Joseph Anthony Motta

Joseph Anthony Motta

Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law
  • California
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Joseph A. Motta was born and raised in the East Bay. He attended St. Mary’s College and graduated in 1984. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1987. Joe’s legal career started as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County; from 1988 to 2004. There, he handled thousands of cases. He was a trial attorney on every team including Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Homicide. He supervised the Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Teams; as a supervisor, he maintained his own load of serious cases. As a deputy D.A., Joe prosecuted a number of high profile cases and he worked with a wide range of evidence including DNA, medical injuries, cause of death, crime and accident scenes, and psychiatric/psychological issues. He co-authored new law as well as testified before the State Assembly and State Senate Committees regarding new legislation. He was the first elected President to the County Deputy District Attorneys’ Association, he served on several law enforcement committees throughout the country, and he trained police officers, dispatchers, social workers, and other professions in subjects such as domestic violence, report writing, and sexual assault.

Joe left the DA’s office in January 2004 and started a private firm, Rueb & Motta. From 2004 until 2017, Joe helped thousands of people get through some of the toughest times of their lives. Joe’s extensive courtroom experience, trial skills and experience have been a great asset to his clients who have been seriously injured or killed caused by the carelessness (negligence) of others.

In 2017 Joe opened his own law practice to help those who have suffered severe injuries navigate the obstacles and hurdles often imposed by the insurance companies representing the defendants. With well over 100 jury trials, Joe has yet to oppose someone with more jury trial experience. He has enjoyed many hard fought victories to protect the rights of his clients.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC
- Current
Rueb, Motta & Manoukian
Deputy District Attorney
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office
Trial attorney on the following teams: Misdemeanor, Juvenile, Law and Motion, Felony Trials, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Career Criminal, and Homicide. Supervisor of the Misdemeanor Trial Team, the Domestic Violence Team, and the Sexual Assault Team.
St Mary's College
Undergraduate Degree | Business Administration, Economics
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McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 133531
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Serious Injury Law Practice
Joseph Motta, Personal Injury Attorney
Contact & Map
Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC
1196 Boulevard Way
Suite 20
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Telephone: (925) 954-8983