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Joseph Anthony Gazzigli

Criminal defense Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   5 reviews
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  • Licensed for 53 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1970
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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Almost everyone who goes to law school has a fantasy, at least for a time, of becoming a champion for justice, of making a difference and changing society for the better. For many, the fantasy quickly fades. For a few, the fantasy takes on shades of reality.

As a sole practitioner and lawyer for over 35 years, Joe Gazzigli litigates big and small cases alike but avoids national headlines as he prefers the quiet satisfaction of clients who value his service and benefit from his counsel.

Joe Gazzigli's sense of success is not measured in dollars or publicity. It is in doing the right thing and offering his assistance to those who need it. His generosity and seemingly limitless energy are critical assets in his arsenal of legal knowledge and litigation skills.

Joe has been repeatedly name by his peers and the states local bar associations as maintaining the highest-quality practice and an unparalleled commitment to his community.

His 35 plus years of lawyering skills and hundreds hours of community service a year reflect something fundamental about his character. His peers consider him one of the few left of a dying breed of lawyer, a "true gentlemen."

"Integrity is the word that best describes Joe," says fellow attorney Wayne Maire. "He is a model for the rest of us. He is also one of the most generous people I have ever known."

Gazzigli's generosity, however, belies his tenacious pursuit of winning results in all cases he pursues. He is second to none in his criminal defense work and he has prevailed in many multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts in personal injury and product liability cases.

Robert Simpson, another well known colleague of Joe's said it best when he said "he's a lawyer's lawyer--if other lawyers need help with difficult cases they often turn to Joe for advice. Joe's arbitration skills allow disputes between attorneys to be quickly resolved and we are better off because Joe is a truly gifted arbiter and member of our legal community."


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Joseph Anthony Gazzigli


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Posted by William | December 6, 2010
Worth every penny!
Joe represented me in a an assualt and battery case with an exposure of prison. We went to trial as the DA refused to settle the matter or dismiss the matter. The jury was out for about two hours and I was acquitted on all counts. Thank God and thank you Joe and his team.
Posted by Joanne | July 20, 2010
Criminal defense - Joe's the very best
Joe handled a case where I was wrongly acused of something that landed me in criminal trouble. He was able to get the charges against me dismissed at the preliminary hearing. He also refunded a portion of my retainer which is almost unheard of. Thank you Joe.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He knows everyone
Charges where never even filed because I hired Joe. Joe has been practicing law in Redding longer than I have been alive. During that time he has made friends that I needed. When law enforcment need an attorney they hire Joe. If your life and freedom is on the line you you NEED Joe and Nancy on your case. Trust Me.... I wish I could tell you how instrumental it is to hire the guy that has the right friends in Shasta County Court. There is no substitute. Hire him early and hire him quickly. Most atterney will wait until the DA files charges after you bail out before they will do anything. Joe and Nancy headed my case off before they even filed. Case was never filed even though I was arrested. Police department even sent me a letter a year later saying that I was "not arrested I was only detained". That is the letter you want to receive when facing 5 felonies. I cant stress enough the right connections are so important in Law. Especially Shasta County Court.
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Posted by Don | November 5, 2017
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I hired Joe because a friend recommended him. my case involved felony charges. He was able to see me right away. After discussing my case he gave me hope. 7 months later Joe was able to get the DA to dismiss the case entirely. My family and I are so grateful that we hired Joe. There are other attorneys out there but Joe knows the law and he is well respected by the DA and other lawyers. You can tell that when he walks into court. I thank God my family and I trusted Joe and he trusted me.
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Posted by Don | April 22, 2016
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Awesome Results
Joe handled my case for me after I was arrested and accused of three felony drug charges. It was a case of mistaken identity. Joe got all of the charges dismissed. The people in his office were very nice and professional. I am very grateful to Joe for all that he did for me. If I was ever in trouble again he would be the first person I would call.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Joe Gazzigli Attorney At Law
  • 1980 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Toscher Gazzigli &Boeckman
  • 1974 - 1980
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Shasta County Office Of The District Attorney
  • 1973 - 1977
  • Supervising Deputy DA
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • 1970 - 1973
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  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University California - Los Angeles
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v Strawn
  • Acquitted at trial
  • People v Jones
  • Acquitted at Trial
  • People v. Ramirez-Ramirez
  • Order granting withdrawal of plea for legal cause
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Diplomate
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Treasurer
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Heritage Foundation
  • 2012
  • Attorney - Best of the Northstate
  • Record Searchlight
  • 2010
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"They simple do not come any better than Joe Gazzigli. An attorney of great experience, regal demeanor, and an amazing ability to connect with almost any jury at anytime. His ethical and moral character are beyond reproach. I learned more losing to him than I ever learned from the numerous attorneys I have beaten. A class act well respected within his community and that respect is duly earned."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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