Richard Dudek is a resourceful and tenacious criminal defense attorney serving the Sacramento area.

Richard Dudek is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Founded in 1990, Attorney Richard T. Dudek has successfully helped thousands of people just like you who are facing criminal accusations.

Based in the greater Sacramento area, Attorney Dudek handles misdemeanor and felony cases in San Joaquin, El Dorado, Placer, Yuba, Yolo, and the Bay Area. He strives to resolve criminal matters quickly and efficiently while achieving the best possible outcome for every client.

Attorney Dudek focuses on criminal defense and has earned the distinction of being a Certified Criminal Law Specialist through the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, a qualification earned by few attorneys practicing in this field. Attorney Dudek has earned and maintained this distinction since 2001.

What is a Legal Specialist?

California attorneys who are certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.

Only these attorneys can advertise or identify themselves as “certified” specialists in California because they are the only attorneys who are certified either by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization or an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar. (Such an organization must have requirements for certification that are at least equal to those of the State Bar’s program.)

Mr. Dudek has a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with distinction.

Well-regarded by prosecutors, judges, and other lawyers, Mr. Dudek has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer for 5 years, as well as recently being featured in Sacramento Magazine as a Top Attorney. Additionally, he is a proud member of various professional organizations including the Traynor Honor Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has received the highest possible rating by his peers on AVVO, the number one attorney search network. Attorney Dudek is also featured on the Ten Leaders website as a top California attorney. The Ten Leaders Cooperative maintains lengthy, disciplined and good-faith efforts to identify professionals with records of stability, integrity and competence and promotes only professionals with established practices and a record of accomplishment.

Attorney Dudek is committed to serving the best interests of every client who walks through his door and will do everything in his power to accommodate each and every person who walks through his door regardless of their economic standing.


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