Amanda K. Moran, J.D.


Ms. Amanda K. Moran, J.D.

Attorney at Law

Managing Partner


Amanda attended San Joaquin College of Law, where she served as both the Dean and the Academic Chair of the Delta Theta Phi Fraternity. Amanda served as a mentor for incoming law students and was the 2013-2014 SJCL Student of the Year. Amanda’s active involvement in her law school demonstrates her ongoing commitment to giving back to her community. As an attorney, Amanda continues to devote herself to the criminal justice system by providing her clients with the highest quality legal representation possible.

During law school, Amanda was also recognized as an exceptional public speaker, by being awarded Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the 2015 George Hopper Moot Court Competition. Amanda’s ability to effectively argue in court has been demonstrated at all levels, from cases involving the death penalty to simple misdemeanor gun possession.

Amanda won numerous scholarships and academic awards recognizing her dedication to the law and her desire to succeed, such as Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Advanced Research and Writing, Moot Court, Business Organizations, and Mediation; the Leon S. Peters Leadership Scholarship; the Elizabeth O’Neill Memorial Scholarship; and the Daryl B. Freedman Bar Study Support Scholarship. Amanda graduated in the top 20% of the San Joaquin College of Law class of 2016.


Amanda began working with Moran Law Firm as a Certified Law Clerk, and later joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Amanda Moran became the Managing Partner of the Moran LLP in October of 2018. Amanda currently practices criminal defense in the Central Valley and has worked on cases that cover the vast spectrum of Criminal Law in both Federal and State courts.

As an attorney, Amanda has become well respected in the legal community for being a passionate advocate for her clients. She does not rush through each case, but instead takes the time to find the best resolution for each individual client. If a case cannot be resolved through a reasonable plea agreement, Amanda will take the case to trial and put up a vigorous fight in the courtroom. Amanda has obtained successful jury verdicts in very difficult cases, and enjoys the opportunity to fight for her client’s Federal and State Constitutional rights

Amanda Moran has also written complex legal motions, Writs, and successful Appeals in both the Superior Court, and the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Amanda works with the Moran LLP team, and together they produce high quality written work that has continuously obtained favorable results for her clients.

Amanda’s courtroom and trial experience covers a wide range of complex criminal matters, and she has had great success in obtaining favorable results for her clients, through effective and trustworthy representation. Amanda takes the time to get to know her clients and their families, and because she has invested the necessary time to prepare the case for trial- Amanda can tell each client’s story to the jury with purpose and trustworthiness. The jury can see that Amanda believes in her client, so they should too!

Amanda is a passionate advocate for her clients, and provides representation with integrity whether her clients are wrongly accused, overcharged by the government, or unjustly convicted. Amanda works together with an entire team of committed Attorneys, Law Clerks, Investigators, and Experts at Moran LLP to ensure that each client has the very best defense possible at all stages of the criminal proceedings!

State Court Cases

  • Appeals- Post Conviction Felony Criminal
  • Appeals- Permanent Restraining Orders
  • Assault: Attempted Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony and misdemeanor
  • Bail Reduction Hearings
  • Burglary
  • Custody Modification
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence- Felony and Misdemeanor with Criminal Protective Orders
  • DUI’s- Felony, Misdemeanor and Multiple Offenders
  • Felony Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Drug Offense- Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Cocaine including Possession, Distribution, Cultivation and Transportation
  • Extradition Hearings
  • Expungements- Felony and Misdemeanors
  • Fraud- Identity Theft, Vehicle Fraud, Tax Evasion, Medical Fraud, Embezzlement
  • Gangs
  • Guns- Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Brandishing, Attempted Murder with a Weapon likely to cause great bodily harm
  • In-Custody Prison Visits: Assessment of Post-Conviction Case with Transcript Review and Potential Habeas Corpus
  • Human Trafficking- Conspiracy to traffic, solicitation
  • Juvenile defense: Narcotics, Rape, Sex Crimes, Solicitation, Attempted Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Law Enforcement Officer Off Duty Brandishing
  • Move-Away Orders (Family Law)
  • Post-Conviction Resentencing for Juvenile convicted of Life Without Parole under SB 260
  • Parole Hearings
  • Robbery
  • Traffic Matters: Tickets, Hit and Run, Reckless Endangerment
  • Murder: Death Penalty and Special Circumstances Homicide
  • Motion for New Trial after jury verdict
  • Probation Modification
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus: Triple Homicide Exoneration Petitions, Section 1473 Homicide Petition, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Capacity Petitions, 25 year old Factual Innocence Homicide Writ
  • Rape- Forcible Rape, statutory rape, Penal Code section 290 registration petition
  • Restraining Orders
  • Resentencing- Juvenile resentencing for Life Without the Possibility of parole
  • Romero Motions- remove prior strike convictions for sentencing purposes
  • Sex Crimes- Sex acts with a minor, Lewd or Lascivious Acts, Multiple juvenile “victims”
  • Writs of Mandamus- Homicide, Penal Code section 290, Trial Court Abuse of Discretion

Federal Court Cases

  • Admitted in the Federal District of Texas and the Eastern District Federal Court in California
  • Conspiracy to Transport Narcotics
  • Distribution of Narcotics
  • Conspiracy