Ezekiel E. Cortez

Ezekiel E. Cortez

Federal Crime Lawyer
San Diego, CA




No Misconduct


Spanish , French

About Me

Ezekiel E. Cortez is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization after passing the federal specialist examination. For over a decade, Mr. Cortez has been continuously listed in The Best Lawyers In America- a national standard of excellence for the legal profession. Mr. Cortez has been listed in San Diego Magazine's "Best Lawyers In San...

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Payment Types

Cash, Check


Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Client Reviews

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The FINEST federal defense and representation PERIOD!

Posted by: a Federal Crime client almost 6 years ago.

From the moment Attorney Cortez accepted my case (over a weekend) he worked tirelessly, regardless of buisness hours or holiday schedules, first to...

The Best attorney to have in your corner !!!

Posted by: Cindy M about 5 years ago.

Tireless, efficient, capable and professional are just a few words I would use to discribe what Zeke brings to the legal system. My case was handled...
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Domenic John Lombardo
Domenic Lombardo

San Diego, CA

About 2 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ezekiel “Zeke” Cortez is widely regarded as one of the most capable and intelligent criminal defense lawyers in Southern California. He has a...
Victor Manuel Torres
Victor Torres

San Diego, CA

About 2 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Cortez is one of the most knowledgeable, professional and experienced criminal defense attorneys in the country. His understanding of his client'...
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1984 License Status: Active for the state of California.
Last updated by Avvo: 02/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2005 – 2006

Moscow University


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1983 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of San Diego School of Law


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2015 Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers


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1997- present Member

Lawyers Club of San Diego

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Showing 2 of 2 publications

2009 Various Articles

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

1985 Federal Defense Manual,"

Federal Defenders of San Diego,

Speaking Engagements

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2010 Trial Techniques

at Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy

2009 The U S Constitution - A Live Demonstration

at Constitution Week