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Alan Keith Macina

Alan Keith Macina

Practice areas:

Appeals, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family

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About Me

I have practiced criminal defense and defended against restraining orders in San Diego County since 2004.  Since 2007 I have practiced appellate criminal defense.  I have won several jury trials over the years and have won a number of cases on appeal.  I believe I provide great service to my clients and their families.  Most important, I strive to give my clients excellent representation in the trial, family and appellate courts in San Diego County and southern California.  Please contact me for a free consultation by phone or in-person.


Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, Italian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Appeals: 40%
    8 years, 25 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    4 years
  5. Immigration: 10%
    4 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Alan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Alan Macina

1901 First Avenue
First Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCalifornia Western School of Law2008 - 2010
PrincipalLaw Office of Alan Macina2007 - Present
Associate Criminal Defense AttorneySteigerwalt & Associates2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2008 - Present
American Inns of Court, Welsh InnAlumnus2006 - 2007
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
California Western International Law JournalAvena & Other Mexican Nationals: The Litmus for LaGrand & The Future of Consular Rights in the United States2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of Law in San DiegoLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of FloridaCommunication Sciences & DIsorders; French MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts; Minor1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Marine Corps Installations West Legal Assistance ConferenceDUI Defense Overview2012
Civil Practice law student classProfessional Practice Development2012
21º Academia de Destrezas en Litigación (Spanish-languageTrial Skills Academy)Criminal Case Trial Themes & Opening Statements2012
20º Academia de Destrezas en Litigación (Spanish-language Trial Skills Academy)Criminal Case Trial Themes & Opening Statements2011
Transition to Practice: Panel for New AttorneysSetting Up a Solo/Small Practice2008
Professional Issues PanelEthics2006