M. Gerald Schwartzbach - Law Offices of M. Gerald Schwartzbach, P.C.

M. Gerald Schwartzbach

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989

A trial lawyer for over 40 years, Mr. Schwartzbach has been the recipient of numerous distinctions. He won the nationally publicized acquittals of actor Robert Blake, civil rights lawyer Stephen Bingham and organ transplant surgeon Dr. Hootan Roozrokh. He has successfully represented NFL All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch. He also obtained acquittals in the murder trials of NeuroLinguistic Programming co-founder Richard Bandler, and Reuben Vizcarra, a Brown Beret charged with masterminding the murder of the Police Chief of Union City, California. 

Mr. Schwartzbach’s accomplishments also include 

  • the exoneration of Buddy Nickerson after 18 years of incarceration
  • pioneering the Battered Woman's Syndrome Defense
  • a denial of extradition based on a finding that Arkansas's penal system was unconstitutional
  • California Supreme Court rulings that felony defendants have a right to a preliminary hearing and defendants in capital murder cases have a presumptive right to two lawyers
  • a sex discrimination judgment for a female San Francisco police officer, 
  • and a $295 million products liability verdict. 

Washington & Jefferson CollegeBA 1966George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D. 1969

Office Location

655 Redwood Highway, Suite 277
Mill Valley, CA 94941
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice (State and Federal, Violent and Nonviolent Crimes)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Federal, State, Violent and Nonviolent Crimes)