Mark A. Broughton, Esq. (Fresno, California)
Mark A. Broughton, Esq. (Fresno, California)

Mark A. Broughton, Esq.

AV Preeminent

Licensed for 41 years

Serving Fresno, CA (view address)

Mark A. Broughton, Esq.

Serving Fresno, CA (view address)

About Mark A. Broughton, Esq.

Mark A. Broughton is a Fresno County criminal defense attorney who represents men, women, and juveniles in state and federal court. Mr. Broughton has been licensed to practice law for the past 35 years. He regularly defends people accused of simple misdemeanor DUIs to complex cases such as white collar, gang related matters, and homicide charges. He was the chief defense attorney for a 17-attorney criminal defense law firm where he worked exclusively in criminal matters for nearly 15 years. Mr. Broughton 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 Fresno County Superior Court. He has handled… Read more
Mark A. Broughton is a Fresno County criminal defense attorney who represents men, women, and juveniles in state and federal court. Mr. Broughton has been licensed to practice law for the past 35 years. He regularly defends people accused of simple misdemeanor DUIs to complex cases such as white collar, gang related matters, and homicide charges. He was the chief defense attorney for a 17-attorney criminal defense law firm where he worked exclusively in criminal matters for nearly 15 years. Mr. Broughton 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 Fresno County Superior Court. He has handled and tried dozens of murder and manslaughter cases, and has received several not guilty verdicts in murder cases tried by a jury. He has worked with the Northern California Innocence Project and was successful in obtaining the reversal of a conviction in which an innocent 17 year old boy was wrongfully convicted of a double murder and was sentenced to two Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) prison terms. His high profile cases have appeared regularly in the media and on television programs such as The History Channel’s "Gangland." In 2016, Mr. Broughton was appointed and confirmed by the California Supreme Court to serve a three year term on the Board of Trustees for the California State Bar. Read less
Mark A. Broughton, PC

Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Violent Crimes - Assault
  • Murder
  • Sexual Crimes - Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Inside Trading
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Three Strikes
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Environmental Criminal Issues
  • Drug Cases
  • Street Gang Crimes

Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  January 09, 2014

    Two years ago January 2012 I retained Mark Broughton to represent my son who was charged for the second time with first degree murder along with now added special circumstance charge and gang enhancement that carried a 25 years to life sentence. I ne... Read more

    Two years ago January 2012 I retained Mark Broughton to represent my son who was charged for the second time with first degree murder along with now added special circumstance charge and gang enhancement that carried a 25 years to life sentence. I never imagined I would need to look for a criminal attorney, much less know how to look for one and know what is expected??? My son had previously had another attorney in 2009 that in 2012 bailed out when these new charges came back so I had to start the process of finding an attorney who was experienced with these charges. Before meeting Mark, I did some research regarding his background and experience, and after my first meeting with him I could see from listening to him that he had years of experience in dealing with very serious cases and was also extremely knowledgeable about DNA cases. After discussing my son's case Mark explained in detail what would take place in the coming months, and as scared as I was, I felt I had found my son an attorney who was honest and upfront with me. As a person I felt him genuine & sincere, an attorney with a passion to represent those who are being wrongfully accused!!
    Mark kept me informed step by step of the process as the court dates came and went, as information developed on the case, and when he communicated with the DA or experts. Mark also made trips to meet with my son giving him information regarding the progress being done, answering his questions, and being more than anything, very supportive to him. When there were questions or concerns Mark would respond timely either via phone or by email, and by doing this Mark helped ease the anxiety and fear that I felt at times. I felt he never misled me or gave me false hope. When going to court Mark was always very prepared, he was vocal and had a good rapport with the court staff. He also took the time to meet with my son & his family before and after court and explained what took place and what the next step was. I truly feel looking back that Mark and his whole legal team went over and beyond in looking at every detail of my son’s case in order to prove my son’s innocence. There were moments of doubt, but I kept knowing one thing "I must have faith in what Mark and his team were doing!
    September 2013 Mark and his legal team’s hard work and dedication resulted with an outcome that I prayed for every day "my son would be coming home soon!”
    My son's outcome was one that I would not have expected, not because I doubted Mark's work but from my own fear. As a mother I lived with the uncertainties if my son was ever coming home. I truly believe that God put Mark in my path to make this happen and I know that "I" made the best decision in retaining him as my son's attorney. If ever there is a family who unfortunately finds themselves in my situation I would be more than happy to speak in reference to Mark and his whole teams hard work and dedication. {para}Thank you Mark and Team!
    A very eternally grateful Mother............. Read less



Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, U.S. District Court Southern District of California
2003, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
1978, California

Law School Attended
Western State College of Law

J.D.

University Attended

University of California, San Diego
B.A.
Sociology

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California, Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Criminal Law Section of Fresno County Bar Association
Certifications
( Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist )
Languages
Spanish


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Mark A. Broughton, Esq. was admitted in 1978 to the state of California.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Mark A. Broughton, Esq. is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Does this attorney maintain a professional presence on any social networks?
Yes, Mark A. Broughton, Esq. has a professional profile on LinkedIn, facebook and Twitter.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Mark A. Broughton, Esq. has a 4.8 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, Mark A. Broughton, Esq. has a 5.0 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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