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Mr. Molfetta has completed over 250 jury trials all over the country including Idaho, Texas, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Mass., and New Jersey. He has handled cases in Mexico, Italy, and Canada as well. He has been a legal analyst on ABC's World News Tonight as well as many other prominent shows. He is one of the main subjects in two "true crime" novels.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    26 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Thomas Edward Welbourn

    I have known Michael Molfetta as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He is one of the best defense attorneys in the county and an excellent trial lawyer.


    Thomas Welbourn Sex crime Attorney
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Contact info

4425 Jamboree Rd Ste 130
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prosecutor of the YearOrange County District Attorney1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw office of Michael Molfetta1996 - Present
Deputy D.A.Orange County District Attorney1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
NACDLN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Timothy ChoNOT GUILTY
People v. Emmanuel RodriguezNOT GUILTY
People v. MurphyHung Jury
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Talking GuysThe Trial Lawyers Dilemma2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Occidental CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers AssociationCross Examination of "snitch"2013
Law Practice SeminarCriminal Defense Practice2013
APCDLVoire Dire in Death Penalty Cases2012
APCDL Annual ConferenceHomicide Defense2009