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Evan E. Zelig Founding Attorney


Committed to Criminal Defense Law from the Beginning

After Attorney Evan E. Zelig gained experience in various positions throughout the legal field, he returned to Northern California to open up his own practice, the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig. Located in the heart of Sonoma County near the Hall of Justice Courthouse and Jail Detention Facilities, Mr. Zelig accepts criminal cases from all across California.

Background and Experience

From the very beginning, Attorney Zelig practiced criminal law exclusively. During law school, Attorney Zelig worked as an intern at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, gaining invaluable experience in litigation and presenting cases in a courtroom setting.

Immediately after law school, Attorney Zelig worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento, representing California residents through all phases of criminal prosecution. This opportunity allowed Attorney Zelig to polish his trial skills and experience how the District Attorney's Office handles criminal cases.

After Attorney Zelig left the District Attorney's Office in Sacramento, he began criminal defense work at a national criminal defense law firm located in Los Angeles. During this time, he defended clients facing a wide range of serious felonies, such as:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Assault

Where He Has Handled Cases

He has handled cases in state and federal courts all across the nation, including in:

  • California
  • Arizona
  • Washington
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Oklahoma
  • And more

Experience as an Associate Attorney for a Sole Practitioner

Mr. Zelig then decided to accept a job as an Associate Attorney for a sole practitioner in Encino, California. At this busy criminal defense practice, Mr. Zelig tackled cases ranging from DUIs and petty theft to serious felonies such as:

  • Three Strikes cases
  • Gang allegations
  • Weapons allegations
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping

Call Mr. Zelig at (707) 418-5352 to discuss your criminal charges.



  • J.D. - McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • B.A. - University of California, Irvine

Court Admissions

  • State of California (all courts)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the California Public Defender Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • California NORML Legal Committee
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