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David Allen Brooks

David Allen Brooks

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Child Abuse, Juvenile

About Me

David A. Brooks, Attorney at Law has been finding solutions to troubled times since 1985. Practice limited to Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense, and Child Dependency. Call me when experience matters and you need solid and understandable legal advice. Misdemeanors, Felonies, Child Protective Services. Practicing in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Amador Counties. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    30 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Child Abuse: 20%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gabriel M. Quinnan

    I strongly endorse David. His wealth of knowledge is a true asset to both the legal community and to his clients. He is a fixture in the foothills community and potential clients would be well served by his representation.


    Gabriel Quinnan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David A. Brooks, Attorney at Law

5176 Hillsdale Circle
Suite 100
El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762-4549



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor Award: Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Top Contributor Award: Juvenile LawAVVO2014
Top Contributor Award: Child Abuse LawAVVO2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDavid A. Brooks, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderEl Dorado County Public Defender2007 - 2013
Senior Supervising AttorneyPlacer County Public Defender2006 - 2007
Assistant Public DefenderPlacer County Public Defender1985 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Judicial Council of CaliforniaCollaborative Justice Committee2014 - Present
El Dorado County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1985 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1985 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Many Dozens of Criminal Jury TrialsN/A
In Re: Hundreds of Juvenile Court HearingsN/A
In The Matter Of: Hundreds of Juvenile Dependency HearingsN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Waterside PublicationsForesthill2012
Y.B.P. PublicationsForesthill2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Colgate UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Northern California Authors"Foresthill": Selected Readings2014
Lawyers as StorytellersTelling the Client's Story2014
Medical Marijuana: The Laws at the Federal, State, and Local LevelMedical Marijuana and Marijuana Cultivation2013
Negotiating the Difficult CaseResults Oriented Case Negotiiation2012
Realignment and AB 109: What You Need to KnowRealignment (AB109)2011
Investigation of California Sex CrimesSex Offender Registration Crimes2009