Despite a long list of popularized trials and achievements, when asked what he is most proud of, criminal defense attorney Adam G. Gasner says it’s the list of his “quiet dispositions,” the “cases that never make the headlines and where no one knows I am the lawyer — the hundreds of cases where careers, families, and reputations were on the line and I was able to negotiate results that saved jobs, kept families together, and protected against a lifetime of shame."
GASNER CRIMINAL LAW is directed and managed by San Francisco native Adam G. Gasner. Mr. Gasner is board certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in criminal law – a distinction held by fewer than 400 of the more than 250,000 practicing lawyers in the State of California.
If you’ve been arrested or investigated for a crime in the San Francisco Bay-Area, and you want help answering your pressing questions, contact GCL for a no-cost consultation. Adam Gasner will personally meet with you in an attorney-client privileged setting, where he will review the evidence, including any citations, police reports, and documents in your possession, determine the best defense options and recommend a preferred legal strategy.
In criminal investigations, time is of the essence. The earlier we can preserve the evidence, review the crime scene, and interview any witnesses, the better for you as it lessens the chances of important information being forgotten, lost, or destroyed. The firm’s criminal law experience and knowledge of the local court system provides its clients with the best results-oriented defense against the accusations of the government. GCL works closely with its team of criminal defense lawyers, investigators, and expert witnesses to provide sophisticated and aggressive representation to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout California, and in federal courts nationwide.
Unfortunately, the criminal justice system does not always live up to its ideal of justice for all. Justice should be blind, but rarely is. Although law enforcement and prosecutors have important roles and responsibilities in our society, they can still fall short, make mistakes, or get swayed by false assumptions -- the consequences of which can be disastrous for the defendant. In the worst of cases, innocent people get sent to prison for crimes they didn’t commit.
GCL cares about its clients and works hard for the best possible outcome. We are fully committed to defending a client with perseverance and conviction and are well regarded by the court for their brilliant legal minds and deep familiarity with legal procedures.
Mr. Gasner of GASNER CRIMINAL LAW holds an AV Preeminent® rating in criminal defense from Martindale-Hubbell, meaning that Adam Gasner's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. He is also past president and officer of the board of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California.
Mr. Gasner is appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) to represent individuals charged in northern California federal courts. He is also qualified by the Bar Association of San Francisco to accept appointments in serious felony cases in San Francisco Superior Court.
Prior to founding GCL, Adam Gasner was a criminal law research attorney for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County and a criminal defense attorney at the Levine Law Firm, where he studied under and conducted serious felony jury trials with renowned criminal defense trial attorney Hugh Anthony Levine. He was also a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Alvin D. Schlessinger at the New York Supreme Court and a certified law intern for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Prior to that, Mr. Gasner was a law clerk at the San Francisco law firm of Steinhart & Falconer (now DLA Piper.)
We treat our clients with professionalism and compassion. All cases are confidential and we offer a no-cost initial consultation.