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About me

"I chose
criminal defense as a specialty, because I see the greater need for
quality attorneys in this field. The power of the state is enormous,
and it is critical for justice in America that we have aggressive and
honest defense counsel protecting those accused of crimes." -- David R.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    6 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    6 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 5%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of David Mugridge

2100 Tulare St #505
Fresno, CA, 93721


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Who's Who in American Law 1996 - PresentWho's Who In American Law2012
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Lifetime Teaching Credential - Spanish and LawState of California1987
Leon Peters AwardsLeon Peters Foundation1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professor of Advanced Legal Research and WritingSan Joaquin College Of Law2006 - Present
Professor HumanitiesFresno Pacific University1995 - 2005
Professor in Civil ProcedureFresno City College1988 - 1995
Associate attorney for firm ofNuttal, Berman & Magill1987 - 1988
N/AStaff Attorney for Presiding Justice at 5th District Appeals Court1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1988 - Present
California State Public Defender's AssociationMember1988 - Present
National Association for Criminal JusticeMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Josefina SaldanaN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
West Group publicationPractical Real Estate Law2003
3rd Edition Co-Author/EditorPractical Real Estate LawN/A
4th Edition Co-Author/EditorPractical Real Estate LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawDeath Penalty CollegeCertificate1995
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Santa Clara UniversitySpanishLifetime Teaching Credential1971
University of the AmericasSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Public RadioIdentity Theft2003
Alliant UniversityCapital Litigation2003
Alliant UniversityForensic Psychology2003
Alliant UniversityEthics and the Practice of Law2002
U.C. California DavisUse of Interpreters in the Legal Setting1995
KYNOCriminal DefenseN/A