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Douglas Clayton Foster

Criminal defense Attorney at Merced, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Doug Foster


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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    I handle all manner of misdemeanor and felony cases from petty theft to murder. I have significant trial experience, having tried more than 50 criminal cases. I am an aggressive litigator who is familiar with motion practice and criminal procedure.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    20%

    22 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    I am associated with a network of highly experienced personal injury attorneys and handle all cases from minor to catastrophic injury.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

I have been practicing criminal law and doing personal injury work for the last 13 years. I am well aware that the deck is stacked against the average person and am dedicated to helping people even the odds.
Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Contact Douglas

Law Offices of Douglas C. Foster
139 W. El Portal Drive, Suite D
Merced, CA, 95348
Law Offices of Douglas C. Foster
2014 Tulare St
Ste 300
Fresno, CA, 93721
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal definse
Help with my case
Posted by Kimberly | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
would definately hire again
My wife and I found Doug after a previously hired attorney was elusive and left us disappointed in the representation we were getting. I was facing some serious allegations with a possible life sentence and needed someone who was tough, smart, quick witted and who also would keep in touch with my wife throughout the process. I spent over a year and a half fighting the charges and I am pleased to say that Doug was the right man for the job. He not only showed professionalism, knowledge of the laws and concern for my family by being available to them. He was honest and kept us abreast to the reality of our situation. During what has become one of the worst experiences of my life I feel so blessed that we were led to such a lawyer of integrity and grandeur. I was home with my wife and family in time for Christmas thanks to Doug who proved the charges were unsubstantiated. Doug made the difference in my case and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing counsel with legal matters especially serious ones!
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Posted by Candice | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He changed somebody's life
I hired Douglas for my boyfriend for a case that I thought was hopeless but he worked his magic and got us what we prayed so hard for. Not only is he brilliant but he is nice, sweet and very approachable. And listened to all my neurotic fears! Thanks Douglas! We owe you dinner!
Posted by Nick | May 1, 2015
The Absolute Best Defense Lawyer
Doug is a phenomenal lawyer. He was trustworthy and dedicated to helping me. If you want the best result possible contact Doug. He was instrumental in getting 5 felonies expunged from my record and I am extremely grateful for that. Hopefully I will never need a lawyer again but if I do I will be calling Doug.
Posted by Mark | April 18, 2015
Very pleased
Mr. Foster did an absolute great job in handling my case. He was professional and highly personable throughout the whole process and was available to answer all of my many questions and inquiries. I would highly recommend Doug to my family, friends and co workers and will continue to keep in contact with him for future legal advice.
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Posted by Raun | April 13, 2015
Great Representation
I hired Doug about a year and a half ago and he did an awesome job representing me. Got the deal that we were aiming for and was there for me every step of the way. If I had questions or concerns he was very quick to respond and had great advice. Would definitely hire him again if I had to.
Posted by Dan | September 5, 2011
Top defense attorney
I have seen Doug Foster in action many times. As a fellow criminal defense attorney I can tell you that Doug knows what he is doing, he recently got a not guilty verdict in a homicide trial. I definitely recommend Doug.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Contract Attorney
  • Ciummo & Associates
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bowman & Brooke, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Grinnell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • People v. Fernandez
  • Plea after 2 hung jury trials
  • People v. Varela
  • Not Guilty Verdict - http://abc30.com/archive/9013004/
  • People v. Gonzalez
  • Hung jury - http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=7479733
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Douglas
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug has impresive legal skills mixed with real world common sense that allows him to connect with juries. An Excellent combination for a trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Foster is among the most knowledgeable and successful criminal defense attorneys in the community."
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Merced Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Clayton Foster
Douglas Clayton Foster
Criminal defense Attorney
Merced, CA
Licensed for 23 years
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