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Dorinda Jo Myers

Criminal defense Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

4.9   11 reviews

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About Dorinda

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From the beginning Dorinda has had a passion for defending others. Since graduating in the top 15% of her class from the prestigious University of Washington in 1987, she has become admitted to the bar in 4 different states: Washington, South Dakota, Minnesota, and California. In almost 30 years of practicing law she has served in different capacities, with criminal law and defending civil rights becoming her forte,  as well as taking on contracts as a public defender. She has also inspired others with her passion as a law teacher for more than 8 years at the Brandman University and Columbia College.

In 2015, Dorinda was named by Palm Springs Life magazine as one of the Coachella Valley Top Lawyers in the criminal defense category. She loves what she does and will work tirelessly to make sure that you have the best representation in and out of the courtroom.

Licensed for 35 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/29/2022
State MN
Status Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/28/2022
State WA
Status Resigned
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/25/2022

Contact Dorinda

Myers Law Office
77530 Enfield Ln Ste H1
Palm Desert, CA, 92211-0406

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Daniel | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Previous lawyer dropped the ball, Dorinda picked it up and ran with it...
Dorinda was a huge sigh of relief for me. I had an unusual situation that required an immediate attention, as well as new representation. Dorinda stepped in and finished the case. She was amazing and very professional. I felt comfortable with her taking my case and seeing it through to the end. I highly recommend seeking her help.
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Posted by Chris | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A quick Success!
I was immediately uplifted when I met Dorinda for a consultation. She made me feel comfertable and went forward with having her represnt me as my attorney. Her great work on my case resulted in a quick dismissal from the other party. Dorindas work proved an exceptional outcome for me.
Response from Dorinda Myers October 1, 2015
Chris: Thanks for trusting me with your legal needs. Always nice to see justice prevail.
Posted by Kevin | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
I went round and round with other attorneys who just brushed me off, saying my chances were little to none of recouping any of my investment loss. Dorinda took my case and reached an agreeable settlement without having to go to court.
Response from Dorinda Myers September 9, 2015
Kevin: Thanks for trusting me to help you to recoup your investment.
Posted by Gina | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best in The Coachella Valeey
Ms. Myers was at my rescue when I was in a panic over a very sensitive situation that involved myself and my child. Ms. Myers prompt attention to my situation was impressive. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in her field. She made me feel comfortable. Not only is she on top of things but she does it with compassion. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney. She has changed my views about attorneys. On a scale of 1-10 she is a 20!
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Response from Dorinda Myers August 25, 2015
Gina: Thanks for the glowing remarks. Glad I could be of assistance.
Posted by Keith | July 14, 2015
one of the best
Dorinda is one of the best attorneys I have used. She was a great help even after my case was over. She goes above and beyond. She is trustworthy and will go above and beyond. Which you cant say about all attorneys. I highly recommended her.
Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Keith: I always like to see a case through. Glad that I was able to resolve things so you can get on with your life. I wish you luck, and thank you for the kind words.
Posted by Kathy | June 6, 2015
Personal Injury
Ms. Myers represented me in negotiating a monetary settlement for an accident that I was involved in at a restaurant. I experienced personal injuries, in addition to loss of wages, and pain and suffering damages. I feel that she thoroughly examined all the details of my case to determine how to negotiate my settlement with the responsible party. She was concise in her communication of the facts whenever she would write letters on my behalf. I received copies of all correspondence in a timely manner so I knew the status if the situation. I would recommend Ms. Myers based on the fact that I feel she negotiated a fair monetary settlement due to the circumstances of my losses, in addition to her experience.
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Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Kathy: It was my pleasure helping you get you the compensation you deserved. Thanks for trusting me to help you.
Posted by Robert | January 19, 2015
The "People's" Lawyer...
She has not just won my case, she has also changed my view on attorneys as a whole! She is knowledgeable, strong (yet gracious and kind), she is experienced and has a "can do" attitude that spills over to her client. It was a stressful time for me that was made much less so due to her smooth handling of all aspects of my case. I consider her a friend that just happens to also be a damn good attorney! I hope that I don't need an attorney in the future, but should I; she is going to be my first phone call.
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Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Robert: I'm glad that we were able to prevail. It was a very long jury deliberation, but it ended well. I appreciate the accolades. Thanks again for trusting me to handle your case.
Posted by Sylvia | December 12, 2014
Living Trust, Business Law, Power of Attorney
Dorinda, has helped us with many different issues or the last year. Her response time to our needs is excellent weather its the forms we need or a call back. She is very honest and if she doesn't have an answer she will tell you and gets back to you right away. I really enjoy doing business with her.
Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Sylvia: Thanks for the kind words, and thank you for trusting me to handle your legal matters.
Posted by Carol | December 5, 2014
Professional and easy to work with
Dorinda helped us with a legal real estate matter in June, 2014. She listened carefully to the issues as we saw them and suggested a couple of ways we might deal effectively with the problem. She wrote two strongly worded letters on our behalf and we believe the situation has been resolved. We very much appreciated her advice and support. The cost was fair and we would recommend her.
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Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Carol: I'm glad that I could be there to help you through what was a very frustrating and emotional situation.
Posted by Chad | July 23, 2014
Amazing, Caring and Trustworthy
She was very responsive. She took the time to answer all of my questions. I believe she truly cared and the outcome of my case was exactly what we had hoped.
Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
Chad: I'm glad I was able to help you. I do truly care about the outcome of every case I handle. It's always nice when they end as well as your's did.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Have a plan
D. Myers was recommended to my wife and I after an accident where someone died. She was available when needed and was able to work directly with the local District Attorney to handle this case with the minimum damages.
Response from Dorinda Myers July 16, 2015
It was very unfortunate circumstances indeed. I'm glad I was able to successfully maneuver you through the process.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.3 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2019
updated on 07/22/2019

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Myers Law Office
  • 2008 - Present
  • Executive Director
  • California Health Collaborative - Fresno Healthy Kids Program
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Program Officer
  • California Endowment
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Executive Director
  • Kings County Children and Families Commission
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Director of Planning and Resource Development
  • Kings Community Action Organization
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Boos & Ohnstad
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Executive Director
  • City of Ortonville Economic Development Authority
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ronald R. Frauenshuh, Jr.
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Office
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1987
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Gunnar Ohnstad vs. City of Hanford, et al.
  • Settlement in favor of client

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Warren-Slaughter Chapter of Inns of Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2015 Coachella Valley's Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inn of Court
  • Introducing Electronic Evidence
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (99)
Given (151)
Endorse Dorinda
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorinda is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on her thoughtful and accurate answers here, I endorse Ms. Myers"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Dorinda Jo Myers. She is an intelligent and skilled attorney, which is evident by her thoughtful and experienced answers. A dedicated professional who is widely respected within the legal community. Her clients can hire her with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney who makes sure her clients get the best representation available. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Myers is one of those attorneys on AVVO who I wished practiced in the office next to mine. Simply put: she really knows this stuff. I recommend her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dorinda Myers is the consummate professional. I've reviewed her answers here on AVVO and always find them to be excellent. Recently, I had the pleasure of consulting with her regarding a matter in her community and she could not have been more helpful. Next time I need a lawyer in Palm Desert, I'll be calling her first."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Myers is well-known and well respected in the legal community. She works hard to deliver results to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorinda is an experienced professional who focuses on many complex law practice areas. She has an impressive track record of success and is clearly committed to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great asset to the AVVO community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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