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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    14 years



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Karren Melinda Kenney

    Ms. Gambale is by far one of the most effective criminal defense lawyers that I have had the pleasure working with over the past 11 years. She excels in the are of DUI defense due to her knowledge and understanding of the science involved with defending DUI's. Ms. Gambale had several favorable DUI defense verdicts while I worked with her at the OC Public Defender's office. In addition, Ms. Gambale has handled very serious cases, including murders, gangs and robberies. There have been numerous times I was amazed at the dispositions Ms. Gambale was able to obtain for her clients. Anyone who has the privilege of retaining Ms. Gambale will be in good hands. She truly cares about her clients and is relentless in obtaining the best disposition possible. I strongly endorse Ms. Gambale.


    Karren Kenney Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. Erica Gambale is an amazing criminal defense attorney. She is experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and proficient in all areas of criminal defense. She is a skilled trial attorney and extremely capable of handling all types of criminal cases from beginning to end. When faced with criminal charges, anyone would be beyond fortunate to have Erica assisting with their defense. She is, and always has been, a zealous advocate for all of her clients.


    Nicole Parness
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

111 Pacifica, Suite 120
Irvine, CA, 92618



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGambale and Gambale2012 - Present
Senior Deputy Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Attorneys AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2012
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Orange County Attorneys AssociationMember2001 - 2012
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Eduardo ValenciaThe special circumstance and the murder were dismissed mid trial.
In re Alfonso GomezMr. Gomez was exonerated after spending 16 years in custody for a murder he did not commit. That murder charge, along with five attempted murders, was dismissed.
People v. Freddy VasquezNot Guilty of Attempted Murder
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AN/A2000
USC Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Univ of Notre DameN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996