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Traci Lewis Carrillo

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Traci

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former prosecutor, handled all types of cases from misdemeanor through capital murder. Extensive trial experience. Specialized expertise with domestic violence, child abuse, homicide, and gang violence.

    24 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, mediation, and child custody issues. Extensive trial and mediation experience. Compassionate when needed. Aggressive when needed. Experience in dealing with high stress dynamics within the family.

  3. Civil rights
    Discrimination and/or civil rights violations. I have been a tireless advocate for 15 years. If you want someone to fight for your rights, look no further.

  4. Education
    I have a special interest and developing expertise in school bullying issues. If your child is having trouble in school, refusing to school, or having mysterious stomach and headaches, there is a reason. I can help you get to the bottom of it and help your child get back on track.

Experienced criminal trial lawyer.  Responsive to and available for regular client contact.   As a former prosecutor, has built relationships with prosecutors, Judges, and law enforcement and can best advise on how to strategically handle your criminal case.  Can work behind the scenes to try and prevent a criminal case from being filed.  Extensive trial and courtroom experience, having handled every kind of criminal case from dui, marijuana, juvenile, domestic violence, gang up to capital murder.  Trial experience in both Riverside and Sonoma counties.  Reasonable and negotiable fees.  Call for free consultation.

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Carrillo Law
703 Second Street, Suite 408
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

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Posted by Patti | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Traci!
We hired Traci to help our nephew with a pending criminal charge. She was great. Very professional and caring. Traci was very clear on what her fees would be based on how far the case went and if an investigator was needed. The good news is she was able to get the charges dropped against our nephew. He was very happy with the representation she provided. We highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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Dishonest and Disorganized
My sister’s divorce and aftermath dragged on probably three or four times as long as it should have and her three kids are completely angry at my sister (and not her ex who just tried to live his life and stay out of court until traci would pull him back in many times a year. Kids can tell who starts stuff) purely because Traci kept filing complaints etc that my sister didn’t even agree with (and then Traci would say she misunderstood my sister’s objective and bill more hours to reverse course). She took a normal middle class family for a ride until she couldn’t milk them any longer because the kids were over eighteen. Every time I helped my sister shop around for a new attorney to change over to we got the same earful about traci Carrillo, polite to other attorneys but super unimpressive and always scrambling last minute so hard to work with. She should have gone to a normal not for profit law school where they taught ethics and responsibilities to your client.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Carrillo Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney
  • County of Sonoma
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney
  • County of Riverside
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • 3rd District Appellate Program
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Executive Assistant/Paralegal
  • Burger & Plavan, Civil Litigation
  • 1994 - 1999
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  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Khaoone, Russell, Prak, Prak
  • All four defendants were convicted as charged and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
  • People v. Sean Mooney
  • Defendant was found guilty as charged and serving life without possibility of parole


  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Sonoma County Distinguished Young Women
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Desert Cities Junior Miss
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Larry Scoufos Trial Advocacy Award
  • Sonoma County District Attorney
  • 2010
  • Significant Cases Worked
  • Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005
  • Felony Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2004
  • Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Confidence Wins
  • 2015
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Distracted Driving
  • 2015
  • CDAA for Victim Advocates
  • Victim Advocates and Brady responsibilities
  • 2015
  • Sonoma County Law Enforcement training
  • Training on investigating strangulation cases
  • 2013
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Evidence and Dealing with Hostile Witnesses
  • 2012
  • Riverside County Law Enforcement trainings
  • Training on investigating Domestic violence and shaken baby syndrome/child abuse cases
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Traci is always fighting diligently to get the best outcomes for her clients and is a very easy person to talk openly with. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A vigorous and highly competent defense attorney, with excellent courtroom skills."
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Santa Rosa Criminal defense Lawyer Traci Lewis Carrillo
Traci Lewis Carrillo
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 23 years