San Francisco, CA:

Wm. Michael Whelan, Jr.

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 1000 Brannan Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Federal Criminal Defense in California, Colorado, and Washington D.C. including the defense of health care fraud, anti-terrorism, terrorist threats, and gang cases. Adult and juvenile criminal defense in California state courts.
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About our San Francisco, CA: office

Over the past 35 years in California, Colorado, and Washington D.C., Michael Whelan has become recognized as a distinguished and highly-effective federal and state criminal defense trial attorney. His signature style of communication and representation is personally brought to every client, case, court, judge, and professional relationship. Each case and court appearance is a most important and delicate business occasion for you regardless of how serious or seemingly minor the charges are. If the case calls for it, Mr. Whelan will utilize forensic experts, investigators, social workers, and psychologists. In addition, an associate counsel will be utilized where appropriate. The goal will always be to achieve successful and effective results for the client, as in the following representative cases: a Pakistani man wrongfully accused of being an Al-Qaeda sleeper cell member obtained a misdemeanor resolution of his case; a black man wrongfully charged in Boulder with attempted murder obtained a dismissal for police misconduct; a 66 year old first offender who admitted illegal possession child pornography obtained a 5 year sentence instead of the 20 years asked for by the government; a Cuban immigrant grandfather wrongfully accused by his step-granddaughter of sexual assault was acquitted; a war veteran charged with aggravated assault was acquitted; a football player wrongfully charged with assaulting a gay man obtained a dismissal; a married couple were acquitted of gambling fraud charges; a homicide case alleging gang affiliation and use of a firearm resulted in dismissal for lack of evidence on the eve of trial.

Office Details

Contact Information:
415-874-7081  Phone
888-597-6584  Phone
415-874-7082  Fax
Mailing Address:
1000 Brannan Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
Office Size:
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
State Bar Summary:

Mr. Whelan is an active member of the bars of California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. He is an inactive member of the bar of New York.

Areas of Practice (38)

Specific Areas of Practice for our San Francisco office:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Misdemeanors
  • Drug Crimes
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Police Misconduct
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping

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Peer Reviews
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