Martha M Hall
Award-winning Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, San Diego, California

For over twenty years, Martha Hall has been a dedicated, relentless advocate for persons accused of crimes. Representing clients before arrest, through trial, and on appeal, she has won numerous motions, trials, and appeals before federal and state trial courts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Courts of Appeal. Ms. Hall is a staunch defender of the constitutional rights of her clients. As a federal criminal defense attorney, one of her areas of expertise is the litigation and vindication of the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by overzealous law enforcement officers.

Ms. Hall shows enormous dedication to her clients, giving each the time and attention he or she deserves and the time needed to understand not only the charge but the person being charged. Through this approach she is able not only to successfully litigate legal issues, but also to negotiate dismissals and very favorable plea bargains. She has represented clients in many complex criminal cases, including tax fraud, mortgage fraud, environmental crimes, and RICO wire fraud cases.

If you or a family member are being charged with a criminal offense, please contact our office for a free consultation.

Federal Criminal Defense | California State Criminal Defense

Martha Hall is consistently recognized as one of the top federal criminal defense attorneys in California.

Primary Criminal Law Practice Areas

Martha Hall specializes in criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels, handling a broad range of cases in both federal and state courts.

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • California State Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • State and Federal Appeals
  • Habeas Appeals
  • Federal and State Trial Cases
  • Very Complex Cases



to Attorney Martha M. Hall

Attorney Hall joins the current call-to-action to correct centuries of injustice against African-Americans and people of color.  The laws of our country have been used, misused and abused to inflict disproportionate pain, incarceration and death upon members of our communities of color.  Ms. Hall’s commitment to fight for each and every client means that she is committed to exposing the racism that has brought so many of her Black clients before a judge or jury. 
While this systemic racism may begin with discriminatory police practices, it continues throughout the judicial system in the discriminatory bail policies (including money bail), implicit bias in charging and negotiation positions, the prosecution of “gangs” comprising people of color, disproportionate sentences for defendants of color, the over-emphasis of “criminal histories,” which are themselves the product of years of over-policing of minority communities, and the under-representation of people of color on our juries.  To address these long-standing discriminatory and racist practices, Attorney Hall is committed to being honest and vocal in opposition.  Silence is not an option.

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