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Doug is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He first achieved this distinction in 2004. He has been an Attorney for thirty years.
Doug was a Senior Deputy District Attorney for over twenty years and is throughly knowledgeable with the inner workings of the District Attorneys office. Having built thousands of cases for the D.A., he knows exactly what it takes to tear them apart.
He has taken over one hundred jury trials to verdict, most of which were serious felonies, such as Homicide, Gang and Sex Crimes. Doug, also an expert in life prisoner parole hearings, has conducted well over 100 "lifer hearings." He also has deep experience in Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Drug and Theft cases.
Doug defends people accused of crimes that range from simple misdemeanor DUIs to very serious, complex cases such as:
• Gang-related Matters and Homicide charges.
• Veterans Treatment Court representation (coming in 2016. see Blog).
“Doug is a very experienced Attorney and I would highly recommend him.” — Jim Waterman, Private Investigator at
Waterman Private Investigations
• Doug is death penalty qualified and is currently on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys who are appointed to the most serious murder cases by the Stanislaus County Superior Court.
• Doug has tried over twenty murder, attempted murder and manslaughter cases; and has handled dozens more that were not taken to trial.
• Doug is especially knowledgeable in Street Gang cases, having tried his first gang case in 1997. He has taken over twenty gang cases to trial since then.
• He has also tried ten sex crime cases, many three strike cases and cases of White-Collar crime. He has tried over one hundred cases to date in his thirty year career.
Doug opened his new Law Office in downtown Modesto in October, 2013. He defends cases throughout the Central Valley and Sonora.
Why Should I Hire a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?
As you search for a lawyer to represent you or your loved one who is being prosecuted by the government, you should look for an attorney with the credentials that ensure his or her ability to get you the results you need.
The California Board of Legal Special-ization of the State Bar of California requires the applicant to prove his or her expertise within the field of criminal law. Attorneys who receive certification as criminal law specialists have demon-strated success and possess extensive experience within this field of law.
During his thirty year legal career, Doug has held the following positions:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitrator
Los Angeles Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference Panel
Stanislaus County Gang Intelligence
Task Force, (founding member)
California Gang Investigator's Association
Stanislaus County Death Review Committee
Stanislaus County Domestic Violence Council
Stanislaus County Rape Task Force
California Deputy District Attorneys Association Lifer Committee
California Deputy District Attorneys Parole Committee
Doug Maner has been a Member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100
since July, 2014.
“The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education and networking for accredited trial lawyers throughout America. Through unique and professional networking opportunities, information and CLE programs, we continually strive to give our members a competitive edge in today’s legal profession. It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to provide networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for the nation’s leading trial lawyers.
Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America. By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.” - Content from National Trial Lawyers Top 100,