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Jonathan Eaton Rooker

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   19 reviews

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    10 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    10 years, 1,000 cases

Fresno Criminal DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney, of The Law Office of Jonathan Rooker.  Jonathan Rooker believes education is the key to success.  

Jonathan's Education

J.D. Law San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno / Clovis

M.S. Ed Counseling From Natioanl University

M.S Forensic Toxiclogy, University of Florida

M.S. Forensic Science, University of Florida (Expected Graduation Fall 2016)

B.S. Criminology Law Enforcement option

PC 832 Basic Reserve Level III Police Academy at Fresno City College

ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation from American Chemical Society Chemistry and law Division 2015

 

Continuing Education after being sworn in as an Attorney other than degree programs

 

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Student Course; LaPier & Associates

 

Standrdized Field Sobriety Tests, Instructor Course; LaPier & Associates

 

Gas Chromatography, Axion Labs American Chemical Society Law Division, Chicago (2012)

 

Sollid Drug Identification, Axion Labs, Americna Chemical Society Law Division, Chicago (2015)

 

DUI-Drugs Pharmcodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Drugs, Axion Labs, Chicago (2015)

 

Gas Chromatography, Axion Labs American Chemical Society Law Division, Chicago (2015)

 

Mastering Scientific Evidence, National College of DUI Defense, New Orleans (2013)

 

Awards:

 AVVI Clients Choice Award 2015

Second Year Student of the Year, San Joaquin College of Law

Super Lawyer 2015 Rising Star

AVVO Clients Choice award 2014

Top 100 Trial Attorney 2014

Associate of the year 2013-2014 Nuttall & Coleman

Winkin Award for Academic Excellence final year of law school

 

Associations:

 

DUI-Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member

DUI-Defense Lawyers Association, Ambassador to State of Californai

CADUI Defense Lawyes Association, Member

National College for DUI Defense, Member

American Chemical Society - Chemistry and Law Division, Member

 

Achievments:

 

Qualified / testified as an Expert Witness on Forensic Toxiclogy multiple times at the DMV Admin Per Se Hearings

 

Taught MCLE Unit course at Fresno County Public Defenders Office

Taught MCLE Unit course at Tulare County Public Defenders Office

 

 

As a Top Rated Fresno area Criminal Defense, DUI attorney and expert witness I have been very pleased with the resutls of my efforts.  I have embraced the education and hard work that is required to excell in my profession.  The results and recognition of my peers and the relevant society have followed. 

I recieved my M.S. Forensic Toxiclogy, M.S. Ed Counseling, and M.S. in Forensic Science Degrees and become the 6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in the state of California.  I'm sure there are more to follow, but it is an elite accomplishment that assists my clients with their DUI defense.

I was raised in rural Fresno County.  The small town of Caruthers was home to me, and I learned hard work as a young child, even working on the family farm, picking grapes, and cutting firewood as a child.  Those work ethics helped me become successful, and taught me that if I didn't want to do hard physical labor for low pay, I had better get an education.  My father valued education, teaching at Laton H.S., Reedley H.S., and Hanford H.S. during his over three decades in education.  His work ethic and belief in education has been passed down, and become a key to my success.

 

I worked in various fields while completing my eduation.  I leanred management skills while working as an MT in Selma California at Enterprise Rent a Car.  The management philosophy of making sure a customer was 100% satisfied is a philosophy I embrace today.  Selma, California is a small city that I still frequent. The citizens, eating establishments such as Cattlement as Spike & Rail along with Sal's Mexican Cuisine are among my favorite.  

 

During bar exam study I spent an extensive amount of time in Fowler, even working with an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who had his office in Fowler.  I frequented the Fowler Starbucks for my later study sessions, and still visit Fowler starbucks on a regular basis for my early morning reading, studying for my courses in Forensic Science as I work toward my third Masters Degree. The path toward being one of the most extensively edcuation attorneys in the state is built with hard work, effort, desire, and education.

 

I knew before I ever began law school that being the best Criminal Defense / DUI Defense Attorney in the valley, and serving the Fresno, Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, Caruthers, Reedley, Clovis, Dinuba area communities was a goal of mine.

 

Ambitions:

 

DUI Drug and Marijuana DUI are becoming more frequent.  I also testify as an exprert.  In and effort to be better at both, I will attend an Advance Roadside Impaired Driving (ARIDE) course on Drug Recognition Exams (DRE's) which will help round out my DUID knowledge and expertise.  I will make these things happen, and continue on my goal to be the best DUI Criminal Defense Attorney.  Being a Top Rated Fresno DUI Defense Attorney takes a lot of effort, education, and desire.  I have those attributes and will continue to expand my education and hone my skills.

 

 

 

Photos and videos

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker talks with Chuck about DUI's, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, and the law.  Fresno, Fowler, Kingsburg, Selma, Clovis, and Caruthers areas residents face unique issues in DUI and Criminal Defense.
Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/12/2022

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

Contact Jonathan

Jonathan Rooker, Attorney at Law
191 W Shaw
#209
Fresno, CA, 93704

Reviews

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Posted by Pamela Ruiz | September 7, 2022
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Incredible Criminal Attorney
There are attorneys out there who may take your case, but there are very few attorneys like Jon Rooker that will take the case, be on top of your case, do the research necessary to ensure your freedom, and act on it swiftly. A family member of mine was charged with criminal assault, which was unwarranted. However, proving that was the truth, was not as easy. Jon went beyond his due diligence by working an insurmountable number of hours researching the case and working with others affiliated with it, to ensure he had the whole picture. He looked at every angle and after a year of review, research, calls and collaboration with other colleagues, law enforcement and courts, he has ensured the courts saw the truth. Because of Jon, my family member is free from this horrible experience and now can move on with her life. His expertise ensured a complete and total dismissal of the case. Truly Remarkable. My family owes more than a review to Jon, we owe our sanity and well-being to him as well. Jon is one in a million.
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Posted by Wyler | November 8, 2021
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Criminal Defense
Last year I was arrested for having a rifle I had built myself. I was facing a possible felony for building a rifle that I was unaware of it's illegality. Johnathan literally saved my life and reputation, getting the felony dropped to a misdemeanor and taking any jail time off the table. I very much appreciate his service. He was very easy to communicate with and was very thorough.
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Posted by Jennifer Sandoval | January 30, 2021
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Family
We hired John to represent my husband due to being wrongfully arrested and slapped w felony charges. John got the whole case dropped. He seriously made a miracle happen for us
Posted by Raul | May 9, 2020
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Amazing and Knowledgeable Attorney
I am very honored to write this review and recommendation for my Attorney Jonathan Rooker; who did an outstanding job representing me with two consecutive DUI’s! Mr. Rooker is very knowledgeable, knows how to win or negotiate the cases and above all: he really cares for people, is kind, honest, respectful, has high ethical standards, and his sterling character in and out of the court is impressive! I’m not writing this recommendation as merely as a courtesy to Attorney Rooker, but rather am writing it with my strongest courage of conviction in the merits and professionalism of Jonathan Rooker - he is the best defense attorney in Fresno and nearby cities!
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Posted by Tom | October 16, 2018
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Great lawer
Great Lawer the best helped me out with my case saved me a lot of time and money
Posted by Paul | March 13, 2017
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Excellent criminal attorney
I was cited for petty theft and hired Jonathan Rooker to defend me. I was guilty but still wanted the best defense possible. Counselor Rooker went above and beyond. He was able to calmly and confidently answer all of my questions. Leading up to the arraignment, he always returned my calls promptly. He was able to get my charge dismissed. I would definitely recommend Jonathan Rooker not only for DUI/DWI related issues, but other criminal charges, as well.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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He is excellent!
He is unbelievably good and for non-DUI cases too. I was lucky he took my case. It was complex (not cliché speak)and had family court pieces to it too. If you are fortunate enough to retain him, he provides an exceptional value! He is the most decorated and educated attorney's in our area......he has a scientific and best probability approach to law. He is also very clever in the court room. It can be intriguing to watch. PS, do EVERYTHING he tells you and please make an effort to help yourself too! -R
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2016
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DUI
I was ashamed and scared. With Jon’s help and understanding I was able to prevail in my case and all charges were dropped. Jon was always available for questions and made me feel less like a criminal and more like a person who deserved a second chance. Hands down Jon is one of the best Attorney’s in this field. If you find yourself in need of an Attorney Jon Rooker is a 5 Star caring and professional person!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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Excellent
Jonathan Rooker is a very experienced criminal defense and DUI attorney. The process was very smooth and he walked me through each step. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Alex Dale | December 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best in Town
Mr. Rooker helped make the best of an awful situation. He exceeded all my expectations and went well beyond requirements in effort to help me. I couldn't imagine going through the legal process without him. I would recommend to anyone that they seek the services of Mr. Rooker if they are in legal trouble.
Posted by Kenny | June 25, 2015
Felony Vandalism Dismissed
Pricey, but worth it. I spent 6 months fooling around with a public defender who kept wanting me to plead guilty to something. Jonathan took charge of my case and by the next court date had it dismissed. AND a decent payment schedule to top it off! Thanks, Jonathon
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Awesome Attorney who fights for his Clients!
Jonathan was my husband's Attorney and I was an Awe of how he handle my husband's case. ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING! We had to couples that we're in the court room on their own case and when they saw us outside laterm they were even in awe saying " Man your Attorney knows his stuff. We were very Blessed and thankful to Have Jonathan take my husband's case that was a 8 yr sentence got it down to 5 yrs probation!!
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Posted by Timothy | March 9, 2015
Jonathan Rooker
Sometimes things happen and people make mistakes. I never felt judged, I was amazed with how thorough he was and how hard he worked for me. John did everything he said he would do and more. I couldn't of been happier with the results.
Posted by Jeramie | March 8, 2015
Saved my business
Thanks to Mr. Rooker my business is still going strong, without his hard work and dedication to my case I would be serving some serious time. I can recommend him to all with extreme confidence.
Posted by Wendy | August 20, 2014
Fantastic Attorney!
Mr. Rooker helped me with a traffic citation and did an AMAZING job! He was very professional and knew just the right things to say to the judge. I would definitely recommend his help in any traffic and/or criminal matters.
Posted by Matt H. | June 17, 2014
DUI
Jon was very professional and understanding with this difficult time in our lives. Jon listened to us and was very sensitive to our needs and made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone in need of Professional caring representation.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2014
first attorney
He did a great job of using various channels to present me/my case in a good light. I feel he has communicated with me very well throughout the process. I also appreciate the billing flexibility I was afforded.
Posted by Eddie | January 4, 2014
Great Attorney who works hard for hs clients
John was my attorney for a trial in Madera. John made the jury ohhh and ahhh with some of the questions he asked the police officer. He put in every effort he could to help me prevail in my case. He was able to prevail against an officer who had never lost a case. The best attorney for the job is Mr John Rooker.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2014
Ray
Jon is an excellent attorney! I couldn't believe how hard he worked for me. I worried that my case would be considered as minor and wouldn't get the attention it needed. It was quite the opposite. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job. Thank you Mr. Rooker!
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • The Law Office of Jonathan Rooker
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Nuttall and Coleman
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Lawyer
  • Real lawyers at afforadable prices
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Defense Attorney
  • Fresno County Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Joel Murillo
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Fresno County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Ciummo & Associates
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Advisor
  • Small Claims
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2016
  • University of Florida
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2015
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • National University
  • Masters of Science in Educational Counseling
  • 2005
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • Fresno City College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1997
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Legal Cases

  • P v Client (Name Withheld for Confidentiality)
  • Reduced
  • P v. Client
  • Reduced
  • People v. Client
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Chemistry and Law Division
  • 2015 - Present
  • Global Directory of Who's ho
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Ambassador to State of Ca
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Listed in the Directory
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion Gas Chromatography
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2015
  • Associate of the Year
  • Nuttall & Coleman
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion DUI Drug Course
  • American chemical society
  • 2015
  • rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion Solid Drug
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Associate of the Year
  • Nuttall and Coleman
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion
  • NCDD
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Instruction
  • La Pier and Associates
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Instruction
  • DWI Detection and Standarized Field Sobriety Instructor Course
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion GC
  • American chemical Society / Axion Laboratories
  • 2013
  • Second Year Student of the Year
  • Student Association
  • 2008
  • Witkin award for Academic Excellence
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Ch-53
  • Central Valley Buzz
  • 2015
  • Ch-53
  • central Valley Buzz
  • 2015
  • Fresno Bee
  • Public Fighting in The Park
  • 2008
  • MMA Articles
  • Cageradio
  • 2007
  • Fighting Unlimited News
  • MMA Aritcles
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Absorption of Alcohol
  • 2016
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association Winter Meeting
  • Absorption of Alcohol
  • 2016
  • Radio 88.1 KFCF
  • Mandatory BAC Testing
  • 2016
  • Tulare County Public Defenders Office
  • DUI Defense MCLE Course
  • 2015
  • MCLE Class
  • Fresno DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Moot Court
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2015
  • Centrall Valley Buzz
  • DUI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense
  • 2014
  • Fresno County Office of Education Moot Court
  • Moot Court
  • 2014
  • Central Valley Today
  • DUI
  • 2012
  • San Joaquin organizations (county)
  • Law School Orientation
  • 2008
  • Cage Radio Webcast
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • 2008
  • Fresno City Council
  • Community Parks
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (63)
Given (77)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is extremely knowledgeable and takes care of his clients from start to finish."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rooker is not only a good lawyer, but he is a good person. It is obvious from watching Mr. Rooker in court that he genuinely cares for his clients and their well-being. Mr. Rooker constantly attends trainings to improve his already remarkable skills to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rooker is a great attorney and equally great person. His dedication to his clients is unparalleled. I would highly recommend him in any and all criminal defense cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know John for over 10 years. He is relentless when defending his clients. Great attorney, very knowledgeable about the law, and an all around good person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently met Jonathan at the DUIDLA Winter Seminar where he presented to attorneys from around the country regarding DUI defense. Jonathan works hard to continually improve his knowledge and skills by attending the best training seminars available on law, science, and trial skills. If you have a drunk driving case, I would not hesitate to recommend that you give Attorney Rooker a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is able to achieve incredible results for his clients, and is very detail oriented. He is a wonderful choice for any client. He never stops thinking about his client's next court date, or the possible outcomes of each case. I am very impressed with the results he has been able to obtain for his clients. Jonathan will never give up on a client's case, and where others may decide to throw in the towel, he will always find a way to advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best criminal defense attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rooker is informed, intelligent, and a fervent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rooker is a skilled attorney who works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you, or a loved one, find yourself in need of a DUI/criminal defense attorney it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent lawyer. Mr. Rooker is well respected in the legal community for those reasons. His responses here on Avvo reflect the same."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With several years of law practice under his belt and several years as a former public defender you will find the experience you seek with him. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. The DA's know that he knows what they know. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Peer endorsements from other attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgable DWI attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"An attorney that is great at what he does and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience, contributions and reviews that Mr. Rooker is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him ."
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