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I'm a native of the Central Valley and have lived here my entire life, apart from attending college in San Diego.  Both of my parents practiced law.  My father was a judge, and my mother was a Chief District Attorney. So it seemed a natural thing to do, having grown up around courtrooms and legal discussions.  I started my career with Barker & Associates, a private firm that served as the alternate public defenders office in Fresno, California.  Subsequently, I went to work to the Law Offices of Nicholas F. Reyes where we handled Federal and State matters as well as personal injury cases.  


Since 2007 I have maintained my own private practice in the area of Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury.  I have regularly taken cases to trial and have performed over 20 + jury trials and many court trials.  I have repesented many clients on charges of murder as well as serious offenses, such as robbery, sex charges and drug trafficking.  My goal is to provide the best representation for all of my clients and work as team to make sure every possible defense and avenue for success is pursued.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 500 cases



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Contact info

Mitchell Law Group, Inc.

334 W. Shaw Avenue.
Suite A
Fresno, CA, 93704


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Client's Choice Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
Field Sobriety Practitioner CourseLa Pier & Assoc.2011
Graduate- Field Sobriety Instructor CourseImpaired Driving Specialists2011
Witkin Award - Constitutional LawSan Joaquin College of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael E. Mitchell, APC2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Nicholas F. Reyes2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyBarker & Associates2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. AvakianHung Jury at Trial
People v. FloresDismissed at Trial Date
People v. MunozCase Dismissed after Successful Suppression Motion
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesTips for Preparing for the Probation Interview2015
NBC Bay AreaDrug Busts Going Up in Yosemite2013
Inmate Violence DeathsMurder by Car Trial Opens2011
The Bakersfield CalifornianMan Cleared in Plot to Send Weapons to Yemen2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - San DiegoHistoryOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Local Homeowners AssociationSelf-Defense Inside and Outside Your Home2012