Clyde M. Blackmon

Clyde M. Blackmon: Attorney with Rothschild, Wishek & Sands LLP AV stamp icon
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Clyde Blackmon began the private practice of law in 1969. Before commencing private practice he was a Ford Foundation intern with the California Legislature and served as a consultant to various legislative committees, including the Assembly Committee on Criminal Procedure. He has handled virtually every kind of criminal matter during his 43 year career as a criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento and throughout Northern California. The cases he has defended include everything from driving under the influence to death penalty prosecutions and major white collar investigations and trials. His practice involves pre-charging investigations, trials and writs and appeals in both state and federal courts. His client have included individuals, professionals, corporations, businesses and government entities.

He has been a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1996 and listed in the peer-reviewed publication "Best Lawyers in America" for the past 25 years, That publication named him Sacramento criminal defense non-white collar lawyer of the year for 2011 and criminal defense white collar lawyer of the year 2012. He has been recognized every year since 2004 by the peer-reviewed publication "Northern California Super Lawyers." He has an AV, preeminent lawyer, rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Blackmon is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as federal and state courts in California.

He is a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National; Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Central California Appellate Program and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Harm Reduction Services which seeks to reduce the harm caused by narcotics abuse through outreach programs and needle exchange.

He was motivated to practice criminal law by his belief in the importance of individual liberty and dedication to the rights of those accused of crime.

Listed: Best Lawyers in America; Northern California Super Lawyers. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Professional Licensing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-520-3392  Phone
916-444-9845  Phone
916-444-2768  Fax
University Attended:
University of Berkeley, B.A., with honors, 1961
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, LL.B., 1964
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1969, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1965, California; 1988, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
U.S. Marine Corps., 1953-1957
Birth Information:
Coalinga, California, July 14, 1935
Reported Cases:
People v. Duran, 16 Cal.3d 282, 545 P.2d 1322 (1976); Fortes v. Municipal Court, 113 Cal.App.3d 704, 170 Cal.Rptr. 292 (1980); People v. Koch, 209 Cal.App.3d 770, 257 Cal.Rptr. 483 (1989); Lewis v. Superior Court, 217 Cal.App.3d 379, 265 Cal.Rptr. 855 (1990); In re Madrid, 19 Cal.App.3d 996, 97 Cal.Rptr. 354 (1971); Martinez v. Superior Court, 29 Cal.3d 574, 629 P.2d 502 (1981); Nadler v. Superior Court, 255 Cal.App.2d 523, 63 Cal.Rptr. 352 (1967); In re Angelia P., 28 Cal.3d 908, 623 P.2d 198 (1981); Putman v. Superior Court, 140 Cal.App.4th 567, 44 Cal.Rptr.3d 575 (2006); People v. Sherwin, 82 Cal.App.4th 1404, 98 Cal.Rptr.2d 888 (2000); People v. Wilkinson, 163 Cal.App.4th 1554, 78 Cal.Rptr.3d 501 (2008); People v. Yates, 34 Cal.3d 644, 669 P.2d 1 (1983).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

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