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Gregory Lee Rael

Gregory Lee Rael

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Greg Rael Law Offices
Eureka, CA
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Attorney Biography

Greg Rael graduated from Stanford Law School in 1976 and began his career in the Humboldt County Public Defender’s Office. For the next five years he served as a deputy public defender, handling thousands of cases ranging from death penalty homicide to shoplifting.

Mr. Rael entered private practice in 1981 as managing partner in the firm of Rael and Young. This firm was the first in Humboldt County to be awarded a contract for "conflict of interest" cases that the Public Defender’s Office could not accept. While with Rael and Young, Mr. Rael earned a reputation for creative and aggressive representation. He also served as chairman of the California State Bar’s Committee on Criminal Defense Services and co-authored the first editions of California Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice and California Juvenile Court Practice, leading texts in their fields.

Since 1987 Mr. Rael has maintained a widely respected solo practice. Although he represents people from all walks of life, his clients have included elected officials charged with corruption, prominent business owners accused of anti-trust and regulatory violations, schoolteachers charged with abuse and top law enforcement officers facing misconduct charges. He handles cases involving every aspect of criminal and juvenile law, from serious felonies to vehicle code violations.

During his career Mr. Rael has won recognition for innovative, compassionate and skillful defense of his clients. Each client he accepts receives the benefit of nearly 40 years of experience, along with a philosophy that every case deserves his utmost attention.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (17%)
DUI / DWI (9%)
Drug Crimes (9%)
Marijuana Law (9%)
Juvenile Defense (8%)
Domestic Violence (8%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (8%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (8%)
White Collar Crime (8%)
Probation Violations (8%)
Sex Crimes (8%)
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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Stanford University
Bachelor of Science

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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Bar

Mentor Attorney
Humboldt County Teen Court

Criminal Attorney
California Teachers Association

California State Bar Committee on Criminal Defense Services

Hennepin County Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Regular Member

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Gregory Lee Rael
Greg Rael Law Offices
1026 Third Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Office: 707-445-9666
Fax: 707-445-9668

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Gregory Lee Rael - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Gregory Lee Rael on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.