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Charles W. Applegate

Charles W. Applegate

Applegate Law Office
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Animal & Dog Law ...
  • California
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The Applegate Law Office focuses on efficient, effective representation. I provide my clients with exactly the help that they need. I founded the Applegate Law Office in June 2009. I have been practicing law in California since 2003, and I have spent most of those years practicing law in the North Bay. As an attorney for years in Santa Rosa and a former prosecutor in Ukiah and Willits, I am familiar with Sonoma and Mendocino County courts. My office, centrally located in Santa Rosa, serves all of the North Bay – Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa, and Marin counties.

A personal injury lawsuit is a serious matter. If you were injured by someone else, you need someone skilled and aggressive to identify and track down the responsible party and hold them accountable. If someone is accusing you of doing them wrong, then you need someone skilled at defense to protect your interests and your rights. With well over a decade of experience in civil litigation, Applegate Law can take care of you.

A criminal arrest is a serious problem too. From domestic violence to drugs to DUI, fraud to firearm or weapons charges, sex crimes to shoplifting, the Applegate Law Office is ready to handle your criminal case. Any criminal matter that could lead to a misdemeanor, a felony, or a parole or probation violation is a problem that matters to you.

If a problem is big enough to matter to you, it is big enough to matter to me – and no problem is too big for me to tackle. Whether you have a personal injury claim or a criminal charge, I can help. And with a free consultation and a wide range of payment options, you can let your needs, not your budget, make the decision for you. Call so I can start protecting your rights and your freedom now.

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. (2003) | Civil Litigation
(formerly UC Hastings)
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A. (1994) | English
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Professional Experience
Applegate Law Office
- Current
Deputy District Attorney II
Tulare County District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney I
Mendocino County District Attorney
Geary Shea O'Donnell Grattan & Mitchell
Associate Attorney
Friedemann & Goldberg
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer
Empire College
Superb Rating
Clients' Choice Award
Client Champion - GOLD
Best Car Accident Lawyers in Santa Rosa
Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA
Excellent Rating
Professional Associations
Friends Outside, Sonoma County
Activities: Board of Directors, 2010
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Sonoma County Bar Association
Activities: Board member, Sonoma County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service 2018-current
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American Bar Association
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State Bar of California
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Animal & Dog Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Applegate Law Website
Applegate Law Office Blog
Contact & Map
Applegate Law Office
700 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone: (707) 775-9459
Fax: (707) 509-5020
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed