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John Alexander Pinnell

Criminal defense Attorney at Thousand Oaks, CA

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM! PROTECT YOUR FUTURE! PUT A FORMER D.A. ON YOUR SIDE.

If you have been acused of a crime in Ventura County, put this former prosecutor to work for you.  Since 1996, Mr. Pinnell has served his community as an attorney in the criminal justice system.  He has served his clients as both a defense attorney and as a county prosecutor.  Mr. Pinnell's extensive experience includes the successful resolution of criminal cases ranging from Misdemeanors to Capital Murder.  Including, among others, Driving Under the Influence, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Persons, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes, Expungements/Certificates of Rehabilitation, and Juvenile Crimes.

Unlike civil law, where money is at stake, criminal law puts your most precious asset at risk, your freedom!  Put John Pinnell's experience and skill to work for you

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

Location

Law Office of John A. Pinnell
199 W. Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360-7892
Law Office of John Pinnell
543 Country Club Drive
Suite B516
Simi Valley, CA, 93065
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brook Robert Sc*** | August 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic , Knowledgable, Professional and Understanding & friendly
I spoke with John to help me understand my Legal situation and to Handle it correctly and thoroughly. I was Amazed how fully He understood my issues and directed me and explained to me the perfect resolution. I am now on the way to repairing a once confusing & life altering matter. Thank you Sir for your Kind and Patient demeanor. John is 1 in a Million! sincerely !
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Posted by Francisco Alvarez | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I reached out to John regarding a DV incident with my ex wife. The police had come to my house looking for me. John was very helpful and extremely proffessional when I contacted him, providing me with the guidance that I needed for my defense. He got to work immediately providing me with an update and following up with me to update me on my case. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
John was fantastic! Extremely patient, kind and knowledgeable. He was readily available before, during and after my court hearing. Answered all my questions honestly and helped me through a difficult time.
Posted by Hannah | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Mr. Pinnell was both very professional and efficient with my case as well as extremely successful with the overall outcome. Always available for me as a client with whatever questions or concerns I had. Very lucky to have had him on my team.
Posted by Sangita | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Mr. Pinnell got the case resolved/dismissed in our favor quickly! He is very knowledgeable, honest, no hassle and reliable attorney! I highly recommend him!
Posted by Shannon | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dr. Shannon Colson
Parents love their children and do our best to assist them when they face challenges. Sometimes it is above our pay grade and requires assistance. John Pinnell did an outstanding job guiding myself as a parent and my daughter to settle some legal issues. He is kind, professional and a lawyer capable of doing his job! We could not have handled it without him.
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Posted by Suzane | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer anyone can wish for!
He is knowledgable, honest, sincere, and understanding. He did not judge me for my poor decision making and always reassured me that "everything will work out" when I had lost hope that things will be ok. He made sure that my case does not get filed and I have the second chance to never make such poor decisions again. I feel he is my angel and came to my rescue. Thank you so much for being there for me! Also, I shopped around to hire a lawyer who sounded sincere with a reasonable price. While other lawyers only cared about my money, attorney Pinnell cared about me as a human and charged me a very reasonable price. I highly highly recommend him.
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Posted by Bill | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Very knowledgable, ethical, and honest. Explained things very well and was extremely helpful. Glad I found him
Posted by Rachel | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, couldn’t be happier!
I had an legal issue that needed to be dealt with in a very delicate way so as not to jeopardize my professional licensure, and while I was very anxious about the outcome of my case, John Pinnel was very reassuring, informed me how he thought best to strategize my case and once I gave him the go ahead and retained him, he took the initiative and got my entire case closed and with a very favorable outcome that attended to all of the requirements I had expressed to him when I spoke with him during our consultation. In some way, I almost feel as if it was TOO easy (if that’s possible...), as once he stepped into the picture everything seemed to just be taken care of and I got the outcome I wanted. He was also very reasonable and asked a fair price. Highly recommended, and many thanks to john for all his help!
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Pinnell knows the system and work towards the best outcome possible
I appreciate Attorny Pinnell’s efforts to make sure that I am saved from unfair dirty claws of an unjust system. If you or your loved ones are being in danger of false criminal accusations, then give his office a call in the beginning of the problem before things get too complicated. My thanks to his expertise for this Thanksgiving!
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Posted by Donald | October 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding
Mr. John Pinnell was outstanding in helping resolve an old court issue that I had, He was quick to respond to my questions. absolutely above & beyond my expectations! Thank-You
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful!
Thank you John for always being there for me. Even when you’re out of the office, you’re so easy to reach. You’ve eased the nerves of me and my loved ones. Thank you for getting me the best outcome possible.
Posted by Hunter | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely use again!
John was the best attorney he worked with me all through out my long and made sure when I couldn’t be there he showed up for me. He was very flexible with me and very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone of my family and friends and would definitely use him again. Got my case dismissed and saved many headaches for me! Thanks again John.
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Posted by Linda | July 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
John is the best! Never was I uncomfortable in any of our conversations, Listened to what I had to say, offered great suggestion in regards to my case. John also went to court for me many times as I work and I could not get there. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family.. Thanks John
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I hired John Pinnell after dealing with a Nocuffs attorney who dragged my case out for approximately 11 months. By the time I was able to find John, I was traumatized and sick of having my court case postponed due to the nocuffs attorneys lack of ability to handle my case. Once John took over, he spoke to the proper judge and was able to get me a good deal for my situation. If it weren’t for John, I’d probably still be dealing with court and would have received a judgment far worse than I deserved. John was diligent and always contacted me to let me know the status of my situation. My prior attorney went MIA for weeks to months and just kept postponing my case because his life was too busy (turns out his wife got pregnant right when he took my case so he didn’t have time to help me). John is an excellent attorney, he doesn’t play games, he is very loyal to his clients, and very honest. Even after my court case, he’s still helping me get through some DMV mishaps and he’s been on it! I highly recommend John Pinnell for any of your legal issues. Thank you for all your help John!
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Posted by Stacie | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Mr Pennell handled our case with compassion and patience. I believe he does care about his clients. He always was available to answer a lot of my questions. I would absolutely recommend anybody with the need for a criminal defense attorney to call Mr Pennell.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Criminal defense attorney
I hired John Pinnell and was very happy with the results. Experienced, proactive, dependable, always available...would hire him again!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney in Ventura !
Experienced in all aspects of my case, incredibly reliable, attentive and got the best result possible.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of John A. Pinnell
  • 2013 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, County of Ventura, CA
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Office of John A. Pinnell
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard Loftus
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Avionics Technician
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1982 - 1990
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Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of La Verne
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Schaffner
  • Dismissed
  • State of California v. Zeismer
  • Jury refuses Death Penalty citing lack of evidence of Defendant's direct involvement in killing.

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Thousand Oak
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Voir Dire in Jury Selection
  • Jury Selection
  • 2019
  • Using Documentary Evidence at Trial
  • California Evidence Code
  • 2019
  • Overcoming D.U.I. Defenses
  • Driving Under the Influence Defenses
  • 2010
  • Homicide Defense Seminar
  • Homicide Defense
  • 2004
  • D.U.I. Defense in California
  • Driving Under the Influence Defenses
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a brilliant attorney! I enjoy watching him work his way through the system to find the best way out for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great guy and a great lawyer. I suspect it was his military training which makes him such a fierce adversary in the courtroom. Without being overly aggressive, John is not afraid of the the DA and has no fear of going to trial when warranted. I have known John for over 2 decades and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Thousand Oaks Criminal defense Lawyer John Alexander Pinnell
John Alexander Pinnell
Criminal defense Attorney
Thousand Oaks, CA
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation
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