After law school, I became a deputy public defender, quickly gaining real-world experience to back up the skills I had built in law school by successfully competing in mock trial and moot court. I was able to quickly hone my courtroom skills by representing criminal defendants at all stages of the criminal process, winning nearly 2/3 of all my jury trials. (Past performance is no guarantee of the outcome of your case.) For over a year, I was also accepting cases appointed to me by the California Court of Appeals to represent indigent criminal defendants in their California appeals, gaining valuable insight into the areas of trial and legal representation that can cause clients the most problems in court.
After leaving the public defender's office, I started taking on private criminal defense matters and civil cases. I handle all types of trials from employment law disputes to financial elder abuse to probate disputes to murder. My experience in conducting and winning trials is invaluable to anyone embroiled in litigation. In fact, I also take over cases from other attorneys right before trial when it becomes clear a matter is not going to settle and the current attorney does not want to take the case to trial.
If you are ever charged with a crime, need a civil litigator or trial attorney, my experience in pre-trial negotiations, motion practice, jury selection, trials, and appeals will be invaluable. Contact me to discuss your legal situation and find out how I can help.
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Dave Jones is a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. Unlike other attorneys Mr. Jones is willing to tenaciously fight for his clients in the courtroom in front of a jury. This distinction truly sets him apart as being one of the best litigators in California. I strongly endorse Dave Jones.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Counsel Rating in Criminal Law-State Felony & Misdemeanor||Lead Counsel||2015|
|5 Year Anniversary||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Attorney at Law||Hackard Law Corporation||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||American Justice Center||2006 - 2015|
|Attorney||Tulare County Public Defender||2005 - 2006|
|Certified Law Clerk||San Diego County Office Of The Public Defender||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted||2016 - Present|
|Federalist Society||Member||2015 - Present|
|Home School Legal Defense Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network||Member and Referral Attorney||2012 - Present|
|United States Concealed Carry Association||Platinum Plus Member and Referral Attorney||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms||Lifetime Member||2002 - Present|
|Second Amendment Foundation||Lifetime Member||1996 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Benefactor Life Member||1988 - Present|
|Employment Law Dispute||Win for our client|
|Child Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Battery on Peace Officer||Not Guilty on all charges|
|DUI Drugs||Not guilty on all counts|
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|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Sierra Nevada College||Emergency Medicine||EMT-1||1992|