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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.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Murder & Assault
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • French: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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.
San Joaquin College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Internship with U.S. Attorney's Office
Honors: Leon Peters Scholar
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Intensive French Language Studies
Santa Clara University
M.A. (1973) | Education/Spanish.
University of Americas
B.A. (1970) | Learned to speak and write fluent Spanish.
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California Public Defenders Association, Cailfornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice, National Trial Lawyers' Association
- Current
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
Fresno County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Fresno County Superior Court
Judge Pro Tem
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.
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
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
P.O. Box 1369
Fresno, CA 93716
Telephone: (559) 840-0020
Fax: (559) 369-4441