Joseph Abrams

Law Office of Joseph Abrams

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Law Office of Joseph Abrams


From his federal criminal defense and sentence mitigation law firm in Anaheim, California, attorney Joseph Abrams provides unmatched legal representation and results to clients in Orange County and all of Southern California who are under investigation for, charged with, or awaiting sentencing on any type of federal criminal offense.

Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Abrams spent his legal career with the federal judiciary as a sentencing specialist and presentence supervisor, and served as the exclusive sentencing liaison to a sitting federal district court judge in the Central District of California.

During his career, Mr. Abrams worked on more than 1,000 federal criminal cases, covering virtually every type of federal offense.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Abrams developed expert knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines and federal sentencing advocacy. Mr. Abrams gained recognition within the judiciary, and among the federal defense bar, as a federal sentencing guidelines expert and a trusted source for matters involving federal sentencing.

After retiring from the federal judiciary, Mr. Abrams founded the Law Office of Joseph Abrams. His purpose for going into private practice was to use the knowledge and skills he developed over more than two decades to help ordinary people who find themselves in the serious situation of being the target of a federal investigation, charged with a federal crime, or awaiting sentencing on federal charges, to achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.

Joseph Abrams graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1997, and passed the California bar examination that same year. Mr. Abrams graduated in the top 10% of his class, was the recipient of the prestigious American Jurisprudence Book Award in Federal Courts, and was chosen Best Writer in the Moot Court Honors Program Intramural Competition.

Mr. Abrams is a member of the Federal Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, and Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to the California State Bar, United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

When Mr. Abrams is not busy helping make things right for his clients, you can find him walking local trails with his Border Collie “Jammer” or traveling to the beautiful country of Italy and studying Italian language and culture.