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David Clark Jones

Litigation Attorney at Mather, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Dave Jones, Dave C Jones

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    I handle litigation in all areas, including employment law trials, financial elder abuse, estate and probate litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, landlord/tenant, business litigation.

    20 years, 72 cases

  2. Probate
    Although we will take a probate case here or there, the majority of our work in probate courts is estate (will/trust) litigation.

    15 years, 50 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    I handle general lawsuits and disputes, helping to negotiate settlements, write demand letters, and avoid litigation where possible.

    20 years, 50 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    Former deputy public defender representing defendants in criminal court. I now only take cases in criminal defense in very special circumstances as that is not the focus of my practice any longer.

    20 years, 1,001 cases

After law school, I became a deputy public defender, quickly gaining real-world experience to back up the skills I had built in law school by successfully competing in mock trial and moot court. I was able to quickly hone my courtroom skills by representing criminal defendants at all stages of the criminal process, winning nearly 2/3 of all my jury trials. (Past performance is no guarantee of the outcome of your case.) For over a year, I was also accepting cases appointed to me by the California Court of Appeals to represent indigent criminal defendants in their California appeals, gaining valuable insight into the areas of trial and legal representation that can cause clients the most problems in court.


After leaving the public defender's office, I started taking on private criminal defense matters and civil cases. I handle all types of trials from employment law disputes to financial elder abuse to probate disputes to murder. My experience in conducting and winning trials is invaluable to anyone embroiled in litigation. In fact, I also take over cases from other attorneys right before trial when it becomes clear a matter is not going to settle and the current attorney does not want to take the case to trial.


If you are ever charged with a crime, need a civil litigator or trial attorney, my experience in pre-trial negotiations, motion practice, jury selection, trials, and appeals will be invaluable. Contact me to discuss your legal situation and find out how I can help.

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Dave C. Jones, attorney at law


Hackard Law Corporation
10630 Mather Blvd.
Mather, CA, 95655

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Posted by Susan | September 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, professional, and thorough
Dave Jones came in to my case over half way through. He immediately came up to speed and did a thorough, precise, and thoughtful job of representing me. He stayed in touch by phone and email. His poise and composure are refreshing in an arena that can be contentious.
Posted by Cynthia | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong and professional representation
David Jones performed his job admirably. He presented a strong argument in a professional manner. I would refer him and the Hackard Law firm to anyone that asked. Hackard Law has been my legal firm for over seven years. They provide sound legal advice.
Posted by Vanessa | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Performance
Mr. Jones is representing me in my civil lawsuit. We are in the collecting stage; we went to trial and won. He is very professional and efficient. His kindness, courtesy, and understanding made things much easier. I thank God for given me the opportunity to have Mr. Jones represent me.
Posted by Susan | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conscientious and Thorough
Dave came into my case in the third quarter. In short order, he knew the facts, put the files together, and was ready to represent me at a deposition and a pre-trial hearing that were both out of town for him. We spoke on the phone numerous times, and I felt comfortable and well-represented. He is professional and doesn't get rattled, which is a characteristic that is desirable for any client.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Hackard Law Corporation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • American Justice Center
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Tulare County Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • San Diego County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Sierra College
  • EMT-1
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brothers v. Brother
  • No capacity, the trust was invalidated, reinstating the prior three-way split trust
  • Commercial Real Estate Guaranties Litigation
  • 97% discount on money owed
  • People v. Shoplifter
  • 30-day home dentention plea bargain
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  • Tenth Amendment Center
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2016 - Present
  • Home School Legal Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network
  • Member and Referral Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • Platinum Plus Member and Referral Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Second Amendment Foundation
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Benefactor Life Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rating in Probate Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Probate Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Law-State Felony & Misdemeanor
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Probate Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Law-State Felony & Misdemeanor
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10-Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 5 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trustee Removal Actions: Drafting Trust Provisions to Define and Limit Power to Remove Trustees
  • Removing Trustees
  • 2018
  • The Assessment of Testamentary and Financial Capacity in the Elderly: A Hands-On Workshop
  • The Role of the Medical Expert in Estate Litigation
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (44)
Endorse David
Trusts Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to resolve a very contentious matter with attorney Jones. He brought a great deal of professionalism to the forefront and skillfully worked with me to resolve all issues."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David Jones is an outstanding professional and demonstrates a meticulous attention to detail and ability to quickly grasp the critical aspects of each case. His warm personal manner brings out the best in client cooperation and assists in discovering all the facts. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent in his field and in my experience with him was able to get the maximum return for our client thanks to his extensive experience and excellent trial and negotiating skills. I highly recommend and endorse his services."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Reasonable, practical, professional, and businesslike."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Much is learned when opposing a fellow attorney. In the cases where Mr. Jones and I have been on opposite sides, I have found him to be quite intelligent and reasonable. Mr. Jones has a command of the issues, which is beneficial to all involved."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated against David. I found him to be knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend and endorse David."
Violent crime Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave Jones is a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. Unlike other attorneys Mr. Jones is willing to tenaciously fight for his clients in the courtroom in front of a jury. This distinction truly sets him apart as being one of the best litigators in California. I strongly endorse Dave Jones."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this David Jones. David brings passion and excellence to every case. He provides zealous representation and achieves outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. He has the experience and knowledge to aggressively represent his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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