Firm Overview


Angeli R. Fitch is a criminal defense attorney in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been described by her colleagues as "The Velvet Hammer," which is an improvement from her other nickname in law school - “The Vein." An annoying large vein would protrude from her forehead and always during cross-examination of a difficult witness!

The secret to Angeli’s success is meticulous preparation and a thorough understanding of the facts. Quite often, Angeli knows more about the facts of the case than the prosecutor or judge and she uses that advantage to skillfully negotiate a favorable settlement for her client or challenge the prosecutor and take the case to trial. Either way, Angeli is prepared always! 

A good attorney is one who leads a balanced life and has FUN. Angeli has a passion for acting and is a Meisner trained actor and has done many fun projects over the years. Her claim to fame is playing a strip club owner in the Investigation ID series “Wives with Knives” In addition, Angeli is a very accomplished voice actor and live announcer/presenter for events in the Bay Area

Angeli dedicates a certain portion of her practice to helping those in need and who cannot afford her services. She started working “pro-bono” in her early twenties when she became a mentor to young women in the juvenile justice program at the Youth Guidance Center in San Francisco. Throughout her life, she has contributed her time to various community organizations, including the San Francisco Chapter of the NAACP ( where she served as a volunteer attorney and the Samoan Community Development Center ( where she served as a Board Member. A longtime volunteer of the Innocence Project ( and former Board member of the Insight Prison Project (, Angeli also co-founded the non-profit – The Three Strikes Justice Center (TSJC) with her good friend and law partner Givelle Lamano. TSJC was created to support the release of inmates sentenced to life sentences for committing non-violent crimes under the old Three Strikes law. For more on Angeli’s pro bono work, see: