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Givelle Lamano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland, CA

Lamano Law Office
505 14th Street 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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Attorney Profile

Givelle Lamano is the founder of Oakland, California-based Lamano Law Office. Focusing her practice exclusively on DUI & criminal defense matters, she provides astute and compassionate representation to people throughout Alameda and Contra Costa County for those charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. Ms. Lamano's clients have included both first-time offenders as well as people with a criminal history.  She strives to first understand what led to a person being arrested before constructing a strategy to counter the allegations.

The types of charges that Ms. Lamano has defended against have included theft, driving under the influence of alcohol, sex offenses, white collar crimes, drug possession and distribution, assault and battery, weapons violations, and domestic violence. The positive results that she has been able to obtain on behalf of her clients, whether in the form of acquittals or the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution, have led to her receipt of a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Lamano has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and has received 100% five-star reviews on Google. 

Fluent in both English and Tagalog, Ms. Lamano majored in communications at Woodbury University and received a Bachelor of Science in 2006. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor with distinction in 2010. Ms. Lamano is the founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center, an organization that represents inmates who are currently serving life sentences and who are seeking early release. Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Alameda County Bar Association.

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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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Women in Leadership, panelist

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member for Insight Prison Project
  • Board Member for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Three Strikes Justice Center, Founder


  • 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


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Office Location for Givelle Lamano

505 14th Street Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-842-0750

Fax: 415-592-5775

Last Updated: 4/21/2021

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