About Mike Donaldson

criminal defense attorney in temecula, ca - serving All of riverside county

I am Mike Donaldson.  I am a criminal defense attorney located in Temecula, California.  I proudly provide criminal defense services throughout Riverside County, including the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Corona, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, Menifee, Hemet, San Jacinto, Banning, and Indio.  

I was born and raised in Temecula by my two awesome parents, Mike and Linda.  My father built fences, and my mother was a school administrator. In addition to building fences, my father volunteered in just about every organization in the Temecula community.  My father demonstrated to me the importance of community service at a very young age. So, after gaining years of valuable experience with Public Defender's Offices and one of the top litigation firms in Orange County, I decided to get back to my roots and serve my hometown community of Temecula.  

 
 

When I am not practicing law, I enjoy traveling with my wife, playing guitar, and rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Below is some additional information regarding my education, rates, professional affiliations and memberships, and community involvement.  

Education

  • University of California Santa Cruz
    • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, with honors
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Winner in Criminal Procedure and Advanced Post-Conviction Innocence Practice

Other Employment

  • Professor of American Government 
    • Mount San Jacinto College

Rates

There is a large class of people who may not qualify for a public defender, yet cannot afford the rates of many private criminal defense attorneys.  I strive to keep my overhead costs low in an effort to serve that class of people.  As a result, my rates are flexible, and I am willing to work with whatever financial situation you may be in.  In addition, I accept most major credit cards.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice