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I am a former government prosecutor that is using that experience to defend YOU. I have been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a rising star in the field of criminal defense in Northern California, an award that can only be given out through peer recognition. I ranked in the top 7% of the my law school class and I obtained my undergraduate degree from Fresno State University graduating Summa Cum Laude. I have received many other academic awards in my preparation to becoming a criminal defense attorney. I am agressive and passionate about winning.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%



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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer.Great attorney, great work ethic, great guy!


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

David W. Bonilla

901 H. Street
Suite 620
Sacramento, CA, 95814-1817


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Rising Star" Northern Califoria; Trayor Honor SocietySuper Lawyer Magazine; McGeorge School of Law and Fresno State UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy District AttorneyFormer Deputy District Attorney2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Nurse AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificN/AlawN/A
California St Univ FresnoN/AundergraduateN/A