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Joe Reichmann

Marion R. Yagman
Joe Reichmann









Bar Admissions


Admitted to bars: California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.





UCLA School of Law: J.D., 1959.

University of California at Los Angeles: B.S. business administration, accounting major, 1953





Mr. Reichmann has had extensive experience in the area of criminal law, including serving as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, California, from 1960 to 1970. Mr. Reichmann was appointed to the Federal Indigent Defense Panel in 1970 and, for the 10 year period from 1970 to 1980, Mr. Reichmann practiced criminal defense. From 1970 to 1980, Mr. Reichmann was exclusively engaged in the practice of criminal law both in the California State courts and in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Mr. Reichmann has extensive appellate experience, representing criminal defendants both in the California State appellate court system and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and, during that 10 year period, filed at least 50 appeals on behalf of criminal defendants. On occasion, Mr. Reichmann's appellate experience has included the filing of petitions for writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. 

From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Reichmann was a highly respected United States Magistrate Judge for United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Reichmann's extensive experience as a Magistrate Judge included presiding over many jury an court trials of Section 1983 cases, and claims of pro se inmates, and issuing reports and recommendations in habeas corpus cases.  During his tenure as Magistrate Judge, Mr. Reichmann also conducted numerous settlement conferences in Section 1983 cases, as well as in a vast array of complex tort and class action cases. 


In 1999 Mr. Reichmann joined the law firm of Yagman & Yagman & Reichmann, to which he has brought his invaluable experience as a former Magistrate Judge, as a seasoned criminal attorney, and in federal civil rights. 





1997-1998: Adjunct Professor, University of West Los Angeles School of Law:

___________taught class on 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens civil rights law.