Riverside County Criminal Defense Attorney Profile

Criminal defense attorney Chuck Gorian

Criminal defense attorney Chuck Gorian began building his law practice over twenty-three years ago to uphold the constitution while serving the needs of those facing even the harshest of criminal charges. Throughout all of those years, his position that everyone deserves a fair and unbiased representation when facing the criminal justice system, has only grown stronger.

He has handled thousands of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile criminal cases, acquiring outstanding results for his clients through both negotiation and trial.

In addition to his expertise in many other areas of the law, Gorian is a recognized authority in Riverside County and the surrounding regions for firearms and weapons related offenses in California. He is also one of few criminal defense attorneys in the area that handle particular types of post-conviction relief cases, such as a Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon.

Aggressive Defense

In California, a misdemeanor or felony conviction can have numerous implications for an individual’s future. Many of those convicted of a crime lose their relationships, their families, their jobs, and everything they’ve worked for all of their lives. Chuck Gorian has been recognized for his aggressive and steadfast defense of the accused. He can help you retain the quality of the life you’ve worked for by reducing or eliminating the charges against you.

Gorian frequently handles cases involving:

  • DUI defense and DMV hearings
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms offenses
  • “Three strikes” crimes
  • Expungement and record-sealing
  • Theft crimes
  • Drug charges
  • White collar, financial, and internet-related crimes
  • Violent crimes

If you’ve been arrested, you need an accomplished and skillful attorney on your side to help you navigate the legal proceedings ahead of you. Chuck’s extensive knowledge of the law, the decades he’s spent gaining experience, and his familiarity with the Riverside County Court system as well as the court systems of the other counties in the region can help ensure that you don’t face these accusations alone. Call, email, or reach out via our contact form today for a free private and confidential discussion of your case with one of the area’s most respected and proficient defense attorneys.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Juris Doctorate

National Criminal Defense College – Graduate

Bar Admissions

United States District Court – Central District of California

United States District Court – Southern District of California

Judicial Experience

Former Judge Pro Tempore – Riverside County Superior Court

Recognized by the Riverside County Superior Court for “Most Volunteer Attorney Hours” four years in a row.

Professional Organizations

Southwest Riverside County Inns of Court, Founding Member

Former secretary and vice president of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association