Congratulations to San Jose criminal defense attorney, Charles Mesirow, for selection in the 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosed each year.
The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selection process includes peer nominations, a panel review process, and indepedent research of each candidate.
Mr. Mesirow has been Board Certified by the California State Bar since 1977. His substantial career in state and federal court has included more than 100 jury trials involving a myriad of criminal defense legal matters. Mr. Mesirow was born in Los Angeles, California, and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1968. He received his Juris Doctor in 1971, from California Western School of Law. He is a former Senior Prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office for the County of Santa Clara prosecuting major felonies and leading the Fraud Unit for the District Attorney’s Office for part of his tenure. Since 1977, he has been a founding partner in the San Jose criminal defense law firm of Mesirow & Fink. In his nearly four decades of criminal defense practice, Mr. Mesirow has defended clients charged with crimes involving million dollar allegations of securities fraud, tax, bankruptcy, embezzlement, bank and wire fraud, environmental law violations, sex offenses and drug offenses.