ally. Contact my office for a free consultation about your case. I will start protecting your rights immediately. I can't promise a perfect outcome. But I can promise that you will feel confident that you have somebody you can trust helping you through the process.