Peer Awards

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance, 311th Support Command 2001,
  • 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007
  • Man of the Year-Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2009
  • California Judicial Counsel, Best Bar Leader of the Year Award 2009
  • Past President, Kern County Bar Association
  • Kern County Bench and Bar Award, 2010
  • Dorothy Donahue Award (Best Democrat) 2010
  • Kern County Veterans Stand Down Award 2005-2012
  • California Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013,2015
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California 2012, 2013,2015
  • American Trial Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2009-2013
  • Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership Award 2012
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance- Legal Services Award 2009
  • Pro Bono Service Award 2009
  • Lifetime member, National Association of Criminal Lawyers
  • Past President, Kern County Criminal Defense Section
  • 2012 Elected, State Bar of California, Board of Trustees, District 5
  • 2015, Gonzaga University, Distinguished Alumni Merit Award
  • 2016, The Military Order of the Purple Heart Special Recognition Award
  • 2016, Veteran of the Year, 32nd State Assembly