Areas of Experience

Throughout my decades of litigation experience serving Central California, I have earned a reputation for providing skilled representation to individuals accused of crimes ranging from financial improprieties and traffic violations to drug possession and murder. I took a careful, personalized approach to every client’s case, whether it was a high-profile matter or something that could be handled inconspicuously. My thorough understanding of the California penal code allowed me to develop strong defense strategies and to take on even the most complex trials.

Criminal Defense

  • State and federal charges
  • Assault and Battery
  • Homicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft Crimes
  • Drug Crimes

Appeals, Petitions & Writs

  • Expungements
  • Resentencing
  • Federal habeas corpus
  • Appeals
  • Petitions
  • Clemency / Pardons


  • Moving violations / infractions
  • DUI
  • Vehicular injury crimes

Probation & Parole


  • Restraining Orders
  • Harassment
  • Name Changes


  • Licensing boards
  • DMV
  • Municipalities



David R. Mugridge

From first-degree murder to manslaughter, Mugridge negotiates favorable plea

Instead of a possible life sentence at trial, our client will now serve the balance of 23 years in prison with credit for time served awaiting trial.

Dr. Richard Adler, Attorney David R. Mugridge, and Attorney William Martin

Attorney Mugridge receives prestigious legal award

Attorney David R. Mugridge was honored with the 2021 Dr. Ann Streissguth Award at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference.

SB 1437 felony murder rule re-sentencing

Convicted under felony murder rule? How to reduce your sentence

People convicted under the former felony murder rule may apply for re-sentencing.

The State Bar of California

Inactive status as of 2/1/23

Martindale-Hubbel Preeminent CACJ