Practice Areas


Litigation is, to put it simply, the process by which our society resolves disputes.

The Law Office of Nicholas G. Emanuel represents both individuals and businesses in Court and in connection with alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration. This office is committed to achieving the best result possible and doing so in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Criminal Defense

When a person is arrested or charged with a crime, that person is faced with a very uneven playing field - - the prosecutor will be familiar with the law, courtroom procedure, and will have access to virtually unlimited resources.

It is important to even the playing field by retaining an attorney who will provide vigorous representation, and who will make use of the many protections that the law provides for those who are charged with crimes.

The Law Office of Nicholas G. Emanuel represents clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors, and those who wish to clear their record of prior convictions.


The appellate courts are one of the most important aspects of our legal system. If a lower court makes a decision that looks like a mistake, that may be because it is one.

The Law Office of Nicholas G. Emanuel provides representation to clients who wish to seek review of a decision via an appeal or writ.

Administrative Proceedings

Administrative arms of the government make important decisions that can have a significant impact on a person

Location & Contact

  • map 30 N. Third Street
    San Jose, CA 95112
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    Phone: (408) 279-2060

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Mr. Emanuel has extensive experience in all stages of the litigation process, including jury trial. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants.
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