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Charles W. Applegate

Charles W. Applegate

Applegate Law Office
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Animal & Dog Law ...
  • California
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The Applegate Law Office focuses on efficient, effective representation. I provide my clients with exactly the help that they need. I founded the Applegate Law Office in June 2009. I have been practicing law in California since 2003, and I have spent most of those years practicing law in the North Bay. As an attorney for years in Santa Rosa and a former prosecutor in Ukiah and Willits, I am familiar with Sonoma and Mendocino County courts. My office, centrally located in Santa Rosa, serves all of the North Bay – Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa, and Marin counties.

A personal injury lawsuit is a serious matter. If you were injured by someone else, you need someone skilled and aggressive to identify and track down the responsible party and hold them accountable. If someone is accusing you of doing them wrong, then you need someone skilled at defense to protect your interests and your rights. With well over a decade of experience in civil litigation, Applegate Law can take care of you.

A criminal arrest is a serious problem too. From domestic violence to drugs to DUI, fraud to firearm or weapons charges, sex crimes to shoplifting, the Applegate Law Office is ready to handle your criminal case. Any criminal matter that could lead to a misdemeanor, a felony, or a parole or probation violation is a problem that matters to you.

If a problem is big enough to matter to you, it is big enough to matter to me – and no problem is too big for me to tackle. Whether you have a personal injury claim or a criminal charge, I can help. And with a free consultation and a wide range of payment options, you can let your needs, not your budget, make the decision for you. Call so I can start protecting your rights and your freedom now.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Animal & Dog Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Applegate Law Office
- Current
Deputy District Attorney II
Tulare County District Attorney
Conducting jury trials or contested hearings every week taught me how the defense can attack the prosecution's case - and I paid attention.
Deputy District Attorney
Mendocino County District Attorney
My first position as a criminal prosecutor - (extra-help) taught me how The People try a case.
Geary Shea O'Donnell Grattan & Mitchell
Civil defense work - protecting the rights and assets of those accused of committing civil wrongs.
Associate Attorney
Friedemann & Goldberg
High-level civil litigation for high-dollar clients taught me the importance of attention to detail and the value of extensive legal research.
Associate Attorney
Un-named Law Firm
My first job as a lawyer taught me everything there is to know about protecting my clients from dishonest practices, abusive billing, and unprofessional conduct.
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
Juris Doctorate (2003) | Civil Litigation
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A. (1994) | English
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Perfect 10.0 Rating
Justia Inc
Excellent Rated Attorney
Professional Associations
Sonoma County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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State Bar of California
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Sonoma County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Board Member
- Current
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Friends Outside, Sonoma County
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer
Empire College
Websites & Blogs
Applegate Law Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Applegate Law Office
700 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone: (707) 775-9459
Fax: (707) 509-5020
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed