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Jon-Paul Valcarenghi

Administrative law Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jon-Paul

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Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    Representing Licensed Professionals Before State Boards and Commissions

    20 years

  2. Health care
    Representing CA Department of Health Care Services as house counsel and in Administrative Hearings

    9 years


Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 0010
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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Posted by Mark B. | January 9, 2015
An Excellent Attorney with Integrity
•I too highly recommend Jon-Paul Valcarenghi. •I hired Jon-Paul several months ago; and I have hired him five times within the last four years. •Jon-Paul has handled my DUI and other matters related to my alcohol addiction. In my opinion, Jon-Paul Valcarenghi is a fantastic attorney. While I hope I don't need a criminal attorney again, he would be the first person I'd call if I do. If you ever need a criminal defense attorney, you should call Jon-Paul Valcarenghi. He will provide you with great criminal defense that is easily accessible via the internet, or by phone or email. This is important when you're going through a crisis. It's nice to know he will be there for you. He comes prepared and works diligently and professionally to help you gain your freedom, or stay out of jail. If you are in trouble, you want a lawyer who will help you consider all your options, and then come to the best conclusion. It's important and sensible to hire the best lawyer you can afford to represent you in court if you find yourself in trouble with the law. Jon-Paul Valcarenghi has the experience, the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the criminal justice system. One thing I liked about Jon-Paul Valcarenghi is that he offers free consultation. Upon hearing the nature of your case, he will then forward you to the appropriate professionals with expertise in that field. He has a reputation for helping his clients feel comfortable throughout a very uncomfortable process. When working with his clients, he will make sure, every step of the way, that he thoroughly explain things to the client, and prepares them for taking the stand. It is due to this diligence, that he is successful so much of the time. He cares about his clients and goes the extra mile and fights for them. He made it seem like it's personal to him, which really feels great, when you're being threatened by the legal system. I believe that Jon-Paul Valcarenghi deserves the 5-Star review here on Avvo. He makes you feel, even if you are there for a small case, that you are his most important client. His professional, yet compassionate attitude makes him a pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Daren | November 3, 2014
I was interested in gaining info to retain an attorney to help me re-acquire a license. Upon calling Jon-Paul at his office i was fortunate to have an initial conversation with his partner, who was very gracious and friendly on the phone, then informing me that Jon-Paul was well versed in cases of my nature and would return my call. My call was returned within hours and Jon-Paul was very, very, helpful, informative and patient as I explained my situation. He clearly understands the system and directed me in what steps I needed to take to move forward and be successful in winning my case. There was zero pressure to retain him and the information was invaluable for me to in order move forward and eventually reach my goal. He clearly answered my questions and addressed my thoughts, confusion, and concerns as he spoke frankly about the reality of the system. I now understand the guidelines and time frames that need to be met in order to be successful, and will absolutely retain Jon-Paul at appropriate time to pursue my License.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
After speaking with several attorneys during our search for someone to help us in a challenging situation, we chose to go with Jon-Paul Valcarenghi. Mr. Valcarenghi proved to be an excellent attorney from the beginning to the end. Throughout the whole process, it was evident that he has an extensive knowledge of the law. He was very professional and trustworthy. Mr. Valcarenghi did an excellent job in communicating with us...keeping us updated every step of the way! I appreciated his calmness and the fact that every time I called, he was willing to listen and answer any questions I had...even if I had asked the same question many times before! He never made me feel like I was a bother! We were very pleased with the outcome of the case. I would definitely recommend Jon-Paul Valcarenghi to anyone in need of an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
Top Notch DUI attorney. Trustworthy, Honest and A Real Advocate for his clients.
Jon Paul took the time to explain all of the issues surrounding our case. He has a lot of experience in the courtroom so he knows how the system works and who to talk to. He saved us a ton of money in bail, and he was calm at a time that was so stressful. He explained things over and over if we needed it, and he saw us through the process from the very begining to the complete end. I would recommend him without reservation to my own personal friends, family and co-workers. He is discreet and trustworthy.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Chief Counsel
  • CA Department of Health Care Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kaizuka & Valcarenghi
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Rothschild Wishek & Sands, LLP
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Sacramento County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Yolo County Public Defender's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • McGeorge School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Pacific Union College
  • B.S.B.A
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Charge - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Broney v. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 462
  • Trial court reversed in part and upheld in part
  • Resisting Arrest Charges - Acquitted
  • Acquitted


  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Court Issues Committee
  • 2012 - 2012
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2016
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • The Order of Barristers
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Internship
  • Yolo County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Achievement Thomas Tang National Moot Court
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Participation in Thomas Tang Moot Court
  • Asian Pacific Law Student Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Writs of Administrative Mandamus Demystified: A Step by Step Guide
  • Administrative Mandamus
  • 2017
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place - When Criminal Law Overlaps Administrative Law
  • Administrative Law
  • 2014
  • Legal Protections Workshop for Teachers
  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Credential
  • 2012
  • Group Legal Services Program Attorneys' Conference
  • Sea Change in Sacramento or Same as it Ever Was
  • 2012
  • Group Legal Services Program Attorneys' Conference
  • Teacher Credential Defense and Developments at the CTC
  • 2011
  • Strategies in Defending DUI Cases in California
  • Defending a Marijuana DUI
  • 2008
  • Group Legal Services Program Attorneys' Conference
  • Certification Issues, New Legislation; Reinstating a Credential
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Endorse Jon-Paul
Administrative law Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jon-Paul for many years. He is a great lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"JP is an excellent communicator and extremely knowledgeable. The respect he demonstrates for his clients, court and legal community is reflected in his successes. I would not hesitate to recommend JP to anyone who needs honest and competent legal assistance."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with a deep understanding of the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon-Paul is an experienced and well regarded attorney in the community due to his extensive legal knowledge as well as his creativity in defending people accused of crimes and professionals facing discipline by a licensing agency/board. He has made a name for himself as an excellent attorney and I do not hesitate to strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Valcarenghi has a great understanding of the law and is well respected."
Licensing Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Valcarenghi is a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is a thoughtful, bright and effective lawyer whose knowledge of professional licensing issues (especially as related to criminal charges) makes him the go-to guy in Sacramento."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several clients to Jon-Paul and worked with him on cases. He is without a doubt one of the most professional and knowledgeable attorneys I know. Without hesitation or reservation I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon-Paul trained and worked with the best; and it shows when he masterfully advocates for a client. Carefully crafted written motions, thoroughly researched legal issues, and a refined well-prepared jury presentation is his norm."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon-Paul is an active participant in the California DUI Lawyers Association, and knows well DUI law and related Department of Motor Vehicles licensing issues. He is respected for his well-prepared, professional approach to each case he handles. I endorse Jon-Paul,"
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Sacramento Administrative law Lawyer Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
Administrative law Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 19 years