Riverside County courthouse, Riverside, California
Defending and Protecting since 2004
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John Matthew Dorr

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Phone: 951-462-1221

4255 Main St #14
Riverside, California 92501

John Matthew Dorr is an accomplished and dedicated attorney who has spent his entire career defending and protecting the accused. Having represented clients in criminal cases ranging from simple drug possession and DUI to the Death Penalty, Mr. Dorr has the ability, experience, and knowledge to assist you in any criminal matter.

Mr. Dorr graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. In the fall of 2001, he started law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. There he earned a spot on the school's Law Review after finishing his first year in the top 10% of his class. He graduated from California Western School of Law in the spring of 2004. Later that year he passed the California State Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law in California. Over the last 12 years, Mr. Dorr has been devoted to the practice of criminal law, representing hundreds of clients and serving as attorney of record in over forty felony trials.

Public service and the law have always been cornerstones of the Dorr family. Mr. Dorr's great-grandfather was a judge in Kentucky in the early 1900s; his father is a retired San Bernardino County Superior Court judge; and his older brother is an Administrative Law judge currently serving California's court system in the southern region.

Not surprisingly, with a legal lineage now spanning four generations, Mr. Dorr's familiarity with the legal system began at young age. From the time his father first became a judge when he was 6 years old, Mr. Dorr would often visit his father's courtroom in Barstow, California. Even at that young age, the nuances of the courtroom and the courtroom's particular decorum didn't go unnoticed by him. Lessons learned from an early age still serve Mr. Dorr in assisting his clients to this day.

Mr. Dorr understands that every client and case are unique. He takes the time to get to know his clients and their unique situation and strives to get every client the best outcome possible.


J.D., California Western School of Law, 2004

B.A., University of California, Riverside, 2001

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California State Bar, 2004