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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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 67%
    4 years
  2. Probate: 33%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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  • Hector Jesus Tamayo

    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.


    Hector Tamayo Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Anastasia B. Salmon

    I endorse this David Jones. David brings passion and excellence to every case. He provides zealous representation and achieves outcomes for his clients.


    Anastasia Salmon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Hackard Law Corporation

10630 Mather Blvd.
Mather, CA, 95655


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Law-State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2016
Lead Counsel Rating in Probate LawLead Counsel2016
Lead Counsel Rating in Criminal Law-State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2015
10-Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2015
5 Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHackard Law Corporation2015 - Present
AttorneyAmerican Justice Center2006 - 2015
AttorneyTulare County Public Defender2005 - 2006
Certified Law ClerkSan Diego County Office Of The Public Defender2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2016 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2015 - Present
Home School Legal Defense AssociationMember2015 - Present
Armed Citizens' Legal Defense NetworkMember and Referral Attorney2012 - Present
United States Concealed Carry AssociationPlatinum Plus Member and Referral Attorney2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsLifetime Member2002 - Present
Second Amendment FoundationLifetime Member1996 - Present
National Rifle AssociationBenefactor Life Member1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Employment Law DisputeWin for our client
Child Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Battery on Peace OfficerNot Guilty on all charges
DUI DrugsNot guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesWhat to Do at an Arraignment2015
AVVO Legal GuidesWhat to Do if Stopped by Police2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Sierra Nevada CollegeEmergency MedicineEMT-11992