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Richard A. Madsen, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Madsen Law Firm
Civic Plaza, 1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-974-0800
Fax: 925-974-0888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Richard A. Madsen, Jr. is the founder of the Madsen Law Firm, where he divides his practice between criminal defense matters and civil litigation. He is located in Walnut Creek, California, and he represents clients in Contra Costa County and throughout the state.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Madsen attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. He, then, enrolled at the McGeorge School of Law, part of the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, and in 1988, he was awarded his Juris Doctor.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Madsen spent several years as a deputy district attorney with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. While he was there, he handled misdemeanor and felony cases, and he puts that experience to use when anticipating the types of tactics and strategies that prosecutors might employ now that he is representing defendants. Much of Mr. Madsen’s current criminal defense caseload involved charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, and he has been able to obtain positive results for his clients through, among other methods, challenging the admission of sobriety tests as well as the manner in which the initial traffic stop was conducted.

A substantial portion of Mr. Madsen’s civil trial experience involves personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and workplace accidents. He has also handled construction litigation that has included defect claims and contract breaches, representing developers, owners and contractors. Mr. Madsen is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Richard A. Madsen, Jr.

First Admitted: 1990, California

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Educational Background

  • California Polytechnic State University; Bachelor of Arts, 1984  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, 1990 
  • United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • State Bar of California, 1990
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Office Location for Richard A. Madsen, Jr.

Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-974-0800

Fax: 925-974-0888

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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