Allison B. Margolin

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Beverly Hills, California

Allison B. Margolin, PLC
Allison B. Margolin
Allison B. Margolin, PLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Cannabis Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2002

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017

Allison B. Margolin, PLC

418 S Swall Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Visit website


Allison B. Margolin is the founder of her law practice, Allison B. Margolin, PLC, located in Beverly Hills, California. She primarily focuses on criminal defense and serves a broad client base throughout California, particularly in Los Angeles and Siskiyou counties. Additionally, she is recognized for her knowledge of medical cannabis law, having represented individuals in the medical marijuana sector since 2006.

Ms. Margolin’s extensive knowledge and experience have led to her admission as a pro hac vice in various states nationwide. Esteemed outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New Yorker and Hustler magazine, have all highlighted her as a leading figure, drawing on her authoritative insights in her field of proficiency.

Upon attaining her Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from Columbia University in 1999, Ms. Margolin pursued legal excellence by earning her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2002. Additionally, she promptly secured her license to practice law in California that very year.

As a distinguished appointee to the Los Angeles misdemeanor appellate panel, Ms. Margolin has contributed her legal acumen to the authorship of more than 30 writs and appeals. Her legal prowess is further evidenced by her successful defense strategies in numerous prominent criminal cases across California. She has extensive and vigorous legal practice within the state and federal court systems.

In addition to her legal endeavors, Ms. Margolin has been an active member of The State Bar of California and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Furthermore, she holds the position of director at Advocates for Healing America. She is an accomplished author, having penned "Just Dope," published by North Atlantic Books in partnership with Penguin Random House. She also upholds a “Superb” rating on Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Cannabis Law

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Cannabis Law

First Admitted: 2002, California

  • “Superb” Rating on Avvo
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Having Penned “Just Dope,” Published by North Atlantic Books in Partnership With Penguin Random House
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
Educational Background:
  • Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science and Government, 1999
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Office location for Allison B. Margolin

418 S Swall Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: 310-870-1836


7 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017

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