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Kathleen Belle Cannon

Kathleen Belle Cannon

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Family

About Me

Kathleen Cannon, chosen one of the Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diego, has aggressively fought for clients for over 30 years.  Call for free consultation today.  

 Ms. Cannon practices throughout Southern California.  Her office is located in Vista, CA.  She is available 24/7 for her clients and their families.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    30 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
    30 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    30 years
  4. Family: 5%
    30 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Peter Michael Liss

    Kathy Cannon is the lawyer you want in your corner when you are fighting for your life. There is no better trial lawyer in San Diego. Kathy is fiercely dedicated to her clients. Prosecutors respect and fear her. Her trial skills are so formidable she is widely sought as a teacher of trial skill to other trial lawyers.


    Peter Liss Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judith Rochlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Kathy Cannon is a formidable advocate. She is just wonderful in front of a jury. Kathy is highly persuasive, empathetic, humorous and knowledgeable. I have watched her in trial and jurors hang on her every word. When the stakes are high you want Kathy in your corner. Judy R


    Judith Rochlin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info


380 S Melrose Dr Ste 300
Vista, CA, 92081



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Special Recognition Award and Lifetime MembershipCalifornia Public Defenders Association2012
Top Ten Attorney in San DiegoSan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Attorney of the YearNorth County Bar Association2002
Public Defender of the yearOffice of the Public Defender San Diego County2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Kathleen Cannon2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCalifornia Western School Of Law1994 - Present
Instructor, Trial AdvocacyNITA1993 - Present
Senior Felony Attorney; Branch and Training SupervisorOffice Of The Public Defender San Diego County1989 - 2011
Supervisor, Capital, felony and misdemeanor attorneyLos Angeles County Office Of Public Defender1978 - 1989
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyCity Attorney, City Of Los Angeles1977 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North County Bar AssoicationMember2001 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationPast President and member1980 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
Southwestern Univ SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Statewide seminarsTrial Tactics and InstructionN/A
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy Programs - National and InternationalN/A