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James Frank Pokorny

James Frank Pokorny

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Aviation

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Aviation: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Janice F. Mulligan

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim for over 20 years. He is brilliant, hard working and ethical. He helped a family member of mine and he did an outstanding job.I strongly recommend him.


    Janice Mulligan Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I have had the pleasure of working with James Pokorny as a contract attorney for the last five years. James has been an invaluable resource and mentor to me as a new attorney. I have seen first hand how James treats his clients with dignity and respect in every case, big or small. He will give straightforward, accurate legal advice and zealously advocate for his clients no matter what challenges a case may bring. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to learn from James Pokorny and highly recommend his services to anyone who might find themselves charged with a crime. Whether it's a misdemeanor DUI or a federal felony any anything in between, James Pokorny will protect your rights and fight for the best possible resolution of your case.


    Crystal Laughlin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Law Offices of James F. Pokorny

1010 Second Avenue.
Suite 2400
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
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2011
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Finalist, San Diego County "Top Attorneys"The Daily Transcript2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OfficerLaw Offices of James F. Pokorny1977 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego Inns of CourtPresident2010 - 2011
San Diego Inn of CourtMember, Board of Directors2005 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationPast President1999 - 2000
Who's Who Among Oustanding Americans in 1994Member1994 - 1994
State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology SectionPast Chair1991 - 1992
Lawyer-Pilots Bar AssociatoinMember1989 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoFormer Board of Directors1987 - 1988
California State BarBoard of Govenors1985 - 1986
Lawyers Club of San DiegoFormer Member1984 - 1988
California Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1983 - 1986
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Aviation Law SectionPast ChairN/A
San Diego Municipal CourtJudge Pro TemporeN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Dicta"The Real Truth About Air Crash Litigation",1993
Practice Guide (The Rutter Group)"California Practice Guide: Law Practice Management"1992
State Bar of California,"The Law and Mr. Finnegan"1991

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Univ of California San DiegoN/Aundergraduate1970