Exclusively Criminal Defense Practice Serving the Bay Area & all of California for the past 35 Years 

About Us

Dedicated to Acheiving the Best Legal Outcome

 Richard Pointer is a seasoned and trial tested criminal defense attorney with over 35 years of experience practicing exclusively criminal law. He is a Criminal Law Specialist, as certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Certification. Richard has tried more than 100 felony trials (including three-strike cases) and many more misdemeanor trials in both State and Federal Courts throughout California.  


Experience in handling: 

· homicides  

· manslaughter 

·  gang related cases 

·  major felony drug conspiracy/manufacturing charges 

·  sexual assault 

·  child sexual abuse and child pornography 

·  Fraud, embezzlement and theft  · white collar crimes 

·  DUI     

Richard is respected by Judges, District Attorneys and his peers alike for his dedication, negotiating, trial skills and professionalism. Mr. Pointer's high client satisfaction and referral rate is due not only to his knowledge and trial skills, but to his dedication to achieve the best outcome for his clients, a willingness to provide personal attention, jail visits and to communicate with his clients and their families.   

Bar Admissions and Education

Bar Admissions 

  • California, 1979 
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California 
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California 
  • U.S. Federal Courts 


  • University of LaVerne College of Law, La Verne, California, J.D. 1979
  • Occidental University, B.A. 


Professional Associations and Memberships 

  • State Bar of California 
  • State Bar Board of Legal Specializations
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member (NACDL) 
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member 
  • California Public Defenders Association, Member 
  • Santa Clara County Criminal Defense Bar, Member 

Honors and Awards 

  • Elite Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 2016 
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished Rating, 2016 

Contact Us

We are always available when you need us.

Pointer Law, Inc.

2007 W Hedding St, San Jose, California 95128, United States

(408) 270-1625

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