Paul B. Meltzer

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Attorney Awards


Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient, President's Undergraduate Fellowship; Mark DeWolfe Howe Award for Civil Liberties Research; State Bar of California Pro Bono Award. Listed, Criminal Law, Naifeh & G. Smith, The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White). Deputy Public Defender, Santa Cruz, California. Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of California. Executive Vice President and General Counsel, O'Neill, Inc. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Criminal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-469-5578  Phone
831-426-2749  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., with great distinction, 1974
Law School Attended:
Harvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, California; 1977, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California and District of Hawaii, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 1986-1989); Cabrillo College Foundation (Member, Board of Directors).
Reported Cases:
U.S. v. Aguilar, 515 U.S. 593 (1995); U.S. v. Ye, 436 F.3d 1117 (9th Cir. 2006); U.S. v. Meek, 366 F.3d 705 (9th Cir. 2004); U.S. v. Ramos-Osequra, 120 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 1997); U.S. vs. Wills, 88 F.3d 704 (9th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Poulsen 41F3.d 1330 (9th Cir. 1994); U.S v. Weber, 923 F.2d 1338 (9th Cir. 1990); U.S. v. Johns, 851 F.2d 1131 (9th Cir. 1988); U.S. v. Cadet, 727 F.2d 1453 (9th Cir. 1984); U.S. v. Stout, 641 F. Supp. 1074 (N. Dist. Cal. 1987).

Peer Reviews

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