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Givelle Lamano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland, CA

Lamano Law Office
505 14th St, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-842-0750
Fax: 415-592-5775
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog
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GIVELLE LAMANO is a Bay Area criminal defense attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life including gang members in prison appealing their life sentences to first-time offenders who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court-appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association.

Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 – 2021 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the top 2% of over 65,000 attorneys. She received the Client’s Choice award with Avvo from 2013 – 2016 and has a 10 ranking. In 2021, she was published in INC magazine and is a regular contributor to Forbes.

Ms. Lamano takes a more holistic approach to criminal defense by taking time to understand why a person was arrested in the first place and what factors contributed to an arrest or allegation. By doing this, she highlights the good traits in people who find themselves in a bad situation. She then uses that information to present her clients in the most positive light when negotiating deals in court. Ms. Lamano does not believe one bad act should ruin a person’s life or define who they are. Her goal is simple – get the charges dismissed and help clients avoid legal trouble in the future.

Ms. Lamano is also the founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center, a non-profit organization focused on alleviating the overcrowding of prisons through restorative justice. For 5-years, she served as a Board Member for Insight Prison Project, an organization providing services to prisoners and parolees all over California. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, a non-profit in Oakland that helps reunify incarcerated individuals with their families, and with Defy Ventures, a national non-profit that helps people with criminal histories get a second chance at life.

Preceding her criminal defense work, Ms. Lamano represented low-wage and immigrant workers at the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University. Ms. Lamano began working at a young age in various blue-collar jobs so she is no stranger to hard work. She has spoken as a panelist for Women in Leadership and spends her free time with family and Boston Terrier.

If you need to get in touch with Ms. Lamano, please email her at [email protected].

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Givelle Lamano

First Admitted: 2011, California

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  • Received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 and 2018
  • Nominated as one of the top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Client’s Choice award with Avvo, 9.9 ranking, 2013 - 2016
  • Ranks in the top 2% of over 65,000 attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alameda County Bar Association


Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Givelle Jensen Lamano Named a Top Lawyer by Marquis Who's Who.  Ms. Lamano has achieved one of Marquis' highest honors for professional excellence  , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Before the Covid-19 pandemic, remote support services and tech support were important to maintaining a smooth workflow within any company. However, once the pandemic hit in the early months of 2020, remote and tech services became essential. Millions of companies were forced to move their employees to a work-from-home status in 2020, most of those companies having no experience with the process. The changes were rocky, and the new workflow needed adjusting. Luckily, remote support services and tech support specialists were able to help smooth the transitions and help keep employees safe and healthy., Author, The Importance of tech support and remote support services in a business’ success , Forbes, 2021
  • Have you ever wondered about the economic advantages of diversity? While a diverse workforce’s morale and social advantages are generally acknowledged, precisely measuring its effect on profits is a recent phenomenon.Harvard Business School scholars have now focused on one male-dominated area, venture capital, and the insights demonstrate exactly how impactful employing more women can be. On average, companies that boosted the share of female partners by 10% also increased revenues by 10%., Author, How Investing in Diversity Increases Profitability , Forbes, 2021
  • Women in Leadership, panelist, Panelist, Women in Leadership, Golden Gate University, 2016
  • Women have found great success in all corners of industry and business. Having to navigate challenges in traditionally male-dominated fields has led to many women adopting specific leadership skills in order to succeed. From Serena Williams to Kamala Harris, many female role models are leading the way in their fields today. What are the traits that set them apart and distinguish them from others? Read on to learn four ways women leaders do things differently that lead to their success., Author, 4 Leadership Tips for Female Executives , INC, 2021
  • According to a 2018 American Bar Association (ABA) study, gender bias against women of color in the legal profession is still widespread. Conventional tools to combat racial and gender bias have proven ineffective in modern times, contributing to a lack of advancement of women of color at the workplace. In 2021, a new generation of diversity promoting tactics is necessary to promote equality and inclusion in law offices nationwide. Bringing awareness to pressing issues facing women lawyers of color is the first step to facilitating change., Author, Top 6 issues women of color are still facing in 2021, Forbes, 2021
  • For many minority women, life has become increasingly chaotic. Nowadays, it's easy to get lost in attempting to survive each day. By focusing on others' expectations, women can lose sight of their own personal development and ability to navigate their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. But how do you transition from merely surviving to thriving? These six tips below can help you get on the right track toward personal and professional growth and equip you with the skills to enrich your daily life., Author, 6 ways minority women can find a safe space to grow personally and professionally , Forbes, 2021


  • “ I have referred several clients to Ms. Lamano and all have reported that Ms. Lamano has acted with integrity and has provided excellent legal services.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Givelle Lamano

505 14th St
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-842-0750

Fax: 415-592-5775

Last Updated: 1/3/2022

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