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Peter F. Goldscheider

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Redwood City, CA

Peter F. Goldscheider Law Offices
600 Allerton St, Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-323-8296
Fax: 650-529-9266
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1972
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Attorney Peter F. Goldscheider of the Law Offices of Peter F. Goldscheider in Palo Alto, California, practices criminal defense law. Handling all types of criminal defense matters, including DUI/DWI and white collar criminal defense, Mr. Goldscheider represents clients throughout the Palo Alto region.

Mr. Goldscheider earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, graduating cum laude, and went on to graduate from Stanford Law School. He has also been certified as a specialist in criminal law since 1981.

Mr. Goldscheider has been admitted to practice law in California since 1972 and is also admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Goldscheider has held roles on various bar associations such as serving on the board of directors and client relations committee of the San Mateo County Bar Association. He also belongs to the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the California Public Defenders Association and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. On a national level, he is a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Recognized for his work in the profession, Mr. Goldscheider has attained the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He is also verified by Lead Counsel, a distinction given to attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in the profession and have impeccable legal records.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Appellate
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Peter F. Goldscheider

First Admitted: 1972, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • 2017 Vice President San Mateo County Bar Association 2018 President of San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Board of Directors, Client Relations Committee of the San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, Palo Alto Bar Association
  • Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Former Chair, Client Relations Committee of the San Mateo Bar Association
  • Former Trustee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • SuperLawyer of Northern California by Law and Politics Magazine and San Francisco Magazine, 2007 - Present
  • President of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, 1981
  • State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Recipient of Dennis Woodman award for outstanding criminal defense representation

Educational Background

  • University of Rochester, A.B., cum laude, 1969
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Office Location for Peter F. Goldscheider

600 Allerton St
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650-323-8296

Fax: 650-529-9266

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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