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About me

I am a hard-working, energetic, and compassionate attorney who strives to achieve the best results for his clients. I am a readily accessible, affordable, and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to your criminal case. 


I have practiced as a public defender and as a private attorney so I understand how to manage a caseload effectively, communicate with the district attorney or opposing counsel and get results. 


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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    7 years, 500 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    6 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Alan Wingerden

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to witness his work in the courtroom and have found him to be diligent and hardworking. He is well respected in the legal community.

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    Richard Wingerden Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Douglas Alan Goss

    I have a client who needed an attorney in Santa Clara for a traffic matter. After speaking with Mr. Coughlin regarding the ticket, I put the client in touch with Mr. Coughlin. From what I have heard from the client, the matter is being dealt with professionally. I endorse Mr. Coughlin.

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    Douglas Goss Criminal Defense Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200911/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselThe Law Office of Leon Mezzetti2012 - Present
Panel AttorneyCriminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program- Alameda County Bar Association2012 - Present
Appearance AttorneyKapsack and Bair2012 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderHumboldt County Public Defenders Office2010 - 2011
AssociateRutledge & Rutledge2008 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Traffic Ticket San Mateo CountyReduction in charge/fine
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bail Issues MCLEBail Issues and Representation2016
Plea NegotiationsPlea Negotations MCLE2015