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Award-Winning California Personal Injury Attorney

At the Applegate Law Office, I focus on effective representation. I provide my clients with the help that they need after a serious accident or injury.

A Dedicated California Attorney Using Creative Strategies To Get Justice

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense



Making Sure The Wrongly Injured Are Fairly Compensated

If you were injured by the careless or negligent act of another, you need a skilled and aggressive attorney to track down the responsible party and hold them accountable. The physical, emotional and financial impact of serious injuries can last a lifetime. Since 2003, I have been helping people put their lives back together after motor vehicle, 18-wheeler and commercial truck accidents as well as brain and spinal cord injuries. I help the injured get compensation that addresses not just their current bills, but also covers ongoing medical expenses and lost earning capacity.

Skilled Representation In Civil And Criminal Matters

Prior to launching my own practice more than a decade ago, I worked in other law firms doing civil litigation, which gives me valuable insight that I use in personal injury cases. I also spent years working as a prosecutor in the Tulare and Mendocino District Attorney’s Offices. I have seen all sides of the litigation process and use the insights I gained to counter and dismantle the opposing counsel’s strategy. I understand how important your time and your money are to you, and I will not waste either.

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Excellent Rated | Attorney | Charles Applegate | 8.4 Avvo Rated | Avvo | 2012

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Tackling All Problems, Large And Small

What Clients Are Saying

“Charlie was awesome, caring and efficient. He made all of the problems go away. He saved us from costly misdirections.“

— Susan G.

“Charles saved me from a life of problems and many costly days in the legal system.”

— David, DV client

“Charles was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was a long distance client and he was diligent about keeping me informed and forwarding my interests. I recommend him without reservation.”

— Julianna, DUI Client

“Charles was extremely helpful in my case. I had some unique circumstances and specific goals for my case that I could not have accomplished with a public defender. Charles was quick with email responses and kept me well-informed with the status of my case.”

— Julianna, DUI Client

“Charles quickly went to work to reverse a potentially damaging and false charge against me. He immediately saw the truth of the situation and went forth to convey this quickly. His professionalism and knowledge got the case dismissed.”

— Brad, Criminal Defense Client

“Charles helped me out with some real estate/collection issues I had a year or so ago. He was the only one who saw my side of the argument and who offered to help and guided me as to what would work and what wouldn’t, thereby saving me money on legal fees and not lining his own pocket.”

— Andy, Real Estate Client

“We got nothing but doors slamming in our faces when we tried to solve our problem on our own. Mr. Applegate was extremely helpful. He listened carefully and let us know he understood our problem. He made calls to our HOA and a collection agency to see if he could solve the problem in the fastest and simplest possible manner. He took time to explain procedures and kept us informed every step of the way. He was confident and reassuring, and we got excellent results. We highly recommend Mr. Applegate.”

— Sue, Arbitration Client