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Firm Overview

This office focuses on the representation of individual rights. Because of my many years of experience as a prosecutor and trial lawyer, I apply this experience primarily to the defense of criminal cases. I periodically apply this same experience to the handling of civil rights claims against police officers who abuse citizens and to the trial of civil cases where a client is deliberately injured by the wrongdoing of another.

After 16 years of practice (12 as a prosecutor in Orange County), this firm was established in June 2006.

Example cases

Most recently I tried a residential burglary case where my client had a prior strike. I received this case after preliminary hearing. I filed a motion to dismiss one burglary count, which was granted, and tried the other count to the jury. The client had gone into the residence at 1:30 a.m., went into the kitchen and retrieved a large butcher knife, which he placed by the garage door through which he entered. The DA wanted a plea to a strike and 7 years state prison before trial. He faced 18 years if convicted. RESULT: Not Guilty.

Grand Theft alleging loss exceeding $1,000,000. This client was in custody for 6 months before his family brought the case to me. The client also had an immigration hold. I prepared this case for preliminary hearing. RESULT: CASE DISMISSED against my client during a break in the preliminary hearing. I was successful also in getting the client released from his immigration hold.

Grand Theft alleging loss exceeding $150,000. This client was a businessman who was charged with stealing customer's deposits. I prepared this case for preliminary hearing and took testimony for three days. RESULT: CASE DISMISSED after submitting briefs and arguing the case to the court. Upon my later motion, the client was also determined to be factually innocent.

Felony Child Molestation investigation. RESULT: No charges filed after extensive pre-filing efforts.

For further case results, please visit my website at edfloreslaw.com.

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Main Office

Main
1421 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange  CA  92866

Phone
  • (714) 769-1200
Fax
  • (714) 769- 1500

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free initial consultation. It is important for a client to trust his or her lawyer. For this reason, the consultations are not rushed and depend on the circumstances of each case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer flat rate fees on my cases, although certain lengthy white collar crime cases can also be handled on an hourly basis. The amount of the fee is dependent on the situation of each case's complexity. I do work with clients on a payment basis when necessary.

Hourly Rates

I generally charge flat fees. In the circumstance that I charge an hourly rate, the rate is $350 to $400 per hour. You will always know in advance if your fee is hourly or flat.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment.

Appointments can be set other than normal office hours to accommodate client needs.

24 hour accessibility by telephone.

Office Manager

Angelica Condey, Paralegal Assistant.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I first chose criminal law because I was interested in taking cases to trial. Now, after 16 years in criminal practice, I have tried over 100 cases and handled thousands of different cases. When I left the District Attorney's office, people asked me how I could defend "those people." The answer is simple; as criminal defense attorneys we represent not just individuals, we defend our rights as citizens and we fight to keep the government honest. I chose criminal law because it is exciting, engaging, and because it gives me the opportunity to help people.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients owe it to themselves to be informed about their legal issue. It is their case. The more informed a client is about the issues, the more the client will understand why decisions are made. Often clients do not have the time to educate themselves on their issue. This is why it is so important to have an attorney that you trust and who will take the time to make sure each client is informed and understands what is happening.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I review everything prepared by my clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not do this and advise strongly against it. There is an old saying that an attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client. I could no more advise that a client represent him or herself than I would represent myself if I were in trouble. More than knowledge is needed. To be effective, one must remain objective.

Edward Flores

After graduating from law school I took a prestigious position with the Arizona Supreme Court as a judicial law Clerk to the Honorable James Duke Cameron. My experience there included researching and preparing for the Court's review appellate opinions on many issues, including evidence and the death penalty.

After leaving the Supreme Court, I began a civil practice with a large law firm in Arizona, and later transferred to California. This experience further refined my ability to communicate in writing and also strengthened my attention to detail.

I left civil practice to become a trial lawyer. I was hired by the Orange County District Attorney, where I served for 12 years as a prosecutor, rising to the highest level in the office. I was assigned to the sexual assault unit for 4 years and handled some of the highest profile cases in the county and state. I was assigned to the economic crimes department for three years, handling major fraud crimes, insurance fraud, workers compensation fraud, embezzlement, and other economic crimes.

To learn more about me, please visit edfloreslaw.com.

I was not raised as a child who had everything. I started my life from humble roots, though I was aware of others whose lives were more modest even than mine. Life experience makes the trial lawyer. To communicate effectively with people, one must have a varied experience and be prepared to draw on it to influence outcomes and identify with events. Every opportunity, every setback, every experience in my life has made me a better lawyer.

I am a great communicator. The reality is that criminal lawyers must communicate on a daily basis with DA's and judges. When trying to secure a favorable outcome, your lawyer must know how to address these individuals. As a DA for 12 years, I have a reputation for credibility. When in trial, your attorney must be able to "feel" your case. This sense of conviction must come through to the jury. I have always made it a point to be the most prepared person in the courtroom. I believe in attention to detail. The combination of these factors leads to the best results.

Personal interests:

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy travel, good wine, good food, and good music.

License
  • Bar Number: 165511
    California , 1993
  • Bar Number: 013218
    Arizona , 1990
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Juris Doctor , 1990
    Tucson, AZ
    Editor of Arizona Law Review and Champion School Closing Argument Competition.
  • University of Nevada
    Bachelor of Arts , 1987
    Las Vegas, NV

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