The Law Offices Of Hanlon & Rief

"The greatest word in the English language is 'not.' Could the jury find the defendant not guilty? It changes you from misery to joy, and it changes your client's entire life. In court, we're warriors, and it's a fight. And I love fighting for what I believe in."

— Stuart Hanlon

Power, Experience And Determination

The Law Offices of Hanlon & Rief is committed to the cause of social and criminal justice. We have a long history of winning trials and resolving criminal cases in California and federal courts, which has garnered our firm respect by prosecutors, attorneys, law enforcement and others in the legal community. We have over 40 years of experience, including more than 100 homicide trials. When you hire us, you will have our power, experience and determination on your side.

Awards And Accolades

We have been recognized for our accomplishments by our peers, clients and various publications:

  • AV-Rated* criminal defense lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating
  • California Lawyer of the Year Award by California Lawyer Magazine
  • National Lawyers Guild Award
  • Listed as top California attorney by Super Lawyers
  • Listed as Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Member of the State Bar of California's Criminal Law Executive Committee
  • Strong client referrals
  • Frequent referrals from other attorneys

To learn more about criminal defense attorneys Stuart Hanlon and Sara Rief, please review their individual profiles through the links below.

Our Approach

As our client, you come first. We look at all possible sides of your criminal case, identify the issues and examine all possible defenses. From misdemeanors to felonies and from state to federal cases, we will fight for you. We believe in getting you the best possible outcome because we believe in what is right, fair and ethical.

In addition to our background, reputation and approach, we offer:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Credit card payment options
  • Payment plans
  • Convenient location near the state and federal courts in San Francisco
  • Spanish language services (Se habla español)

Take The First Step And Contact Us. There's No Time To Waste.

Timing is crucial in criminal cases. Whether you're currently being investigated, you've been subpoenaed or you're already facing a serious charge, the time to act is now. Contact our lawyers at 415-906-3423 or send us an email to request a free initial consultation.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.