David A. Torres, Attorney At Law

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David A. Torres is a respected member of the California Bar and licensed to practice law in all United States District Courts in California as well as other states throughout the country. For nearly 30 years, he has successfully maintained a law practice emphasizing in both federal and state criminal defense. Mr. Torres has extensive experience in criminal defense and has tried well over 150 felony jury trials to verdict, including numerous homicides and gang related cases. Additionally, he is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Mr. Torres is an AV Preeminent Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble, one of the highest ratings any attorney can receive, and has been repeatedly selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2012, as well as being listed as one of the “Top Attorneys in Southern California” by the Los Angeles Magazine. He is a former State Bar Trustee, Past President of the Kern County Bar Association, Past President of the Kern County Criminal Defense Section, former State Bar Liaison to the Criminal Law Committee and Chairman of the Central California Appellate Advocacy Program. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. In 2010, he was awarded the Kern County Bar Association Bench and Bar Award. This honor was bestowed by his peers in recognition and appreciation of Mr. Torres’ dedication and exemplary service to the legal profession. He is a graduate of the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy and the National Criminal Defense College.

Mr. Torres is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who initially enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. After earning a minor in Military Science, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Infantry where he served until the rank of Captain (CANG). He later completed his military career in the United States Army Reserve with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. Torres continues to maintain an active role in veteran’s affairs as a civilian attorney. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal and the Parachutist Badge. In 2016, LTC Torres was Veteran of the Year for the 32nd State Assembly District. Mr. Torres’ hard work and dedication has been recognized by many organizations

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David Torres is certified to practice in the following State and Federal Courts:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court of Appeals- 9th Circuit
  • United States District, District of Colorado
  • United States District, District of Washington
  • United States District, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District, Nevada
  • United States District, Eastern District of North Carolina