Over the past decade, Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Lueck has handled thousands of criminal cases in the Kern County Superior Court. From simple misdemeanors to the most serious and complex felonies, Mr. Lueck’s level of dedication to his clients and their cases has earned him an unparalleled level of respect amongst fellow criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges.
A deep understanding of California criminal law and procedure, coupled with the ability to accurately evaluate individual cases at the earliest stage is what sets Mr. Lueck apart, often resulting in entire cases or the most serious charges being dismissed. Mr. Lueck takes great pride in his knowledge of each case and represents his clients in a manner that always strives to attain the best outcome, as quickly as possible.
A native of Bakersfield (West High School – 1992, CSU Bakersfield – 1996), Mr. Lueck returned home to practice law after graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1999. He began his legal career as an Associate with the local law firm of Clifford & Brown, but quickly transitioned into his criminal defense practice by taking a job with the Kern County Public Defender’s Office in 2001. In more than ten years as a Deputy Public Defender, Mr. Lueck tried more than twenty cases to verdict and conducted in excess of two thousand preliminary hearings. His constant presence in the courtroom, along with the manner in which he presents his cases, has resulted in his recognition as one of the most respected members of the criminal defense bar in Kern County.
On a personal level, Mr. Lueck is happily married to his wife of more than seventeen years. Together they are members of Laurelglen Bible Church and enjoy spending time with their two children, traveling, and remaining active in various athletic activities such as swimming and cycling. In his spare time, Mr. Lueck dabbles in photography, loves to barbeque, and tries to keep current with his favorite soccer teams (LA Galaxy and Everton).
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Joel is unquestionably one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and effective attorneys in Kern County. He has handled thousands of cases of all sorts and he is the kind of attorney that other attorneys look to when they need help.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mock Trial Coach Service Award||West High School (Bakersfield, CA)||2012|
|10 Year Service Award||Kern County Public Defender's Office||2011|
|Owner||Law Office of Joel E. Lueck||2011 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||Kern County Public Defender's Office||2001 - 2011|
|Associate||Clifford & Brown||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kern County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||member||2001 - Present|
|People v. Dowl||Dismissed|
|People v. Reese||Dismissed|
|People v. Black||Dismissed|
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|Southern Illinois University Law Journal||Survey of Illinois Law: Mandatory Arbitration||1999|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|California State University, Bakersfield||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Kern County Public Defender's MCLE Seminar||Representing Gang Clients at the Preliminary Hearing Stage||2009|