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Michael G. McKneely

Michael G. McKneely


White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer
Fresno, CA

About Michael G. McKneely

Attorney Biography

Mike has valuable experience defending cases on behalf of clients throughout California and in federal courts across the United States. He is particularly passionate about working with the wrongly accused and those who are seeking to change their lives for the better.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and studied law in Sacramento at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

After a few years in civil litigation and property law, Mike became a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno, where he saw the effects of prosecutorial abuse on people who were trying to recover in the face of serious charges. He switched sides to defend clients who need a second chance.

His passion for fighting for those who need support led him to begin his own practice in 2007.

He is a public speaking champion, traveling as far as Cape Town, South Africa to compete in collegiate speech and debate. This experience, as well as the time he served as a juror the week after he took the bar exam, was key to his becoming a trial lawyer. He enjoys a challenge and strives to achieve the best results possible for clients in any situation.

Mike grew up in Fresno in a family of airline and commercial pilots. He continues to enjoy flying as a hobby today. He spends time with his wife Karen, his family, and their four rescue dogs and a cat. He enjoys world traveling, reading, and in his spare time he roots for the Miami Dolphins.


Practice Areas

 
White Collar Crime (34%)
 
Criminal Defense (33%)
 
Marijuana Defense (33%)

Résumé - Michael G. McKneely

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
2009

Education

McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific

Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2017

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

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

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

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Michael G. McKneely
Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer
2300 Tulare Street Ste 115
Fresno, CA 93721
www.fresnocriminalattorney.com
Office: 559-443-7442

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

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


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.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.



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