Educated by the University of
Notre Dame, trained by
district attorneys and a judge,
Carlo A. Rolando has the
extensive academic and
practical experience necessary
to represent clients with a
broad range of legal issues
from the trial level through
the court of appeals.
A Bay Area native, Mr. Rolando graduated magna cum laude from Saint Mary’s College of California before moving to Indiana to attend law school at the University of Notre Dame. In law school, Mr. Rolando excelled in written and oral advocacy and was selected by faculty members to join the Moot Court Board. As a member of the Board, he had the unique honor of representing Notre Dame at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Following graduation, he earned recognition as law clerk to the Chief Judge of Michigan’s 43rd Judicial Circuit Court. Mr. Rolando was responsible for critically evaluating all civil and criminal motions, making recommendations to the Judge and drafting the Court’s orders and opinions. The experience of working in chambers has given Mr. Rolando significant exposure to motion practice and trial work from the court’s perspective.
Mr. Rolando has also clerked for both the Alameda and San Mateo County District Attorneys’ Offices. There he learned how prosecutors approach charging decisions, plea negotiations, trial preparation, jury selection, and sentencing recommendations. This experience has proven critical to Mr. Rolando’s federal appellate practice, as he was selected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to represent criminal defendants on appeal under the Criminal Justice Act.
Recognizing his experience and commitment to furthering professionalism, Mr. Rolando has also been appointed to leadership positions in professional organizations. Notably, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2011. There he was responsible for implementing educational programs for young practitioners throughout the country.
The Law Office of Carlo A. Rolando has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal solutions for clients.
Your legal problem may require knowledge and experience in more than one area of the law. With years of experience in addressing a wide range of practice areas, our Office has often had the opportunity to save clients substantial sums in legal fees by eliminating the need to retain multiple attorneys.
We serve a wide range of clientele, including Spanish-speaking, and every client is treated with personalized attention, dignity and respect.
We guarantee effective and knowledgeable representation for our clients. Our reputation and history of obtaining meaningful results for our clients speaks for itself.
We understand that you legal matter is a source of frustration and concern and that you may have questions that require immediate attention, or which arise outside of normal business hours. Rather than screen client communications, as most firms do, our Office respects every client's right to speak with their lawyer by providing direct access to their attorney by phone and by email.
We are committed to providing you with top tier legal services approach every client matter with vigorous advocacy, integrity and understanding.
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The Law Office of Carlo A. Rolando
1225 Alpine Road, Suite 201
Walnut Creek, CA 94596