ATTORNEY PROFILE

Attorney Tracy M. Grayson

Bio

Tracy M. Grayson is an experienced, skilled, and aggressive trial attorney who has been practicing law for fifteen years.  He is well-respected in the legal community and has an excellent rapport with his peers, including other attorneys, prosecutors, and judges throughout southern California.  Mr. Grayson defends people against criminal charges in both state and federal courts, including charges involving fraud, theft, murder, drugs, DUI, domestic violence, Three Strike cases, and many others.  He has successfully tried dozens of serious and violent felony and “life in prison” cases, including murders, attempted murders, and gang cases.  Most of the cases he has tried have been victories–outright acquittals or not-guilty verdicts, acquittals on the heaviest charges, hung juries, or time served on the remaining charges.

 

In addition to Criminal Defense, Mr. Grayson oversees a Business Law Division to help businesses with corporate formations, contracts, litigation, asset protection, business startups and other business legal matters including Medical Marijuana Law  (defending the rights of medical marijuana providers and legally protecting their assets).

 

Before going into private practice, Mr. Grayson served briefly as a deputy public defender in Oakland, California, and also as an investigator and law clerk in Contra Costa county.  During his time with the public defender, he worked on dozens of murder and death penalty cases.  After realizing that working as a public defender would not allow him to deliver the level of quality service he was committed to, he started the Law Offices of Tracy M. Grayson to deliver the passionate advocacy he knew clients were looking for in a private attorney.

 

When he is not representing clients, Mr. Grayson can be found working as an active participant in his community.  He works with underprivileged children at a local high school through the Hueman Foundation, where he is a board member.  Through the foundation, he conducts workshops where he teaches young adults about their basic rights under the United States Constitution (e.g., the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent).  Also through the foundation, he helps sponsor a college tour of East Coast universities so that young athletes and others will have something to fall back on if their expected career in professional athletics does not work out as they had hoped.  In keeping with his work  as an attorney helping clients fight civil rights violations, Mr. Grayson has been active in the October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality and other civil rights organizations.

 

He was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the nearby cities of Compton and Carson.  He attended football powerhouse Banning High of Wilmington before moving on to UCLA, where he majored in History and Economics.  After college, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a law degree.

 

In his spare time, Mr. Grayson enjoys tennis, snowboarding, basketball, music, comedy, writing/blogging, reading, history, travel, ethnic food, and learning to speak Spanish.


Education

Attorney Grayson is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and received his BA in History and Economics from UCLA.

Continuing Legal Education

Mr. Grayson is very familiar with felony sentencing issues, with federal sentencing guidelines, and has endeavored to stay current on these very important issues and the law as a whole, maintaining an updated library in order to remain informed about the law.

Mr. Grayson attends numerous lectures and workshops to stay abreast of the latest legal issues and to improve his skills as a practicing attorney.  He has attended a two-week course at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and various seminars and conferences sponsored by CPDA, CACJ, and the ICDA.  He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and is a member of the Criminal section of the State Bar of California.

Legal Memberships

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Criminal Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Other Memberships

  • NORML

 

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