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Education and Experience


Attorney Abby L. Ertz is the front line criminal defense litigator for The Ertz Law Group. Abby graduated Cum Laude from Arizona
State University where she made the Dean's List every semester. She then went on to attend Thomas Jefferson
School of Law where she was recognized on both the Honor Roll as well
as the
National Dean's list before obtaining her doctorate.
Immediately after obtaining her law license, she began her own law firm.
Her law firm has been a success because she has developed a
sincere dedication to putting the lives of all of her
clients back on track by focusing on their individuality. This strategy
has been repeatedly successful in helping Prosecutors and
Judges to see her clients as more than just a case number
and a list of charges. She has appeared in all 4 major branches of the
San Diego Superior Court. A quick study, Abby's first
felony case involved an 18-year-old charged with
residential burglary. The young man had previously suffered a prior
burglary strike conviction. For weeks, Abby spent time getting to know the nuances of her client's life story. At the Trial Readiness Conference she used her in-depth knowledge of the client to successfully negotiate
an agreement
for probation. After complying with the agreed upon
probation conditions, the young man was permitted to get on with his
life. Recently, in June 2010, Abby obtained a probation grant
for a client of The Ertz Law Group. The
case was remarkable because the client, charged in a multi-count felony
vandalism and assault complaint, had previously been
convicted and sentenced to State Prison. See Good Results of The Ertz Law Group.


Interests and Activities


In addition to her American education, Abby has taken an
international interest in broadening her perspectives on law, humanity
and education. In addition to time spent
in Nice, France, studying international law at Hofstra
University's International Campus, she also studied various languages
and cultures in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Barcelona, Spain.
Abby believes that exploring a deeper global perspective
enriches her ability to understand and serve her clients and their
diverse needs. In recent years, Abby has volunteered hundreds
of hours of her free time to Voter Registration Drives,
the Make a Difference Program and other worthy social causes.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    7 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    7 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 10%
    7 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    7 years



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  • Susan L. Hartman

    I have seen Ms. Ertz in action in the courtroom. She is a strong advocate for her clients and well respected within the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Deepalie Milie Joshi

    Ms. Ertz is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Her legal excellence and exceptional courtroom skills are unrivaled. I never hesitate to refer clients to Ms. Ertz at the Ertz Law Group, because I know those clients will receive the best legal representation.


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Contact info

The Ertz Law Group

2534 State Street
Suite 203
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Cum LaudeArizona State University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Ertz Law Group2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Abby Ertz2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Community Youth CourtPanelist2015 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Arizona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2003