Jess C. Bedore III

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Roseville, California
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Jess C. Bedore III has been a trial lawyer specializing in both the prosecution and defense of criminal cases in California since 1976. Mr. Bedore has been a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1987 and has successfully tried before juries both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney more than 125 criminal jury trials.

As a Senior Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Bedore founded and was the lead trial attorney in the Career Criminal Unit, supervised the Misdemeanor Trial Unit, including the Driving Under the Influence Division and supervised both the Juvenile Prosecution Unit and the felony trial attorneys.

He has successfully handled special circumstance murder cases, major felony trials involving violent sexual assaults, Three Strikes cases, as well as hundreds of driving under the influence cases misdemeanor and various felony matters.

Mr. Bedore is a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem in both Sacramento and Placer Counties, as well as a Peer Court Judge and mentor attorney. He finished in the top ten percent of his law school graduating class and has received numerous awards in law school and nationally when he was a prosecutor. You can be assured that Mr. Bedore's law firm can expertly handle your criminal defense matter and that you will be receiving the highest level of legal expertise in the defense of your case.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Criminal Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1977


  • Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1976
  • California State University, Sacramento, California
    • B.A. - 1972

Representative Cases

  • People v. Silverbrand, 270 Cal.Rptr. 261 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. 1990)
  • People v. Moten, 258 Cal.Rptr. 390 (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 1989)
  • People v. Disandra, 239 Cal.Rptr. 9 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. 1987)
  • People v. Dominguez, 247 Cal.Rptr. 81 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. 1988)
  • People v. Riffey, 217 Cal.Rptr. 319 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. 1985)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar, Member
  • Placer County Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association of Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), Member
  • Consumer Attorney's of California (formerly the California Trial Lawyers Association), Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • California Public Defender's Association, Member