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Antonio Arturo Cota

Criminal defense Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Tony Cota, Antonio Cota

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Antonio

Learn Antonio’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    Experienced with violent and non-violent criminal offenses, including drug possession and sales cases.

    20 years

As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Cota has defended clients against serious accusations all over the state of attending law school on a full scholarship and winning awards for trial advocacy, Mr. Cota focused on the defense of those accused of crimes committed in the State of California. He has successfully tried dozens of jury trials and has the experience necessary to fight even the most serious cases.

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Location

The Cota Law Office
1610 West St.
Suite 1
Redding, CA, 96001

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Reviews

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Posted by Diana | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a down to earth caring and competent attorney!
Tony Cota is a rare legal counselor that actually cares about his client and the outcome both in many different aspects. His fees are very reasonable and his competence puts him heads above others. He will fight for you and what is right. Couldn't recommend him more! You will be in good hands!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Ongoing custody case
Tony is a great lawyer, amazing writer, impressive listening and communication skills. He has represented me for years in a high-conflict custody case. His criminal defense expertise allows him to see through the BS to what is really going on. Doesn’t play games with opposing counsel, straight to the point, excellent rapport with opposing counsel and the Judge. Tony also explains along the way so the outcome of mediation or hearings is realistic. I would definitely refer Antonio Cota. Excellent lawyer and also a really nice guy!
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Posted by Ryan | June 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Tony
Tony was recommended to me by a good friend, I hired him soon after I was arrested for a DUI. I think Tony's best quality is that he's an awesome person to talk to, I could almost call him my friend. He made himself very available throughout the entire case. I could always call, text, or meet up whenever needed. I even called him a week or so ago(months after the case was over) with a couple questions and he was happy to help out. Very experienced, very professional, and a great guy. I would/will definitely recommend Tony to my friends!
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Posted by Dejuan | November 3, 2014
Amazing! I was looking for a lawyer and got Batman and Superman!
Tony is the best ever and I use different lawyers for different things, I was freaking out over my sons mother alienating me from being a father and in comes Mr. Cota to the rescue. I want to keep him and Ben forever on backup.
Posted by Jerry | May 17, 2013
Fantastic & Professional!
Tony represented me in a DUI case. He was not only very easy to talk to he was very professional, he cared about the case. He worked hard to clear me from a wrongful ticket and DUI. Thank you Tony! I wish you only the best and I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking legal advice!
Posted by Ross | March 4, 2013
Superb job regarding my child support case
Tony did an excellent job for me. My child support case was very stressful, long and complex. Tony calmed my fears and did what he promised - to have a very successful outcome. He listened to my requests and then just ran with it and got the job done. Tony is very professional and was even highly respected by the opposing counsel which I clearly recognized and I attribute to the result of my case. I highly recommend Tony and his firm.
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Posted by Kerry | June 9, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
Tony is an excellent lawyer. I retained him to represent a family member, and his work and performance is first rate. He has also represented me personally in a civil matter. I highly recommend him and will work with him anytime. He gets results.
Posted by Francisco | February 8, 2010
Highly Recommended DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney
Being charged with a DUI can definitely be a traumatic and dreadful experience. It is in tough times like those where one might not know where to turn for answers or help; at least that was my experience. Then, a close friend of mine highly recommended me Mr. Cota. My friend, who had been recently represented by Mr. Cota himself, said Mr. Cota made a difficult situation (being charged with a DUI) surprisingly comfortable by explaining the entire process up front and being there every step of the way. After hearing his testimonial I contacted Mr. Cota immediately and I must say my friend was right. I owe so much to Mr. Cota for being there for me not only as a professional but also on a more human level. I cannot imagine going through something so awful, like being charged with a crime, and not having Mr. Cota by my side. It is with great pleasure and eternal indebtedness that I write this recommendation for Mr. Antonio Cota.
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Posted by 5150 | January 8, 2010
Domestic Violence - Defense Representation & Law
It is fair to say that we see and hear about domestic violence behavioral cases, situations and circumstances perhaps more now than ever with the circle of Media and platforms in which this information is communicated. Although we hear more often than not about cases where woman are the victims in these atrocious crimes and the law is much more bias, prejudice and prevalent in favor of the woman, domestic violence behavior in woman toward men is becoming increasingly more visible and the woman's conduct in such cases is sometimes shocking... Woman will lie, woman will cheat and woman will steal and stop at nothing to see the man burn in hell with no remorse for the impact and collateral damage domestic violence can have effecting the man’s character long after it's over! This is where you need impeccable and stellar representation from a Lawyer whom not only understands case law, is an effective communicator and negotiator but, also is an excellent litigator in getting to the bottom which is the "Truth." Without exception, Tony Cota is the person you need to hire to represent you in this kind of matter and others depending upon your personal set of circumstances. Tony got my charges dropped and dismissed making evident to the District Attorneys office “You Arrested the Wrong Person.” Thank you Tony...
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Shasta County Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • The Cota Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Cota & Zeiler
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Koestner & Shahon
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Antonio A. Cota
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Todd Rash
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Course Instructor
  • Bar None Review
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Law Clerk, Felony Panel (Student Internship)
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Gould & Associates
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor (law)
  • 2002
  • Western Washington University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. F.B.
  • Dismissal
  • People v. N. T.
  • Dismissal
  • People v. S. B.
  • Client plead guilty to misdemeanor record-keeping violations & received 30 days community service + fine.
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Associations

  • Whittier Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Immediate Past-President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Whittier Bar Associationion
  • Vice-President
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Earl Warren Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2002
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2002
  • Earl Warren Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2002
  • Witkin Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Witkin
  • 2001
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2001
  • Earl Warren Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2000
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2000
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing
  • 2000
  • Tuition Waiver Scholarship
  • Western Washington University, Dept. of Philosophy
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Bar None Review's Substantive Course Outlines
  • Civil Procedure (Editor)
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Defending Criminal Contempt of Court Charges
  • 2010
  • Domestic Violence for the Family Law Practitioner
  • Criminal Defense / Family Law
  • 2010
  • Bar None Review
  • Evidence for the California Bar Exam
  • 2005
  • Bar None Review
  • Criminal Procedure for the California Bar Exam
  • 2005
  • Bar None Review
  • Civil Procedure for the California Bar Exam
  • 2004
  • Bar None Review
  • Civil Procedure for the California Bar Exam
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (26)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a very knowledgable attorney and has tons of experience. He practices law with integrity and professionalism. He treats his clients with the utmost respect. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Antonio. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cota is one of the most intelligent lawyers who has an "in-dept" knowledge of the criminal code. Mr. Cota is also not afraid to make a scene to protect his clients and ensure that his client's rights are protected."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Tony and I worked on a DUI together and so I got to see his approach to the facts and his strategy. The client was a second-time DUI and facing immigration issues with a work visa. The client was young, very demanding and uneducated, yet Tony was patient throughout. Tony spotted issues and possible motions to resolve the case that most lawyers would have overlooked entirely. Hire him if you need a great DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse a 10.0 Avvo attorney whose answers are consistently correct, analytic and customized to the needs of Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualiites that any client would be looking for in an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cota is a knowledgeable attorney and a good guy. Mr. Cota was selfless in his efforts to address a matter that had been a nuisance on a local business community, and I certainly enjoyed getting to know him and work with him during that time. And, wholeheartedly I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cota is extremely knowledgeable and competent in criminal defense matters, and just a good guy in general. People facing criminal defense charges in the Riverside County area would be wise to put Mr. Cota on their list of attorneys to consider handling their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the please of seeing Attorney Cota in court on a regular basis. He is very professional, well prepared, and has an immense understanding of criminal law. If Attorney Cota is representing you, you are in very good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse without hesitation attorney Cote. As a contributor this forum it demonstrates the Latin phrase “in corde hominem est anima legis”, which roughly transalted means “the spirit of the law lives is in the human heart. This attorneys participation in this forum is a clear indication that the lawyer endorsed herein is well grounded in professionalism and the aid of those in need. Moreover advancement of the law in rendering assistance to others regardless of their station in life, wealth and understanding of the law. To be involved in this forum is an indication that this attorney is a “lawyer’s lawyer”, true to the standards expected from our professional. I have reviewed many of this lawyer’s posts and am confident all professional standards have been met or exceeded. Assisting those in need is a public service and should be commended."
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