Amanda K. Moran, J.D.


Ms. Amanda K. Moran, J.D.

Attorney at Law

Managing Partner


Amanda attended San Joaquin College of Law, where she served as both the Dean and the Academic Chair of the Delta Theta Phi Fraternity. Amanda served as mentor incoming law students, and was the 2013-2014 SJCL Student of the Year. Amanda’s active involvement in her law school demonstrates her ongoing commitment to giving back to her community. As an attorney, Amanda continues to devote herself to the criminal justice system by providing her clients with the highest quality legal representation possible.

During law school, Amanda was also recognized as an exceptional public speaker, by being awarded Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the 2015 George Hopper Moot Court Competition. Amanda’s ability to effectively argue in court has been demonstrated at all levels, from cases involving the death penalty to simple misdemeanor gun possession.

Amanda won numerous scholarships and academic awards recognizing her dedication to the law and her desire to succeed, such as Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Advanced Research and Writing, Moot Court, Business Organizations, and Mediation; the Leon S. Peters Leadership Scholarship; the Elizabeth O’Neill Memorial Scholarship; and the Daryl B. Freedman Bar Study Support Scholarship. Amanda graduated in the top 20% of the San Joaquin College of Law class of 2016.


Amanda began working with Mugridge Moran Law Firm as a Certified Law Clerk in 2014, and joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2016. Amanda Moran practices criminal defense and has worked on cases that cover the vast spectrum of criminal law in both Federal and State courts.

As an attorney, Amanda has written complex legal motions, Writs, and Appeals in both the Superior Court, and the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Amanda’s courtroom and trial experience covers a wide range of criminal matters, and she has had great success in obtaining favorable results for her clients, through effective and trustworthy representation.

Amanda is a passionate advocate for her clients, and provides representation with integrity at all   stages of criminal proceedings whether wrongly accused, overcharged by the government, or unjustly convicted.

State Court Cases

  • Post-Conviction Resentencing for Juvenile convicted of Life Without Parole under SB 260
  • Parole Hearings
  • Extradition Hearings
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUIs
  • Appeals
  • Drugs: Possession, Distribution
  • Traffic Matters: Tickets, Hit and Run, Reckless Endangerment, Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Murder: Death Penalty and Special Circumstances Homicide
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus: Triple Homicide Exoneration Petitions, Section 1473 Homicide Petition, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Capacity Petitions
  • Guns
  • Rape
  • Gangs
  • Human Trafficking
  • Writs of Mandamus
  • Juvenile defense
  • Expungements