Sam is a Bay Area native specializing in criminal defense in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of San Francisco and his JD from the Golden Gate University School of Law. Sam is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

The sole reason Sam attended law school was to become a criminal defense attorney. Since being licensed to practice law, he has defended good people accused of committing a vast amount of different crimes.

Sam’s journey began in Marin County where he was a public defender for one year. In his first three months as an attorney, he conducted his first jury trial and obtained a not-guilty verdict for his client. That year he went on to conduct three more jury trials and obtain a dismissal rate that is well beyond average. While four jury trials may not seem like much, consider that attorneys do not conduct a single trial their entire career.

After leaving Marin County, Sam continued his career as a public defender in San Francisco. Sam hit the ground running and during his second week on the job successfully represented his client in a DUI jury trial securing his first win.
In 2014 alone, Sam conducted eight jury trials and assisted in a ninth felony jury trial that received wide media attention throughout California. Sam is able to do this because he prides himself on being an aggressive defense attorney to truly help his clients. For this reason, he has quickly gained respect of his clients, colleagues, prosecutors, and judges throughout the Bay Area.

After some time as a public defender, Sam founded Geller Law. Since, he has successfully defended clients dealing with criminal cases in the greater Bay Area including counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Sam deals with a wide range of criminal cases including DUI/DWI, domestic violence, theft, drugs, gun, assault and battery, and many more.

What clients say


Sam helped me with a dui case. He is personalable and professional. Sam helped me understand my rights and the laws. If you need a dui lawyer look no further than Sam Geller!

Gavin M.

Oakland, CA

Not only is he a great guy but he is very knowledgable about the laws for CA. I moved from NYC and recently got a ticket in CA while driving – he helped calm my nerves and made me feel that I was in great hands. He has my endorsement.

Aram B.


Sam is a great attorney!! I came to him when I got into some legal trouble and he immediately calmed me down and fought my case like it was his own. He’s always available and always told me what’s going on. I would recommend him to anyone!!

Noura K.

San Francisco, CA

One of the best defense lawyers you can find. When I called Sam with my issue he was super come and made me feel great and very convenient in him and what he does for people like me. After all said and done with short amount of time I had my case des missed . Thank you for you hard work Sam.

Anna S.

San Bruno, CA

Super fast at getting back to you! Super approachable and very knowledgeable. He helped answer all my questions dealing with contracts through my job. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice, especially if you want a quick response.

Katherine M.

Walnut Creek, CA

Sam provided exactly the help I needed. He always kept an open line of communication and provided me with updates. My experience was as stress-free as I could’ve asked for thanks to his knowledge and ability, combined with his professional and courteous demeanor. If I were ever to need help again, I’d come straight to Sam.

Brandon V.

San Francisco, CA
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