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Dan Koukol

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Phone: 530.823.5400
Fax: 530.852.0150

11930 Heritage Oak Pl #6
Auburn, California 95603


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law , 1984

B.S., California State University, Sacramento, 1980

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1986
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Placer County Bar Association

California Public Defender’s Association

California DUI Lawyers Association

Employment History

The Placer Group, 1996 — present
General Partner
Creator of CrimeTime sentencing calculation software and California Crime Finder criminal law mobile application

Tauman and Koukol dba Placer County Public Defender’s Office, 1994 — 2006
General Partner

Placer County Public Defender’s Office, 1987 — 2006
Chief Assistant Public Defender and supervisor of the Felony Trial Team

Highly Successful Trial Attorney and Negotiator

The difference between an adequate defense and the best defense possible is the result of:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Experience
  3. Reputation

All California defense attorneys have passed the bar exam and have some knowledge of the law. Because I was in the trenches handling serious felony cases in the Placer County Public Defender’s Office, I have the experience you can only get from this type of high—intensity legal defense work.

Combining this experience with the knowledge I acquired inventing and developing the CrimeTime criminal sentencing software and Crime Finder mobile applications gives me a clear advantage when it comes to designing case resolutions that are extremely favorable for my clients.

I have a reputation as someone who will be thoroughly prepared and very tough to beat if your case ultimately goes to trial, and it is is absolutely essential to have an effective negotiator on your side.

Extensive Experience

I have won so many trials in a row that the Placer County District Attorney would let his attorney and support staff watch my closing arguments. After I avoided a first—degree murder conviction the Placer County prosecutor told the judge, “in my career I have never seen anything like that.”

In one winning streak, I avoided convictions on all counts in seven jury trials in a row. Many trial attorneys have never won a case in their career.

Combine my experience and reputation with an extremely specialized knowledge of all the crimes charged in California and the consequences those crimes carry and you have an extremely effective defense attorney on your side.

Personal Service

If you hire me to represent you, I will represent you personally. I do not delegate my cases to other attorneys.