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Valery Nechay
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Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Cannabis Law
Languages:
  • English
  • Russian
Current Employment Positions:
  • Attorney
Biography:

At the heart of my practice is the belief that every person, regardless of the crime he or she are accused of, is entitled to a defense. My Bay Area criminal law practice encompasses an aggressive negotiation and trial strategy, where I fight every case, as if the individuals and the families affected were my own. I treat each client as I would expect to be treated-in a professional, confidential, and empathetic manner.

As a native of San Francisco, I have an intimate knowledge of the local court rules, an ongoing relationship with key players, and an excellent reputation for my honest character, tenacity and dedication to my craft. If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, I will consult with you at no charge to you. In this consultation I will explain your rights and options. I spend the extra time to investigate the case, interview witnesses and personally locate all relevant defense evidence.

Past Positions:
  • Gasner Criminal Law, Senior Law Clerk, May 2014- 2017
  • Office of the Public Defender, San Francisco, Certified Law Clerk, September 2015- 2016
  • Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Agency (INL), U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, International Plea Bargaining Expert Speaker, May 2015 & September 2016
  • Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic, International Law Clerk, June- August 2015
  • Law Offices of Russell Goodrow, Law Clerk, March 2015- April 2015

Professional Associations:

  • Florida State Bar
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • Entertainment Industry Payroll Company, Entertainment Partners, Director
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney Client Fee Dispute Services, Arbitrator
  • Dan Murphy Foundation, Los Angeles, California, Trustee, 2009
  • Loyola Marymount University’s Fine Arts Council, Member
  • FINRA- NASDQ arbitration, Panel chair
Education:
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor - 05/2016
    • Honors: Certified Law Student, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, January 2015- May 2015
    • Honors: Thesis: The Cost of Freedom: An Analysis Intended to Overcome the First Hurdle of Bail Lawsuits and Ameliorate the Unconscionable Price of a Perverted Justice System
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 06/2012
    • Honors: University Honors
    • Honors: Thesis: The Unintended Consequences of the War on Drugs: How Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Disparately Impact Low Income Families and Exacerbate Cycles of Destitution
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Legal Studies
  • University of California, Merced
    • Major: Sociology of Incarceration
Classes/Seminars:
  • Expert Speaker; Conference on Plea Bargaining, Bureau of Intl Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Dept. of State, 2016 to 2017
Pro-Bono Activities:
  • Moot court trial coach for Lincoln High School
Honors:
  • Nationally ranked top 10 under 40 by NACDA
Published Works:
  • The Cost of Freedom: An Analysis Intended to Overcome the First Hurdle of Bail Lawsuits and Ameliorate the Unconscionable Price of a Perverted Justice System, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • The Unintended Consequences of the War on Drugs: How Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Disparately Impact Low Income Families and Exacerbate Cycles of Destitution, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • California's C.A.R.E. Act provides relief to those caught in a paper prison, ABA Journal, February 7, 2018