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Rodney is a Fresno native who graduted from Sanger High in 2000 and California State University, Fresno, with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2004.

Rodney graduated from McGeorge School of Law in the winter of 2008, and was admitted to the California State Bar in June 2008.  In 2009, Rodney earned a Masters in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Rodney worked with the Stanislaus, Solano, and Fresno County Public Defender's Offices.  During that time, he learned what cases were worth and how to take cases all the way through jury trial.  The fast paced environment of those offices has given him the experience necessary to feel comfortable and competent in any courtroom.  After joining the firm in April of 2012, Rodney was trained and now accepts Family and Insurance law cases. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    7 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    4 years, 15 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    4 years, 6 cases
  4. Appeals: 5%
    2 cases
  5. Slip and Fall: 5%
    1 case



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Tina Marie Barberi

    I have known Rodney for a long time, even before he began practicing law. Over the years, I have watched him grow into a great lawyer. He has gained a great deal of experience at the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office, which he now uses for his private clients. He is a very talented and creative attorney with a lot of insight on the law. He focuses on getting justice for his clients and he will stand up to the prosecutor. You are in good hands because Rodney will fight for you if you have a criminal case.


    Tina Barberi DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

1327 N St
Fresno, CA, 93721-1815


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2013
Cum LaudeFresno State University Honors College2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Part TimeAlternate Defense Office Fresno2014 - Present
AssociateRusca and Rusca Law2011 - Present
Defense AttorneyFresno County Public Defender2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Fresno County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Junior Barristers AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. LopezNot Guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
California State University, SacramentoBusiness AdministrationMasters in Business Administration2006
California State University, FresnoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate launches episodes on trialTrial Preparation2012