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David R. Mugridge

David R. Mugridge

Mugridge Law Firm is a Full Service Criminal Defense Firm in State & Federal
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Criminal Law ...
  • California
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Attorney Mugridge is a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He is personally fluent in Spanish. He has been listed as a California SuperLawyer in Criminal Law since 2009. Mr. Mugridge was selected to the "Top 100 Criminal Lawyers" in America by the National Criminal Lawyers Association for 2014. Formerly a research attorney for Presiding Justice George Brown (dec.) of the 5th Dist Court of Appeals, Homicide (including Death Penalty defense) is his primary focus.

San Joaquin College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Internship with U.S. Attorney's Office
Honors: Leon Peters Scholar
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Monterey Institute of International Studies
Intensive French Language Studies
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Santa Clara University
M.A. (1973) | Education/Spanish.
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University of Americas
B.A. (1970) | Learned to speak and write fluent Spanish.
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Professional Experience
Private Practice since 1989; Madera County Deputy Public Defender 1989-1990; Associate Attorney - Nuttall, Berman & Magill ( 1988-1989);Judicial research attorney for Presiding Justice George Brown (deceased) of Cal. 5th Dist Court of Appeal (1986-1988)
Professor of Law
San Joaquin College of Law
- Current
Designed and teach "Advanced Legal Research & Writing"
Professor of Fundamentals of American Legal System
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno City College
Taught civil procedure in the Paralegal Program.
Articles & Publications
Real Estate for Paralegals, California edition
Criminal Law
California State Bar
Death Penalty College Participant
University of Santa Clara
Death Penalty Jury Selection Participant
University of Colorado
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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California Public Defenders Association, Cailfornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice, National Trial Lawyers' Association
- Current
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United States Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Court for Eastern and Northern Districts, All California State Courts
member licensed to practice
- Current
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Fresno County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Fresno County Superior Court
Judge Pro Tem
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St. Francis High School
Classroom teacher & foreign language department chairman
Activities: Taught spanish and french. During the summers I escorted high school & college students to Europe.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Initial free consultation by phone or in the office, by appointment. Attorney Mugridge makes follow-up visits to the jail or prison.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees vary with the complexity of the case. I do take payments.
Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Murder & Assault
  • French: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
P.O. Box 1369
Fresno, CA 93716
Telephone: (559) 840-0020
Fax: (559) 369-4441