Mark A. Broughton, Esq.

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Mark A. Broughton is a Fresno County criminal defense attorney who represents men, women, and juveniles in state and federal court. Mr. Broughton has been licensed to practice law for the past 35 years. He regularly defends people accused of simple misdemeanor DUIs to complex cases such as white collar, gang related matters, and homicide charges. He was the chief defense attorney for a 17-attorney criminal defense law firm where he worked exclusively in criminal matters for nearly 15 years. Mr. Broughton is death penalty qualified and is currently on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys who are appointed to the most serious murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court. He has handled and tried dozens of murder and manslaughter cases, and has received several not guilty verdicts in murder cases tried by a jury. He has worked with the Northern California Innocence Project and was successful in obtaining the reversal of a conviction in which an innocent 17 year old boy was wrongfully convicted of a double murder and was sentenced to two Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) prison terms. His high profile cases have appeared regularly in the media and on television programs such as The History Channel’s "Gangland." In 2016, Mr. Broughton was appointed and confirmed by the California Supreme Court to serve a three year term on the Board of Trustees for the California State Bar.

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Violent Crimes - Assault
  • Murder
  • Sexual Crimes - Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Inside Trading
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Three Strikes
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Environmental Criminal Issues
  • Drug Cases
  • Street Gang Crimes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
559-691-6222  Phone
University Attended:
University of California, San Diego, B.A., Sociology
Law School Attended:
Western State College of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court Southern District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California; 1978, California
State Bar of California, Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Criminal Law Section of Fresno County Bar Association
( Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist )

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 01/21/11 in Criminal Law

    I do not know a finer lawyer or a better human being!

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 01/19/11 in Criminal Law

    Very organized & effective.

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Fresno, California

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