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James Patrick Lambe

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • California, District of Columbia
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James P. Lambe has been a Fresno criminal defense lawyer since 1986. In trials of life sentence cases, he has obtained eight acquittals, four hung jury dismissals, and three in limine motion dismissals.

He has employed creativity in settling four death penalty cases. He has also concluded thirty-three other murder cases (preventing a murder conviction in eighteen of them) and one hundred and four three strikes cases (preventing a three strikes sentence in ninety-four of them).

He was the trial attorney in two published cases which effected significant changes in California law: People v. Myers (1998) 61 Cal.App.4th 328, 71 Cal.Rptr.2d 518 (self defense) and People v. Howard (2005) 34 Cal.4th 1129, 23 Cal.Rptr.3rd 306 (felony murder).

He is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In 2009, he became the first criminal law attorney from the San Joaquin Valley to be named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Barrister of the Order of Centurions and a member of the National Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who in American Law, and Super Lawyers.

He is the author of "Right to Speedy Trial" and "Jury Deliberations and Verdict" in California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice (2013-19), "Injury and Death" and "Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses" in California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements (2012-19), and "Monetary Sanctions" in the Contempt Defense Manual (2007, 15).

In recognition of his writing, instructing, and lecturing, he received the Spirit of CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) Award in 2008 at the State Bar of California Annual Meeting.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
District of Columbia
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of James P. Lambe
- Current
Senior Defense Attorney
Fresno County Public Defender's Office
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Defense Attorney
Fresno County Public Defender's Office
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Deputy City Attorney
Fresno City Attorney's Office
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Claims Attorney
CIGNA Corporation
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Associate Attorney
Parichan Renberg and Crossman
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Associate Attorney
Wagner and Wagner
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Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (1977) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1974) | Political Science
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Honors: cum laude
Awards
Super Lawyers List
Thomson Reuters
Who's Who in America
Marquis Who's Who
Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who
Barrister
Order of Centurions
Fresno County Public Defender of the Year
Employees of the Fresno County Public Defender's Office
Member
The National Trial Lawyers
Lawdragon 3000
Lawdragon.com
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
Spirit of CEB
Continuing Education of the Bar
Certified Specialist-Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified Specialist-Criminal Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)
Professional Associations
California Lawyers Association
Criminal Law Section Executive Committee
- Current
California Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Order of Centurions
Barrister
- Current
The National Trial Lawyers
Member
- Current
Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Member
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
The State Bar of California
Member
- Current
Fresno County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Phi Alpha Delta
Member
- Current
The State Bar of California
Criminal Law Section Executive Committee
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Board of Governors
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The State Bar of California
Criminal Law Advisory Commission
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Board of Governors
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Fresno County Bar Association
Judicial Evaluations Selection Advisory Committee
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Fresno County Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Conference of California Bar Associations
Delegate
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Monetary Sanctions Chapter, Contempt Defense Manual
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Right to Speedy Trial and Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapters, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Injury and Death and Increased Punishment for Prior Similar Offenses Chapters, California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Monetary Sanctions Chapter, Contempt Defense Manual
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Jury Deliberations and Verdict Chapter, California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
Continuing Education of the Bar
Certifications
Certified Specialist-Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified Specialist-Criminal Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Social Media
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5132 North Palm Avenue, P.M.B. 240
Fresno, CA 93704
USA
Telephone: (559) 439-1352