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Alexi Ozols

also known as Alex Ozols

About me



  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” – National Trial Lawyers Association

  • “Top 40 Under 40″ – National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star - Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Niche Practitioner 2015 – Attorney Journal Magazine

  • Rising Star 2014 – Attorney Journal Magazine

  • Top Attorney Semi Finalist 2014 – San Diego Daily Transcript

  • Top Young Outstanding Attorney List 2014 – San Diego Daily Transcript

  • Emerging Generation Award 2014 - San Diego Business Journal

  • 10.0 Superb – Avvo

  • Top Attorney DUI – Avvo

  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense – Avvo

  • Clients Choice Award Criminal Defense – Avvo

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San Diego Criminal Lawyer Alex Ozols cares about his clients and does everything he can for them. To be the best criminal defense attorney in San Diego, it takes hard work and dedication, both qualities that Ozols Law Firm pride themselves in keeping.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Violent Crime: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
  5. White Collar Crime: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel John Klett

    Alex is a fierce advocate and I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Klett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Anthony Hefley Jr

    Alex is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. I've worked with Alex on a number of his cases, and have seen firsthand the creative approach he employs when defending his clients. Alex is a phenomenal trial attorney. But his best quality - in my opinion - is his amazing negotiation skills. Alex is a hard-nosed, no-nonsense negotiator, and someone the DA knows (or quickly learns) isn't going to rollover or be pushed around - which greatly benefits his clients, even though most of them never get to see him in action because these negotiations generally take place in judges' chambers. Alex fights hard for his clients, but he does it with grace and tact - which explains why he remains well liked and respected by prosecutors and judges throughout San Diego. I highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for a top-notch criminal defense attorney.


    Paul Hefley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of 2015Thumbtack.com2015
Attorney Feature Niche PractitionerAttorney Journal Magazine2015
Superlawyer (Rising Star) AwardSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer 2015 San DiegoSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
10 Best Attorneys in CaliforniaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarAttorney Journal2014
Top Attorney Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Emerging Generation Award FinalistSan Diego Business Journal2014
Clients Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Outstanding 2013 Young Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Jefferson Medal of Honor - Legal SynthesisThomas Jefferson School of Law2012
Excellence for the Future Award - Legal SynthesisCALI2012
Award for Academic Excellence - Legal SynthesisWitkin2012
Award for Academic Excellence - Professional ResponsibilityWitkin2011
Excellence for the Future Award - Professional ResponsibilityCALI2011
Award for Academic Excellence - Trial PracticeWitkin2011
Excellence for the Future Award - Trial PracticeCALI2011
Jefferson Medal of Honor - Professional ResponsibilityThomas Jefferson School of Law2011
Jefferson Medal of Honor - Trial PracticeThomas Jefferson School of Law2011
Award for Academic Excellence - Client InterviewingWitkin2010
Excellence for the Future Award - Client InterviewingCALI2010
Jefferson Medal of Honor - Client InterviewingThomas Jefferson School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerOzols Law Firm2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyThe Law Office Of Bradley R. Corbett2012 - 2014
Law ClerkLaw Office Of Kerry Steigerwalt2011 - 2011
Legal InternOffice Of The Public Defender San Diego County2011 - 2011
TutorOzols Management2011 - 2013
Law ClerkKerry Steigerwalt's Pacific Law Center2010 - 2010
Legal ResearcherArizona Justice Project2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Super lawyersAttorney2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney2015 - Present
American Academy of Trial LawyersAttorney2015 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesAttorney Member2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40Attorney Member2014 - Present
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysAttorney2014 - 2015
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers DivisionAttorney2013 - Present
Bar Association of North San Diego CountyAttorney Member2013 - 2014
San Diego North County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2014
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2014
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2014
California Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationActive Member2012 - Present
Thomas Jefferson Alumni AssociationAlumni Member2012 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Real Property Association Thomas JeffersonAssociation Speaker2011 - 2012
Thomas Jefferson Criminal Law SocietyAdmitted2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationActive Member2010 - 2013
American Civil Liberties UnionActive Member2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. DelgadoJury Verdict - Case Dismissed
People v. DiplaJury Verdict - Case Dismissed
DUI with a PriorDismissed Pursuant to Serna Motion
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ozols Law Firm BlogYour First DUI - What You Need To Know2015
Ozols Law Firm BlogAbuse and Harassment Laws2015
Attorney JournalBringing a Bit of Hollywood to San Diego2015
Los Angeles TimesMarine Pleads Not Guilty to Off-Base Shooting Incident2014
10 NewsMarine Christopher Johnson Pleads Not Guilty2014
Contra Costa LawyerMarine Pleads NG in Shooting2014
San Diego ReaderMarine Sentenced To Get Case Dismissed2014
Cincinnati EnquirerOnline Fraud Victims2014
San Diego ReaderMarine Gets Case Dismissed2014
The San Diego Criminal Lawyer WebsiteSan Diego Attorney Biography2014
San Diego Criminal LawyerOzols Law Firm - Theft Crimes2013
Union TribuneU.S: Smuggler Owes 3 Million for Fish Bladders2013
The AdvisorCriminal Law Litigator Alex Ozols ‘122013
The San Diego Criminal LawyerThe Blood Test versus the Breath Test2013
The San Diego Criminal LawyerDUI Refusals2013
The Daily TranscriptSan Diego's Outstanding 2013 Young Attorneys2013
Attorney JournalRising Star January 2014 Alex Ozols2013
Aboutus.orgThe San Diego Criminal Lawyer2013
The San Diego Criminal LawyerExpungements2013
The AdvisorSuccess After Graduation2012
The San Diego Criminal LawyerInterlock Ignition Device in San Diego2012
The AdvisorTJSL Student Wins Award2012
Ozols Law FirmDUI - Refusing a Blood or Breath TestN/A
Ozols Law FirmAbogado Criminal - Ozols Law FirmN/A
Ozols Law FirmSex CrimesN/A
Ozols Law FirmOzols Law Firm - Chula VistaN/A
Ozols Law FirmOzols Law Firm - El CajonN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of British Columbia School of LawCognitive PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Arizona Public Defenders ConferenceCriminal Defense25+ Educational Hours2009
Arizona State UniversityCriminologySummer Abroad Program2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Online Fraud Study in OhioOnline Fraud Victims2014
Los Angeles TimesPTSD2014
Trial Defense, Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense2013
Thomas Jefferson Young Prospects GroupHow To Succeed After Law School2013
Smuggler Owes 3 Million for Fish BladdersFederal Crime2013
San Diego, CAHow to Write a Law School Essay2012