“One of the Top 10 Trial Lawyers to serve Ventura County over the last 30 years”

– Former Ventura County District Attorney Michael Bradbury

Former Supervising Prosecutor for Ventura County

I have demonstrated excellence from the very outset of my legal career. I am a 1995 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where I served with distinction as Editor-In-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review. I was also a member of the School’s championship trial team.

I serve as an Adjunct Faculty member at Pepperdine University School of Law where I teach the importance of effective legal writing. Effective legal writing is critical to the successful defense of any criminal case.

I am an expert in the use of force by law enforcement. I will hold the government accountable for violations of my clients’ Constitutional rights.

I have 17 years of experience as a prosecutor in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. As a Senior Deputy District Attorney, I gained the experience and knowledge that will benefit you. While serving as a Supervising Prosecutor, I managed the prosecution of the following cases:

  • General Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs
  • Felony Offenses Including Crimes of Violence and Fraud
  • Major Narcotics
  • Auto Theft
  • Vandalism

Years of Experience Training Attorneys, Police Officers and Law Students

I have trained countless attorneys, law enforcement officers, and law students in legal issues that are certain to be relevant to any criminal case. I have instructed other attorneys how to prepare a case for trial, the art of jury selection, and how to effectively argue in court.

I have trained police officers, attorneys and forensic scientists employed by the Ventura County Crime laboratory concerning advanced issues in DNA and trace evidence. When you are charged with a crime, you need an attorney that is not just book smart. You need someone who understands people and the application of science in the courtroom.

As a seasoned attorney, I understand the rules of evidence and criminal procedure that could make all the difference in your case. Due to my winning record in the courtroom, I was promoted early in my career to the elite Major Crimes Unit of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. I have tried the most complex cases in criminal law, including murder cases involving the death penalty.

As a criminal defense attorney, I work incredibly hard to help my clients and protect their interests. I have used my courtroom skills to prevail in countless legal matters. If you are charged with a crime in Ventura County, contact me as soon as possible so that I can begin investigating your case and preparing your defense. I look forward to hearing from you!


Criminal Defense

No matter what criminal case you have been charged with, I can represent you.

Felony Offenses

If you have been charged with one of the most serious criminal offenses, contact me today.

Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanor offenses can lead to jail time of up to a year, have Bill Haney represent you to avoid that.

Crimes of Violence

Murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, and sexual offenses are some examples of violent crimes and can lead to serious jail time.

DUI Defense

Getting arrested for Driving Under the Influence has severe effects ranging from increased insurance costs to community service and jail time.

Narcotics Offenses

I work extremely hard to defend clients in all drug-related matters and to help them put their lives back together if they are suffering from addiction.

Domestic Violence

I have successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence case before a jury, contact me to defend you next.

Fraud and Theft Crimes

Grand theft, embezzlement, burglary, auto theft, petty theft and other fraud and theft related crimes can lead to lengthy sentences if not defended by the right lawyer.