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Mario Rodriguez

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Mario Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1977.

He graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1980, receiving the degree of Juris Doctor.

He was admitted as an attorney in California in 1980.

An experienced trial attorney, Mario Rodriguez has been a criminal defense attorney for 30 years. He represents clients charged with serious felonies in both State and Federal Court throughout the United States. One hundred percent of Mr. Rodriguez 's practice is defending individuals and businesses in the area of Criminal Law. The investigating agencies have included local police departments, the Sheriff's Department, the F.B.I., the D.E.A., the A.T.F., and the U.S. Customs Service.

In 1997, he was certified as a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. He is one of only fourteen Certified Criminal Law Specialists in Riverside County.

Mr. Rodriguez has been involved in numerous high profile cases, and has tried over one-hundred and fifty jury trials, winning acquittals in what were considered impossible cases.

Mr. Rodriguez is a member in good standing of the California State Bar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the California Public Defender’s Association.

Mario Rodriguez has dedicated his legal career to protecting the reputation and freedom of his clients.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Shaun Anderson Sullivan

    I have known Mr. Rodriguez for over a decade, and have always respected and admired the way he goes about his business. He works diligently for his clients, is tremendous in trial, and often coaxes wonderful outcomes from even the most hard-nosed District Attorneys with his experience and charm. I highly recommend Mr. Rodriguez.


    Shaun Sullivan Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Anastacio de La Cruz

    Mario Rodriguez is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to his practice and his clients. The biggest endorsement I can give, is that I've sent over my own family members when they needed help-and would do so again.


    Anastacio de La Cruz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices Of Mario Rodriguez

45841 Oasis Street, Suite 5
Indio, CA, 92201


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal Law Since 1997State Bar of California2015
Attorney of the YearRiverside County Board of Supervisors1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Public Defender IVPublic Defenders Office1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticePatron Member2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Criminal Law Specialist1997 - Present
Desert Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1992 - 1995
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - Los AngelesSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977