David A. Torres, Attorney At Law
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David A. Torres graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and has been a member of the California Bar since 1988. For over 20 years he has been a successful attorney at law in Kern County, focusing his practice on federal and state criminal defense. Mr. Torres has extensive experience in criminal defense, where he has tried over 146 felony jury trials to verdict, including 15 homicides. Additionally, he is fluent in both Spanish and English.


Mr. Torres served as the President of the Kern County Bar Association in 2008, and serves on the board for KC Criminal Defense Section and Central California Appellate Advocacy Program. He is currently admitted to practice law in California, and the US District Court, Southern District. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Mr. Torres is a Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corp and has maintained an active role in veterans affairs as a civilian attorney. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.


Mr. Torres is a family man, with a loving wife and five children. Professionally, he strongly believes that the heart of the Constitution is to make sure no innocent man is convicted; that justice and fairness are the objectives. Mr. Torres believes in the criminal defense system to achieve these goals, feels privileged to be a part of that system and will do his utmost best to ensure each client receives a fair and just outcome.

 

The Law Offices of David A. Torres is full service Criminal Law Firm empasizing in DUI, Domestic Voilence, Major Vendor Narcotics, Theft, Sex Crimes, Homicides, and Expungements. If you find yourself in trouble with the Law, give us a call. Our experience and expertise is sure to be an asset to your case.

 

Monica Bermudez, Attorney At Law
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Monica Bermudez is a skillful lawyer who represents clients throughout the Central Valley. She has conducted numerous court proceedings, including hearings, trials, and various motions. She is very familiar with "the system," and is knowledgeable of California Criminal Law.

 

Prior to joining the Law Offices of David A. Torres, Monica worked for the Tulare County Public Defender's Office as an Attorney and as a Law Clerk for three years. As a Public Defender, she was in court nearly every day, and dealt with a wide range of criminal charges - including Domestic Violence, Theft, DUI, Forgery, Burglary, Assault, Sexual Assault, down to simple Possession of Drugs, Driving on a Suspended License, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, and many other types of cases. Also, during her time as a Law Clerk with the Public Defender's Office, she participated in two Death Penalty cases. As a member of those teams, Monica was required to conduct extensive research, write complex legal briefs and motions and assist in the primary strategy of the cases. Monica also participated in Juvenile Criminal proceedings. Her knowledge and experience from working as a Public Defender has helped her lay a strong foundation as a criminal defense attorney.

 

Monica was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Her ties to the community run deep. Her parents are dedicated employees of Bolthouse Farms where they have been employed for over 30 years. Being raised by traditional, hardworking parents, Monica was encouraged to focus on her education. She is proud to be the first high school graduate of her family. Monica graduated from Foothill High School in 1998. After graduating from Foothill, Monica attended Bakersfield College. She later transferred to California State University, Fresno where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

 

Monica graduated with her law degree from San Joaquin College of Law. While in Law School, Monica was the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the Kern County Women Lawyer's Scholarship, Albert Ramirez Scholarship, and the La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship.