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About me

I am an experienced criminal trial attorney with extensive experience in the area of DUI Defense.  Read more about me and my practice by visiting my website at


I practice in Northern California from Placer and El Dorado Counties throught the Interstate 80 corridor including the following counties:

Sacrament, Yolo, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin and Alameda.


Call me now for a free initial consultation: 916 213 4200


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Contact info

901 H Street
Suite 301
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    22 years, 1.9 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 DUI lawyers in northern CaliforniaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Forensic Chromatography VIIIAxion Labs2012
RecognitionNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
RecognitionNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
RecognitionNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
RecognitionNorthern California Super Lawyers2004
Qualified to Administer Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier and Associates2003
RecognitionNorthern California Super Lawyers2003
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2001
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law1994
Moot Court HonorsMcGeorge School of Law1994
Dean's Honor RollMcGeorge School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of John A. Campanella1994 - Present
Legal InternSacramento County Public Defender1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Placer County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Solano County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Sacramento County Superior CourtAttorney1995 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1995 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1995 - 2008
Volunteer Legal Services of Northern CAMember1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Kennedy LindseyAcquittal
People v. James CarradineNot Guilty all charges
People v. Victor Bernie RossHung Jury
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sacramento DUI News LetterAB-60 Granting licenses to illegals2013
Sacramento DUI NewsCA passes AB 602013
Law Office of John A. CampanellaSacramento DUI Information Newsletter2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of DUI DefenseDUIDUI Defense1995
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor w/distinction1994
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sacramento Public DefendersCalculating Blood Alcohol Levels2013
Sacramento DUI conferenceCA passes AB 602013
Community conference on Police conductHow to protect your rights when you are stopped2010