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Attorney Maria J. Amaya


Attorney & Counselor at Law

Chico CA. Office: (530) 897-3700


I attended California State University , Chico and completed the Certified Paralegal Program. During this time I developed a love and passion for serving others and volunteered at Chico Legal Information Center and provided free voluntary services to those individuals in need.

I earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Cal Northern School of Law in Chico, California and became a member of the State Bar in November of 2002.


  • California State Bar Association
  • Federal Court: Eastern District of California
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Butte County Women Lawyers & Judges
  • Butte County Bar Association
  • Many Other Law Related Associations


Prior to earning my Juris Doctor Degree I worked as a Paralegal for numerous Law Firms in Chico , Yuba City , Monterey and Santa Cruz California . In the 15 years employed as a Paralegal I acquired extensive experience in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Personal Injury, Family Law, and Workers Compensation, under the direct supervision of highly skilled attorneys.

In 2002 I was hired as an Associate Attorney with Law Offices of Matthew E. Williamson, a Firm based in Monterey and Pebble Beach, California . In 2003 I became a full partner of the Chico based office and in 2004 the sole proprietor of what is today “Amaya & Associates Attorneys at Law.”

Over the last five years, my office has handled hundreds of DUI, Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury Cases. Our mission is to consistently provide clients with the most aggressive representation and to obtain the best possible outcomes by dedicating ourselves to investigating facts with the most extensive commitment to detail.

Community Services

  • Youth Soccer League Coach
  • High School Parents Advisory Committee
  • Church Youth Organization
  • “Music Matters”, Fund Raising Committee
  • Moot Court Judge, California State University , Chico
  • Provide Scholarships to College students

I am a positive individual that is solution focused oriented. I am determined to protect the interests of my clients and always prepared to assertively fight for theirs rights. I believe in positive relationships and maintain excellent communication with local District Attorneys and Judges. This is always a great benefit to the clients because the majority of cases are settled before trial.

Please feel free to call me regarding your legal matters. I am here to help you.
Chico CA. office: (530) 897-3700.

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