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Haig Charles Gorian

Criminal defense Attorney at Murrieta, CA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as H. Charles Gorian, Chuck Gorian

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Haig

Learn Haig’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have been a criminal defense attorney for approximately twenty two years. I handle all cases from simple traffic tickets to murder trials.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    For the past 22 years I have defended a large number of DUI's and DUI related cases. I have successfully defended both simple DUI's and those with accidents causing injury and death. I

    26 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Collateral consequences that accompany a DV conviction range from family law consequences, licensing issues, job loss or firearms prohibition. The most prominent family law attorneys in The Inland Empire trust me with their client 's futures.

    26 years

  4. Expungement
    10%
    I am knowledgeable in all aspects of the expungement process and can many times have your felony case reduced to a misdemeanor. I am one of a very few attorneys in Riverside County that can file a Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon.

    26 years

  5. Juvenile law
    10%
    I successfully represent juveniles throughout the juvenile criminal process. Most of my juvenile cases result in a dismissal of all charges.

    26 years

  6. Sex crime
    10%

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

  8. Violent crime
    10%
    I routinely have traffic charges dismissed by our courts. Most cases, at the very least are reduced to non-moving violations so as not to tarnish driving records and insurance rates.

    26 years

  9. White collar crime
    10%

Attorney H. Charles Gorian has served clients as a Riverside criminal defense lawyer since 1998. He passionately advocates on behalf of the accused, striving to protect their rights in all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. Clients can retain Attorney Gorian, an experienced courtroom advocate, with confidence that he will leverage his years of knowledge to help them achieve a favorable outcome. He handles DUI cases, drug crimes, firearms charges, theft crimes, homicide charges, and more. Attorney Gorian is licensed by The California State Bar and the Central and Southern Districts of the Federal Court system.

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Location

The Law Office of H. Charles Gorian
29995 Technology Drive Suite 204
Murrieta, CA, 92563

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Reviews

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Posted by Stacy | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket Dismissed!
I’m quite embarrassed to say that I received a speeding ticket in a construction zone doing 50mph when the posted speed was 35mph. On top of that I hold a commercial license and I am fully endorsed. I have traveled that same stretch of road daily for over a decade and the speed is always 50mph. Welp! Not on this day. I missed the marked sign stating 35mph and the red and blue lights came upon me in no time. I have had the same employer for over two decades and a clean driving record for over 31 years but I was at risk of losing my position over this. I met with Mr. Gorian for a consultation and liked him instantly. He made me no promises from the start but ensured me he would do his best. Mr. Gorian told me I could text him anytime with any concerns or questions about my case, which I did, and he always without fail got back to me immediately. If he was in court he would still respond letting me know when he could call. He always made himself available to me and never made me feel like my case was any less important than most of his others being he is a criminal lawyer, not a traffic lawyer. He made me feel like I was most important. In the end, he got my ticket dismissed!! Yes!! Dismissed!! I could never thank Mr. Gorian enough! Mr. Gorian is the BEST ATTORNEY THAT I NEVER WANT TO HAVE TO USE AGAIN Thank you again Mr. Gorian! You are the best!
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Posted by Patricia | August 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best around
Chuck has been there from.the start of my ordeal . He was top notch on getting things done with many hoops to go through.never once faltered on his skills.best in the bussiness as far as I am concerned Thank you for all you have done
Posted by Brian | July 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Brian Scotti
Chuck helped me through the toughest and most stressful time in my life. Amazingly professional. Was definitely the right person for the job.
Posted by JON SILVA | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MUST READ
I am writing this review in hopes that potential clients will read this. I have never been in trouble or let alone a speeding ticket or never had detention after school. I got myself in an unlike-me situation, and I went online to find a defense attorney to help me. I came across Mr. Gorian’s website, I READ all the reviews, my gut feeling said to use his services. I have NEVER even seen a courtroom in my 44 years. He walked me through everything, made sure I understood everything that was taking place, and then worked on my behalf and also acted as a therapist because, to be honest, I was scared of what the outcome could be. He handled everything with ease, got me the best outcome, and was simply the best all around. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Gorian’s services hands down. You will NOT be disappointed. He is the real deal and I will always recommend him to everyone that needs this style of service.
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Posted by Suzanne Ferguson | April 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best!
I have known Mr. Gorian for approximately 10 years in the community of lawyers where I also practice. If I need to refer someone because I can’t handle the case, I always think of him first. He is smart, tenacious, honest, dedicated, and usually even liked by the attorneys who lose in court against him- that’s saying a lot. He would be a smart pick for any client.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Number 1 Quarterback
The entire court proceed was a nightmare, no witnesses, no video, only a lying human being, Chuck held our hands thru the entire 7 month process, it came down to the wire and Chuck kept my son out of jail, couldn’t imagine how it would have gone if Chuck wasn’t there for us. Chuck will always be a part of my family. Thank You my Brother
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Posted by Seth | March 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best criminal defense attorney you could ask for
I have known Mr. Gorian for years and I am very aware of the extent of his knowledge and expertise in the area of criminal law. With that in mind, I can say that there is no other criminal defense attorney I could recommend more highly. If there’s a way to help your case, he’ll find it and ensure that your rights are fully protected. When faced with criminal charges, Mr. Gorian is the lawyer to call.
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Posted by John | March 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quality Legal Advice Coupled with Integrity
I have consulted with Mr. Gorian on numerous legal matters, and he has always provided straightforward, insightful counsel. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Gorian as my legal representative or recommend him to others.
Posted by Rony | November 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience, honest and trustworthy!
I cannot recommend Chuck enough!!! I was facing three felony counts that endangered not only my freedom, but also the custody of my children! Mr. Gorian took the time to hear my side of the story, reviewed the supposed facts against me and found so many discrepancies in the police report that didn’t add up and was able to get the District Attorney to drop all of my charges down to an infraction with no fine. He is a very knowledgeable and savvy attorney who truly believes in defending the innocence of those falsely accused! He truly is an amazing attorney and human being! If you are in need of an attorney who is knows what they’re doing and not going to rip you off, Chuck is who you should call!!! Thank you Chuck!
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Posted by Michael | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Chuck
I would like to start off my thanking Chuck Gorian from the bottom of my heart. His efforts and professionalism were nothing short of exceptional. Chuck helped me get my record expunged as well as a certificate of rehabilitation granted. I was convicted on April 19, 2014, so it’s best to say this was a long time coming. I never thought this day would come so soon and so promptly. Chuck also made sure to always answer my calls, emails, and text whenever I needed him. He is a true master of his craft and puts the needs of his clients before his own. No matter how many cases or court appearances he managed to always be there with a great attitude. I hope to never need his services again and stay on the straight and narrow path. I will definitely be recommending his services to anyone in need in the future. Thank you again Chuck. You saved my family’s life as well as mine.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
  • 2008 - 2021
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of H. Charles Gorian
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • The Law Office of H. Charles Gorian
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Edgar & Gorian
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Gorian & Kish
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Hanson & Hales
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of H. Charles Gorian
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate
  • 2008
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts & Sciences
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 37 Years to Life Reduced to 7 Years, 4 Months
  • Client spent 7 years 4 months in prison
  • Domestic Violence to Judicial Diversion
  • Judicial Diversion
  • Client Found Not Guilty
  • NOT GUILTY on gang enhancements
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • Southwest Riverside County Inns of Court
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • Secretary and Vice President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • “Most Volunteer Attorney Hours” four years in a row
  • Riverside County Superior Court
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Firearms Training
  • Assault Weapons Law Training
  • 2013
  • Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School
  • Introduction to Law School
  • 2009
  • PBS Domestic Violence Month
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2008
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Criminal Law Sec
  • MCLE Presenter
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Gorian is a pleasure to work with. I am always happy to hear he is my opposing counsel. He is always ethical and does the right thing. He is reasonable and professional and treats everyone he meets with respect. I have yet to have a bad experience working with Mr. Gorian."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his dedication in the field of criminal defense and his willingness to travel great distances to accomplish his tasks."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck and I highly recommend his services. I have found him to be knowledgeable, diligent, and professional in his approach to cases. He has a thorough understanding of the law and the strategies needed to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is also highly organized and communicates in a timely manner, which is invaluable in criminal defense cases. I would highly recommend Chuck for anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He’s the best you could ask for!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chuck is THE premier criminal defense attorney in Riverside county. Every DA and Judge loves him. His command of the court room and his inter personal skill are 10/10. He knows the law and fights hard for his client. You will be very happy if you hire Chuck."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gorian is an excellent lawyer. He has a great rapport with his clients and other attorneys in the area. He is generous with his time and knowledge. Attorney Gorian is a true asset to his clients and to the Riverside County legal community. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Haig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gets the best results in Riverside County. A well respected attorney who gets the results you need."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have prosecuted several cases against clients represented by Mr. Gorian. He is well regarded as a superb trial lawyer and is respected by judges, defense counsel and prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have handled a number of cases with Chuck as co-counsel. He is hands-down one of the best in the business. I routinely work with him on criminal cases and trust him in every aspect of the cases. I know to ProTem as a Judge in Riverside. He is respected by both DA's and jdges for his skills."
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