Charles E. Mashburn is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and Southwestern Law School. He first became interested in criminal defense law in law school. After law school his technical ability for handling complex cases was in demand in the areas of real estate and bankruptcy law, where he handled a number of cases involving multimillion dollar properties. During this period, he handled a number of complex appeals, including the landmark decision, Slavin v. Trout, which established a new benchmark in determining the statute of limitations for real estate fraud actions. In 1996, when he established the Law Office of Charles Mashburn, Mr. Mashburn returned to criminal defense, applying the detailed, methodical approach he learned in handling real estate cases.
Since 1996 Mr. Mashburn has made criminal defense the primary focus of his law practice, using his real estate background in handling white collar criminal cases, and using an undergraduate background from Cal Poly Pomona in handing complex scientific and forensic issues in major felony criminal cases.
Mr. Mashburn is a veteran of more than fifty criminal jury trials. He uses a conceptual approach to trying a case, breaking the trial down into three basic elements: Jury selection; Argument; and controlling the flow of evidence before the jury. This approach has served well, and has consistently yielded good results.
Mr. Mashburn is an active member of the State Bar of California, and is licensed to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.