Attorney Profile

Meet Attorney Ralph Torres

Ralph Torres

Ralph Torres has protected the rights of people in Fresno County in criminal cases for over 25 years. He has excelled in the high-pressure environment of the courtroom, and his extensive experience and training has allowed him to effectively represent thousands of clients. He has earned the respect and trust of his clients, his colleagues and the prosecutors who oppose him. Mr. Torres is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Señor Torres habla español.

Mr. Torres has extensive knowledge of the California Penal and Evidence Codes. He is highly trained in trial preparation and presentation of complex criminal cases, which include homicides and capital murder cases. Mr. Torres has litigated well over 100 felony jury trials to verdict, many of which were highly publicized in the media. He has represented numerous clients accused of murder and acquitted after jury trial: People v. Marcos Alderete; People v. Sergio Marmolejo; and People v. Harbans Mann.

In 2005, Mr. Torres represented a man named Marcus Wesson in the biggest mass-murder trial in Fresno County history: People v. Marcus Wesson. In 2009, Mr. Torres won an acquittal for Phillip Landry who was accused of the home-invasion robbery and assault of a retired judge and his wife: People v. Phillip Landry. Also in 2009, Mr. Torres represented Mr. Clifford Finch, a Vietnam veteran accused of assaulting Fresno police with a gun after a high-speed chase. He was left partially paralyzed by police gunfire. Just before the trial was to begin, the case was resolved and Mr. Finch did not serve one day in jail.

Outstanding Reputation

Ralph Torres has earned the respect of not only his peers in the criminal defense community, but also the prosecutors in the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office who have faced him in criminal litigation. Everyone in the legal community knows that he will fight effectively to protect your rights. Ralph Torres is a proven winner.

The Law Office of Ralph Torres takes each and every case very seriously. Mr. Torres will make sure that each case is properly prepared and litigated. He will work tirelessly to make sure we present the best possible defense on your behalf. Your family, your career, your future and your freedom deserve nothing less. Put his outstanding reputation to work for you. Call us now.

Education and Credentials

  • School of Law, University of California, Davis, Juris Doctorate, 1987
  • Fresno State University, Fresno, California, B.S., Business Administration, 1982
  • Admitted to Practice Law by the State Bar of California, 1987, Bar # 131157

Bilingual: English and Spanish. Señor Torres habla español.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California State Public Defender's Association
  • State Bar of California
  • La Raza Lawyers Association, Central Valley Chapter (Member, 1988-Present; Vice President, 2008; President, 2009)