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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 

  • Adam Jackson

    He's one of the most well known and best in the field. I endorse this lawyer.


    Adam Jackson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Cameron Carr

    Jim is number one on my list when I have a client who needs a criminal defense lawyer.


    David Carr Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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