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If you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, including DUI or Juvenile Matters, you should not hesitate to seek out the help and support you need. Come to the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates, where a Murrieta criminal defense attorney is prepared to take on your case and fight for you! Attorney Nic Cocis received his undergraduate degree from the University of California in Riverside. He later went on to achieve his Juris Doctorate at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento. Attorney Cocis worked as an intern at both the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office prior to establishing the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates. He has been admitted to the California State Bar, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of the U.S. District Court of California.

Our office represents individuals who were arrested in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Banning, Corona, Riverside and Indio areas.

Do not wait to contact Attorney Cocis today.


Languages spoken: English, Romanian

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Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 20%
    17 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    17 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    17 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    17 years
  5. White Collar Crime: 20%
    17 years



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Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates

38975 Sky Canyon Dr.
Suite 211
Murrieta, CA, 92563


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated With HonorsUniversity of California - Riverside1994
Dean's ListUniversity of California - Riverside1993
Dean's ListUniversity of California - Riverside1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Nic Cocis & Asociates1999 - Present
AssociateJohnson Schachter & Lewis Aplc1999 - 1999
Legal InternSacramento County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1998
Legal InternState Of California, Department Of Fair Employment & Housing1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - 2011
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Pacific Justice InstituteAttorney Member2007 - Present
Romanian Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2005 - Present
Southwest Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1999 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession of approximately 2000 lbs. of marijuana with intent to distributeProbation and house arrest
Felony insurance fraudReduced to misdemeanor
Possession of approximately $500,000 with intent to purchase a controlled substance (reverse sting operation)Saved 8 years of state prison
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalJudicial Profile of Judge Sean Lafferty2016
The CalifornianTEMECULA: More than $3 million in restitution ordered in jewelry heists2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalJudge John M. Davis gives first-time offenders leeway but throws the book at hardened criminals.2011
swrnn.comMenifee woman charged with embezzling from Temecula based nonprofit2011
The Press EnterpriseEx-Lake Elsinore schools staffer charged with embezzlement2011
The Press EnterpriseEx-college police chief sentenced2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalKelly Hansen keeps his cool as he handles a packed docket, lawyers say.2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalRiverside criminal trial Judge Timothy F. Freer, a sports enthusiast who once dreamed of being a super agent, now uses his interest to defuse tensions in a courtroom devoted to dealing with society's worst ills.2009
Los Angeles Daily JournalJudge Warren Taking Bold Stands2006
The Press EnterpriseTheir eyes are on DUIs // Drunken Driving: Riverside County will be the first in the U.S. to use new monitoring devices.2005
The Press Enterprise4 plead guilty, 5 others have pleaded not guilty in theft of as much as $10 million and will be tried2005
The Press EnterpriseFour snared in record cocaine bust get 17 years2005
The CalifornianFinal defendants in elaborate identity theft case plead guilty2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - RiversideBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southwest Riverside County Bar AssociationIntroduction to Victim Restitution2013
Leo A. Deegan American Inn of CourtEthical Obligations Relating to Attorney-Client Privilege2006
Leo A. Deegan American Inn of CourtJury Selection2005
McGeorge School of Law - University of the PacificTrial Advocacy in Criminal Cases1997