Law Offices of J. Michael Anthony

Firm Overview

I began my law firm in 1972, and it is a general practice with focus on criminal law and litigation.

Example cases

I have handled a felony murder jury trial and have handled a lot of domestic violence cases.

Main Office
790 Mission Avenue
San Rafael  CA  94901
  • (415) 485-2200 ext. 121
  • (415) 457-1420


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, I provide a free initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
$1,200 typically.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Christina Eager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I was interested in criminal law from the first day of law school.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is okay for clients to educate themselves but a little knowledge can be dangerous.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


J. Michael Anthony

Deputy District Attorney in Marin County from 1965 to 1972.

Learning psychology helps you deal with clients' problems better.

I think that I am a good writer.

I am direct, to the point and cogent.

Personal interests:

I am heavily involved in the Native Sons of the Golden West.

  • Bar Number: 36259
    California , 1965
  • Hastings College of Law
    J.D. , 1964
    San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco State University
    B.A. , 1961
    San Francisco, CA
    My focus was Pre-Law.

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