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The Criminal Defense Dream Team

ACH consists of partners Cristina Arguedas, Ted Cassman, Laurel Headley, Raphael Goldman and Julie Salamon. Christy Chandler is of counsel.

We are distinguished trial lawyers who recognize that being prepared and ready to take a case to trial is often also the most effective negotiating tactic. We also have a top-notch appellate practice at all levels that has seen victories in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the state and federal courts of appeals. With this unusual combination of skills, we bring unique talents and perspective to each phase of our clients’ cases.

Our trial experience makes us better appellate lawyers. And our appeals work means that we are always thinking five steps ahead for our clients.

Individually, our partners regularly rank among the Best Lawyers in the United States, are recognized as Super Lawyers and receive of numerous other honors and awards. Cris Arguedas is a member of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2010, she was inducted into the California State Bar Trial Lawyers’ Hall of fame.

We collaborate on every phase of a case, with an emphasis on painstaking investigation, quick mastery of complex material, careful strategic planning, and meticulous follow-through. Working closely together, with creativity, intelligence and determination, ACH lawyers take control of cases—from the most routine to the most complicated—before they take control of our clients.

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ARGUEDAS, CASSMAN & HEADLEY, LLP