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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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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    23 years, 3 thousand cases



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  • Robert Harlan Stempler

    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.


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Michael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law

1650 Oregon Street
Suite 108
Redding, CA, 96001


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Competent Leadership AwardToastmasters International2014
Certificate of AppreciationAfghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)2013
Outstanding Contribution to the Board of EditorsPacific Law Journal1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyMichael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law2016 - Present
Staff AttorneyBerg & Associates2015 - 2015
Chief of PartyJustice Training Transition Program Afghanistan2013 - 2014
Chief of TeamJustice Sector Support Program Afghanistan2012 - 2013
Deputy Chief of TeamJustice Sector Support Program Afghanistan2011 - 2012
Section LeaderJustice Sector Support Program Afghanistan2010 - 2011
Justice AdvisorJustice Sector Support Program--Afghanistan2008 - 2010
PartnerFannon & Stomberg2004 - 2008
Deputy Public DefenderFresno County Pubilc Defender's Office2001 - 2004
InstructorFannon Brothers' Academy1998 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Office of Michel J. Fannon1994 - 1999
Adjunct ProfessorNational University1994 - 1995
Associate AttorneyMilrod & Phillips1992 - 1994
Law ClerkCriminal Justice Legal Foundation1990 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defender's AssociationMember1993 - Present
Federalist Society chapterMember1990 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Three Strikes CaseAll charges dismissed or acquitted.
Cultivation of MarijuanaNot Guilty
Child MolestProbation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pacific Law JournalSymposium on Victims' Rights1992
Pacific Law ReviewReview of Selected 1990 California Legislation1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
National UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1989