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More Than 30 Years of Combined Experience

Whether you have been charged with a crime, are considering divorce, have been seriously injured by another person or business, or need legal advice about a real estate concern — you can be certain that the attorneys on the other side of the negotiating table or the courtroom will spare no effort to achieve their goals. Even if doing so comes at your expense.

You have the right to an attorney who will do what it takes to ensure that doesn’t happen. And this is exactly what Rooney Law Firm will do for you.

Our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience helping people in the Chico area and throughout the state of California. We also handle legal matters in California for people who live in other states and foreign countries. Our new system of legal services delivery is focused on cases involving the following 6 categories…



TWO: Rooney was awarded Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year three years in a row 2004/2005/2006*

THREE: Rooney compiled the Best Attorney Jury Trial Record in Amador County, California 2000. (Appt. Juvenile Justice Commission by Judge)

FOUR: Rooney knows evidence: He has presided over Fair Hearings for the State of California, and was a Court Officer for the Washoe Nation.

FIVE: Rooney was Chief Public Defender, Amador County, California, 2001.

SIX: Rooney as a former Chief Probation Officer, was responsible for making criminal sentencing recommendations to Superior Courts in two Counties.

SEVEN: Rooney was appointed to defend methamphetamine laboratories and felony domestic violence cases in Yuba County, California.

EIGHT: Rooney has District Attorney Staff experience, responding to all criminal and felony motions in the Superior Court of California. Civil responsibilities included, the daily operations of District Attorney Asset Forfeiture Program for two years-NEVER LOSING A CASE!

NINE: Rooney has had the following CASES recently dismissed: DUI, Drug Possession/Sales, Domestic Violence, VOP, Resisting Arrest, Gang Association, Rape, Carjacking, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Armed Home Invasion, Strike Offenses.

TEN: Rooney had ALL CRIMINAL CASES DISMISSED BEFORE TRIAL during his first year as a Criminal Defense Attorney.

* Consumer Business Review editorial staff, Chico News and Review
** Overall trial record compiled as an attorney, paralegal and prosecutor

Our Mission Statement is to obtain outstanding results for our clients through the cultivation of personal virtues such as loyalty, honesty, compassion, temperance, humility and patience — and through careful consideration of every potential pathway to success.

Our Commitment to Working With You

Whether you’re dealing with a family law issue, a serious personal injury claim or have been charged with a crime — you deserve to know your options.

We will provide you with clear guidance on the legal issues and the different options available at each stage of the process so that you will be able to make the right decisions for you and your family. We will respond quickly to calls and e-mails, and we will maintain regular contact with you throughout your case. In addition, you will always be able to communicate directly with or get a prompt response from your lawyer, not a paralegal or assistant.

Some of the Benefits of Working With Us

First, with more than 30 years of combined experience, a 95 percent success rate in contested trials and a team of dedicated lawyers (each of whom passed the rigorous California bar exam on their first attempt) — you can be sure that we understand the importance of getting it right … right from the start. Every case is analyzed by at least two attorneys. In preparation for some contested hearings and trials, our entire staff sits as “a mock jury” to identify issues and increase the probability of success.

Second, our extensive experience with California family laws, real estate transactions, criminal defense and personal injury claims has allowed us to develop a wealth of in-house knowledge and valuable access to some of the most highly-respected experts in the state.

Third, our lawyers have earned the respect and trust of countless others and will work extremely hard to earn yours as well. In fact, zealous and ethical legal advocacy earned our founding attorney, Michael M. Rooney, a spot on the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, an honor achieved by only a very small percentage of lawyers nationwide.

Contacting Our Law Offices

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online, or call us at (530) 690-5233 (Chico area) or (800) TKO-4LAW (California toll free).

Getting the Right Legal Team Starts With Choosing the Right Attorney

Chico Phone: (530) LAW-HELP (530-345-5678)
California Toll Free: (800) TKO-4LAW (800-856-4529)

Available for office appointments at: Redding, CA and Nevada City, CA



Let our past clients speak for us…

  •   Couldn't Ask For Better Testimonial Dear Mr. Rooney, It is difficult to find the correct words to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work and effort you gave my case. Thank you for your support and commitment. It made all the difference. You helped me through one of the toughest time of my life. You are a special person and I appreciate your kindness and professionalism. I enjoyed working with you because you are so down to earth and respectful of other peoples' feelings. You have a real gift in representing people and I would highly recommend you to everyone. I was impressed with everyone in your office. Your secretary and other workers were kind and made me feel that my case was important. I appreciated your calling me back even after your regular work day schedule was over just to keep me informed. You were on top of things and it was greatly appreciated. You took time out of your busy schedule to keep me up to date. You handled my case in an outstanding way and I could not have asked for any better. Because of your expertise, I was excluded from internet listing as a sexual offender on Megan's List. Now, thanks to you, I am able to put this agonizing part of my life behind me and get on with my life. Thank you so much for everything.

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  •   Moral & Legal Support Testimonial Dear Michael, [ ] and Staff, I would like to thank all of you for your moral and legal support. We appreciate all the time and effort you donated to helping my daughter and our family through this terrible ordeal. Thank you doesn't seem to say enough, your patience with my daughter's state of mind which took an extra mile. Please know we could not have had this outcome if it had not been for all your research in finding the right doctors to aid her defense. I know it will be a very long recovery process for my daughter, hopefully on day she will be able to forgive herself for the loss of her daughter. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to get the help she will need in the mental hospital. Thank you for all your patience in explaining the legal system to me and the extra shoulder to cry on. Please know that we feel your team gave 100% to give us a little light for the end of the tunnel. This has been an unexpected and tragic loss to our family. Dealing with the loss of our granddaughter, the fear of the loss of our daughter as we knew her and the unbelievable circumstance that surrounded the situation was and still is overwhelming. In these times there are not many people who would give their time and heart to help others financially. Your firm was there when we didn't know where to turn and where to begin. I believe that ... is with the angels and she guided us to you. Again thank you just isn't enough and I will never forget your kindness. To all of you, for all you have done, Thank you!

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  •   Mr. Rooney, I will be sending $150.00 more before my next payment which is going to be Thursday of every week. My pay roll gets issued at 5:00 p.m. each week. My goal is to have you paid in full within 2.5 months. Thank you for all you have done. I realize I wouldn't have gotten the opportunity I have without you. I will call next week to touch grounds with my case.

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  •   Mr. Rooney and [ ], Thank you so much for helping me. I will recommend you to anyone who asks me about an attorney. I feel like that was the best money I ever spent. By the way I enclosed the last $10.00 that I owe you. Again Thank you.

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From our office in Chico, CA the Rooney Law Firm represents people in Yuba City, Butte County and Northern California