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Jonathan Eaton Rooker

Jonathan Eaton Rooker

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Fresno Criminal Defnese & DUI attorney Jonathan Rooker believes education is the key to success.  

Jonathan's Education

B.S. in Criminology from California State University of Fresno

M.S. Ed Counseling From Natioanl University

J.D. Law, San Joaqin College of Law in Fresno / Clovis

M.S Forensic Toxiclogy, University of Florida (Expected Graduation Summer 2015)

PC 832 Basic Reserve Level III Police Academy at Fresno City College


Continuing Education after being sworn in as an Attorney other thant degree programs


Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Student Course; LaPier & Associates


Standrdized Field Sobriety Tests, Instructor Course; LaPier & Associates


Gas Chromatography, Axion Labs American Chemical Society Law Division, Chicago


Sollid Drug Identification, Axion Labs, Americna Chemical Society Law Division, Chicago


Mastering Scientific Evidence, National College of DUI Defense, New Orleans




Second Year Student of the Year, San Joaquin College of Law

Super Lawyer 2015 Rising Star

AVVO Clients Choice award 2014

Top 100 Trial Attorney 2014

Associate of the year 2013-2014 Nuttall & Coleman

Winkin Award for Academic Excellence final year of law school




DUI-Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member

DUI-Defense Lawyers Association, Ambassador to State of Californai

CADUI Defense Lawyes Association, Member

National College for DUI Defense, Member

American Chemical Society - Law Division, Member




Qualified / testified as an Expert Witness on Forensic Toxiclogy multiple times at the DMV Admin Per Se Hearings


Taught MCLE Unit course at Fresno County Public Defenders Office



As a Criminal Defense attorney and expert witness i have been very pleased with the resutls of my efforts.  I have embraced the education and hard work that is required to excell in my profession.  The results and recognition of my peers and the relevant society have followed.

I was raised in rural Fresno County.  The small town of Caruthers was home to me, and I learned hard work as a young child, even working on the family farm, picking grapes, and cutting firewood as a child.  Those work ethics helped me become successful, and taught me that if I didn't want to do hard physical labor for low pay, I had better get an education.  My father valued education, teaching at Laton H.S., Reedley H.S., and Hanford H.S. through his over three decades in education.  His work ethic and belief in education as a key to success was passed down to me.


I worked various jobs during the time I was gaining my eduation.  I leanred management skills while working as an MT in Selma California at Enterprise Rent a Car.  The management philosophy of making sure a customer was 100% satisfied is a philosophy I embrace today.  Selma, California is a small city that I still frequent. The citizens, eating establishments such as Cattlement as Spike & Rail along with Sal's Mexican Cuisine are among my favorite.  


During bar study I spent an extensive amount of time in Fowler, even working with an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who had his office in Fowler, Ca for many years.  I frequented the Fowler, Ca Starbucks for my later study sessions, and still visit Fowler starbucks on a regular basis for my early morning reading, studying for my courses in Forensic Toxiclogy, coffee, and cheese / fruit plates.  The path toward being one of the most extensively edcuation attorneys in the state is built with hard work, effort, desire, and education.


I knew before I ever began law school that being the best Criminal Defense / DUI Defense Attorney in the valley, and serving the Fresno, Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, Caruthers, Reedley, Clovis, Dinuba area communities was a goal of mine.




I plan to complete my M.S. in Forensic Toxiclogy in June.  I will also be attending a DUI-Drug course at Axion Labs in Chicago (April) along with a second GC for alcohol in blood course (June), which will allow me to test to become the 7th ACS-LD Lawyer Scientist in California.  I plan to test while in Chicago following completion of the GC Blood Alcohol course.  I look forward to this achievement.

I also plan to attend an ARIDE course on DRE's, which will help round out my DUID knowledge and expertise.  I will make these things happen, and continue on my goal to be the best DUI Criminal Defense Attorney.





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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years, 250 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    3 years, 1 thousand cases



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

53 total 

  • Michael Evan Mitchell

    I've had the opportunity to watch Jonathan in court. He does a great job of representing his clients and seems to truly care that he does the best job possible. He is respected by his peers in the criminal defense field and has a strong grasp on the law. I would no hesitate to recommend him.


    Michael Mitchell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tina Marie Barberi

    I endorse Jonathan Rooker. He handles his cases with great care and attention to detail. He is consistently conscientious, endlessly hardworking, always helpful, and highly dedicated attorney. He helped me on a case and with his hard work, the matter was able to be resolved. Attorney Jonathan Rooker is someone I would recommend to anybody.


    Tina Barberi DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jonathan Rooker, Attorney at Law

2333 Merced Street
Fresno, CA, 93721



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Associate of the YearNuttall & Coleman2015
Certificate of Completion DUI Drug CourseAmerican chemical society2015
ratedSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Certificate of CompletionNCDD2014
Associate of the YearNuttall and Coleman2014
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Certificate of Completion Solid DrugAmerican Chemical Society2014
Certificate of Completion GCAmerican chemical Society / Axion Laboratories2013
Certificate of InstructionLa Pier and Associates2013
Certificate of InstructionDWI Detection and Standarized Field Sobriety Instructor Course2013
Witkin award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin Legal Institute2008
Second Year Student of the YearStudent Association2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Nuttall and Coleman2013 - Present
LawyerReal lawyers at afforadable prices2013 - Present
Defense AttorneyFresno County Public Defender's Office2012 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Office of Joel Murillo2011 - 2012
InternFresno County Public Defender's Office2010 - 2012
InternCiummo & Associates2008 - 2010
AdvisorSmall Claims2007 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationAmbassador to State of Ca2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Attorney Member2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember2013 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People of the State of California v. (Clients name witheld)Hung Jury
People of the State of California v. (Clients Name witheld for privacy)Not Guilty Verdict
People v. (Clients name withheld)No custody time

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Publication NameTitleDate
Ch-53 Video InterviewCentral Valley Buzz2015
Fresno BeePublic Fighting in The Park2008
Fighting Unlimited NewsMMA Aritcles2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaForensic Toxicology * Projected Graduation Summer of 2015MS - Master of Science2015
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
National UniversityEducational CounselingMasters of Science in Educational Counseling2005
California State University, FresnoCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Fresno City CollegeReserve Police Academy Level IIICertificate of Completion1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE ClassDUI2015
Centrall Valley BuzzDomestic Violence2015
Centrall Valley BuzzDUI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense2014
Central Valley TalkCrminal Defense and DUI2014
Central Valley TodayDUI2012
San Joaquin organizations (county)Law School Orientation2008
Fresno City CouncilCommunity Parks2008
Cage Radio WebcastMixed Martial Arts2008