At the CHOYCE LAW FIRM, we understand the urgency of your legal matter and can provide the legal help you need. Contact our Fairfield accident lawyer right away to arrange a free consultation and we promise to explain your legal rights and give you the answers you need to know about your case.
Our office has an excellent track record producing great results.
One recent client was injured when a car pulled in front of his motorcycle. He trusted our firm to represent him and we recovered a $1.6 million settlement. He is healing rapidly and is already back to boating and his other normal leisure activities.*
Our office fought for a child who was bitten by a neighbor’s dog. We were able to obtain $275,000 for the child.*
A recent broadside collision resulted in knee surgery for our client; we “busted” the driver’s insurance policy and recovered $100,000 for our client*.
Dionne E. Choyce
Dionne Edward Choyce is a Trial Attorney Specializing in Personal Injury and Criminal Law Cases. He has represented thousands of victims who have suffered serious injuries as a result of car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and wrongful death accidents. He has also represented thousands of clients that have been accused of a crime, dui or traffic offense.
His work has resulted in millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients. He has also successfully represented thousands of clients in criminal cases where charges have been reduced or dismissed. Attorney Choyce has represented many high profile clients charged with serious charges, just recently securing a “not guilty” verdict on all murder charges filed in a Vallejo homicide where his client was facing 50 years to life.
Attorney Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA).
After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as misdemeanor and felony law and motion hearings.
Mr. Choyce has handled hundreds of traffic and DUI cases, and has mastered the art of skillful negotiation and plea-bargaining in this area, which allow his clients to receive the best possible outcome. As a former prosecutor in one of California’s toughest jurisdictions, Mr. Choyce understands how to evaluate a criminal trial case, and will vigorously represent his clients to possibly get criminal charges reduced or dismissed. With respect to personal injury clients, because Mr. Choyce has tried hundres of trials before judges and juries, he will not hesitate to seek justice by way of a jury trial when insurance companies fail to adequately compensate those injured in serious accidents.
Mr. Choyce received his undergraduate degree in English (with honors) from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to receive his graduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned his law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.
In his free time, Mr. Choyce enjoys rooting for his favorite team, the Golden State Warriors, playing chess and spending quality time with his family.
Senior Paralegal to Dionne E. Choyce
Briana is Choyce Law Firm’s senior-level paralegal. She is a bilingual self-starter with 6+ years in Personal Injury experience.
In 2015, Briana was hired as a front desk receptionist and since then she has gained extensive experience in all departments and roles within the firm. As a case manager, she provides legal support to attorney Dionne Choyce and is responsible for overseeing all pre-litigation cases from start to finish. Briana manages the organization of the high-volume personal injury caseload, delegates tasks within her team to advance cases to the next stages, and ensures each case is ready for settlement.
Briana has a compassionate heart for our clients and displays well-rounded knowledge of all case types within the firm. She is dedicated to obtaining the best outcome for our personal injury clients, while ensuring they feel confident and secure throughout the process.
Many of Briana’s qualities and strengths stem from becoming a self-starter at a young age. She was raised by a single mother and is the oldest daughter of 5 girls. Briana moved to California in 2013 with a goal to succeed and she found a passion for law.
During non-working hours, she prioritizes quality time, being outdoors, working out in the gym, and indulging in new experiences.
Legal Assistant to Dionne Choyce
Heighley has been working as a paralegal in the personal injury department since 2019. Heighley is a bilingual paralegal who takes the time to be well acquainted with and understand the background of each client’s case. She is dedicated to helping our clients and looks forward to ensuring Dionne E. Choyce has everything he needs to provide exceptional legal services. From the beginning of our relationship with our clients, she provides them with personalized treatment throughout the initial phases of their cases as soon as they sign up with our firm.
Her career has ranged from customer service to law, but Heighley has always believed that she is most successful when she is helping others reach their full potential.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Rights & Justice Studies from San Francisco State University. In her free time, Heighley enjoys spending time with her family and husband, working out, and exploring new cuisines.
Crystal Franco has been a part of The Choyce Law Firm since 2019. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies in 2020.
Ms. Franco started out as a pre-litigation case manager and worked diligently towards becoming Mr. Choyce’s Civil Litigation Paralegal where she handles all of our firm’s litigation cases from the time the lawsuit is filed until our client’s case is settled and closed. Ms. Franco has handled hundreds of cases since working for The Choyce Law Firm and is dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for our clients.
Ms. Franco has been a Fairfield resident the majority of her life and loves her city. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors!
Mariah is Choyce Law Firm’s Administration/ Criminal and Traffic Assistant with 15 years of experience in Administrative/Clerical Support.
She started with Choyce Law Firm in December 2018 and has been a great asset to the company while providing legal support to Attorney Choyce. She is his personal secretary and has assisted with enhancing office effectiveness while developing a skilled, knowledgeable workforce that can meet key business objectives by training new employees and assisting with improving certain administrative skills.
Mariah has also assisted with implementing and migrating systems to help effectively communicate with clients. She is well-rounded and diverse in all areas of the organization. Mariah is an ambitious and dynamic professional with the passion to wake up every day feeling excited to be of great service while helping make a difference in an individual’s life.
During her personal time Mariah loves to spend quality time with her husband, son, family and friends.
Magaly, a summa cum laude graduate of San Diego State University began her career as a paralegal at the Choyce Law Firm in 2022. She is a bilingual value-driven criminal and traffic paralegal who successfully supports and manages the caseloads of Attorney Choyce. Her skills/tasks include adeptly navigating the management of client deadlines, communication among parties, scheduling hearings, and drafting and filing documents with the courts. She is well-versed with trial preparation and has managed and created trial exhibits,trial binders, and more.
Magaly has always wanted a career in law, and her current position allows her to develop that goal, at the same time helping clients not only on a technical level, but also by providing the encouragement and assistance that reduces the fear and anxiety of facing a criminal charge.
Ms. Navarro devotes a significant amount of her non-working hours spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys going to the gym and traveling around the world.
Administrative Assistant & Accounts Payable
Sharon is a native of Berkeley California. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Choyce Law Firm. Her tenure with the law firm began in January of 2019.
Sharon adapted to the new legal environment as a case manager, learning Personal Injury and Criminal case management. Sharon now supports the case managers and the Attorney administratively and is responsible for accounts payable and completes the final accounting for all settled cases.
A retired Banker of Wells Fargo Bank. Sharon was an Eligibility Worker and did extensive contract work for Social Services with Contra Costa County and Alameda County. Sharon worked as a business office manager for 12 years, along with supporting executive management for Housing development and Residential Recovery Programs.
Sharon is an avid gardener, and a master cook! Sharon’s ultimate passion and work is to be an example to encourage and motivate others to find their potential, walk in their gifts while living their best life, and serving others.
Sharon is the wife of the Late Dr. Rev. Gordon Choyce Sr, the loving mother of two living children, Grandmother and Great Grandmother to her beautiful grandchildren.
“The one who blesses others is blessed. Those who help others are helped.”
This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!
Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.
“This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”