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Michael Alessandro Molfetta

Michael Alessandro Molfetta

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr. Molfetta has completed over 250 jury trials all over the country including Idaho, Texas, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Mass., and New Jersey. He has handled cases in Mexico, Italy, and Canada as well. He has been a legal analyst on ABC's World News Tonight as well as many other prominent shows. He is one of the main subjects in two "true crime" novels.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    25 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Edward Welbourn

    I have known Michael Molfetta as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He is one of the best defense attorneys in the county and an excellent trial lawyer.


    Thomas Welbourn Sex Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4425 Jamboree Rd Ste 130
Newport Beach, CA, 92660




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Prosecutor of the YearOrange County District Attorney1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw office of Michael Molfetta1996 - Present
Deputy D.A.Orange County District Attorney1991 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
NACDLN/A1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. Randy McDonaldJury hung 10-2 for not guilty/ case dismissed
People v. Richard PhillipsNot Guilty
People v. Michael AraizaNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Law Talking GuysThe Trial Lawyers Dilemma2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SOLN/AlawN/A
Occidental CollN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers AssociationCross Examination of "snitch"2013
Law Practice SeminarCriminal Defense Practice2013
APCDLVoire Dire in Death Penalty Cases2012
APCDL Annual ConferenceHomicide Defense2009