Eric Dumars is a Criminal Law Specialist who has defended people charged with felonies and misdemeanors since 2003.
He started his law career in Sacramento working for two years with the Miller Law Group. This high intensity criminal defense and immigration law practice plunged Eric into the defense of serious felonies and quasi criminal immigration proceedings. Eric represented immigrants in over two hundred deportation hearings, and handled criminal matters in court throughout the Sacramento and Northern California region. Ultimately it led to his hiring as a Deputy Public Defender in Merced County.
Eric spent eight years in the Public Defender’s Office handling every type of criminal action from lead counsel on special circumstance homicides, life case child molests, down to simple batteries and DUI cases. Eric quickly advanced in the office and when ending his time in public service for Merced County he had achieved the highest position in the office, Chief Public Defender.
In private practice, Eric has the opportunity to give each client and their case the personal attention they deserve. Being a public defender is an intense job, that when done well requires immense skill and knowledge. It also requires tremendous personal sacrifice upon any attorney seeking to do the job well enough to give each and every one of their clients a full and fair defense. Many public defenders are unable or unwilling to make that sacrifice.
While a public defender Eric became certified by the California State Bar Board of Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist. He has filed and won writs and appeals at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno, and the Fourth District Court of Appeals in San Diego.
Prior to going to law school Eric served for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Eric obtained his law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law where he attended upon receiving a full tuition scholarship. Additionally he has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
When people are in the justice system they often ask themselves whether it is worth it to hire a lawyer. If you are suspected or charged with a crime you need a lawyer. Eric Dumars is a lawyer who you can trust with the experience to fight and win.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Exemplary Service of Criminal Law Advisory Commission||State Bar of California||2019|
|Certificate of Specialization - Criminal Law||State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization||2010|
|Attorney at Law||Eric A. Dumars, Esq.||2014 - Present|
|Public Defender||Merced County Public Defender||2005 - 2014|
|Defense Attorney||Miller Law Group||2003 - 2005|
|Pro Bono Asylum Attorney||Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Of The San Francisco Bay Area||2002 - 2005|
|Peace Corps Volunteer - Honduras C.A.||United States Peace Corps||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization||Executive Committee Appointment-Criminal Law Advisory Commission||2017 - 2019|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|People v. Mendenhall||Not Guilty attempted murder verdicts at trial|
|People v. Choate||Special circumstance murder conviction reversed|
|People v. Medina||Murder case dismissed|
|Frederickson v. Superior Court||Writ granted - Case dismissed|
|Rangel v. Ashcroft||9th Circuit Court of Appeals Petition for Review granted - Case remanded|
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