NEIL HALLINAN, a third-generation trial attorney in San Francisco, is the founder and lead attorney at the Hallinan Law Firm. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Hallinan spent a decade as a public defender, first in Sacramento County for more than three years followed by almost seven years in Alameda County, during which time he represented more than a thousand different clients in matters ranging from high-stakes felony prosecutions, including murder and white collar fraud, to low level misdemeanors, including hundreds of DUI cases, more than fifteen of which he tried to verdict.
In his career, Mr. Hallinan has tried more than forty-five trials to verdict and conducted the defense in hundreds of preliminary hearings, in several different counties in Northern California. Since the establishment of the Hallinan Law Firm, Mr. Hallinan has taken on cases in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties, and has represented witnesses in federal and state court prosecutions.
EDUCATION J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA 2006
B.A., History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2000