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Francis Rowland Pabst

Francis Rowland Pabst

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family

About Me

Since Co-Founding the firm in 2007, Mr. Pabst has led the growth and expansion of the firm into a successful boutique practice in the greater San Diego area.Mr. Pabst is a trial attorney by trade, including negotiations, arbitration, and mediation, of State, Federal and Administrative actions.



Mr. Pabst received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI in 1996.Mr. Pabst then moved on to a successful career in the mortgage servicing industry, acting as the Foreclosure Manager for one of the Nation’s largest sub-prime servicing providers, successfully managing and improving on foreclosure timelines in both judicial and non-judicial foreclosure reconveyance actions.Mr. Pabst also successfully managed the Eviction Department of a Pennsylvania Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac designated law firm. After a career in the mortgage servicing industry, Mr. Pabst went on to Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.



Mr. Pabst has also served with two offices of the Public Defender and spent nearly two years with a prominent local civil litigation firm.Mr. Pabst is currently licensed to practice law before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Federal District Court for the Southern & Central Districts of California.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 50%
    3 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Robin Colley Pitt

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robin Pitt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leslie Lohelani Abrigo

    Frank is passionate about his practice and is a zealous advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom.


    Leslie Abrigo Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Law Office of Frank R Pabst

934 23rd Street
San Diego, CA, 92102



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney - OwnerLaw Office of Frank R. Pabst2007 - Present
Law ClerkWorden Williams2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Personal Injury & Wrongful Death AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
America's DUI/DWI AttorneysN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People of the State of California v. Lan LeCharges Reduced

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener Univ SOLLawLaw2006
Univ of Rhode IslandSocial PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
University of Central FloridaFinanceUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Basics: Everything the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner Needs to Know to Get StartedBankruptcy Law2011