Fighting For Your Rights

Charged with a crime? Put my experience, reputation and knowledge to work for you.

Strong, Respected Advocacy For The Accused

A criminal conviction can affect your life forever. Whether you have been charged with a crime of violence, a property crime or drunk driving, it’s in your best interest to secure an exceptional attorney as soon as possible. When your future is at stake, you deserve the best advocate possible by your side and protecting your rights.

I’m Steven “Steve” Chase, a criminal defense attorney with more than four decades of experience representing people charged with crimes in California. I’ve defended thousands of clients facing a wide range of charges, from simple misdemeanors to first-degree murder. I have conducted over 100 jury trials, and I am ready to put my experience to work for you.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Drunk Driving

Sex Offenses

Know Your Rights

Experienced San Mateo County Criminal Defense Attorney

Why I Fight For Your Rights

People often ask me why I defend the accused. My answer is simple — because there are two sides to every story, and you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You have a constitutional right to defend yourself against accusations of criminal wrongdoing, and it’s my responsibility to fully defend your rights, protect your well-being and ensure the system treats you fairly.

Clients choose me as their criminal defense attorney for my reputation, my exceptional track record of success and my down-to-earth demeanor. When you meet with me you’ll feel comfortable sharing your story, your goals and your fears. I will treat you with the respect you deserve and work hard to get you the best result possible.

What People Are Saying

Expert Guidance

“Mr. Chase is an exceptional, award-winning criminal defense attorney. With his expert guidance, we were able to explain our expert witness testimony and demonstrate that I was innocent of all charges filed.”

— Former Client

Exceptional Courtroom Lawyer

“Mr. Chase has appeared before me countless times. He is an exceptional courtroom lawyer. Articulate, practical and very persuasive. He is a vigorous advocate but courteous. And he has a big heart…”

— Judge

The Best

“If you’re innocent, and you want Steve to prove you’re innocent, he’ll dig in until he finds the truth. He’s the best!”

— Former Client

Truly On Your Side

“Very helpful and good at sticking to facts in trial instead of dramatics. Mr. Chase gives you a sense of support, and it feels like he is truly on your side.”

— Former Client

AV-Rated Trial Attorney

AV Badges

AV Preeminent* peer review-rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available

Recognized By Super Lawyers

Super Lawyer Badges

Top rated criminal defense attorney in South San Francisco and selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers on multiple occasions

Contact Me When Your Future Is On The Line

Since 1972, I’ve been deeply involved in the defense of thousands of people charged with a wide variety of crimes — people from all walks of life in all types of situations. I understand what you’re going through, what you’re up against and how your case could play out. I don’t judge my clients; I get to know them and their situation, the facts of their case and then defend them to the fullest extent possible.

When your future is on the line, the sooner you have me on your side, the better. Contact my firm, the Law Office of Steven A. Chase, in South San Francisco today at 650-376-0864 to arrange your free consultation. I represent people throughout San Mateo County and will travel to meet with your family member if he or she is currently in jail.

Top Criminal Defender For Over 45 Years. Call Today!