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Jon Martin Pettis

Jon Martin Pettis

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About Me

I grew up knowing I was going to be a defense attorney.  I never conceived of any other profession.  Once  I started practicing criminal defense, I found that while any lawyer will take a DUI case, few had dedicated the time and effort to learning the science well enough to look for possible defenses in almost any case.  Instead, they just got good at telling their clients they needed to plead guilty without thouroghly evaluating the case.  I do my best to never let that happen with my clients' cases.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

160 total 

  • Dorsett Michael Phillips

    I endorse this lawyer. If you have a family member who is facing a DUI charge, you can't go wrong with Mr. Pettis. With a practice focused on DUI defense, he shows his committment to his clients to get the best result possible.


    Dorsett Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

591 Camino de la Reina, Suite 1125
San Diego, CA, 92108



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Moot Court Award WinnerUCLA School of Law1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief Trial CounselLaw Office of Jon M. Pettis1996 - 2012
InternSan Diego Public Defenders Office1995 - 1996
InternNorthern California Legal Services1994 - 1994
InternUCLA Student Legal Services1992 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMemeber2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Maria L.Case dismissed.
People v. John W.Case dismissed.
People v. Cleaveland N.Not guilty.

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Publication NameTitleDate
DS Criminal Law Group Web SiteDS Criminal Law Group2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Univ of California Santa CruzHistory and Politics Double Major with Honorsundergraduate1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI Defense AmmunitionDUI Science and Strategies2012