Pier 9, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Pier 9, Suite 100       San Francisco, CA 94111

Practice Areas

We specialize in criminal defense in federal and state courts, and represent a broad range of clients through all phases of thejustice system. Learn more about some of our areas of expertise.

Espionage Defense Lawyer

With the recent introduction of the DOJ’s China Initiative under the Trump administration, many innocent US citizens are facing unfair accusations and persecution and require a trained, seasoned espionage defense lawyer who knows how to stand up to Big Government and combat their overreach. The Initiative seeks to target those they believe are involved in […]

NFT Lawyers

As the public’s understanding of blockchain technology has expanded, new and innovative ways to fuse creativity with digital currency are being born. Selling and trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is among the hottest current trends in the arts and entertainment industry, with some NFTs capturing millions in revenue. The unique digital content is authenticated and then […]

Cryptocurrency and Crypto Tax Lawyers

If the uncharted legalities of the newly minted crypto economy feel overwhelming, you are not alone. Each year, thousands of crypto owners turn to qualified, experienced cryptocurrency lawyers to help them wade through complex legal intricacies and IRS regulations so they can feel secure and grounded in their numbers. At Hickey & Chung, we work […]

Civil Litigation

At Hickey & Chung LLP, our attorneys serve as counsel in a range of civil cases. Our experience, thorough case preparation, and professional presentation in court has led to many positive outcomes in challenging civil cases. If you are facing a civil case, we urge you to connect with us to evaluate your case and […]

Whistleblower Representation

Under the Federal False Claim Act, individuals have the right to file “qui tam” actions against companies that have engaged in defrauding the federal government. A portion of the content of the False Claim Act, or “qui tam statute,” reads as follows: (b) Actions by Private Persons. (1)A person may bring a civil action for […]

Sexual Offenses

Being charged with a sexual offense is among the most stressful and frightening legal situations possible. You may be entirely innocent of the accusations, but even so, you will be forced into the position of defending yourself and clearing your name. At Hickey & Chung, we provide a team approach to defending our clients and […]

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence takes place in households of every socioeconomic background. In the Bay Area, the number of cases continues to rise, with 8,647 calls to domestic violence crisis lines in a recent year and 7,110 calls to 911 in San Francisco. At Hickey & Chung, we represent domestic violence victims and serve as defense counsel […]

Tax Offenses

You have the right to manage your finances in a manner that legally reduces the taxes you pay the IRS or the State of California. However, if the authorities believe you are violating the law to avoid paying the taxes you legitimately owe, you could be facing very serious legal consequences. Both the IRS and […]

Securities and Investment Fraud Defense 

The SEC has a powerful enforcement division that focuses on identifying any party, corporation, corporate executive, investment professional, or individual they believe engaged in committing financial crimes. The SEC focuses on identifying fraudulent investment schemes and constantly monitors social media and other types of cyber communications for “red flags.” The indicators they look for include […]

Criminal Defense Law Firm in the Bay Area

If you or a loved one is under investigation by the authorities or has been charged with a serious offense, the quality, dedication, and talent of your criminal attorney could not be more critical. Being caught in the criminal justice system is a very frightening, stressful, and uncomfortable experience. Under the US Constitution, you are […]

Title IX Investigations

Facing sexual violence or sexual harassment allegations can have a significant impact on your life, especially if you are a student or employee at an educational institution. Do not risk irreparable damage to your education, career, and overall reputation by trying to navigate the challenges of a Title IX investigation on your own. Let us help you – having a criminal defense attorney with Title IX expertise on your side can make all the difference.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

The United States of America vs. You is not a fair fight. You need an attorney with substantial federal experience - like ours - to balance the odds when facing FBI investigators and the federal sentencing guidelines.

State Criminal Defense

The vast majority of crimes are charged in overcrowded state criminal courts. Make sure your defense doesn’t get lost in the shuffle: an aggressive defense makes all the difference.

Compassionate Release

Federal Courts around the country are now able to grant immediate compassionate release to defendants who show “extraordinary and compelling circumstances,” such as being a vulnerable to COVID-19 and trapped in a dangerous federal prison. If you or a loved one are in federal prison and want out, give us a call.

Crimmigration Defense

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, even a minor criminal case could force you into exile. A criminal defense attorney with an in- depth understanding of immigration law can guide often guide you to a non-deportable outcome. Our lawyers regularly represent non-citizens in criminal court and challenge old convictions for people in deportation proceedings.

Health Care Fraud

We represent health care providers, plans, and patients in a wide range of billing fraud, anti-kickback, and other health care- related cases.

Firearms Offenses

Defending firearms cases effectively requires an in-depth understanding of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.

Seizure and Asset Forfeiture Defense

If the government has seized your money or property, you may be able to go to court and get it back. We have helped clients recover property seized by state and federal agencies, even when they are the targets of criminal investigations.

Violent Offenses

Being accused of a violent crime can destroy your life, regardless of your actual guilt. A good lawyer can be the difference between life and death.

RICO & Conspiracy Offenses

Conspiracy charges against multiple people are best defended by a group of skilled attorneys working together. We have lengthy experience defending conspiracies and can provide independent but collaborative counsel for families, friends, and colleagues who are jointly charged.

Professional Licensing Defense

Losing your medical, legal, or other professional license can throw you into poverty and destroy your career. We can help prevent that from happening.

Regulatory Offenses

Not all investigations wind up in criminal court. That does not mean they cannot have life-altering consequences. We can help.

Victim & Witness Representation

Sadly, victims are often mistreated or disregarded in the churn of the criminal justice system. Witnesses can become defendants if they do not take the proper steps. If you are the victim of a crime or are served with a subpoena, a lawyer can protect your rights and interests and keep you out of harm’s way.

Computer Crimes

From hacking to cryptocurrency fraud, we are a 21st century law firm defending 21st century cases.
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