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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Competent Leadership Award||Toastmasters International||2014|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)||2013|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Board of Editors||Pacific Law Journal||1992|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Public Defender's Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Federalist Society chapter||Member||1990 - 2008|
|Cultivation of Marijuana||Not Guilty|
|Felony Child Abuse||All Charges Dismissed|
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|Pacific Law Journal||Symposium on Victims' Rights||1992|
|Pacific Law Review||Review of Selected 1990 California Legislation||1991|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||Law||Juris Doctor||1992|
|National University||Business Administration||BBA||1989|