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Charles Martin Sevilla

Charles Martin Sevilla

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Criminal Defense

Charles Sevilla

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1970

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    44 years

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Darryl Wayne Genis

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Charles Sevilla is one of California's most talented Constitutional Defense attorneys. His motion work is legendary, as are his trials. After such an illustrious practice, I have no idea where he found the time to author some of the best literature depicting a criminal defense solo practice (John Wilkes, his life and Crimes, and the sequel: Wilkes on Trial. For anyone accused of a serious offense, Mr. Sevilla is an excellent choice of Constitutional Defense Counsel

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  • Ezekiel E. Cortez

    I unconditionally endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Sevilla is one of a very select group of Deans of criminal defense lawyers on a national scale. He has a uniquely brilliant, incisive mind and has a huge heart full of compassion. He is also universally respected by the bench on the local and federal levels. And he is unyielding as an advocate.

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Contact Info

1010 2nd Ave Ste 1825
San Diego, CA, 92101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197002/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers 2010Super Lawyers Magazine2010
"Best Lawyers in San Diego"San Diego Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
AV rankingMartindale-Hubbell2009
The Daily Transcript 2007 Top Attorneys awardThe Daily Transcript2009
“The lawyers lawyers would hire if they got busted.”N/A2001
Annual Award for Outstanding ServiceN/A1991
E. Stanley Conant AwardDefender Organizations1981

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief DeputyCA State Public Defender1976 - 1984
Chief Trial AttorneyFederal Defenders, Inc. San Diego1971 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ninth Circuit Advisory Rules CommitteeMember1996 - 2002
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - 2009
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer's ClubPresident1988 - 1988
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1983 - Present
CACJ: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticePresident1979 - 1980

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Knowles v. MirzayanceCourt reversed Ninth Circuit grant of relief
United States v. Martinez-FuerteReversed Ninth Circuit grant of relief
United States v. OrtizRelief granted.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesAntisocial Personality Disorder: Justification for the Death Penalty?1999
Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyCriminal Defense Lawyers and the Search for Truth1997
Loyola Law ReviewApril 20, 1992: A Day in the Life1996
National Lawyer's Guild PractitionerRedefining Federal Habeas Corpus and Constitutional Rights: Procedural Preclusion1995
California Criminal Defense PracticeCalifornia Criminal Defense Practice (book revised annually)1982

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1971
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
California State University, San Jose State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966