Michael Fell is a former Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney. While an Orange County prosecutor for over 18 years, Mr. Fell handled many high profile cases and prosecuted various criminal offenses including, but not limited to: Murder, Arson, Gang cases, Sexual Offenses, and Organized Crime. While with the OCDA's Office, Mr. Fell was recognized for his efforts in receiving the prestigious Ambassador of Peace Award from the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County in 2003. Mr. Fell has also received accolades and awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Community Services Program (CSP)/Victim Witness of Orange County and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County.
After leaving the DA's Office, Mr. Fell spent two years as the California Senior Trial Counsel for a civil law firm where he negotiated and litigated multi-million dollar civil cases. He left the civil firm in 2009 to open his own practice â€“ Law Office of Michael L. Fell, A Professional Corporation where he concentrates on representing those accused of various criminal defenses.
Through his years working as a top prosecutor with the Orange County DA's Office, Mr. Fell knows how cases are prosecuted by his former office and the evidence needed to â€œfileâ€ charges against those being accused or arrested. Many times, he is able to speak to DAs who are reviewing the police reports written by the arresting officer and avoid charges being filed.
Mr. Fell also is a proponent of â€œcreative sentencing.â€ In this sense, he feels that jail is seldom the appropriate punishment for his clients. He is very proactive in negotiating with DAs in resolving his clients' cases, whenever possible, for dispositions other than incarceration.
Mr. Fell has been a California certified legal specialist in Criminal Law since 2019 and has been publicly noted for his exceptional criminal defense representation in a variety of ways: He has been selected by OC Metro Magazine as one of Orange County's â€œTop Attorneysâ€ in criminal defense and has been recognized as a â€œSuperb Rated Attorneyâ€ with a 10.0/10.0 rating by Avvo.com, a national attorney evaluation and information website.