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Jose Carmelo Masso IV

also known as Sonny

Practice areas:

Litigation

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Litigation: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (30-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

2 Park Plaza
Ste. 440
Irvine, CA, 92614

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201007/06/2015
CAActive200805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardLewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law2007
Moot Court: Mock TrialLewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law2007
HonorsOmicron Delta Epsilon2004
HonorsPhi Beta Kappa2004
Colwell Prize in American StudiesUniversity of Redlands2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Public DefenderCity of Renton Public Defender2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyMcElfish Law Firm2008 - 2012
Clerk/AttorneyLaw Office of Hugh Whittemore2007 - 2008
Rule 9 Law ClerkTyner & Associates2006 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2013 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of WashingtonMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2011 - Present
California State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2011 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of WashingtonMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2010 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
U.S. District Court Central District of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Garcia v. Superior Court - Case No. E048874Writ of Mandate I prepared and aruged was granted in my client's favor.
Zamora v. Licea - San Bernardino Case No. CIVRS 702962Jury verdict in my client's favor.
Weathermon v. Zambrano - Case No. B240232Plaintiff's cause of action against my client dismissed by Court of Appeal

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor2007
University of RedlandsGovernment and EconomicsBachelor of Arts2004