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Peter James Chambers

Peter James Chambers

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney. Smart, Modern Representation. Flat-fee Pricing.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California, New York
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Summary

Based in Marin County, CA, Peter James Chambers proudly defends his clients against their government. Mr. Chambers is at the vanguard of criminal defense law, regularly leveraging the latest legal and technological tools to improve his clients' situation. With an unblemished trial record, Mr. Chambers takes equal pride in the number of cases dismissed before ever reaching the jury.

Before swapping coasts and counsel tables, Mr. Chambers served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY, prosecuting cases from attempted murder to petty theft. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, the Journal of Law & Policy, and worked as research assistant for the preeminent New York evidence treatise, Prince, Richardson on Evidence, and Oberlin College, where he was a Dannenberg Scholar. Also, Mr. Chambers completed non-degree legal coursework at Harvard University.

Mr. Chambers is on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center, where he helps support low-income families receive essential child care. He lives in Marin with his partner Julia, a fair housing attorney, and his son Otis, a toddler.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 320782
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5090238
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Peter James Chambers
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office; Brooklyn, NY
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Awards
Public Service Award - Gold
Brooklyn Law School
Excellence for the Future Award
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 320782
Member
Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
Current
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Marin County Bar Association
Member
Current
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California Public Defender Association
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I have trial readiness court scheduled tomorrow. Can i tell my lawyer that i am not happy and want a different lawyer?
A: Think about a public defender like any other government job. When you get on the bus, you don't get to pick the driver. When you live in public housing, you don't get to pick the plumber your landlord sends to unplug your sink. You don't get to pick your firefighter, election poll worker or public librarian. Did anyone ask if you wanted to be arrested by that particular cop? Often, one public defender's office represents everyone it legally can, so even the best lawyers can suffer from overwork. You can petition the court for a new court-appointed lawyer, as others have pointed out, but keep in mind that a lawyer is not likely to be replaced without a showing of incompetence or malpractice. One way to guarantee your lawyer meets all your needs could be to hire private counsel.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Peter James Chambers
7 Mount Lassen Drive, Suite B-112
San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: (415) 985-7706
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours