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Robert Lee Grimes

Robert Lee Grimes

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Criminal Defense

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About Me

Criminal law specialist, by the California Board of Legal Specialization.Practice limited to criminal defense (no divorces, civil law suits, or anything other than criminal law).

The legal fees charged by our firm are not cheap.   However, once we are retained on a case, if the case needs to go to trial we will work with the client to agree to trial representation at a much lower cost than would be called for on a strictly hourly basis.   Our firm likes to try cases, we think people should be able to have their day in court if they do not want to accept a plea bargain.

I enjoy teaching trial techniques to other lawyers and law students, and writing articles on specialized areas of the criminal law, for the education of other California lawyers.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Jerrold Bodow

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bob Grimes is one of the deans of San Diego criminal defense attorneys. He is renown for being an aggressive lawyer who vigorously represents his client's interests. His success in the area is very well known. He is respected by judges, D.A.'s and U.S. Attorneys alike.


    Jerrold Bodow Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Randall DeYoe

    When I was a young lawyer in 1985, I had the good fortune of seeing Bob Grimes in action. All I can say is that he immediately became my role model. I wanted to be like him. Bob is in the "BEST" category period. Bob is extremely well liked and respected by all in the courtroom. He is a winner.


    Mark DeYoe DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Robert Grimes

2664 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92103-6515



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers, criminal lawSan Diego Magazine2010
av rating (highest rating possible)Martindale-Hubbell2010
super lawyers, criminal lawSuper Lawyers2010
E. Stanley Conant AwardDefender Organizations1990
Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardN/A1990

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtPresident2000 - 2002
San Diego County Bar AssociationVice President1996 - 1999
San Diego Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoPresident1988 - 1989
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationDefending vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI cases in California2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego, School of LawN/AN/A1972
California State University, San DiegoN/AN/A1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
chapter meeting, Enright chapter, AICFelony Trial Tactics2008