Ezekiel E. Cortez

Ezekiel E. Cortez: Attorney with Law Offices of Ezekiel E. Cortez
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  • Kleinfelder, 550 West C Street, Suite 790, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Ezekiel E. Cortez has dedicated his legal career to federal criminal defense and other federal matters since 1984. He focuses his national practice on complex cases where white-collar investment fraud has been alleged and in post-conviction habeas corpus litigation where ineffective assistance of counsel may have occurred.
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Member: American Bar Association (Member, Sentencing Guidelines Committee, 1990-1991); State Bar of California; Criminal Defense Lawyers Club of San Diego; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Biography: Fulbright Scholar, 2003. Adjunct Professor: California Western School of Law, 1990; 1992; University of San Diego, 1989-1990. Contributing Author: "Federal Defense Manual," Federal Defenders of San Diego, 1985-1988 editions; "Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties 2008," Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Best Lawyers in America continuously listed since 1996. Member, American Inns of Court, William B. Enright, Alumnus. Past Member, Board of Directors, Federal Defenders of San Diego and Appellate Defenders, Inc. Current Member, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Lawyers Disciplinary Committee). Past Member, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Magistrate Judge Selection Committee) and JNE Commissioner, California State Bar. Born: February 20, 1955 Languages: Spanish

Language: Spanish.

Areas of Practice (26)

  • Federal Crimes
  • Appellate Practice
  • RICO
  • White Collar Crime
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Government
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Money Laundering
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Wiretapping
  • Wire Fraud
  • Civil Fraud
  • Federal Contracts
  • Government Contract Fraud
  • Foreign Asset Control
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Investment Fraud
  • Legal Ethics

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619-894-8275  Phone
619-237-8052  Fax
University Attended:
California State University at San Diego
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1984, California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
February 20, 1955
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  • Minority - Owned

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