Ann Gottesman graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, with a Juris Doctor degree in 2005. She passed the California Bar on her first attempt and was thereafter sworn in as a licensed California attorney. For the past 11 years, Ann's legal pursuits have been focused on the practice area of criminal law and procedure. While in law school, Ann clerked for Justice Earl Johnson Jr., of the Second District Court of Appeal. She assisted Justice Johnson with the drafting of judicial opinions, one of which was published as a case of first impression. (People v. Russell (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 776.)
In 2005 and 2006, Ann worked for Marilee Marshall and Associates, a Los Angeles Criminal Defense firm specializing in criminal appellate law. She then became an associate for the Law Office of Michael Cabrera, where she represented clients in criminal and immigration cases. She eventually joined the Law Office of the Public Defender in Riverside, CA, because she wanted to help ensure indigent defendants received a fair trial.
While a Public Defender, Pasadena Criminal Attorney Ann Gottesman has successfully represented clients in trial and preliminary hearings. Ann's experience and aggressive, yet tempered demeanor in court has allowed her to develop a good personal rapport with the District Attorneys and Judges. This has resulted in Ann achieving the best possible results for her clients. Ann is now a sole practitioner focusing solely on DUI defense and Criminal defense in Pasadena, handling all types of misdemeanor and felony cases.
Pasadena DUI lawyer Ann Gottesman handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI’s, drug cases (possession and possession for sale of methamphetamine, marijuana, crack cocaine, heroine, LSD, mushrooms, prescription pain medications, ect…), domestic violence, robbery, assault, theft, prostitution, weapon charges, third strike cases, probation violations, expungements and more. She is also experienced in handling misdemeanor traffic tickets such as driving on a suspended license, hit and run, DMV negligent operator hearings, and all other types of DMV hearings. Ann's clients praise her as an experienced and passionate advocate who fights hard for their legal rights and liberty.