Sanford H. Perliss

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alhambra, CA

Sanford H. Perliss, A Professional Law Corporation
 | 1961 W. Huntington Dr., Suite 200
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: 626-300-8688
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

Sanford H. Perliss is the founder of Sanford H. Perliss, A Professional Law Corporation, located in Alhambra, California. A former criminal prosecutor, Mr. Perliss now focuses his practice on criminal defense and immigration law. He represents clients in the Los Angeles County area.

In his immigration practice, Mr. Perliss helps clients with a wide range of matters, including immigrant visas, temporary visas and employment-based immigration. In his criminal defense practice, he represents clients facing all types of criminal charges, including DUI, property crimes, drug offenses, white collar crimes and violent crimes. He also represents clients in cases where immigration matters and criminal charges mix, as when those accused of crimes are facing deportation.

Mr. Perliss attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, and has been licensed to practice in all California state courts since 1984. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. district courts for the southern, central and eastern districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Supreme Court of California, the Supreme Court of the United States and various U.S. immigration courts.

Many of the cases Mr. Perliss has worked on have been widely covered in the news media, and he has been featured in publications such as the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Press Enterprise, Arcadia Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Perliss has presented at seminars and conferences, including several held in China by the U.S. Department of Commerce. In July 2002 he spoke at an economic and trade committee seminar in China.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): Criminal Law

Immigration (20%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About Sanford Perliss

Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.perlisslaw.com/career.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2011
  • Top Lawyers, Pasadena Magazine every year since 2011
  • Super lawyers every year since 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • All California Courts
  • California Supreme Court
  • United States Immigration Courts
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of California
  • United States District Courts for the Central Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, A Thousand Invisible Cords: An American Lawyer's Unorthodox Journey (Available on Amazon.com), 2012
  • Speaker at Dujiangyan Municipal Government, Economic and Trade Committee seminar on international contracting, dispute avoidance and the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of goods. City of Dujiangyan , Sichuan Province, July 2002
  • Speaker at U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights and Violations, City of Lijiang , Yunnan Province, August 2002
  • Speaker at U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights and Violations, City of Kunming , Yunnan Province, August 2002

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In People of the State of California vs Barro, successfully argued a case of first impression relating to California's Three Strikes Law.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • First US lawyer licensed to open an office in Central China: Foreign law firms Set up 103 Offices in China and JMC News and Events
  • Pasadena Star-News - Ex-mayor's son facing narcotics charges.
  • Los Angeles Times - Temple City mayor indicted in a corruption case
  • Arcadia Weekly - Temple City Mayor indicted on felony charges, page 2
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Chinese woman accused of murdering her husband and kids
  • Fox 11 News - Defense Attorney Sanford Perliss Interviewed on Fox 11 News
  • The Press Enterprise - Mistrial Declared in Moreno Murder Case
  • The Press Enterprise - Trial Opens in Shooting of Tourist
  • The Press Enterprise - Evidence Backs Theory on Slaying of Tourist
  • Los Angeles Times - Stalker Trial Witness Tells of Burglaries
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Inmate Changes Mind, Testifies Against Suspect
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Commissioner Rules Former Boat Dealer Must Stand Trial
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Trial Ordered for Teen in Rape of Girl at Party
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Baldwin Park Man to be Tried On Murder Charges in Toddler's Death
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Man Faces Murder Charge in Accident
  • The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Witness Balks, Robbery Suspect Freed

Educational Background:

  • James Madison College, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1980
Office Location for Sanford H. Perliss

1961 W. Huntington Dr.
Suite 200
Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone: 626-300-8688

 

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Last Updated: 6/21/2016

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