BA in Letters with Distinction, U. of Oklahoma (1990) (Phi Beta Kappa)
J.D., Stanford Law School (1994)
A board-certified specialist in criminal-trial advocacy for the past twelve years, Mr. Lemon has dedicated his practice to defending persons charged in serious and complex cases in California and federal trial courts and in federal appellate courts.
He has successfully represented numerous clients in virtually every type of federal criminal case, including jury acquittals in mandatory-life-imprisonment cases, reversals of convictions in the federal court of appeals, and favorable settlements in high-profile cases. Just last year for example, he obtained the release of a client who had served 33 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murdering a DEA agent.
Mr. Lemon is AV-rated (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized annually by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is admitted to practice in the State of California, the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.