John G. Cotsirilos

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  • 2442 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101-8646
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Recipient: E. Stanley Conant Award for Defender Programs of San Diego for Protecting the Rights of the Indigent Accused, 1988 and 1998; Trial Attorney of the Year, San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Assoc., 1999 and 2006. Adjunct Professor, Death Penalty Seminar, University of San Diego Law School 1994 to present. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. 1993 to present; Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the year 2014, Criminal Defense non-white collar San Diego.

(Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization) 1983 to present.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • State and Federal, Trial and Post-Conviction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619-880-4912  Phone
(619) 232-6052  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
DePaul University, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1990, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1976, California; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California; San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association (President, 1994); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (President, 2003); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club (President, 1995).
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, February 1, 1950
( Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization 1983 to present. )

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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