Steven F. Gruel

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Offices of Steven F. Gruel
 | 315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-989-1253
Fax: 415-829-4304
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steven F. Gruel is the founder of his own firm located in San Francisco, California. After serving for 15 years as a federal prosecutor, he now focuses his practice on criminal defense and business litigation, and also represents clients in personal injury, tax and immigration matters, and other issues. Representing clients throughout the San Francisco area as well as other parts of California, Texas and Wisconsin, Mr. Gruel is also a licensed private investigator in the state of California.

    After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1985, Mr. Gruel began his legal career with a Madison, Wisconsin, litigation firm before joining the U.S. Department of Justice in 1987. He first worked with Immigration and Naturalization Service (now U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and then moved to the United States Attorney's office and joined the United States Organized Crime Strike Force. In 2002, he became the acting chief of the Organized Crime Section and rose to Chief of the Major Crimes Section for the Northern District of California.  

    Mr. Gruel is admitted to practice before all state courts in Wisconsin and California as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents clients accused of misdemeanors and felonies at the state and federal level, including white collar crimes and homicide. Mr. Gruel has represented international corporations, public officials and celebrities as well as less high-profile clients. He serves as president of two corporations with business ventures in Brazil.

    During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Gruel received numerous professional awards. These include multiple letters of commendation from two different directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2004, California Lawyer magazine named Mr. Gruel one of its "Attorneys of the Year." In April 2015 Mr. Gruel was also named to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

    “With my 30 years of experience including criminal defense, federal prosecutions and business litigation, I offer you ‘downtown’ big-firm representation but with my personal attention to your case.”      

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 30%Business Litigation

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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About Steven Gruel

    Admitted: 2001, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.gruellaw.com/award/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Executive Director's Award for Outstanding Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney Presented by Attorney General Janet Reno in Washington, D.C., 1996
    • FBI Director, Letter of National Commendation from Robert S. Mueller, 2004
    • FBI Director, Letter of National Commendation from Louis J. Freeh, 1994
    • Outstanding Federal Prosecutor Award presented by the National Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, 1999
    • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, 2004
    • Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Award/Rating
    • FBI Director, Letter of National Commendation from Louis J. Freeh, 1995
    • FBI Director, Letter of National Commendation from Robert S. Mueller, 2003
    • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, April 2015 
    • Inspector General's Integrity Award, 1993

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Member, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • California
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Western District of California
    • Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
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    Office Location for Steven F. Gruel

    315 Montgomery Street
    10th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104

    Phone: 415-989-1253

    Fax: 415-829-4304

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    Last Updated: 4/14/2020

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