Jules F. Bonjour
Mr. Bonjour has been a litigator for thirty five years. He litigates both Civil and Criminal cases.He has obtained a not guilty in a murder case for a man who was innocent and a million dollar verdict for a working man who was injured in an auto accident.
Big case or small case, Mr. Bonjour takes great pleasure in helping people. He tries to help his criminal clients with the problems that contributed to their getting into trouble, whether its alcohol, drugs, anger, depression or bad judgment. He works with his clients and counselors, programs or whatever resource is needed to provide the help he or she needs to reduce the likelihood they will re offend.
When Mr. Bonjour is representing an injured person, he makes sure they get the best medical attention available and the most money for their injuries. Mr. Bonjour is proud of his reputation in the legal community. It is not uncommon for judges and district attorneys to refer cases involving their friends or family to him because they know they will be represented competently and will get the best possible result.
Mr. Bonjour has served as past president of the Earl Warren Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an invitation only organization known for attracting leaders in the legal community. He has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in Alameda county by the local press. He is often called by the media to comment on high visibility cases. He has also been selected as a “Northern California Super Lawyer”. This designation is based upon a combination of balloting by peers, a blue ribbon selection panel, and independent research conducted by San Francisco Magazine and appears in their annual Super Lawyer edition.
Mr. Bonjour is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, and has been admitted to practice in Colorado as well as California. He has been admitted to practice in all Federal Districts in California. He is a founding member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a state wide organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the rights of the accused.
He graduated with honors from Northwestern University in 1961, obtained a Masters Degree from U. C. Berkeley in 1963 and his law degree from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley) in 1966. He is married, lives in Berkeley and has three children.
Areas of Practice:
- Civil and Criminal Litigation
- Certified Criminal Law Specialist
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
- Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1966
- U. C. Berkeley, 1963
- Northwestern University, 1961
Honors: With Honors
Honors and Awards:
- One of the Best Lawyers in Alameda County
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Earl Warren Chapter of the American Inns of Court
- Alameda County Bar Association
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice