Founding Partner Michelle Spaulding is as comfortable in the courtroom as she is in her own skin. Her credentials include a law degree from the nations’s top law school — Harvard and an outstanding track record defending clients accused of serious felonies including sex crimes.


Senior trial and appeals attorney William Bixby has been advocating for clients and beating the odds for over 30 years. Mr. Bixby has completed an astounding 300 jury trials and scores of successful appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court with a success rate of 78% vs. national avg of 22%.


Partner and co-founder Patricia Campi hates to lose and her work ethic is reflected in her extraordinary track record which includes wins at trial, negotiated dismissals and set-asides for her happy clients. She is particularly skilled at cases involving domestic violence.


If you are not a US citizen, your legal team will include our immigration attorney Scott Mossman. He has extensive experience advising immigrants and their defense counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal charges.


Mr. Howard handles both felony and misdemeanor cases and has achieved excellent results in cases involving shoplifting, domestic violence, assault and battery and DUI.


Attorney Dunn, California's "Dean of DUI Law" is recognized as the attorney who changed DUI law by fighting for his client and winning on an appeal which was upheld by the CA Supreme Court.

Sacramento Criminal Attorneys How our firm can help you:

  • Early strategies to avoid prosecution
  • Negotiation to drop or reduce charges
  • Deferment programs to avoid jail
  • Not Guilty verdicts at trial
  • Avoid deportation - Immigration attorney on staff

Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys defends people accused of all crimes including misdemeanors, felonies, DUI and juvenile cases throughout Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

Former clients have told law partners Michelle Spaulding and Patricia Campi that they are “forever grateful” and that they “would not trust their life in anyone else’s hands.” These remarks were earned as a result of Michelle and Patricia’s unrelenting pursuit of innocence on behalf of their clients.

Whether clients are charged with a first time DUI, a petty theft or a serious felony such as embezzlement or a sex crime, Ms. Spaulding and Ms. Campi understand that their role as criminal defense attorneys is to fight to win. Unlike other firms, the partners at Spaulding Campi, handle all of the cases themselves. They do not delegate their clients to junior level associates and are not afraid to take cases to trial. In all circumstances, their goal is a complete dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial.

The firm offers a free initial consultation, affordable fees and accepts payment plans under most circumstances.

Call the firm at (916) 330-4505 to schedule a free consultation with a Sacramento criminal attorney.

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Why Hire Us?

  1. Cases Handled Only by Firm Partners with over 20 Years of Experience
  2. Many firms have a few highly regarded and experienced attorneys at the top who only take on the firm's biggest cases. However, these firms also have junior level associates who handle most of the routine cases. Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys does not take this approach. Rather, both Ms. Spaulding and Ms. Campi guarantee that they will personally handle or supervise all cases they accept. This means that even for a minor offense such as a first time DUI, clients benefit by having a senior level trial attorney fighting for them.

  3. Focus on Frequent Client Contact Including Access to a Client Portal
  4. Some of the larger law firms — and all public defenders — take on far more clients than they should.  The result is that clients can't reach their attorneys when they need to and their cases don't receive the attention that they deserve.  Being charged with a crime is a stressful and potentially life-altering experience. The attorneys at Spaulding Campi and their support staff pledge to provide frequent updates to insure that clients are in the loop at every stage of the case. The firm is also one of the few which gives clients access to their case status through a client portal. The portal allows clients to login anytime to view their case calendar and share information confidentially with their attorneys.

  5. Only Criminal Defense
  6. The attorneys at the firm are not interested in dog bite cases or divorce law. They recognize that a practice with a 100% focus on Criminal Defense in the Sacramento area gives them an advantage compared to attorneys with a general practice.

  7. Immigration Expertise
  8. If you are charged with a crime and are also a non-citizen, you face additional complications in your case. Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys consequently works with criminal immigration law expert, Scott Mossman, who becomes part of the defense team in these situations.

  9. Known Throughout the Sacramento Area
  10. The Spaulding Campi firm takes on cases only in the Sacramento area and the surrounding counties...but not in the San Francisco Bay Area or elsewhere. This means that the firm's attorneys are Sacramento insiders. They are known and respected by the local district attorneys, the judges and the police officers. This local familiarity make them more effective than firms who have a wider practice and only occasionally visit our area.

  11. Not Afraid to go to Trial
  12. Sometimes the best results in a case come from playing hardball with the District Attorney and pushing a case to trial. Many firms take the easy way out and settle early without sufficient fight. At Spaulding Campi, the attorneys know from experience that best results come when the prosecutors know that the defense has a track record of going to trial and winning at trial.