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315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor

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555 West Fifth, 31st Floor

Los Angeles, California 90013

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1024 Iron Point Road

Folsom, California 95630

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Welcome to the Law Offices of Steven F. Gruel

Big-Firm Representation With Small-Firm Individual Attention

Steven F. Gruel Is An Experienced Attorney With A Proven Track Record Of Success In State And Federal Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, Corporate And Business Litigation, Tax Matters, Immigration Cases And Other Legal Matters.

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Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers Awarded for 2021 – 12 Straight Years

Friday July 9, 2021

For the 12th consecutive year, Steven’s outstanding legal work has been recognized by the Super Lawyers Award for 2021. Steven Gruel continues to successfully fight for his clients facing criminal charges or civil actions. His 35+ years of legal experience, 16 years as federal prosecutor and his easy direct one-on-one approach with clients combine to provide the complete representation clients expect.

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Federal Judge Grants Compassion Early Release

Friday, April 23, 2021

In light of COVID-19 and other compassionate reasons, Steven's motion for an early release from an 84 month sentence was granted. The client's sentence was reduced and the client was permitted to go home. He remains successfully released from custody.
United States v. Chanta Hopkins, CR-16-477-VC

Habeas Corpus

Habeas Petition Filed For Client Facing 210 Months In Federal Prison

Thursday, March 18, 2021

A Petition attacking the sentence of 210 Months was filed by Steven for his new client. The Judge ordered the prosecution to respond to the arguments raised in the Petition challenging the sentence. The Habeas action is pending with the Court.
United States v. Damari Singleton, CR-16-0518-BLF

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Federal Court Orders Early Termination of Client's Supervised Release

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Steven filed a motion to request early termination of his client's term of 3 years of probation period. The prosecution opposed this early relief. After a hearing on the motion, Judge Edward Chen granted the request and the client's probation was terminated early.
United States v. David Nosal, CR-08-0237-EMC

CaliConn Studios & Hollywood Fuzz

CaliConn Studios and Hollywood Fuzz Launched – Steven Gruel selected as General Counsel

Monday July 20, 2020

After 2 years of organizing and planning, media companies CaliConn Studios and Hollywood Fuzz were launched. Caliconn Studios will be developing and producing feature length media presentations while Hollywood Fuzz provides a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their productions. Not only a principal in these exciting global ventures, Steven serves as the companies General Counsel.

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Favorable SEC for Client in Alleged $25M Fraud Scheme – No Criminal Action By The FEDS

Friday June 5, 2020

Federal law enforcement officials claimed that the client participated in a fraud scheme misleading investors with a bond for the Livermore Charter Schools totaling over $25,000,000 in violation of the anti-fraud provisions of Securities Act of 1933. Working with the SEC, Steven successfully achieved a civil resolution of the case without any federal criminal prosecution. Without admitting any wrongdoing, the client resolved these allegations in federal court with his client agreeing to a $15,000 penalty.

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Steven Gruel Represents Former FBI Agent Fights Bribery Claim Based on Word of Convicted Con Artist

Tuesday May 19, 2020

A decorated former FBI agent has been charged in federal court in Los Angeles with bribery. Steven Gruel successfully fought to have the former agent released from custody and agreed to represent this respected federal law enforcement officer against these felony charges.

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