Michael c. lukehart
Attorney at law

Excellence in Criminal Defense

Email:  mclukehart@att.net
Telephone:  (661) 633-9896
Fax:  (661) 633-9897
Law Offices of
Michael C. Lukehart
1712 19th Street, Suite 110                
Bakersfield, CA  93301mailto:mclukehart@att.net?subject=Free%20Consulation%20requestshapeimage_2_link_0
In Brief
Juris Doctor, 1979, Southwestern University School of Law
CA State Bar no. 092804 Admitted 1980
Board of Directors, Kern County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section 2008-2009
California Public Defender Assn
CA Supreme Court
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
Kern County Deputy Public Defender 1982-2008, handling criminal defense cases of all kinds and completing:
254 felony jury trials, including 36 homicides;
16 special circumstance cases.
No clients on Death Row.
California State University, Bakersfield.
Bakersfield College.
Kern County Public Defenders Office.
Ventura County Public Defenders Office.
Kern County Bar Association, Criminal Law Division.
Kern County Sheriff’s Department.
Bakersfield Police Academy.
Kern County Probation Department.
Kern County Criminal Justice Academy.
California Grand Jurors’ Association 2008 Annual Conference Panel: “Civic Leadership: Working with the Grand Jury”
Selected Lectures:
Domestic Violence 2009
Pretrial Motions 2007
First Homicide 2006
Using Investigators 2005
Opening Statements 2003
Cross Examination 2002
Homicide Defense 2002
Juror Misconduct 1999
Striking Priors 1998
In Media:
KERN 1410 NewsTalk
Death Penalty Qualified
2002 Defender of the Year, California Public Defenders Association
2002 Atticus Finch Award,    Kern County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section
2004 Certificate of Appreciation (for outstanding contributions in the field of legal education and trial advocacy),                California Public Defenders Association
Aggressively Defending You from
The Power of The State
When you hire Michael Lukehart you hire his outstanding experience, effectiveness, and high ethical standards for current cutting-edge defense.  You hire an aggressive advocate in all of these practice areas:
  1. DUI
  2. Drug Cases
  3. Homicide
  4. Theft
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Three Strikes Cases
  7. Assault
  8. Sex Charges
  9. White Collar crime
  10. DNA cases
  11. Juvenile matters
  12. Cold case law
  13. Gang cases
  14. Priors
  15. Prosecutorial abuse
  16. Biker Cases and Cage Accidents
  17. Police Bias
You need a lawyer who is passionately committed to your defense.  When you hire Michael Lukehart, you hire a fearless warrior who is passionately committed to you and your case.
Fees depend only upon the complexity of your particular case.  Please contact us for a free, no obligation, consultation.