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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Criminal Defense: 67%
  2. Appeals: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ronald W. Tusler

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ronald Tusler Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Rex Duree Jr

    Victor is an extremely talented lawyer. Much of his work is at the "desperation" end of cases--after a person has been convicted and even after the person has lost his appeals. These are difficult and complex cases, which rarely work out the way defendants want them to. "Janet's" comment is grossly unfair. I am familiar with her matter, which involved her son, who was convicted of murder and whose conviction was affirmed by the court of appeal and by the supreme court before she ever retained Mr. Haltom. He did everything possible to turn a hopeless case into a winner for his client, but the evidence of guilt was simply too strong. I understand Janet's frustration in losing her son to the state prison system, but her anger toward Mr. Haltom is clearly misdirected. Mr. Haltom's work is consistently excellent and I recommend him without reservation.


    John Duree Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Victor Stephen Haltom A Law Corporation

428 J Street Suite 350
Sacramento, CA, 95814



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, probation, with no actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Tow Lawyers in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top Criminal Defense Attorneys In SacramentoSuper Lawyers2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Dean's ListPenn State University1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Speacialist in Criminal Law2003 - Present
Bar of the Supreme Court of the United StatesMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Carmony, 127 Cal.App.4th 1066 (2005)Life sentence reversed.
People v. Dinius, Lake County Superior Court case # CR912639Not Guilty Verdicts
United States v. McFall, 558 F.3d 951 (9th Cir. 2009)Reversal of convictions on 5 counts of extortion and attempted extortion. Sentence reduced.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Penn State University at State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Appellate Defense Counsel - Relationships Between Trial and Appellate CounselRelationships Between Trial and Appellate Counsel in Criminal Cases2011
The Northern California Innocence Project Presents: From Tragedy to Travesty to Truth: The Bismarck Dinius CaseThe Bismarck Dinius Case2009
CJA - MCLE MeetingOral Argument in Fry v. Pliler, 551 U.S. 112 (2007)2007