Joseph R Passalacqua

Joseph R Passalacqua

Healdsburg, California

Joseph has been practicing law since 1988. A graduate of Santa Clara University Law School, his emphasis has been criminal defense. As a longstanding Sonoma County attorney, who has handled numerous complex and highly publicized cases (including homicide), he is able to assess your case and provide you with your legal options, beginning with a free consultation.

With over 27 years of experience , he is well prepared to handle all serious felony matters, including those arising from drug charges, domestic violence and gang-related crimes. In addition, he also handles driving under the influence cases, including administrative hearings with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Although Joseph's main focus of practice has been criminal defense, he also handles personal injury matters relating to motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and product defects. He is also able to assist you with divorce and family law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1988


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
  • California State University, Chico, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984