Law Office of

Gunnar Rosenquist


What I do:

I represent people in all types of trial-level criminal matters, including DUI.
My appellate practice ranges from misdemeanor appeals to a county Appellate Division, to petitions to the California Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.
I also handle DMV administrative hearings and writs, traffic court, and expungements.

Where I practice:

I work mostly in Alameda and San Francisco counties, but I have worked all over the Bay Area: so far,

San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, and Fresno counties.

If your case is outside that range, I may still be able to help! Give me a call, and I’ll see what I can do.


Lawyers say this all the time: “It depends.” Every case is different. I’m happy to discuss your case, and then offer a fee. I try to keep my fees affordable, and can nearly always accommodate a reasonable payment plan.

I sometimes accept pro bono and “low bono” cases, but only if and when I want to. If you are looking for a free lawyer, you should start with your local public defender.

Why I charge a flat rate:
In criminal cases, I charge a flat fee, covering representation up through one trial - meaning I investigate the case, research the law, negotiate with the prosecutors, write and argue motions, and try the case if necessary.

With a flat fee, that’s all part of the deal. Flat fees tend to eliminate the financial pressures inherent in hourly or “two-tiered” payment - which can make it too expensive for defendants to fight their case.
I don’t want my clients to feel “the meter is running” every time they call to ask a question, or to feel priced out of asserting their constitutional rights.

317 Washington Street, #171

Oakland, CA 94607

Email: gunnarlaw /at/ gmail /dot/ com

Phone: (510) 545-2950

Fax: (708) 778-6937

San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense

Trials & Appeals

I fight for my clients - against the government - so their rights are protected.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

US District Court, Northern District of California

California (SBN 243416)


JD, Washington College of Law

BA, San Francisco State University (English Literature)


Peter Cicchino Award: Exceptional Pro Bono Service

Gillett-Mussey Dean’s Fellow

Research and Writing Fellow, San Francisco Public Defender


Alameda County Bar Association

Court Appointed Attorneys Program for Alameda County
        - Felony Trials

        - Misdemeanor Appeals

Sixth District Appellate Program, Panel Attorney

California Public Defenders Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Civil Liberties Union

National Lawyers Guild