Kosta Jerry Petsas

Kosta Jerry Petsas: Attorney with Law Office of K. J. Petsas, PC
Attorney Awards

Biography

The founding partner of the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC, K.J. Petsas has made a lifelong mission of serving the people of California not only as an attorney but also notably through his military service as a Marine before, during and after Vietnam. K.J. served three years on active duty and 22 years as a reservist, receiving numerous awards and honors for his bravery and leadership. Prior to establishing his own law office, he worked at an insurance defense firm and as a deputy district attorney. K.J.’s previous skills as a prosecutor additionally affords him a unique perspective and advantage when defending clients in his criminal defense practice, an area of the law in which he has 30 years’ experience. K.J. employs in his practice of law the belief in accurate intelligence gathering, full preparation and providing his clients with realistic problem-solving alternatives. His military background coupled with his training and experience as a trial lawyer is used in the evaluation of every new client case.

Secretary, St. Ives Honor Law Society, 1966-1967. Recipient: Top One-Third of Class; One-Third Tuition Scholarship, 1971, 1975; Full Scholarship, Junior Year; St. Ives Honor Law Society Award, Graduating Senior; American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Combat Action Ribbon; President Unit Citation (Three Stars); Navy Unit Citation; Marine Unit Citation; Vietnamese Service Medal; National Defense Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI/DWI
  • Felonies
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(650) 624-8155  Phone
(650) 737-7964  Fax
www.petsaslaw.com
University Attended:
University of San Francisco, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 1967
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1976
Admission:
1976, California
Military:
Second Lieutenant, United State Marine Corps, 1967; Infantry Platoon Commander, Battalion Staff Officer, South Vietnam, 1968-1969
Languages:
Spanish and Tagalog
Birth Information:
1945
ISLN:
904460436
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

3.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    3.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    2.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    2.5/5.0
  • Communication

    3.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    3.5/5.0
  • 3.8/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/12/14 in Criminal Defense

    KJ has been an attorney for many years, and works well with the system. He is competent, but not extraordinary. I know that he does work in civil law, but I am unfamiliar with his capabilities in that arena.

    KJ has been an attorney for many years, and works well with the system. He is competent, but not extraordinary. I know that he does work in civil law, but I am unfamiliar with his capabilities in that arena. Read less

    Read less
  • 2.2/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/04/14 in Family Law


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Video

South San Francisco, California

Contact Kosta Jerry Petsas

Required Fields

Required Fields


By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.