Michael DeDecker

Michael DeDecker

I am one of those guys who took some time try­ing to fig­ure out what I wanted to be in life, but once I found it, I knew that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my career. I am an ide­al­ist and I strongly believe in defend­ing and sup­port­ing our rights as human beings and I do so with high energy and ded­i­ca­tion. On my first day of law school, the Dean of our school asked this ques­tion, “What type of lawyer do you want to be?” I responded that I wanted to be a fair and just lawyer that bal­ances mercy with jus­tice and under­stands the impor­tance of main­tain­ing the integrity of the courts while also defend­ing my client’s rights and inter­ests in a well-prepared and zeal­ous deter­mi­na­tion. I believe that it is my duty to rep­re­sent all of my clients in a pro­fes­sional, yet com­pas­sion­ate, man­ner and you will always be treated with all due respect.

I received my Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence Degree in Biol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Utah, while also tak­ing Chem­istry and Physics courses as well. From there, I moved out to Sacra­mento, CA and went to The Uni­ver­sity of the Pacific’s McGe­orge School of Law, where I received a Doc­tor­ate of Law degree, while also spe­cial­iz­ing in Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law (includ­ing Patent, Trade­mark, Copy­right, Sports and Enter­tain­ment Law). Dur­ing law school, I interned at the Pub­lic Defender’s Office in the Juve­nile depart­ment and began my career as a defense attorney.

After law school, I have worked at a Worker’s Com­pen­sa­tion and Civil Lit­i­ga­tion firm rep­re­sent­ing clients who have been injured on the job or have been involved in a car acci­dent. I have rep­re­sented sev­eral injured Cal­i­for­ni­ans and ensured that they receive their just com­pen­sa­tion as a result of their being injured as a result of another indi­vid­u­als’ neg­li­gence. I have also rep­re­sented sev­eral indi­vid­u­als who have been involved in Real Estate (Landlord/Tenant) trans­ac­tions that went bad and resolved every one suc­cess­fully for my client.

For the last four years, I have been work­ing at Depen­dency Asso­ciates of Sacra­mento, where I served as court-appointed coun­sel for indi­gent indi­vid­u­als who have had their chil­dren removed from their care by the Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices (aka Child Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices). While there, I have been the lead Attor­ney on over 200 tri­als and have won or resolved sat­is­fac­to­rily in my clients best inter­est on a major­ity of those cases. I have also been in charge of the Depen­dency Drug Court pro­ceed­ings for my office and have had exten­sive train­ing in all man­ners related to sub­stance abuse and treatment.

I really look for­ward to meet­ing you and help­ing you feel com­fort­able with under­stand­ing your rights and what to expect from the judi­cial sys­tem. I promise that I will do so with com­pas­sion and respect while main­tain­ing my eth­i­cal duties to my clients and the courts.

Please con­tact Michael DeDecker by email at Mike.DeDecker@mdrmlaw.com.


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