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JK Moran Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as J.K. Moran

  • State Years
    California - CA 50 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 52 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1971
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About JK

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Attorney J.K. MORAN, or ”JK” as his clients know him, was born John Kenneth Moran, Jr., in Providence, Rhode Island. He established himself early on as a gold medal winning, nationally ranked public speaker.

World Class Education

He then entered the prestigious University of Notre Dame. One of the youngest students to attend Notre Dame, he also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in English), in just three years.

Military Service

He proudly served in the U.S. Army, including a “hardship tour” in Thule, Greenland, our country’s first line of defense during the Cold War.

Legal Education

He received his Doctor of Law degree from Villanova University School of Law near Philadelphia. He was the only student at the law school to ever maintain full time employment while completing a three year curriculum. While there, he was awarded a scholarship and merited selection for the esteemed Resident Counselor Program. He also attended USC and UCLA. He completed his specialized education by completing the rigourous curriculum of the National College for the DUI Defense* on the campus ofHarvard Law School


Our Current Specialized Services

With state of the art law offices in Palm Springs, the Moran Law Firm is successfully representing visitors and residents from all walks of life, including the rich and famous. This law firm offers you the added advantage of familiarity and winning experience in the local courts and at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in San Bernardino. Call within 10 days of your arrest so we can save your license! If you call immediately, we may even be able to stop the charges from being filed.


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Attorney J. K. Moran

The desert's DUI defense specialist


Moran Law Firm
777 Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 200-75
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

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Posted by Bert | February 21, 2019
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Great Attorney
JK Moran is great lawyer. He handled my case in a timely manor and got me a good deal with the court. Thanks JK
Posted by Miguel | December 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome results
J. K. MORAN got my DUI dismissed! I only had to plea to a minor offense with no DUI. Even that matter will be expunged from my record by J. K. When I successfully complete my probation. And there is no extra fee for this service. We had a wonderful attorney/client relationship . He was completely honest with me throughout. He was always thinking first about what was in my best interest.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Moran Law Firm
  • 1982 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City of Rancho Mirage
  • 1981 - 1981
  • City Attorney
  • City of Palm Springs, CA
  • 1975 - 1982
  • Staff Council to Law Revision Committees
  • State Bar Of California
  • 1974 - 1974
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  • Loma Linda University School of Public Health
  • Continuing Education
  • 2006
  • Harvard University Law School
  • National College for the DUI Defense
  • 1998
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Notre Dame
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1967
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Barrister
  • 1979 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bird Award
  • Desert Bar Association
  • 2000
  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 1982


  • National Institute of Municipal Law Officers (NIMLO)
  • Defending Rent Review Ordinance
  • 1980

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Palm Springs DUI and DWI Lawyer JK Moran Jr.
JK Moran Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 52 years
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