Attorney Angelyn Gates
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Angelyn Gates, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney Angelyn Gates
As a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Ms. Gates has a unique ability to understand how a client's criminal case should have been handled.
Crucial to good post-conviction representation is not simply being able to read trial transcripts and look for mistakes made during trial.
It is the ability to know what was NOT done for the client and to know how to bring this information before the appropriate post-conviction court.
It is Ms. Gates'
opinion that the best appellate attorneys are those who also have considerable trial experience.
legal career doing criminal law specific externships while in law school at Hastings College of the Law
, a top-ten nationally ranked law school.
While many attorneys use law school to determine in which area they will practice, Ms. Gates
went to law school knowing she
wanted to be one of the best criminal attorneys in the country.
Always striving to be the best, Ms. Gates
sought a highly coveted and hard to get externship at the California Supreme Court
working exclusively on post-conviction writs and appeals with the California Supreme Court justices and staff attorneys.
This experience gave Ms. Gates
first hand knowledge of the workings of the Supreme Court.
believes this experience and knowledge gives her
insight that other attorneys may not have.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Gates worked as a Deputy District Attorney and held various assignments, including law and motion and post-conviction actions.
Again, working from the prosecution side of the criminal justice system made it possible for Ms. Gates
to learn a great deal about the prosecuting branch.
This knowledge is extremely helpful to Ms. Gates
studies and investigates post-conviction remedies.
After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Ms. Gates
criminal law career handling trial and post-conviction cases.
has written and argued countless post-conviction matters.
She has been counsel of record in published opinions, created new law in California, and obtained reversals of convictions.
is admitted to, and has appeared in, all appellate courts in California, including the Federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court
has drawn national attention as she
fights for her
has appeared on television on The Leeza Gibbons Show, MSNBC
, Fox News
, NBC News
, ABC News
and CBS News
as a result of her
many high profile cases and extensive knowledge of criminal law.
has also appeared on radio stations such as KROQ and the nationally syndicated Larry Elder Show.
You may contact Attorney Gates at (800) 459-2500 or by email at Angelyn.Gates@TheCriminalDefenseGroup.com.