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Michael Kenneth Moore

Criminal defense Attorney at Manteca, CA

4.5   16 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    All types of criminal cases, including murder, burglary, robbery, assault, gang, sex crimes, DUI, theft, domestic violence.

    17 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Affordable and aggressive DUI defense. Protect your license, your livelihood, and your future. Time is of the essence in these cases - call today for free consultation.

    17 years, 500 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    15%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We can stop wage garnishment, bank levies, and lawsuits immediately. We can help remove liens, second mortgages, and tax liens from your home. Years of experience and many successful cases.

    17 years, 750 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Meet with our legal team today to get the ball rolling on a restraining order. Alternatively, if you have been issued a restraining order without proper cause, we can help fight it, and restore contact with your loved ones.

    17 years

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, trusts, power of attorney.

    17 years, 500 cases

EXPERIENCE YOU NEED - RESULTS YOU WANT. HANDS ON, PERSONALIZED REPRESENTATION AT AFFORDABLE RATES. CALL (209) 395-0201

With almost 20 years practicing in the Stockton-Manteca-Tracy-Modesto-Sacramento area, I have represented and defended hundreds of clients. No matter your situation, I fight for each and every client. I am a hardworking, local attorney who can help you in just about any legal issue you are facing. My practice areas include:

- Criminal Defense

- Bankruptcy

- Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney)

- Expungement/Cleaning Criminal Records

- Restraining Orders (defending and requesting)

 

I have almost 20 years of experience in and out of the courtroom and have obtained favorable results for my clients in a variety of situations, including criminal jury trials, bankruptcy proceedings, divorce actions, and personal injury cases. I have also helped many local clients establish an estate plan to protect their assets and plan for the future.

I will always work hard to achieve your goals. As a general practitoner, you will receive hands-on representation from me. My goal is to be your family's go-to attorney for any legal situation you may face in your life. 

Please call me today to discuss your legal questions.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

Location

Law Office of Michael K. Moore
210 E Center ST
Manteca, CA, 95336

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sirfraz | February 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievably Talented
First and far most, I've seen this man in action and couldn't believe my eyes seeing him speak nothing but facts. In a room full of attorneys this man stands out and makes an impression one can wish to make. I cant thank Mr. Moore enough for what he's done for me and my future. Today marks the day of how grateful I am for him and his hard working team. The first day I spoke to Mr. Moore, I knew I was in great hands because he actually cared to listen to what I had to say and gave me advice no other attorney gave me. He was very honest and confident in his work and proved that in court today with complete DISMISSAL of my case!!!!! I was so happy just didn't know how to show my reaction to Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore was very understanding and supportive when it came to understanding my school situation and made me feel very comfortable. Mr. Moore is extremely affordable and gives his clients options on how to pay and when to pay. Every-time I had a question Mr. Moore would respond within seconds to update me on my case. FWI cases can take a while but if Mr. Moore is your attorney just know he puts in 110% of his dedication, hard work, commitment, and devotion to your case. Let's hope I don't have to contact Mr. Moore anymore after today. lol The guy knows his stuff and theres no lying about that. If you have a case to handle and want a chance to beat it even if its a traffic ticket contact Mr. Moore you will not regret!!!!! I will forever be in Mr. Moore's debt, thank you so much Mr. Moore
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Posted by Paul | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Michael Moore is responsive to emails and texts and is very organized. More importantly, he is effective! He was able to get my "driving on a suspended license" charge dismissed and had the judge refer me to traffic school for a "failure to stop charge." In the end, no points on my DMV record! Great job Michael!!! Much appreciated.
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Posted by Mia | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client's Mother
I retained Mike to handle my son's case. He was always very professional and presented ALL options, risks, benefits, indications and interpretations to us. He has a calm demeanor and is very respectful. He exhibits empathy while showcasing his expertise and knowledge of the law and inner workings of the "system". Mike takes time to explain logistics and is thorough and clear in his presentation of what to expect and what you should expect from him. He understands the stress and frustration of court dates and is really good about gauging the fear of the unknown or anticipation of outcomes; always making us feel comfortable and able to run things by him. He is readily available via text, e-mail and phone and returns messages promptly. Mike accommodated us with a reasonable payment plan listening to our financial hardship. His Admin. Asst. Tiffany works well with Mike and is equally professional. She is excellent at follow up and relays messages to Mike in a timely manner. All in all my son and I are very pleased with the services that Mike's office rendered. This is actually the second time I encountered his office. The time before was for a completely different issue and need but I received the same amount of respect, comfort, and professionalism from Mike and his team. He provided sound advise and was honest about the reality of my situation and what I should expect. It is very difficult to find individuals that serve another party and do so with the integrity that Mike displays. I wish there were more non self serving figures in our society today.
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Response from Michael Moore August 30, 2017
We truly appreciate your business and your kind words. That means a lot!
Posted by Cesar | April 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Modesto/Stockton Area
Mr.Moore has been my lawyer for over 2 years now. It was a blessing working with him.Hes responses are fast,hes smart and theirs not a case he cant help you in. He helped me thru law suits and personal/business BK. I highly recommend Mr.Moore to anyone in need of legal help.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, understanding, straightforward
Mr Moore was a great choice for my case. He did not over promise and was good at helping me navigate the legal system as well as a very tough time in life. I would definitely choose Mr Moore again.
Posted by Gina | March 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best experience under the circumstances
My experience with Michael Moore & Tiffany was excellent. They gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. They were calming and confident and updated me on any and all things to keep me sane. I never once was treated as anything other than a valuable client. I very much appreciate the knowledge and support I received through Michael Moore and Tiffany. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Response from Michael Moore March 29, 2023
It is always wonderful to hear from a happy client. Tiffany and I are honored to have worked with you.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer very clear
It was my first time hiring a lawyer and I must say Michael is very good at his job. He cleared my case and was very clear and informative about the fine details of my case. He is very patient and understands his clients point of view. Thanks again Michael!
Posted by Levi | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Representation
From the first call, Michael was attentive and engaged. He heard my concerns, was able to understand the situation, and immediately developed a couple of strategies. He presented my options, sought my feedback, and allowed me the choice of how to proceed. He was honest, candid, and kind. He was realistic about possible outcomes, but also reassuring about the probability. He is neat in appearance, humble in his demeanor, and from what I saw of his interactions with other attorneys and judges, he is well respected. He’s a class-act. Hiring Michael will help you put the best foot forward in whatever instance brought you to this point. He went above and beyond for me, and never charged another penny over his initially stated fee. He remained communicative and open throughout the process, and his client portal keeps everything neatly organized under one login credential. I can honestly say he’s the best person I wish you didn’t need to hire. My one wish is that he practiced multiple other unrelated areas of law so I could hire him for every curveball that life might throw.
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Response from Michael Moore October 1, 2022
Levi, I truly appreciate the kind words and the time you took to leave this very thoughtful review. I hope you never need my services again but it has been a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Dale | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful Client
Attorney Moore and his staff were professional, patient, and very knowledgeable. Attorney Moore was able to meet our estate and trust needs promptly with helpful recommendations. We will always look to Attorney Moore for our legal needs.
Response from Michael Moore October 1, 2022
I am quite glad to have been of service. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family and I'm happy to hear you had a good experience.
Posted by Daniel | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Excellent Lawyer
Calm, Cool and Collected. Mr. Moore turned a bad luck and stressful situation. Into a easy step by step system, that had a great outcome.
Response from Michael Moore October 6, 2022
Thank you Daniel! I am glad we were able to remove some of the stress from the situation and get the great outcome we got. It means a lot to hear from satisfied clients.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won the DMV hearing
This goes without saying, but you are lifesaver. If it had not been for your efforts my life would be in shambles. The knowledge and expertise you possess is commendable and worthy of praise beyond this message. Thank you for winning my dmv hearing and thank you for getting me in diversion. Most importantly, thank you for giving me a second chance at life without any additional burdens. Keep doing what you are doing and keep being a great human being. —This world needs that!!! Outstanding job!!!! Tiffany, your service is commendable as well. Thank you for fielding my questions and expressing genuine concern for my well being. To those reading this and searching for a lawyer, nothing is fabricated or posted with intent of falsifying exemplary service. If you need a lawyer, look no further, Mr. Moore and team got you covered.
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Response from Michael Moore October 1, 2022
It was a hard fought battle that we weren't always sure we sure going to win, but in the end we pulled it off. I say "we" because you made my job easy by presenting yourself and your evidence and thoughts clearly. Both Tiffany and I were thrilled at the result we obtained but the best part is the difference it seems to have made in your life. That means more than anything.
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Posted by Rene | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very great!
Mr Moore was extremely helpful and kept our minds at ease. First time we hired an attorney and he was patient with all our questions. Thank you for all your help!
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
When I first decided to proceed with my official filing I did tons of research with many different law offices around the area and I let each each lawyer know exactly what I wanted and didn't want. I didn't want to get a bill with all these extra lawyer fees at the end of filing, or random expense showing up. Mr. Moore was very up front of his fee's and what to expect from the beginning to the end. His assistant Tiffany was extremely helpful and friendly which helped the process go even smoother then I expected. Mr. Moore always responded to emails within a timely manner, I never had any problems. I would highly recommend him for anyone who would like to have a smooth hassle free process.!
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Posted by Kristy | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, Fast, Professional
I came across Mr Moore's website in search for help with my financial issues and I am happy I did. This office has been very helpful not mention his assistant Tiffany. She has been so helpful in explaining everything and very quick to respond to any of my questions, as well as Mr Moore himself. I am still in the middle of the process but have no doubts it will all end smoothly. Thank you Mr Moore!
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Posted by Angelina | November 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not Recommended
I contacted Mr. Moore’s office in mid-July to discuss bankruptcy options. I never got to speak with him personally. All of my contact was with his assistant, Tiffany. I was instructed to complete their 25-page Questionnaire providing every bit of personal information regarding our bank statements, pay stubs, tax returns, SSN and ID’s, retirement statements, statements for every single debt, etc. This is a time-consuming project that took hours upon hours to gather, download, and email all the requested documentation. At the beginning of August, they finally ran our credit reports. Tiffany advised she would give all the information to Mr. Moore for review. All the while, our payments were falling behind and we were stressing out about everything. After three weeks of waiting, and stressing, we decided to find another attorney. Since several weeks had passed, we had to provide all the same, but updated, information to the new attorney. Unfortunately, I was back to square one spending hours gathering updated information for our new attorney. For the record, it is now three months since we provided all our sensitive information to this attorney, and we still have not heard anything from either Tiffany or Michael Moore. What a disappointing and stressful experience. I sure hope they at least shredded all our paperwork! I would not recommend Michael Moore for legal representation.
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Response from Michael Moore January 9, 2023
Angelina: I know we already communicated about this, and it came down to a member of my staff not forwarding your information to me to review. That was totally unacceptable and I take full responsibility for it. I am sorry for the stress it caused you and your family. As you can see from my other clients, I work hard for all my clients but unfortunately a mistake was made and you were left in a bad position. I wish you all the best and hope everything worked out for you at the end of the day.
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Posted by Cynthia | July 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a good result
Although Mr. Moore performed adequately at points, he also (1) held what should have been a confidential meeting in a crowded public hallway; (2) kept me waiting 2+ hours for him on several occasions for court appearances; (3) wasn't totally transparent with me with his court submissions; (4) procrastinated several times leading to unnecessary delays in my case. I hired Mr. Moore for 2 years in a case in California.
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Response from Michael Moore October 6, 2022
Cynthia, I am sorry you were not happy with our representation. I fought very hard for you and your case was in a position to be dismissed. I would have welcomed an opportunity to speak with you about these concerns, as communication is extremely important to me. I wish you the best of luck with your case and in your life in general.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Michael K. Moore
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gang Allegations Defeated

Associations

  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Criminal Law Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future
  • CALI
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Across the Bar
  • Alternative Sentencing Changes
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Moore is a great advocate who is not afraid to be aggressive when needed. He is a great trial lawyer and negotiator when necessary. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are, or a loved one is, facing criminal charges, do yourself a favor and consult with Michael Moore. He is a conscientious, experienced advocate, and is as hardworking as he is knowledgeable about criminal law and procedure. He has excellent trial and negotiation skills. Choosing a criminal defense lawyer is an important choice, and you want to choose an advocate that will work tirelessly for their clients. I worked closely with Mr. Moore at the same office, when we were brand new attorneys, and I’ve seen him cultivate his skills over the years and build his practice. I fully recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Moore is truly one of the sharpest minds I have come to know in our line of work. He sincerely cares about his clients and is a warrior for the people."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a dedicated hard working criminal defense attorney. I have had the opportunity to observe Michael in court on many occasions and every time I am impressed by his demeanor, his preparation and his ability to zealously advocate for his clients. Michael is also well versed in the areas of Bankruptcy Law and Wills and Trusts. I would recommend Michael to anyone seeking representation."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is extremely sharp and professional and I have no hesitation when referring clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Manteca Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Kenneth Moore
Michael Kenneth Moore
Criminal defense Attorney
Manteca, CA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available