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Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    8 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 35%
    8 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Joseph VanDervoort

    Ive been specializing in criminal defense and dui over 40 years. Lately since the government has changed from Marijuana to DUI and "assault" to domestic bickering to real assault you need a lawyer as you can be jailed and lose gun rights, driving privileges etc.for these offenses Vijay is THE MAN if you are arrested in his geographic area. Joe Vandervoort Butte County area


    John VanDervoort DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sanjay Stephen Schmidt

    I have known Vijay since law school. He is a dedicated and relentless advocate for his clients and has the seasoned litigation skills to get the job done in the courtroom. I would recommend Vijay without hesitation to anyone charged with a crime, who needs an aggressive attorney to represent them in Vijay's geographical practice area.


    Sanjay Schmidt Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Dinakar Law Firm

2 North First Street, 3rd Fl.
San Jose, CA, 95113

Dinakar Law Firm

7100 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA, 94538



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 10 Under 40American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
10 Best Under 40American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2016
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Best Oral AdvocateSanta Clara Univ SOL2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDinakar Law Firm2008 - Present
AttorneyAlternate Defense Office2008 - 2012
InternPublic Defender's Office San Diego2008 - 2008
InternNorthern California Innocence Project2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaAttorney Member2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionAttorney Member2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. S.A.Not Guilty
People v. A.G.Case Dismissed
People v. B.R.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York State LegislatureMedical Marijuana In New York State2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003