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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


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



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Anthony J Garilli Jr

    David is a compassionate and skilled advocate who gets results. He has handled simple infractions, capital murder cases, and everything in between. His calm demeanor makes him a compelling and persuasive advocate in front of a jury. I would highly recommend his services.


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Contact info

David A. Brooks, Attorney at Law

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


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
El Dorado County Bar AssociationVoir Dire Strategies2015
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