Attorney Victor Sherman founded his law firm in 1984. Since then, his expertise in criminal defense and his commitment to achieving positive results have earned him an excellent reputation in the legal community and with his clients. He brings the utmost professionalism and strong advocacy to every case. Based on hundreds of jury trials and thousands of investigations, Mr. Sherman and his team know what works and are committed to putting that knowledge to work on behalf of his clients.
Victor Sherman has often been referred to by colleagues as “The Magician” for his innovative and vigorous defense strategies and the outstanding results that they have produced. His clients have included celebrities, public figures and ordinary people; he represented a defendant in the Watergate case, as well as someone involved in one of the United States’ largest money laundering cases and another charged with the nation’s largest bank heist. Several of his cases have established precedents in the law or have been in the forefront of emerging areas, such as internet fraud, prescription opiate distribution, and criminal forfeiture.
Mr. Sherman has tried hundreds of cases in both federal and state courts, defending clients in cases including business fraud, drug offenses, securities fraud, money laundering, public corruption, customs violations and racketeering, as well as misdemeanor and felony offenses and crimes of violence such as murder, sexual assaults and arson. Mr. Sherman has argued before the United States Supreme Court (United States vs. $8,850) and Courts of Appeal in many federal circuits.
In 1980, Mr. Sherman founded and began sponsoring the Aspen Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, in order to create an environment for defense attorneys to share their common experiences in a setting that inspires maximum learning and congeniality. Over the ensuing decades, the Seminar has presented some of the most stimulating and knowledgeable voices in the field of criminal law. Since 1997, the Seminar has been co-sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, Mr. Sherman has been honored repeatedly by his profession. In 2014, he received the Jerry Geisler Award from the Criminal Bar Association as Defense Lawyer of the Year. In 2017 he was named one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. Mr. Sherman’s exceptional knowledge, experience, courtroom relationships and success at doing the best for his clients have earned him a place on the list of Best Lawyers in America since 1995, as well as in the Super Lawyers’ Hall of Fame. In addition, Mr. Sherman has frequently appeared on television and in other media as a spokesperson, analyst or commentator on numerous legal issues.
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