I have spent the last 28 years of my career practicing 100% criminal law in the North State, and building relationships and a reputation. That reputation has developed overtime and has been influenced by the different roles I have played in the criminal justice system here. As a deputy public defender for 2 years, at a time when it was a privately run office with a contract with the county, I learned the ropes of criminal defense and became an effective advocate for the accused. As a Deputy District Attorney I leqarned the importance of keeping different cases in perspective, and what keys to look for to differentiate one case from another, even where the charges were the same. In other words, how to evaluate a case from the prosecution/ the people's perspectrive. I believe I deveoped a reputation for fairness over the 20 years I spent there, and that I was abel to pass that to younger lawyers I later came to supervise as a Senior Deputy District Attorney. Since then i have worked diligently to use that experience for the benefit of my clients, and have done so with considerable success.
Licensed since 1985
Douglas and I worked together on a three strikes re-sentencing case. Our client had previously been sentenced to life in prison, and both Doug and I worked to have that sentenced reduced to credit for time served. I was very impressed with Mr. Gardner's legal knowledge, his prompt attention to detail, and his warm personality. He experience is apparent, and it was a pleasure working with him. I highly recommend Doug for all criminal types of cases in the Shasta County Area.
Mark Raimondo Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|The top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Sr. Deputy District Attorney||Shasta County District Attorney's Office||1989 - 2009|
|John F. Kennedy University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|