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AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY

Stepping up to the plate for our clients is what we do. We fight the big guys so the little guy can get a fair shake and a real chance at justice.

COMPASSIONATE COUNSEL

This is a tough time for you and your loved ones. Trust our attorneys to help carry the burden so you can regain the peace of mind you deserve.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CENTRALLY LOCATED IN SAN RAFAEL, CA

JOSH S. BROWNSTEIN

ATTORNEY AT LAW

After beginning his legal career at an international civil law firm representing faceless corporations, Josh decided he wanted to help real people with real-life problems. He branched off, opened his own offices in the San Rafael and the greater bay area, and never looked back. Passionate about helping others during some of the most difficult times in their lives, Josh focuses his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, and doing what it takes to get results.
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M. RYDER THOMAS

ATTORNEY AT LAW

After earning his A.B. from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Ryder worked in a number of roles that enabled him to help his clients navigate their legal matters. As an experienced litigator and results-oriented advocate, Attorney Thomas uses his depth of knowledge at every stage of the legal process to put his clients in a position to move forward and seek meaningful outcomes.



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WHY CHOOSE US?

We’re driven by our passion for helping others.

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WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

At our firm, relationships matter. The trust we develop with the people we represent is what fuels our legal practice day in and day out.

WE TELL IT LIKE IT IS

We tell you what you need to hear—which may not always be what you want to hear—to help you move forward. With us, you get the real deal.

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

It’s our privilege and our passion to help residents of the Bay Area and the rest of California. Let us take the weight off your shoulders.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

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OUR RESULTS SAY IT ALL

BREACH OF CONTRACT

Our client retained our firm when it became clear that he would not be paid on a contract due to an apparent technical error.

$2,250,000

GYM EQUIPMENT FAILURE

Our client purchased a piece of exercise equipment from a reputable source. Unfortunately, its subsequent failure during proper use resulted in serious back and neck injuries.

$435,000

DOG BITE

Our client was bitten in the face while a guest at a house party.

$170,000 SETTLEMENT SECURED

ILLEGAL SEARCH

Our client faced a substantial prison term when his name tangentially arose in an investigation that was entirely focused on another individual. We filed a Motion to Suppress asserting the search and seizure of our client’s home, car and statements was the result of an illegal search. At the preliminary hearing, the Court agreed resulting in a full dismissal of the entire case.

DISMISSAL

BATTERY CHARGES

Our client was charged with Battery after a dispute at a local eatery. Despite definite problems with the evidence, the People insisted our client accept a plea deal. We refused and demanded the case go to trial. The District Attorney dismissed the case on the day trial was to start.

DISMISSAL

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Our client was charged with domestic violence despite evidence of self-defense. The District Attorney insisted that a plea involving a lesser charge be accepted. Our client refused, we prepared for trial and the District Attorney dismissed the case on the first day of trial.

DISMISSAL

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SFTLA San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
California DUI Lawyers Association
Lawyers of Distinction 2020
MCBA Marin County Bar Association
Top Rated Lawyers in California
Justia 10.0 Lawyer Rating
The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers

TRUST US TO PURSUE JUSTICE FOR YOU

Legal matters can be incredibly frustrating—especially when they involve your future and your freedom. A personal injury or a criminal accusation can bring your life to a screeching halt, threatening to overwhelm you and your loved ones. Don’t attempt to navigate a car wreck, drug violation, DUI charge, or any other tough legal issue on your own.

At Brownstein Law Group, P.C., we’re up to the challenge. We provide personal advocacy, proven results, and trusted counsel to clients in San Rafael and the rest of the greater Bay Area.

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST CRIMINAL CHARGES

Being accused of a crime can be devastating. Don’t wait to get the aggressive representation you need to put your criminal charges behind you. If you’re located in San Rafael, San Francisco, Novato, Petaluma, or anywhere else in California, reach out to us. We’ll put our more than four decades of combined experience to work for you and your case.

SEEKING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE

Whether you were injured in a car crash, hurt by a dog bite, or involved in a premises liability accident, you shouldn't be held liable for someone else's negligence. Get in touch with us to see if you may be entitled to financial compensation after a personal injury throws your life off course. We’ll listen carefully as you describe your situation, and then we’ll create a plan of action tailored to your unique needs. At the end of the day, you deserve a team of attorneys willing to take charge to do what’s right.

HELPING YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE

Honest, compassionate, committed: this is who we are. Not only do we have the legal experience to fight for you, but we genuinely care about your future, even beyond your personal injury claim or criminal defense case. At Brownstein Law Group, P.C., we truly believe that you deserve to move forward with confidence. Set up a free appointment with us in the Bay Area to start the process.

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Shoplifting Charges in California


Shoplifting can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in California, depending on the value of the property allegedly stolen. In either case, it is not a conviction you want to have on your record for the rest of your life.

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The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge


The time is long past when violence occurring between spouses or family members behind closed doors was a private matter. The pendulum has swung in the opposite direction. In fact, the penalties for a domestic assault conviction may be more severe than a similar assault on someone who is not related to you, or who does not share an intimate relationship with you.

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