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Param S. Pabla

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Phone: (916) 285-7900
Fax: (916) 848-0300

428 J St #400
Sacramento, California 95814

Criminal Law Experience

Param S. Pabla has been practicing criminal law for 18 years. He graduated from law school and passed the bar in 2004, and started his own practice in January 2005.

Interest in Criminal Defense

Growing up, Mr. Pabla enjoyed watching a number of television shows that focused on crime and courtroom drama. As he grew older, he was able to witness how the actual justice system worked through the experiences of family members and friends.

Even before he began law school, Pabla knew he wanted to try to help people. While in law school, he was able to intern at the public defender’s office. This allowed him his first look at the defense side of criminal law.

As he handled more and more cases, patterns began to develop. He realized that some people were not as knowledgeable as others, and lacked understanding of the legal system. He realized that these are the people that he wanted to help, the ones who are facing prosecution from the government.

Pabla became a lawyer to help people. He feels that many who are facing criminal charges are the ones who need the most help. In their most critical time they need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney because their liberty is at stake, and sometimes — in a worst case scenario — their life.

The Rewards of Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Mr. Pabla is proud to be able to help people navigate through the criminal justice system and ultimately get a resolution that makes them happy. He gets to know every client, and celebrates with them when they reach a suitable outcome.

The best scenario is when charges are dismissed, and that is always the ultimate goal. Of course, this does not always happen. In the end, though, he is able to make sure his clients understand what happened and why it happened, and know that all of their constitutional rights were protected and they were provided a vigorous defense.

It is rewarding knowing at the end of the day he and other defense attorneys provide some kind of a check on the entire system. There is the DA and a judge who are part of the government. Then, you have the one person who is being prosecuted, and the only person who can be their voice and advocate for them in the courtroom is their attorney.

Attorney Pabla always holds the government to their task of proving his client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. He puts up an aggressive defense, and makes sure he has covered every possible base for the client. In the end, getting a “thank you” from his clients offers the biggest personal reward.


J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, 2004

B.A., University of Southern California, 1999

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 2004
U.S. Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, 2004
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California

Client Reviews
“Mr. Pabla represented me with my DUI case. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me informed. Mr. Pabla made sure I understood the process and my rights. He eased my mind through a very stressful situation. I highly recommend Mr. Pabla.” Gurpreet
“I am so happy with the service that I received from Param S. Pabla. Jarrett did a great job solving my legal issue and I can’t recommend him enough! He was able to do everything quickly, painlessly, and was ALWAYS available to talk when I needed him. If I ever need help again, I will definitely use him!" Boris
“Param was excellent in my court case of failure to stop at a stop sign. The officer could not see clearly because he was too far away. The officer insisted he could and said he had video but could not produce it at the trial. The officer then asked if he could suspend the trial to go get the video but the judge said he should have had plenty of time to get the video ready beforehand. Needless to say, the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the case which enraged the officer. Pabla Param’s defense and cross examination skills were excellent and paramount in having the case dismissed. Highly recommended.” T.C.
“My husband and I needed to update everything -family trust, will, medical stuff. Param was really patient -answering all my questions -even when I asked them twice. He wanted to be sure I understood everything we were doing. All docs were sent to us so we could go through them on our own time before anything was finalized. I also liked when we were looking at medical stuff that he had a conversation with me about what I wanted and pointed out some things I didn’t think of.” Debbie