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C. Logan McKechnie was an ad junct professor at Merced College, teaching criminal law and evidence. He has taught at San Diego State, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the National District Attorney's College. He formally practiced in San Diego where he served as an assistant to the San Diego District Attorney and was the attorney for the San Diego Padres while in private practice. He has tried several hundred jury trials, including more than 60 murder cases which included nine death penalty trials. He has served as the Athletic Commissioner for 10 community college sports programs in the Central Valley of California since 1994. He was on the State's Athletic Board for six years. As an attorney, he has served on the State Athletic Board's Constitution committee for the past 20 years and has been the Chairman of the State Athletic Commission's Disability Board for the California Community College Athletic Association for the past 20 years.. He lectures on the legal ramifications of the CCCAA's constitution and bylaws on a regular basis. He writes a book each year on coins and produces a regular newsletter about Morgan and Peace dollars.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    39 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Family: 35%
    39 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. General Practice: 5%
    39 years, 10 thousand cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of C. Logan McKechnie, Inc.

1836 K St
Merced, CA, 95340-4818


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
30 Years of Outstanding PracticeMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distiction AwardMartinedale-Hubble2013
Certificate of AppreciationMerced Lions Club2008
Presidential AwardLions Clubs International2005
International Ambassador of Good WillInternational Lions Clubs1992
Outstanding Public ServiceAmerican Bar Association1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board MemberCommission on Athletics2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMerced Community College1996 - Present
CommissionerCentral Valley Conference1995 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of C. Logan McKechnie1982 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWestern State University1986 - 1987
AttorneySan Diego Padres1981 - 1984
PartnerPrivate practice1981 - 1992
Special DDASan Diego District Attorney's Office1974 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Association of LPS Hearing OfficersMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Public Defenders AssociationMember1997 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1997 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationPatron1995 - Present
California Public Defender's AssociationMember1992 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticePatron1992 - Present
Merced County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Lions Clubs InternationalLife Member1982 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
CACJMember1977 - Present
Lions Clubs International Multiple District FourChairman 1991-19921977 - Present
American Bar AssociationVice-Chair; Criminal Justice Committee, General Section1979 - 1989
American Bar AssociationCriminal Justice Committee1979 - 1989
San Diego Bar AssociationMember--Client Dispute Resolution Committee1978 - 1983
San Diego Bar AssociationMember--Legal Ethics Committee1978 - 1983
San Diego Bar AssociationMember/Chairman-Ethic Committee1978 - 1992
Caliornia District Attorneys AssociationMember1977 - 1979
San Diego Bar AssociationMember1977 - 1992
National District Attorneys AssociationMember1977 - 1979
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Myron Deshon KyleNot Guilty of All Charges
Peope v. RuizManslaughter-
Peope v. RuizManslaughter-----
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Publication nameTitleDate
Modesto BeeDeath Penalty Delay2010
Merced Sun-StarCEO Gets Low Term2009
Modesto BeeDA's Nephew2009
Mariposa GazetteSex Offender gets probation2009
Merced Sun-StarSerial Killer2008
Modesto BeeCourt Clerks Get Off2008
Modesto BeeMerced Court Clerk Accused of Copying Confidential Reports Plead No Contest2008
Merced Sun StarDean's Aide Gets 60 Days2007
Merced Sun StarDate Set for Trial2007
Mariposa GazetteNew Trial Motion Filed2006
Thomas Jefferson School of LawAppointment2005
Merced Sun StarDependency Hearing Delayed2004
Modesto BeeHearing on Hold2004
Merced Sun StarTeacher Pleads Not Guilty2004
Merced Sun-StarRamos Pleads2003
Modesto BeeSeven Year Term for Murder2003
Merced Sun StarHearing Delayed2003
Modesto BeeMom's Murder Hearing Delayed2002
Modesto BeeBasketball Probe2002
Modesto BeeTime Running Out2002
Modesto BeeNo Contest Plea Entered2001
The Press-DemocratInjunction in Court2001
Modesto BeeCommissioner's Probe2000
Fresno BeeMcKechnie New Commissioner1996
San Diego Union TribuneSecond Degree for Ruza1988
Los Angeles TimesGay Marcher Not Guilty1988
Los Angeles TimesDeath Case Gets 10th Lawyer1988
Los Angeles TimesAttorney Jailed1985
TV GuidePolice Codes1976
San Diego Business JournalBribery and the Republican Party1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University, FullertonN/ALLB, JD1976
Goethe InstutueGermanOther - Bachelors1967
West Texas State UniversityHistoryNone1962
Amarillo Junior CollegeJournalism and Mass CommunicationNone1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Community College Athletic AssociationCCCAA Constitution2014
California Community College Athletic Association annual conferenceAthletics and the Law2012
California Community College Athletic AssociationConstitution and Athletics2011
COA/CCCAACOA and the Constitution2010
COA/CCCAACOA and the Constitution2010
COA/CCCAACOA Constitution and Athletics2010
COA and CVCThe COA and CVC Constitutions2008
Central Valley ConferenceCOA and CVC Constitutions2008
Central Valley ConferenceThe Constitution of the Commission on Athletics2007
Central Valley ConferenceThe Constitution of the Commission on Athletics2005
Juvenile CourtTestifying in Juvenile Court2000
Minors Counsel Colloquium: Ins and OutsFamily Code Section 31501997
Lions Clubs InternationalGeneral Legal Practice1993
SeveralCriminal Defense1992
National District Attorney Association TrainingProsecution and Publicity1979