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     I have over 35 years experience working in the Criminal Law field.  I am a former prosecutor (19 years experience) and have been a criminal defense attorney for the past 15 years.  I have tried hundreds of cases (I do not just plea my clients with a minimum amount of work.)

      I am a member of the California Public Defenders Association, as well as the California DUI Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

     I pride myself in finding the best possible solution to my clients' troubles.  I am certified to handle cases before all the state courts, the local Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court.  I have handled one case to the California Supreme Court and am pleased to say that I won that case.


Languages spoken: Danish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Violent Crime: 25%
  4. Expungement: 5%



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Payment types:

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  • David Allen Brooks

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Contact info

463 Main St Ste A
Placerville, CA, 95667


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DUI Defense of the YearEditorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review2012
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearEditorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyErik Schlueter - PLC2002 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyEl Dorado County District Attorney's Office1987 - 2002
Deputy District AttorneyStanislaus County District Attorney's Office1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2003 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The Difficult WifeReduced to Misdemeanor Disturbing the Peace for no time, no fine.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - RiversidePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977