Michael Carter Lukehart

Michael Carter Lukehart

Criminal Defense Attorney

Bakersfield, CA

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RATING

10.0

Call

No Misconduct

Languages

English

Answers and Advice

383 questions answered.

About Me

I have been a trial lawyer 30 years. I have completed 271 felony jury trials, including 46 homicides. I have completed 28 special circumstance cases, and have no clients on Death Row. In 2002 the California Public Defenders Assn. gave me the Defender of the Year award; in 2003 the Kern County Bar Assn. gave me the Atticus Finch Award. I often lecture on criminal defense topics at CPDA seminars,...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check

Fees

Free Consultation (30 minutes), Retainer (Always)

Client Reviews

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Without a doubt, Bakersfield's Finest !!!

Posted by: a Criminal Defense client about 5 years ago.

Calm, cool, collective, with total control in the courtroom, He very perciseive , he knows his job and does it excellence. You definetly get a...

Great attorney!

Posted by: Patti over 2 years ago.

Mr. Lukehart is currently my attorney. He is so professional, prepared, well organized and is truly dedicated to doing the very best for the client....
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Endorsements

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Autumn Renee Paine
Autumn Paine

Oakland, CA

About 5 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

As a former co-worker of Mr. Lukehart, I have observed his in-depth understanding of criminal defense law, as well as his amazing command of the...
Thomas John Greenberg
Thomas Greenberg

Redwood City, CA

Over 5 years ago

Relationship: Co-worker

Michael Lukehart is a superb attorney. Having watched him in action, I am continually amazed at what he is able to do in court. He has tried and...
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Résumé

License

1980 License Status: Active for the state of California.
Last updated by Avvo: 06/17/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1980 – 1982

Solo Practice

Education

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1996

CACJ/CPDA Death Penalty College, Santa Clara Univ. SOL.

Awards

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2003 Atticus Finch Award

Kern County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section

Associations

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1982- present Member

California Public Defenders Association


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Portfolio

Publications

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2002 Homicide Discovery Essentials

CPDA Homicide Seminar Syllabus

Speaking Engagements

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2012 Establishing Reasonable Doubt

at Continuing Legal Education

2011 Panel Member

at Capital Defense Training: Handling a Death Case in the Central Valley

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