Criminal Appeals Attorney Lara Gressley

Lara Jayne Gressley

Lara is a partner at Gressley & Donaldson LLP in Murrieta, California. She has been an attorney for 21 years. Prior to private practice, Lara worked as a court-appointed trial attorney primarily handling felony cases. Lara still practices criminal defense trial work and has also become one of California’s preeminent appellate lawyers. Lara has handled writs and appeals in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also worked on cases in the United States Supreme Court. Lara lectures across California on Constitutional Law, motions in criminal cases, trial work, DUI defense, research and writing, and criminal writs and appeals. Lara is an elected member of the Board of Directors, the past President and current Vice President of the California DUI Lawyers Association, a statewide attorney organization with hundreds of members. She is also a selected Southern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Law for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. Lara is a Christian, a vocalist, and speaks conversational Spanish.

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