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Russell Sheridan Babcock

Russell Sheridan Babcock

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Appeals

About Me

Whenever I am not working on my cases, I enjoy photography, gardening, and world travel.  I also enjoy latin percussion and kayaking.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Federal Crime: 60%
    33 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    33 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
  4. Appeals: 5%
    33 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Russell and I worked together on a difficult bank robbery case and he was able to secure a fantastic deal for his client. He works hard, is very committed, and he is a terrific lawyer.

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    Knut Johnson Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Fredrick Mueller

    Unquestionably competent, consistently conscientious, endlessly hardworking, always helpful, and highly dedicated, it is well-known this exceptional lawyer is an excellent trial attorney who is a tremendous asset to the Defense Bar community. Any person in need who hires this superb attorney will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of positive reasons, I am honored to endorse Mr. Babcock.

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    George Mueller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1901 First Avenue #138
San Diego, CA, 92101

1901 1st Ave Ste 138
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198105/20/2015
COInactive198708/07/2015
AKInactive198205/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer (top 5% of lawyers)Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer (Top 5% of lawyers)Super Lawyers2008
Kudos (Acquittal in First Degree Murder CaseSan Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association2007
Kudos (Acquittal in Largest Maritime Drug Case)San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association2004
Appellate Attorney of the Year (Reversal of Life Case)San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association1998
Certified Criminal Law SpecialistState Bar of California1995
Top 15% of Law School ClassUniversity of California, Davis1981
Top University Student Rhetoric/CommunicationUniversity of California, Davis1978
Phi Beta Kappa (top 1% of class)University of California, Davis1977

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Special ProsecutorDistrict Attorney's Office1991 - 1992
OwnerLaw Office of Russell S. Babcock1990 - Present
AttorneyRosner and Law1988 - 1990
Supervising Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General's Office1987 - 1988
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office1982 - 1987
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office1982 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Moot Court Judge, FinalsUniversity of San Dego School of Law2007 - Present
William Enright Inn of CourtBarrister1998 - 2000
Sixth Circuit Court of AppealsPracticing Attorney1994 - Present
United States District Court Southern District of MIchiganPracticing Attorney1994 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1991 - Present
California Appellate Defense CounselMember1991 - Present
Criminal Justice Act (CJA Panel)Member1991 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsPracticing Attorney1991 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaPracticing Attorney1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. CovarubbiasAcquittal all charges, including murder
People v. ChagovicClient acquitted of all charges
People v. KasimLife Sentence reversed on appeal, defendant freed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJuris Doctor1981
University of California, DavisRhetoricA.B.1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Youth in CubaState of Education for Children in Cuba2000