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Gilberto Benito Vega

Gilberto Benito Vega

also known as Gilbert B. Vega, Gil Vega

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

About Me

 


Gilbert B. Vega is a Sacramento-based felony trial attorney who represents clients in both State and Federal criminal prosecution.  He is a graduate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he excelled in its Moot Court Appellate Advocacy program.  He graduated from McGeorge in December 2009 and immediately took and passed the February California State Bar Examination on his first attempt.  He was admitted to practice in front of the California Supreme Court on June 1st, 2010. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.


 


As a member of the McGeorge’s Moot Court Honor Board, Mr. Vega argued in two national moot court competitions involving criminal procedure and civil rights litigation. As a result of his performance, Gilbert was invited to serve as an Attorney-Instructor to help coach the school’s subsequent moot court teams consisting of third year law students after he graduated. 


 


Mr. Vega earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in history in 2002. His main focus of study while at UC Davis was on classical history with an emphasis on Latin and Ancient Greek poetry and grammar. Following his graduation, Mr. Vega was employed by Zurich North America, an international insurance firm located in the Sacramento region. While at Zurich, he spent two and a half years analyzing, evaluating and settling personal injury claims which arose from automobile accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and other forms of loss. In this capacity, Mr. Vega learned what factors are most critical in maximizing recovery for plaintiffs. 


 


While in law school, Mr. Vega served as a Senior Student Intern in the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office. He argued and drafted many evidentiary suppression motions as well as arraigned hundreds of misdemeanor defendants. Mr. Vega also drafted several trial motions for felony prosecutions and drafted answers to defendant’s appeals from conviction. Following his admission to the Bar, Mr. Vega now represents defendants who find themselves charged with either misdemeanor or felony offenses. 


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    5 years, 125 cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    5 years, 15 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    5 years, 175 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 20%
    5 years, 20 cases
  5. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    5 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • Albert Smith

    I endorse this lawyer because he is always looking out for his cleints. .

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    Albert Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Office of Gilbert B Vega

1600 Sacramento Inn Way
Ste. 216
Sacramento, CA, 95815

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients' ChoiceAvvo.com2013
Top Contributor - Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2013
Top Contributor - Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2012
Clients' ChoiceAvvo.com2012
Member, Moot Court Honors BoardMcGeorge School of Law2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Gilbert B. Vega2010 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2012 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. VargasClient was only convicted of two charges and sentenced to eight years instead of life.
People v. NikniaAll theft charges dismissed after negotiated settlement with DA
People v. BarraganBlood/Alch. level of .12/.13 reduced to a wet and reckless charge

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of California - DavisHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002