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     Diego John Velasquez opened his law office in 1995.  His practice is based on three princilples:  Trust, Communication, and Results.  Since the age of 13, Attorney Velasquez learned the value of hard work.   He attended college on a full N.R.O.T.C. Scholarship and later graduated with honors. Upon graduation from college, Attorney Velasquez was also commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. He was one of several newly commissioned Navy Officers nationwide selected to serve as a foreign exchange officer representing the United States Navy.


     Attorney Velasquez received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy and was later awarded another scholarship to study at California Western School of Law located in San Diego, California. During his second year of law school he earned the distinctive American Jurisprudence Award.  He takes great pride in being licensed to practice law in California and Texas.  Since 1995, Attorney Velasquez' office has been dedicated almost exclusively to representing clients in personal injury cases. 


     He is a member of several professional organizations dedicated to personal injury litigation. Attorney Velasquez' greatest assets are his strong work ethic and life experiences. He considers it an honor and a privilege to represent each client and their families during some of the most difficult and painful times in their lives.  He works closely with each client to ensure that they achieve complete justice. When not working, Attorney Velasquez' activities include workouts, tennis, mountain biking, and piano. He resides in La Jolla, California  with his wife of twenty-two years and their three children.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    21 years, 800 cases



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Diego. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Velasquez for nearly 20 years. He shows compassion for his clients, is very conscientious and detailed in his work, and is a very good legal counselor and trial attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Velasquez to anyone in need of his services.


    Alan Pinkerton
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Contact info

Law Offices of Diego John Velasquez

1259 West Vaquero Court
Chula Vista, CA, 91910


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardLawyers Cooperative Publishing1992
Academic ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law1991
N.R.O.T.C. Full ScholarshipU.S. Navy1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Diego John Velasquez1995 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Offices of George John Ronis1992 - 1995
Naval Officer - Surface WarfareUnited States Navy1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Brain Injury FoundationProfessional Advisory Council2012 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoMember2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information ServicePanel Member Personal Injury2005 - Present
San Diego North County Bar Association Lawyer Referral ServicePanel Member Personal Injury2005 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Bar NewsTrial Results2010
Trial Bar NewsTrial Results2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AGraduate2010
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Houston Law CenterPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Rice UniversityNaval ScienceU.S. Naval Officer's Commission1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Woman's FairGeneral Legal RightsN/A
Puertas AbiertasCivil LitigationN/A