Greg Foster

Sacramento Team Leader
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Our constitution is the oldest living document that still stands today because of the work of attorneys and judicial servants on both defense and prosecution teams. I look at my job as part of a very important responsibility to our country and to every client that depends on me to defend him. Sex crime cases are the ultimate test of our judicial system to try people accused of alleged crimes. The emotions and prejudices associated with the mere accusation of rape or abuse make these dangerous cases for the client who can easily by sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Area of Practice

  • 95% of my experience is in defending clients charged with criminal offenses. I have also represented clients in federal court where there are fewer cases, but more vigorous prosecution and high-stakes punishments in federal prisons for those found guilty.

Teaching Positions

  • Assistant instructor, Trial Advocacy class, 1999-2003

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1985, Juris Doctorate
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1982, Bachelor of Arts


  • Founding and Active Member of Tracy Helms Scholarship Fund, McGeorge School of Law
  • Staff Member of Greensheets Law Review for McGeorge School of Law. Published analyses of California Legislation
  • Member, California Public Defender’s Association
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association

Employment Positions Held:

  • Innocence Legal Team, 2011 to present
  • Private Practice, 1998 to present, Sacramento
  • Office of the Public Defender,1988-1998, Sacramento County
  • Law Office of Donald G. Nelson, 1987-1988, Sacramento
  • Law Office of Michael Moriarty, 1986-1987, San Francisco
  • Sonoma County Superior Court, Research Attorney for Judge William Bettinelli, 1985-1986, Santa Rosa