Ron Cordova

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Attorney Awards


Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in International Law, 1971; Outstanding Young Men of America, 1977 and 1978; Southern California SuperLawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; OC Metro Magazine Top Five Criminal Lawyers in Orange County, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Newsweek Magazine Nationwide Leaders in Criminal Defense, 2011 and 2012. Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in California, Who's Who in American Law, Southern California SuperLawyers. Author: "In re Yurko: Portent or Anomaly?" (Orange County Bar Journal). Deputy District Attorney, Orange County, California, 1973-1976. Adjunct Professor in Criminal Law: University of California, Irvine, 1975-1977 and 1981-1983. Member of the California Legislature, 1976-1978: Vice-Chairman, California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Joint Committee on Revision of the Penal Code. Visiting Professor: Institute of Comparative Law, University of Szeged, Hungary in Spring 2008; Faculty of Law, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland in Spring 2009; Faculty of Law, University of Debrecen, Hungary in Autumn 2009; Faculty of Law, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary in Spring 2010 and Spring 2012; Faculty of Law, University of Pecs, Hungary in Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011 and Autumn 2011, Spring 2012 and Autumn 2012; Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, Slovenia in Autumn 2011.

Senior lawyer, Center for International Legal Studies.

Areas of Practice (38)

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal offenses (including white collar crimes)
  • All State Misdemeanors and Felonies
  • Arson
  • Assault and Battery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Attempted Murder
  • Auto Theft
  • Bank Fraud
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Child Abduction
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal Threats
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Drug Offenses
  • Drunk in Public
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Extradition
  • Federal Habeas Corpus
  • Fraud/Bad Check/Forgery Cases
  • Fraud on Federal and State Agencies
  • Grand Jury and Trial Witness Representation
  • Harassing or Annoying Phone Calls
  • Hit and Run
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering and Financial Structuring Offenses
  • Murder
  • Probation Violations
  • Resisting Arrest/Assault on Police Officer
  • Rape and Other Sex Crimes
  • Stalking
  • Tax Fraud
  • Vandalism
  • Violations of Restraining Orders
  • Warrants
  • Weapons Charges

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
949-232-1416  Phone
949-748-3600  Phone
949-748-3888  Fax
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, A.B. in International Relations with distinction, 1967; Trinity College, Dublin, Junior Year abroad, 1966; University of Stockholm, Nordic studies, 1967-1968
Law School Attended:
University of Southern California, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and Eastern District of Michigan; 1979, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1999, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1972, California
Newport-Harbor and Orange County Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
Swedish and German and Spanish
Reported Cases:
Burnett v. Superior Court, 12 Cal 3d 865 (California Supreme Court, 1974); United States v. Santiago, 310 Fed 3d 336 (5th Circuit, 2002); Jackson v. Gourley, 105 Cal App 4th 966 (California Court of Appeal, 2003).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Irvine, California

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