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Oakland criminal attorney Dionne E. Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA).

After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as misdemeanor and felony law and motion hearings.

Oakland criminal attorney Mr. Choyce has handled hundreds of traffic and DUI cases, and has mastered the art of skillful negotiation and plea-bargaining in this area, which allow his clients to receive the best possible outcome. As a former prosecutor in one of California’s toughest jurisdictions, Mr. Choyce understands how to evaluate a criminal trial case, and will vigorously represent his clients to possibly get criminal charges reduced or dismissed. With respect to personal injury clients, because Mr. Choyce has tried dozens of trials before judges and juries, he will not hesitate to seek justice by way of a jury trial when insurance companies fail to adequately compensate those injured in serious accidents.

Oakland criminal attorney Mr. Choyce received his undergraduate degree in English (with honors) from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to receive his graduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned his law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Mr. Choyce is a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association, the Wiley E. Manuel Bar Association, the Sacramento Consumer Attorneys, and the Sacramento County Bar Association.

In his free time, Oakland criminal attorney Mr.Choyce enjoys reading, going to church, and spending quality time with his family.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Benjamin Paul

    I endorse this lawyer. Dionne and his staff are passionate champions for their client's rights. I have not and would not hesitate to refer friends and family to his office for quality legal representation.


    Jonathan Paul Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Lorraine Denice Gingery

    Mr. Choyce is the utmost professional in the areas of personal injury and DUI's. I have worked with him in the community and observed his commitments to his clients. He is a superior advocate.


    Lorraine Gingery Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Choyce Law Firm

711 Jefferson, Suite 204
Fairfield, CA, 94533-5556

The Choyce Law Firm

1300 Clay Street , Suite 600
Oakland, CA, 94612-1427

The Choyce Law Firm

980 9th Street # 16
Sacramento, CA, 95814-2719



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentChoyce Law Firm2005 - Present
AttorneyAlameda County District Attorneys Office2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wiley E. Manuel Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Sacramento Consumer AttorneysMember2002 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Charles Houston Bar AssociationDirector2001 - Present
Capital City Lawyers AsscociationMemberN/A
Solono County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI Lawyer in SacramentoCharges reduced to violation of Vehicle Code Section 23103.5 - Wet and Reckless
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Morehouse CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Harvard UniversityN/AMA - Masters1996