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Margaret Forbes Mendoza

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top Contributer (Criminal Defense)Avvo2014
Admitted to PracticeUnited States Central Court, Central District of California2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Ionic SocietyHood College1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMattern & Mendoza, LLP2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyBird and Bird, APLC2008 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Margaret F. Mendoza2001 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderLaw Offices Of The Los Angeles County Public Defender1990 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLifetime Member2012 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
South Bay Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member1990 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1988 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
P. v. C.K. (Torrance Courthouse)Negotiated for one year county jail, time served and remainder to be served in a residential treatment program
P. A.L. (Barstow Courthouse)Negotiate plea to one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, with parenting classes and 90 days of work release program
P. v. J.M. (Airport Courthouse)Negotiate plea to attempted second degree (non residential, non-strike) with one year residential treatment program, with reduction to misdemeanor after successful completion of the program.
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Publication nameTitleDate
MatternMendozaLaw.comWhat are Your Speedy Trial Rights2013
MatternMendozaLaw.comYour Version of Events in a DUI case2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Hood CollegeHistory/Secondary EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Step Together for Success"Veterans and Veterans' Families2013