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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Samuel A Luton II

    Mike is a fantastic criminal lawyer. I have watched him in court on many occasions. No one has a better rapport with his clients. He genuinely cares. He really knows what he is doing.


    Samuel Luton Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Wade Coleman

    I have known and worked with Mike for many years. He is a dedicated and zealous advocate.


    Mark Coleman DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Michael McKneely, Attorney at Law

2300 Tulare Street
Suite 115
Fresno, CA, 93721



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Interim suspension after conviction
    issued in CA, 2008


    This means the attorney temporarily lost his or her license to practice law while the State investigates whether the attorney should be disciplined. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

    Michael’s comment: “I have been in recovery continuously since these events and am happy to have concluded this discipline favorably, I am open to discussing any of this with my clients. Having this experience has made me a better, and more compassionate, attorney.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Verne Adrian & Annabel McGeorge ScholarshipUniversity of the Pacific-McGeorge2000
Verne Adrian & Annabel McGeorge ScholarshipUniversity of the Pacific-McGeorge1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMichael McKneely, Attorney at Law2009 - Present
AttorneyCiummo & Associates Alternate Defense Office2009 - 2014
AttorneyCiummo & Associates2007 - 2009
Deputy District AttorneyFresno District Attorney2003 - 2007
AssociateTrainor Fairbrook (Previously Trainor Robertson)2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Colgate UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998