Mary-Margaret Bierbaum, Attorney at Law

Civil Mediation
All Cases

Criminal Defense
Certified Specialist*

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Ms. Bierbaum will be taking a sabbatical for several months. Inquiries will be responded to, and where appropriate, other attorneys who can handle your matter will be recommended.

Mary-Margaret Bierbaum, is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense, and has been trying cases for more than 30 years. She practices in all San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area counties in California. She is available for expert witness services.

Given Ms. Bierbaum's extensive litigation experience, she has a keen understanding of the dynamics of conflicts and the needs of the parties. She is now a trained mediator for services in dispute resolution. Her motto is "We Can Work It Out..." Click on the Mediation button for further information.

Weekend and evening appointments are available.

Prior to opening her own practice, Ms. Bierbaum was an assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

Clients appreciate her commitment and the personal attention they receive from both Ms. Bierbaum and her staff. She is very skilled and highly-principled.

Even before an individual is actually charged by the DA's Office, we can help assess the situation & decide on the best course of action. We have even been successful in preventing the filing of Criminal Complaints.

Defense of arrested and accused persons, all FELONIES and MISDEMEANORS, including:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary, Fraud, or Theft
  • DMV Hearings
       (Must act within 10 days to stop license suspension, Use This Form).
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs & Drug Diversion
  • Drunk Driving (DUI)
  • Expungement of Convictions
  • Probation Hearings
  • Sealing of Records
  • Sentencing Alternatives
  • Weapons

Mediation of any and all DISPUTES including:

  • Land Owner/Tenant
  • Neighbor
  • Family Issues
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Debt
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Personal Injury
Mary-Margaret Bierbaum
Sitting as a pro tem judge, circa 2006

Serving clients in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties, including the communities of: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Felton, Davenport, Freedom, Corralitos, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Prunedale, Castroville, Salinas, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Tres Pinos, Aromas, Paicines, Ridgemark, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Gilroy.


This web page is not intended to provide legal advice. Please be aware that statutes and the courts' interpretation of them change over time.

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