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Michael John Shambrook

About me

I am a Criminal Defense Attorney who works one-on-one with individuals and associations helping them navigate the legal system and, where appropriate, hold onto and protect their assets, and enjoy their success.  I am not able to turn water into wine - I am not a magician.  But I have been known, through my hard work and skilled negotiating, to get felonies reduced to misdemeanors, and even get Dismissals "In the interests of Justice".  I look after the interests of my clients and "we" fight together to accomplish resolutions that we all agree to accept.  We are together in this fight !


Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    8 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
  3. Business: 15%



Hourly ($250-450/hour), contingent (25-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Drynan Boyd

    I have handled several criminal defense cases with Michael over the years and we have always worked well together and brought about very favorable results for our clients. I do endorse his work and practice.


    Robert Boyd Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Benjamin Alika Okin

    Mr. Shambrook has a passion for forfeitures that I have not seen in some time. I have referred him cases for consult on this issues and have not heard anything but positive feedback on his advice from my clients.


    Benjamin Okin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Michael John Shambrook

456 N. State Street, Suite A
Ukiah, CA, 95482

Law Office of Michael John Shambrook

703 Second Street, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Business OrganizationsWitkin2007
Labe Leibowitz Award:- Award for “Persistence and Determination”The Law School Dean2007
Simi Valley Rotary Club Academic Tuition ScholarshipSimi Valley Rotary Club1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Michael J. Shambrook2009 - Present
AssociateBrayton Purcell, LLP2009 - 2009
AssociateAmerican Mortgage Law Group2008 - 2009
Of CounselCarter Vannucci & Momsen LLP2007 - 2008
Intern - Law ClerkMendocino County District Attorney2006 - 2006
Law ClerkMeechan Wootton Weinberger2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Forfeiture Endangers American RightsMember2009 - Present
NORMLMember2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Mendocino County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Americans for Safe AccessMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Press DemocratLittle impact expected in Sonoma, Mendocino Counties after fed's pivot on asset seizures2015
The Anderson Valley AdvertiserCut Away, Barrister2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Empire College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Wolverhampton Ploytechnic, UKBusiness StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Moorpark Junior CollegeBusinessAA1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FestivalAsset Forfeiture and Asset Protection2012
FestivalAsset Forfeiture and Asset Protection2011