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James Patrick Lambe

James Patrick Lambe


Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Fresno, CA

About James Patrick Lambe

Attorney Biography

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).

He has been a trial advocacy instructor at the California Public Defenders Association Trial Skills Institute (2001-09, 11, 13-15), and a lecturer on discovery, jury selection, cross-examination, closing argument, sentencing, ethics, and civility at the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, the State Bar of California Annual Meeting, and the State Bar of California Section Education Institute (2003-15, 18).

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.

He has served on the State Bar of California Criminal Law Advisory Commission, the State Bar of California Criminal Law Section Executive Committee, and the Board of Governors of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

He was admitted to the California Bar in 1977 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (30%)
 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (10%)
 
Domestic Violence (10%)
 
White Collar Crime (10%)
 
Sex Crimes (10%)
 
Juvenile Defense (10%)
 
Drug Crimes (5%)
 
Marijuana Defense (3%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (3%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (3%)
 
Theft Crimes (3%)
 
Probation Violations (3%)
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Résumé - James Patrick Lambe

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1977

District of Columbia State Bar
District of Columbia
Inactive Member
1985

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Work Experience

Attorney at Law, James P. Lambe
2014

Senior Defense Attorney, Fresno County Public Defender's Office
20052014

Defense Attorney, Fresno County Public Defender's Office
19862005

Deputy City Attorney, Fresno City Attorney's Office
19851986

Claims Attorney, Cigna Corporation
19791985

Associate Attorney, Parichan Renberg and Crossman
1979

Associate Attorney, Wagner and Wagner
19781979

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Education

University of Illinois College of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D.
1977

University of Michigan
A.B., cum laude
1974

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Specialty Certifications

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
1998

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
California Board of Legal Specialization
1994

Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2001

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
1992

California Public Defenders Association
Member
California Public Defenders Association
1989

Member
California Lawyers Association
2018

Barrister
Order of Centurions
2014

Member
The National Trial Lawyers
2011

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2009

Certified Specialist-Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
1998

Member
District of Columbia Bar
1985

Member
The State Bar of California
1977

Member
Fresno County Bar Association
1977

Member
Phi Alpha Delta
1976

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Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers List
Thomson Reuters
2019

Who's Who in America
Marquis Who's Who
2016

Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who
2015

Fresno County Public Defender of the Year
Employees of the Fresno County Public Defender's Office
2014

Barrister
Order of Centurions
2014

Member
The National Trial Lawyers
2011

Lawdragon 3000
Lawdragon.com
2010

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2010

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2009

Spirit of CEB Award
Continuing Education of the Bar
2008

Certified Specialist-Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
1998

Certified Specialist-Criminal Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
1994

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James Patrick Lambe

5132 North Palm Avenue, P.M.B. 240
Fresno, CA 93704
Office: 559-439-1352

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

James Patrick Lambe - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about James Patrick Lambe on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas -

CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.



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