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Tim Balcom is a former prosecutor and highly experienced trial attorney who aggressively defends his clients.

Tim has extensive experience working in the criminal justice field. Over the span of 25 years, he has worked in every possible role in the criminal justice system. Before he attended college, he served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. In 1997, he graduated from University of the Pacific’s, McGeorge School of Law, where he received honors in Trial Advocacy.

Upon graduating from law school, he began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Placer County. Over the span of his five year career as a Deputy District Attorney, he gained valuable courtroom experience, prosecuting hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases.

Within seven years of graduating from law school, he served as a pro tem judge for a period of three years in Placer County.

Outside the office, he is an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law, coaching nationally recognized mock trial teams since 1997. He was also voted President of the Placer County Bar Association in 2005.


Practice Areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    16 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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Contact Info

Balcom & Associates

229 Vernon St
Roseville, CA, 95678


CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)199705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  2. Private reproval, public disclosure
    issued in CA, 2012


    Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
PresidentPlacer County Bar Association2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro Tem JudgePlacer County Superior Court2004 - 2007
Criminal Defense Attorney / OwnerBalcom & Associates2002 - Present
Adjunct Professor/Mock Trial CoachMcGeorge School Of Law, University Of The Pacific1997 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyPlacer County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2000
Military PolicemanUnited States Army1983 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Placer County Bar AssociationFormer President2005 - 2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California St Univ SacramentoCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1994