Barry Melton

Criminal Defense - State Bar-certified specialist
Contact: (800) 991-6530
(707) 533-1455
Law Schools: La Salle Extension Univ
Ocean Univ
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Barry Melton
Barry Melton is a Lake County, California, attorney admitted to practice law before all the courts of the State of California since 1982; and he is admitted to practice before California's Central, Eastern and Southern U.S. District Courts. He is also qualified to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Barry has been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court for more than 20 years. In addition to a broad range of general legal practice experience, Barry Melton is an attorney certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He has the highest professional rating (AV) conferred by Martindale Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Entertainment & Sports
Additional Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Criminal Law Specialist (California State Bar)
Professional Experience
(Chief) Public Defender, Yolo County Public Defender's Office
1999-2000 Chief Deputy Public Defender, Yolo County; 1998-1999 Deputy State Public Defender, Office of the (California) State Pubic Defender; 1994-1998 Deputy Public Defender, Mendocino County, CA; 1992-1994 Solo practitioner, San Francisco, CA; 1983-1991 Partner, Melton, Duncan & Hirshbein, San Francisco, CA; 1982-1983 Solo practitioner, San Francisco, CA
La Salle Extension UnivLL.B.
Details: Autodidact
Ocean UnivJ.D.
Details: Autodidact
Professional Associations
Member, California State Bar # 104700
Activities: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ); (Associate Member) California Public Defenders Association (CPDA); Yolo County Bar Association
President, California Public Defenders Association
Activities: President, Yolo County Bar Association (2004); Member, Board of Directors, California Public Defenders Association (1999-2010); Member, Yolo County Bar Ass'n (2000-present); Master, Schwartz-Levi American Inn of Court (2001-present); Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)(1990-present)


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16120 Main Street
Lower Lake, Lake County, CA 95457
Toll-Free: (800) 991-6530
Telephone: (707) 533-1455
Cell: (530) 304-9192
Fax: (877) 859-1481