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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


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

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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


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  • Michael Shemtoub

    Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!


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Contact info

Robert Grimes

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


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