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Philip Schnayerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hayward, CA

Philip Schnayerson, Attorney at Law
225 West Winton Avenue, Suite 208
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-887-7445
Fax: 510-887-0646
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1968
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Philip Schnayerson is the founding attorney of the law firm of Philip A. Schnayerson, Criminal Defense Attorney, in Hayward, California. With over 52 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Schnayerson serves clients throughout the Bay Area in criminal defense matters such as drug crimes, theft, violent crimes, homicide, white collar crimes and computer crimes. 

Board-certified in criminal law for over 30 years by The State Bar of California, Mr. Schnayerson is known for his compassionate and empathetic approach to each client’s unique case. He strives to achieve the goals of his clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Mr. Schnayerson has a long list of obtaining successful outcomes and verdicts for his clients. 

Having earned his Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law, Mr. Schnayerson moved to California to aid in the San Francisco Bail Project. He also served as a public defender for students at the University of California, Berkeley, who protested the Vietnam war. 

With his vast experience representing individuals with complex criminal defense matters, Mr. Schnayerson is familiar with courts, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys in all of Southern California. He has gained a reputation for being dedicated and professional and providing quality and customized representation. 

With many peer endorsements for his exceptional work in the legal field, Mr. Schnayerson was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years. He was also included on the East Bay Best Lawyers in America list by Oakland Magazine. 

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Juvenile Delinquency, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2014 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Philip Schnayerson

First Admitted: 1968, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, San Francisco Magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
  • East Bay Best Lawyers in America, Oakland Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Criminal Law, California State Bar, 1975 - Present
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Office Location for Philip Schnayerson

225 West Winton Avenue
Suite 208
Hayward, CA 94544

Phone: 510-887-7445

Fax: 510-887-0646

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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