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Michael Jeffery Fannon

Criminal defense Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense

    30 years, 3,000 cases

Admitted to practice law in all California state courts, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento and Fresno), and the U.S. Federal District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Riverside).  I have litigated cases in both Federal and State courts, and have represented clients in almost every county in California.  My practice is exclusively criminal defense.


In addition, I lived and worked in Afgahanistan for six years (2008-2014) training judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and police investigators in several Rule of Law projects funded by the United States Department of State. 


Currently, I routinely represent clients in Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinty, Tehama, Butte, and Humbolt counties, and Federal District Court in Sacramento.


Outside interests include scuba diving, firearms, camping, hiking, travel, motorcycles, and flying as a private pilot.

Photos and videos

Rule of Law Team in Afghanistan, December 2008.

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Michael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law
1650 Oregon Street
Suite 108
Redding, CA, 96001


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Posted by Jeff | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I met Mr. Fannon a very long time ago. I think i may have been one of his first few clients he litigated in open court for. Not only was he a top notch attorney but i found out he is an excellent person also. Thank you for all your time and help Jeff Brewster
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I have thankfully never needed an attorney but I just finished a 3 month long case with Michael and couldn't be happier! I talked to a dozen lawyers over the phone and chose Michael and am so happy I did; he was extremely professional, accessible and knew what he was doing. My case involved potentially harming my career and he worked hard and got a not guilty verdict, what more can I say?!
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Posted by Lizette | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My friends hired Michael fannon on my behalf and im so thankful he was able to get me out of custody and at the end got my case dismissed. He is always there when you need to talk to him. I would gladly recommend him to anyone.. thank you so much for your help
Posted by shyla neligh | June 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
great lawyer
we meet mr fannon for a consultation he was very helpcull and had a lot of knowledge and exsperense we would highly reckamend him
Posted by James | February 6, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Diverse Experience Leads To Success
Mr. Fannon provides excellent legal representation. Such is no surprise as his multidisciplinary background provides him with a wealth of knowledge to refer to. Mr. Fannon has worked in the law enforcement sector, prosecution and criminal defense. To have a lawyer with such diverse experience is the perfect lawyer you will want protecting your rights.
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Posted by Charles | June 5, 2015
A Consumate Professional
I had the opportunity to use Attorney Michael Fannon services several years ago and he was the consummate professional. He dealt with my sensitive legal matter in a courteous, thoughtful and professional manner. Despite his hectic schedule, he was always available to answer my questions and was always proactive in terms of keeping me informed in relation to my case. On top of that, he got me the result that I needed the most!! I would recommend him highly and without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Michael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Berg & Associates
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Chief of Party
  • Justice Training Transition Program Afghanistan
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chief of Team
  • Justice Sector Support Program Afghanistan
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Deputy Chief of Team
  • Justice Sector Support Program Afghanistan
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Section Leader
  • Justice Sector Support Program Afghanistan
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Justice Advisor
  • Justice Sector Support Program--Afghanistan
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Fannon & Stomberg
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Fresno County Pubilc Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Instructor
  • Fannon Brothers' Academy
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michel J. Fannon
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor
  • National University
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Milrod & Phillips
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
  • 1990 - 1990
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  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • National University
  • BBA
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Not Guilty
  • Felony Child Abuse
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • Child Molest
  • Probation
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  • California Public Defender's Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federalist Society chapter
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10% Award
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Redding
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Competent Leadership Award
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Lawyer's Union of Afghanistan
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Board of Editors
  • Pacific Law Journal
  • 1992
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  • Pacific Law Journal
  • Symposium on Victims' Rights
  • 1992
  • Pacific Law Review
  • Review of Selected 1990 California Legislation
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working closely with Michael Fannon for about a year. He has has a wealth of information regarding the criminal justice system, trial techniques, and defense strategy from anything from simple first time DUIs to more complicated felony cases. He is an effective advocate who is well respected by his peers and former clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Fannon is a great lawyer. I worked with him on a number of criminal cases. I relied on his advice and knowledge to great results for my clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Friend
"Michael and I met as students at McGeorge School of Law. We were good friends and have remained in contact over the many years. I have known Michael's background since law school days, which I believe is well suited for criminal law matters. I endorse Michael."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Fannon is, quite simply, a gift to the Shasta County criminal-defense bar. Even a brief discussion with Michael will show you that he has the expertise in criminal law that can only come from many years of experience with hard-fought cases and a passion for the topic that drives him to keep learning more. He incorporates technology into his practice of law to keep his clients' costs down. He is honest with his clients, helping them to make good decisions as they balance the merits of their cases, their likelihood of winning at trial, and the financial/personal costs of going to trial. He works well with other attorneys, court staff, and prosecutors to ensure that his clients receive the best treatment possible. He takes his clients' cases seriously, really digging into the facts and the law to provide the best defense possible. He prepares well for his court appearances while also maintaining the very important ability of thinking on his feet."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Experience counts. I have seen his results on a number of occasions in court. As a former public defender he handled thousands of cases. As a private criminal defense attorney he has handled thousands more. If you are in the area and need help do yourself a favor and call him for a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I used to be a Deputy District Attorney and have had numerous cases against Mr. Fannon. He was always prepared and was a worthy adversary."
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