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About me

As a lawyer, I acknowledge that sometimes we make mistakes along the way. However, it is oftentimes difficult for the justice system to differentiate our mistakes from the real crimes.  If you made a mistake for which you are now accused of a crime, I can help you.  If you have a legal problem, let me help you solve it.


As an attorney and private citizen, I am committed to preserving and broadening our civil rights in Northern California and the United States.


As a citizen, I am philanthropically oriented.  The proclamation, "Ask not what your country can do for you" seems to have fallen by the wayside; yet, it is certainly our responsibility to care for each other and ourselves, not that of someone else.  The best approach, in my view, is to encourage the undertaking of personal and civic responsibility instead of the discouragement thereof.  As a result, I have always been a volunteer in the community. 


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Languages spoken: Spanish, Swedish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    7 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    7 years, 350 cases
  3. Expungement: 10%
    7 years, 150 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    7 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Joseph VanDervoort

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been a criminal defense and DUI lawyer over 40 years. I worked in Marin County,San Francisco now in Chico. I worked for the Federal Public defenders office, various State and County public defenders offices and supervised and owned the Private Butte County Public defenders over 25 years. I have had dozens of attorneys work for me and hundreds with me. Geoff is the best I have ever seen. He is diligent and fears not. He will represent his clients to the maximum. You cannot find better representation. Geoff's practice includes Colusa County to Shasta County and everything between, specializing in Criminal Defense and Dui/DMV, and personal injury cases. You cannot find better representation in california. Joe Vandervoort Chico Ca.


    John VanDervoort DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Tahj Emmanuel Gomes

    I am pleased to endorse Mr. Dulebohn. He has quickly established himself as a "young lion," and someone to be watched. I truly do expect great things from him, and he is wasting no time in that regard.


    Tahj Gomes Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vandervoort & Dulebohn

1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA, 95928-5479


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
2012 Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California, Board of Governors2005
American Jurist Academic Achievement AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Winner - National Grant Writing CompetitionNational Political Science Honor Society - Pi Sigma Alpha2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal Advisor and Campaign ConsultantGregory Cheadle for United States Congress2012 - Present
Intern Supervising AttorneyCSU, Chico2010 - Present
Of CounselThe Kavinoky Law Firm2010 - Present
AttorneyVanDervoort and Dulebohn2009 - Present
OrganizerWheelin' With the Cops 20122012 - 2012
Private Trial CounselButte County Public Defender Consortium2011 - 2011
Intern Supervising AttorneyCSU, Los Angeles2008 - 2009
AttorneySan Marin Law Offices2008 - 2009
Law ClerkPublic Defender's Office - San Diego2004 - 2005
Faculty AssistantCalifornia State University, Chico2002 - 2002
Legal Research Assistant - Jail Law LibraryButte County Adult Detention Facility2000 - 2003
Director - County Jail Law ProjectCommunity Legal Information Center and Butte County Adult Detention Facility2000 - 2003
Paralegal InternPenal Law Project1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ide Adobe State Park Interpretive AssociationSponsor2012 - Present
Rotary Club of ChicoTeam Captain2012 - 2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
The Barrister AlliancePresident2011 - 2012
Chico Rotary ClubMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaVolunteer Lobbyist2010 - Present
Leaping Stone FoundationVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2010
Rotary Club of BarcelonaHonored Guest2010 - 2010
California Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Rotary Club of Mill ValleyYouth Programs Chair2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2005 - Present
Hermanas y Hermanos Unidos Latinos - Community Action Volunteers in EducationMentor2002 - 2002
Golden Key National Honor SocietyMember2001 - Present
National Political Science Honor Society - Pi Sigma Alpha, Upsilon Delta ChapterPresident2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialThe client was satisfied with the outcome.
People v. DavisSet aside at the DMV and dismissed in the Superior Court
People v. WestSet aside (dismissed) at the DMV
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of CaliforniaCalifornia State Bar Profile2011
Redding Record SearchlightWoman Sues Shasta County Jail for Miscarriage2011
Chico Enterprise RecordTrial Dates Set ...2011
KRCR NewsGuest Commentary2011
Redding Record SearchlightWoman Sues Shasta County Jail2011
Oak LeavesThe Rotary Club of Chico2011
Nolo PressLaw Firm Commercial2011
DUI.comFirm Introduction2011
Legal Information InstituteCornell University Attorney Profile2010
California NORMLNORML Legal Referral Guide2009
The Mill WheelBooks for Inmates2009
Reuters Newswire"Price is Right" Winner Claims New Car a Wreck2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityMABA Trial TacticsCoursework2010
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Southwestern University School of LawInternational Business TransactionsCoursework2005
Universidad del Salvador - ArgentinaLatin American InstitutionsCoursework2005
California State University, ChicoSpanishMinor Bachelor of Arts2002
California St Univ ChicoPolitical ScienceBachelor or Arts2002
Nordenbergskolan - Olofstrom, SwedenN/ACoursework1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sentencing Hearings at Willows High SchoolYouth Outreach and Addiction Awareness2014
Alternative Sentencing SymposiumPost-AB-109 Alternative Sentencing Trends2014
2014 Moot Court Competition - CSU, Chico"Supreme Court Justice"2014
2013 California State University Chico Moot Court Competition"Circuit Court Justice"2013
Forensic Toxicology MCLE SeminarMCLE Ethics Update2011
Butte College Justice WorkshopJuries and Criminal Justice2011
2011 Exchange Student OrientationBridging Cultural Divides2011
Rotary Induction CeremonyRotary Induction2010
Lobby Day - California CapitolConsumer Protection Issues2010
Law School SymposiumIs Law School Right for You?2010
Revelations from Rubble: the Economic and Political Implications of 9/11Economics and Politics2001