Meet Attorney Michael Rooney

An Integral Part Of An Experienced, Dedicated & Successful Team of Attorneys

About Michael Rooney – Lead Attorney


  • Juris Doctor, Cal Northern School of Law – Chico, CA
  • Mater of Public Administration – California State University – Chico, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts, English – California State University – Chico, CA


  • Member State Bar of California – SBN 190346
  • California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – AG 023685
  • California Real Estate Broker – 00952803

Work History:

Attorney at Law

  • Rooney Law Firm – Chico, CA

Deputy Public Defender

  • Yuba County, Office of the Public Defender, Law Offices of Debra L. Givens – Marysville, CA

Chief Public Defender

  • Amador County, Office of the Public Defender

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Alternate Defense Office, John A. Baker & Associates – Fresno, CA

Chief Probation Officer and Juvenile Prosecutor

  • Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California – Gardnerville, NV

Administrative Director

  • Community Legal Information Center – Chico, CA


  • California Public Defenders Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Bar Association Memberships:

  • Butte County, CA
  • American Bars

Professional Level Development:

  • Ethics for Attorneys
  • Confidentiality/Communications Techniques
  • Computer Law & Research
  • Juvenile Delinquency and the Courts
  • Federal Child Abuse & Investigation Techniques

Team Agency Experiences:

  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams (twice)
  • Student Attendance Review Board
  • Child Protective Services
  • Amador County Juvenile Team Member
  • Judicial Council of California

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If you need a lawyer, don’t make the mistake of thinking that it doesn’t matter which lawyer you call. It does matter. In fact, it matters a great deal.

At the Rooney Law Firm, we bring more than 30 years of combined experience and a high level of dedication to every case — working tirelessly to see that our clients get the results they need to move forward with and regain control of their lives. We have a strong team approach, backed by eight associated attorneys, five paralegals, support staff and two investigators, in addition to outside experts.


Professionally, we take great pride in our 95 percent success rate in contested trials and in the fact that every one of our lawyers passed the California bar examination on their very first attempt. However, we also understand the importance of combining the strong legal knowledge and skills we have gained with responsive client service designed to get you the information and answers you need, when you need them.


  •   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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