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Vijay Dinakar

Vijay Dinakar

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    7 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 35%
    7 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    7 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

92 total 

  • John Joseph VanDervoort

    Ive been specializing in criminal defense and dui over 40 years. Lately since the government has changed from Marijuana to DUI and "assault" to domestic bickering to real assault you need a lawyer as you can be jailed and lose gun rights, driving privileges etc.for these offenses Vijay is THE MAN if you are arrested in his geographic area. Joe Vandervoort Butte County area


    John VanDervoort DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sanjay Stephen Schmidt

    I have known Vijay since law school. He is a dedicated and relentless advocate for his clients and has the seasoned litigation skills to get the job done in the courtroom. I would recommend Vijay without hesitation to anyone charged with a crime, who needs an aggressive attorney to represent them in Vijay's geographical practice area.


    Sanjay Schmidt Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Dinakar Law Firm

2 North First Street
Suite 314
San Jose, CA, 95113




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Best Oral AdvocateSanta Clara Univ SOL2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDinakar Law Firm2008 - Present
AttorneyAlternate Defense Office2008 - 2012
InternPublic Defender's Office San Diego2008 - 2008
InternNorthern California Innocence Project2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaAttorney Member2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionAttorney Member2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. S.A.Not Guilty
People v. A.G.Case Dismissed
People v. B.R.Case Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
New York State LegislatureMedical Marijuana In New York State2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLLawlaw2007
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA2003