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Marc Geller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in San Diego, CA

Marc B. Geller, APC
225 Broadway, Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-9456
Fax: 619-239-9334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%), Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Marc Geller is the founder and CEO of Marc B. Geller, APC - The Geller Firm in San Diego, California. A top-rated criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Geller has more than 46 years of legal experience. He has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of the rights and liberties of clients throughout the greater San Diego metro and surrounding areas who face charges for theft, embezzlement, fraud, conspiracies, marijuana and other drug crimes, DUI, smuggling, white collar crimes, and other federal offenses.


Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Geller has earned a reputation for his outstanding trial skills and in-depth knowledge of the law. A highly charismatic attorney, he uses his demeanor to persuade the court to the benefit of his clients, and he has gained a long history of securing the most favorable outcomes possible for the accused in state, federal and appellate courts across his region.  Mr. Geller has practiced in federal courts throughout the United States.  A commitment to high ethics and quality representation has earned Mr. Geller the respect of his peers.  Frequently, he has been called upon to act as local counsel for attorneys who are not admitted to practice in federal districts where he has been admitted.  Mr. Geller has been admitted to practice in all federal districts within California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal for the United States, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Geller Firm has represented individuals in federal courts throughout the United States. We focus on white-collar fraud cases, conspiracies, large narcotics cases, as well as immigration issues.  We often represent clients who have become targets or subjects of grand jury investigations. Many of these clients have received a subpoena to testify or produce documents before a federal grand jury. We also represent individuals charged with lesser crimes in both state and federal courts.  As enforcers and protectors of the Constitution, we often zealously counter – attack federal prosecutors and agents who have deprived our clients of their constitutional rights.

In recognition for his exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Geller has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with the organization's Client Distinction Award. He has been named as a Top Attorney annually in San Diego Magine  for over 20 years, as well as in the Legal Network. In addition, Expertise named him a Best Lawyer in 2016, and he has received a Top 100 Trial Lawyers designation from The National Trial Lawyers along with a Top Lawyer designation from San Diego Magazine. Mr. Geller was selected as the 10 Best San Diego Attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in California in 2017. He has also received “Superb” client ratings on Avvo.

A 1970 honors graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Geller obtained his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1973. He is admitted to practice before all California state and federal district courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Geller has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics related to his profession and practice. He is also an active member of the American Trial Lawyers, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the San Diego County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.



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

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Law, Expungement, Probation, DUI/DWI


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Marc Geller

First Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Criminal Justice Act Attorney selected by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Founded and administered Free Legal Clinic in Mission Beach, California. Chair of the Mission Beach Precise Planning Board 1988-1990.  President of Mission Beach Town Counsel 1990-1992.

Educational Background

  • University of Southern California BA Urban Studies, Vice President of Students 1969., 1970

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Diego County Bar Assn.  Chair of Member Benefits committee., 1990
  • President Mission Beach Town Counsel, 1991
  • Chairman Mission Beach Precise Planning Board, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • California Western School of Law, Guest Lecturer, 2010
  • Guest lecturer at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, lecturer, Attorney, 2015


  • AV Rating Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • The Legal Network, Top Lawyers in California, 2013
  • Awarded 10-Superb rating, Superb Rating, AVVO, 2013
  • Awarded to 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Top 10 Criminal Lawyers, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Awarded top 100 Trial Lawyers nation wide, 2012, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers , 2012

Representative Clients

  • Represented clients charged with Medical Fraud, Legal Fraud, Military Fraud, Veterans' Administration Fraud, Department of Motor Vehicles Fraud., 2019
  • The firm has represented over 20 clients charged with fraud against various branches of the department of defense. The firm has represented a great number of clients charged with insurance fraud, where their cases were resolved with no time in jail or custody.  


  • USA v. Hall  Convinced the U. S. Attorney to dismiss a complex Social Security Case., 2019
  • USA v. Ramirez - Federal court dismissed case involving13.5 kilograms of cocaine after filing motion to suppress evidence based on illegal stop., 2019
  • USA v. Alvarez - Resolved alien smuggling case as diversion and dismissal  , 2018
  • People v. Lanigan- Convinced sentencing judge to grant Probation with no custody for client who plead guilty to assault with great bodily injury., 2016
  • Juvenile residential burglary - convinced the juvenile court to dismiss all charges, 2013
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Office Location for Marc Geller

225 Broadway
Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-239-9456

Fax: 619-239-9334

Last Updated: 10/20/2021

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