Allen Weinberg



Allen Weinberg is of Counsel to Kaplan Marino. Mr. Weinberg has been in private practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney since he graduated California Western School of Law in 1993. Mr. Weinberg graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany, and has a particular interest in the intersections of business, commerce and criminal / regulatory matters.

Having tried complex cases in both state and federal courts, in recent years, Mr. Weinberg has devoted most of his practice to criminal appeals and other post-conviction work, including motions for new trial, sentence modifications, and petitions for writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Weinberg regularly argues before the California Courts of Appeal and has argued multiple times before the California Supreme Court. He has been of counsel to the firm for more than a decade.

Mr. Weinberg is counsel of record in numerous precedent-setting California cases, spanning a wide array of legal topics involving serious felony matters, Fourth Amendment search and seizure law, medical marijuana, the right to a unanimous verdict, instructional issues, and areas particular to juveniles accused of serious crimes. He has handled a variety of cases including Insurance Fraud, Real Estate Fraud, Murder, Robbery, Embezzlement, Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, White-Collar Crimes, Medical Marijuana, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, and Asset Forfeiture Matters. Mr. Weinberg has also represented juveniles accused of a range of serious offenses in adult, juvenile delinquency, and appellate courts.

Clients have included business professionals, entertainment executives, doctors, lawyers, and the minor children of prominent executives and professionals. All cases are personally handled with confidentially and discretion.

Mr. Weinberg is admitted to practice law in the United States Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Weinberg is a past President of the Santa Monica Bar Association Barristers’ Board of Trustees and has been recognized with the California State Bar Association’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. He is a member of California Appellate Defense Counsel.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Appellate Practice
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • White-Collar Defense
  • Violent Crimes
  • Narcotics
  • Sex Offenses
  • Licensing Matters
  • DUI/DMV Matters
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Vehicular Offenses

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Criminal Appellate and other Post-Conviction Matters
  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Trial-Level Litigation

Representative cases resulting in reversal of convictions at the appellate level

  • People v. Garcia (2012) 204 Cal.App.4th 542

published reversal regarding defendants’ rights to a unanimous jury verdict

  • People v. MacArthur (2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 275

published reversal regarding defendants’ rights to proper jury instructions in a theft matter

  • People v. Tilekooh (2003) 113 Cal.App.4th 1433

published reversal ensuring the right to medical marijuana in California

  • People v. Saldana (2002) 101 Cal.App.4th 170

published reversal following the illegal search of car and seizure of a large quantity of cocaine