Our expertise extends to all stages of a criminal case, from grand jury proceedings through habeas corpus. We have handled cases in a wide variety of subject matters, including: financial crime, securities cases, political corruption, RICO, cyber-crime, environmental crime, murder, arson, and international extradition. Our success at trial is often the result of creative motion practice, and we have challenged a broad range of investigative techniques, including wiretap interception and other modes of electronic surveillance. Like our trial practice, our extensive appellate experience serves our clients well. We have prevailed in many cases before three-judge appellate panels and have argued before en banc panels of the Ninth Circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States. We also have secured the release of our clients through state-court and federal-court petitions for habeas corpus.
While our criminal practice includes high-profile white collar cases, we recognize that no matter the level of publicity, every case is of the utmost importance to the individual client. We therefore maintain a small docket so that we can give each case the attention that it deserves. Coleman & Balogh is also committed to the representation of the indigent, and we have accepted appointments by the Ninth Circuit and the Southern and Central Districts of California in death penalty cases. We also handle a select few cases on a pro bono basis.
We undertake civil representations where the equities favor our clients and the stakes warrant our strategic and tactical expertise. Our civil practice centers on parallel proceedings, typically commenced by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies, and we have successfully navigated clients through the maze of pitfalls facing those at the center of government investigations in favor of “no action” decisions. On occasion we accept pure civil cases, which have included commercial litigation matters in the areas of securities law, employment, and contract law, as well as civil rights cases.