Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Coleman to Represent Fresno City Council President
Mark Coleman Hired to Defend City Council President in Criminal Case
The city of Fresno has made the strategic move to hire renowned criminal defense attorney Mark Coleman to defend City Council President Nelson Esparza in a high-stakes legal battle. Esparza is facing two criminal counts stemming from an alleged conversation with the then-City Attorney in April, including a felony count of attempted extortion and a misdemeanor count of violating the city charter. With the potential for up to three years in prison on the line, the city made the wise decision to bring on Coleman, recognized as a top trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.
The city made the wise decision to bring on Coleman, recognized as a top trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, to ensure that Esparza has the best legal representation possible.
Coleman will be paid $350 an hour plus expenses, with an associate attorney earning $250 an hour, to ensure that Esparza has the best legal representation possible. Coleman has proven his expertise in high-profile cases, including most recently representing former congressman TJ Cox at his arraignment on federal fraud and campaign fraud charges. The city's investment in Coleman's services is a clear indication of the importance they place on defending Esparza and the confidence they have in Coleman's ability to successfully navigate the case.