Philip S. Barnett

Philip S. Barnett

Sole Practitioner
San Mateo, California

I am a sole practitioner with offices in San Mateo. I provide sophisticated, aggressive, compassionate representation for those accused of crimes. I began practicing criminal law as a deputy public defender in Southern California. During that time I represented clients in all types of criminal cases, from DUI to murder. I established my office here in San Mateo in 1972. I do not have a staff of attorneys because my clients want me to personally handle their cases. I care about my clients and I understand that being a defendant in a criminal case is enormously stressful. I try hard to understand what my clients are going through, to be supportive, and to give them the best representation possible.

Billing Method:

  • Require a Retainer

Pricing Structure:

  • Free Consultation

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1969


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • LLB - 1964
  • Ohio State University
    • B.A. - 1961

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Deputy Public Defender, 1970 - 1972