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John Jimenez

John Jimenez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I am the most experienced trial attorney in the Coachella Valley. I have tried almost 200 jury trials to verdicts in my 38 year of criminal defense career. Over 25 of those trials were murder cases. I have the distinction of having the first and only Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity jury verdict in a first degree murder case in San Diego County. I will handle your case, be a felony or misdemeanor, with the same care and agrressive style that has made me one of the finest trial attorneys in Southern California.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    40 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Chet Phillip Templeton

    I endorse this lawyer. This man will fight the DA tooth and nail to uphold your rights and get you the best possible outcome under the circumstances. He is one who will pull those all nighters working on your case, doing research, or do whatever it takes to find that way out for you. When you are his client he is dedicated to helping you the best he can!


    Chet Templeton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Jimenez while he practiced criminal defense in Sacramento, California. Mr. Jimenez provided me with mentoring and guidance as I began my criminal defense practice. Mr. Jimenez is a phenomenally talented attorney capable of handing the complex homicides, yet willing to assist clients with less serious matters such as driving under the influence. I highly recommend Mr. Jimenez.


    Scott Cameron Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Desert Defenders Law Office of John Jimenez

77564A Country Club Drive
Suite 236
Palm Desert, CA, 92211



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2013
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2012
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2011
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2010
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJimenez Law Offices2003 - Present
Defense Attorney VSan Diego County Public Defenders Office1985 - 2003
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of John Jimenez1976 - 1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Palm Desert Chamber of CommerceN/A2009 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1976 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976