Ismail J. Ramsey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Berkeley, CA

Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP
 | 803 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-548-3600
Fax: 510-291-3060
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP, Ismail J. Ramsey divides his practice between criminal defense matters and complex civil litigation. Based in Berkeley, California, he provides representation to clients throughout the northern portion of the state, and he is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and superb ethics, Mr. Ramsey has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also appeared in the annual America's Leading Lawyers list that is released annually by Chambers USA.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Ramsey has been involved in cases that have dealt with such white collar offenses as insider trading and money laundering as well as charges of bank, health care, mail, wire, insurance and tax fraud. His defense experience also includes environmental crimes, allegations of obstruction of justice, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Mr. Ramsey has been successful in many of these actions, obtaining acquittals and negotiating favorable plea agreements with the prosecutors. With regard to his complex civil trial work, his caseload has included contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property infringement.

Mr. Ramsey pursued his undergraduate education at Harvard College, majoring in political science and government and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. After serving his country as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, he obtained a Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley, and he then returned to Cambridge to attend Harvard Law School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Business Litigation (20%)
Criminal Defense (20%)
Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business Litigation (20%)

Criminal Defense (20%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Ismail Ramsey

Admitted: 1997, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Chambers USA
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty, Stanford Law School, Trial Advocacy Workshop
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Office Location for Ismail J. Ramsey

803 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: 510-548-3600

Fax: 510-291-3060

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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