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Joel Montanez Murillo


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When you go into court, you need to have an experienced lawyer to advocate on your behalf. An attorney will understand the exact implications of the charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, and will be able to navigate the often confusing court system.


If you have been accused of committing a crime, The Law Offices of Joel M. Murillo can provide criminal representation to protect you in the courtroom in front of the judge and jury.


            Joel M. Murillo graduated from UCLA School of Law, was sworn in as a lawyer, and started his law firm in 1981. Mr. Murillo primarily represents victims of automobile accidents. He is well known throughout California for voluntary service to the church and community. Within the Bar he has served as Chair of the Fresno County Bar Association Judicial Nomination and Evaluation Committee, President of the California State Bar Sargent at Arms, President of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Integration of the Municipal Courts into the Superior Court, and many other leadership positions. He has received dozens of awards and recognitions. He is a member of the Association of the Trial Lawyers of America, The American Bar Association, and the California State Bar. He was the Campaign Coordinator in Fresno County for Jerry Brown for Governor.




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    35 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    35 years
  3. Appeals: 30%
    35 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Offices of Joel M Murillo

1095 N Fulton St
Fresno, CA, 93728


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro BonoCalifornia State Bar1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoel Murillo Law Office1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaPresident Sergeant at Arms1986 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978