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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. White Collar Crime: 5%
  5. Federal Crime: 5%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Amadeo Mazzoni

    I had the great opportunity to be able to work with Mr. Francis on numerous criminal defense cases, and during my time I spent with Mr. Francis, I can honestly say that if you are facing any type of criminal charges, Mr. Francis should be your choice. He is down-to-earth, approachable, and relates well to his clients. He views criminal charges as a declaration of war against his client, and fights zealously to defend against them. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. With both perspectives (that of a prosecutor and a defense attorney), he is always thinking of how to preempt the other side's argument. He is a step ahead of any opponent in court, and a master of cross-examination. His oratory skills are superior to any of those I have observed in court, and his creativity in court, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the law, make for a formidable force against any prosecutor trying to convict his clients. I highly endorse Burton.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Burton J. Francis, Esq.

Of Counsel, Hammerschmidt Broughton LC
2445 Capitol Street, Suite 150
Fresno, CA, 93721


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Criminal Law SpecialistState Bar of California1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Deputy District AttorneyFresno County District Attorney's Office1988 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A