Central Valley Criminal Defense Attorney M. Richard Alvarez has been practicing criminal law for the past 10 years. He got his start in the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office before going exclusively into criminal defense. Having worked as a prosecutor allowed Attorney M. Richard Alvarez to understand the criminal justice system from the “other side’s” perspective. Knowing how the “other side” thinks and acts allows him to better represent his clients because Attorney M. Richard Alvarez can anticipate how the prosecution will proceed.
Criminal Defense Attorney M. Richard Alvarez was born in the Central Valley, raised in Northern California and educated in Southern California. He has lived all his life in California and understands its people and way of life. Attorney M. Richard Alvarez uses this native knowledge to the benefit of his clients every time he walks into the courtroom.
Criminal Defense Attorney M. Richard Alvarez earned his Associate of Arts Degree from the College of the Sequoias, in 2000. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University, Fresno, in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, in 2005.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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I endorse this lawyer. This man gave me my start! Mr. Alvarez asked me to come in on a DUI. I was not only amazed at his choice of words but flawless articulation, it is truly stunning. This man not only has a great command of the legal system but he can talk his way into a better offer. This man had the DUI dropped at a suppression hearing. I have tried to model my legal career after him. I have seen him walk down stairs and take any issue to the Senior Deputy District Attorney and talk his client out of serious crime. Great attorney, great mentor.
|Attorney||Law Office of M. Richard Alvarez||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|People v. Chavez||Not Guilty Verdict|
|People v. Morales||Judge granted the Serna Motion and Dismissed the Case against my client.|
|People v. MacIlvaine||The Deputy DA agreed to a Wet-Reckless|
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|California St Univ Fresno||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Career Paths||"'In the practice of law,' a first generation American's account of becoming an attorney.”||2015|
|2014 LAW FELLOWS PROGRAM-CENTRAL VALLEY||De-Mystifying Law School||2014|