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Adrian Baca HeadshotCalifornia Criminal Defense Attorney, Adrian Baca believes that the road to trial improvement is consistent practice and critical feedback. This applies to his work as a facilitator of the Spence Method. His philosophy as an instructor is “I can teach everything but desire.” After thirty years of practice, his desire burns as bright as ever.

Adrian has extensive trial experience. This includes jury trials ranging from gang murders to federal white-collar crimes. He has obtained not-guilty jury verdicts for charges including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, rape, drug sales, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery.

Adrian graduated from Gerry Spences’ trial school at Thunderhead Ranch, in 2012. He was added as a faculty member in 2015. He has taught trial skills to attorneys throughout the United States. He is one of the founding members of Southern California Warriors, a local working group of dedicated and accomplished trial lawyers that meet monthly to hone their trial skills. He has headed this group since 2015. His first student went on to win Orange County and then Los Angeles County‘s Young Trial Attorney of the Year.

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