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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    26 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    20 years
  3. Violent Crime: 25%
    20 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    15 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Asit S Panwala

    Mario Jovel is calm under pressure. He is the type of lawyer one needs when one is in a bind. I worked with him at the District Attorney's Office, and he was a role model for less experienced attorneys. I wholeheartedly recommend him.


    Asit Panwala Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Dunning Law Firm

2000 Van Ness Ave Ste 602
San Francisco, CA, 94109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of HonorSan Francisco Board of Supervisors1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Advocacy InstructorConference of Western Attorney Generals Association (CWAG)2010 - 2012
City ProsecutorOakland City Attorney2008 - 2009
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyAlameda County District Attorneys Office2008 - 2009
Felony ProsecutorSan Francisco District Attorney's Office1996 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Offices of Lawrence Einhorn1990 - 1996
Attorney; InvestigatorLaw Offices of Arnold Laub1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Prosecutor's Brief, California District Attorneys AssociationCivil Remedies for the Recovery of Abducted Children2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawConstitutional Law, and Criminal LawLaw1979
San Francisco State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Destrezas para el Juicio OralDemonstrative Evidence2012
Alliance Partnership, Mexico City, MexicoEl Contra Interrogatorio2012
Destrezas para el Juicio OralArt of Cross Examination2011
Destrezas para el Juicio OralDirect Examination2011
Alliance for Partnership, Oral Advocacy SkillsArt of Cross Examination2010
Oaxaca, MexicoHow to Conduct Direct Examination in Trial2008
CDAA, Child Abduction ConferenceQuasi Civil and Criminal Remedies for Child Abduction2000