Harry Drandell

Experienced Legal Excellence

Along with over 33 years of criminal law experience, Harry M. Drandell has also earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his legal excellence, professionalism and ethical practice of law.

When I began studying law over 33 years ago, I immediately felt a strong interest toward Criminal Law, and specifically Criminal Defense. I understand that other areas of the law may yield a bigger paycheck, but I realized that that wasn’t everything. Early on it became readily apparent to me just how dire the need was for excellent representation for people accused of criminal conduct, especially in today’s “pro-law enforcement” society. I believe that above all, nothing is more important than your freedom and protecting your constitutional rights! That is why I have spent decades committed to protecting my clients and their rights as a defense attorney in Fresno, CA. I have implemented specialized legal techniques, expanded my network of legal resources, and developed an unprecedented level of quality service for my clients.

We know how stressful it can be to be accused of a crime. Being accused of a crime can lead to the possibility of going to jail, paying large fines and having a criminal record. In addition, we know that a criminal prosecution can have a far greater impact on your life than just what happens in the criminal court — it can have a huge effect on your work, employment opportunities, and your future.


  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1979

Associations & Memberships

  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California


  • 33+ Years of Experience
  • Practice in all courts: Federal & State, Adult and Juvenile


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Panel Attorney, Federal Criminal Justice Act