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John K. Hinely

John K. Hinely

Hinely Law
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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After 14 years in Law Enforcement, and working under contract for the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Hinely was determined to become a Criminal Defense Attorney.

Mr. Hinely returned to school at California State University-Chico, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on Legal Studies; then continued his education at Cal-Northern School of Law in Chico, California.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. Hinely sat for the California State Bar exam and passed on the first attempt.

Mr. Hinely opened a private law practice, while also serving as a Contract Public Defender. During this time, Mr. Hinely recognized that the Public Defender Offices were extremely impacted and forced to handle many more cases than could be appropriately researched, investigated, and prepared for court. People accused of crimes were falling victim to Public Defender Offices that were so overworked that it was impossible to give the attention to detail that each case deserved.

Subsequently, Mr. Hinely made the decision to terminate the Public Defender position and focus on his private practice, providing clients with the time and care needed to appropriately prepare their case for court; and at an affordable price.

Mr. Hinely has achieved a 10 out of 10 Superb AVVO rating; been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer from the National Trial Lawyers Association; and has handled cases from simple traffic tickets to complex homicides, including death penalty matters.

Mr. Hinely previously worked for the California Attorney General’s Office and has lectured on the subject of Criminal Justice at California State University-Chico on several occasions. Additionally, Mr. Hinely has qualified as an expert in Criminal Street and Prison Gangs and regularly testifies as an expert witness in courts throughout California.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • Marijuana Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Hinely Law
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California State University - Chico
B.A. | Political Science-Emphasis on Legal Studies
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CAL Northern School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
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Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers Association
Client's Choice Award-Criminal Defense, DUI
2013, 2014
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 258778
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- Current
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- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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California DUI Lawyer's Association
- Current
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California Public Defender's Association
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Speaking Engagements
California Criminal Justice , California State University, Chico
DUI Awareness and Prevention , DUI Live
Websites & Blogs
John K. Hinely's Website Profile
Hinely Law Website
Hinely Law Spanish Website
Contact & Map
Hinely Law
Colusa Office
P.O. Box 35
317 5th St
Colusa, CA 95932
Telephone: (530) 458-2950
Fax: (530) 619-0220
Hinely Law
Lake Office
55 1st St
Lakeport, CA 95453
Telephone: (707) 995-7006
Fax: (530) 619-0220
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