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Christian M Ham

Christian M Ham

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Voted a Top Attorney in Criminal Law by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2014 and 2013. Rated by Super Lawyers in 2015.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    13 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    13 years, 900 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Jeffrey Carlin Schmid

    Christian Ham is an excellent attorney. He goes the extra mile for his clients and he isn't afraid to take a case to trial.


    Jeffrey Schmid Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. Christian is an aggressive trial lawyer. He is always professional, polite, and prepared.


    Anthony Colombo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Voted Top Attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript

105 W F Street
Third Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Christian M. Ham2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyPrivate Law Firm2003 - 2005
Graduate Law ClerkSan Diego Public Defender2002 - 2002
Law ClerkFederal Defenders, Inc. San Diego2001 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Trial LawyersTop Lawyer2014 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
San DIego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
La Raza Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Man Accused of Transporting CocaineDismissed
Woman Accused of BurglaryDismissed
DUI Driver with High BACDismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Top LawyersSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
San Diego Criminal Defense LawyerMember Profile2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Univ of California RiversidePolitical Science/Administrative StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UnivisionDUI Consequences2013
Univision Despierta San DiegoLegal Consequences of Bullying2012
UnivisionFights in School2012