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Bradley Patton

Criminal defense Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Carl Bradley Patton, Brad Patton

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    With more than 35 years of experience in criminal law, Brad Patton is one of San Diego's premier criminal defense attorneys. He is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, has been recognized as Trial Attorney of the Year, and has twice been named San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year.

    48 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    19%
    If you have been arrested for a DUI charge, you are facing criminal action by the court as well as civil action by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Call our San Diego DUI attorney now for a free consultation at (760) 438-3636.

    48 years

  3. Domestic violence
    15%
    Retaining a skilled and experienced criminal attorney is important when defending domestic violence charges. The Law Offices of C Bradley Patton has over 30 years of experience in handling domestic violence charges and restraining orders.

    48 years

  4. Violent crime
    15%
    With over 35 years of experience in defending clients in high profile murder and homicide cases, the Law Offices of C. Bradley Patton is qualified and prepared to handle your defense.

    48 years

  5. Other
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San Diego criminal attorney C. Bradley Patton, Esq. has over 35 years of experience in criminal law defense.

 

In addition to maintaining his private practice, Mr. Patton serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. He has been an active member of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Club since 1988. Mr. Patton is a past member of the Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association and a founding panel member of the North County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.

 

In 1990, Mr. Patton was appointed to serve the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibilities and Conduct. Since 1990, Mr. Patton has been a chapter author for the Criminal Law and Procedure Manual published by the California Continuing Education of the State Bar.

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Location

Bradley Patton
5857 Owens Ave #300
Carlsbad, CA, 92008-7364

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Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | August 15, 2022
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Best outcome for me
Mr. Patton handled an old probation/warrant case for me. I found him to knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. Communication was a strong point. Pricing was reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2017
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Finding an attorney is a very unnerving task, and choosing the right attorney is probably one of the most important decisions you will be faced with making when facing a criminal case. Mr. C. Bradley Patton’s experience, understanding of the law, and knowledge of the justice system is unparalleled. Apart from these qualities as a criminal defense attorney, what makes him so special is his dedication and compassion towards his clients. After being faced with a felony charge, I was at a compete loss and felt like just another number. Mr. Patton was there by my side every step of the way and reminded me that this was just one step towards getting back on track. He came into my life at the most vulnerable and uncertain time of my life, and I could not have been in better hands. Mr. Patton cares about his work and truly recognizes the gravity of what such charges can do to a person’s life. He’s sharp, confident, personable, honest, realistic, respected by his peers and most of all he cares. I’m grateful for being given the chance to move on with my life, and could not have done so without Mr. Patton’s expertise. I highly recommend C. Bradley Patton to anyone seeking a skilled, compassionate criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2017
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1203.4a expungement
Brad was excellent and got probation from 3 years reduced to less than 2. He was prompt and professional. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Micah | January 28, 2017
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Brad Patton is the best criminal defense specialist.
Brad Patton is truly an exceptional attorney. I was facing 25 years. He literally saved my life. I highly recommend Brad Patton to anyone who needs the absolute best. He is impressive, skillful and brilliant in court. He is the finest, most respected attorney in San Diego. He delivers what he says he will. I will forever be grateful for him. The name of Brad Patton is a guarantee of excellence.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
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Excellent defense attorney
Brad is an amazingly intelligent lawyer. The case he covered for us was highly sensationalized and very intense. Brads cool, calm demeanor reassured me to know that we had a completely competent and intellectually sound attorney. Brad was able to look at all aspects of a complex case to provide a solid defense. In the courtroom it was evident that he was well respect by judges and prosecutors. Defense attorneys noted that the best thing we ever did was hire Brad- I couldn't agree. His tireless hours of work has allowed us a second chance at life. I couldn't be more grateful for his help.
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Posted by Dana | October 20, 2016
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Brad Patton
Our attorney was very patient with all of our questions. He did a great job with the best possible outcome for our son's legal problems. He was very knowledgeable about the law and helped us in every way possible.
Posted by Jim | June 21, 2016
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A good result for a potentially tragic situation
My son was threatened by a mentally unstable person and the legal system was very slow to deal with the problem. Mr. Patton followed up in a very timely fashion with evidence for the district attorney that allowed the police to take the party into custody and he is now in jail and my son is safe.
Posted by Mike | May 25, 2016
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Great DUI defense
Brad did an excellent job managing my defense--I couldn't have been happier. He did extensive due diligence digging into the specifics of my case, uncovering several hidden and helpful points which he ultimately brought forward to negotiate a reduced charge and penalties. Brad was a pleasure to work with and clearly demonstrated his expertise and knowledge in this area of law. He is well known and deservedly respected in the legal and courthouse community, which he leverages for the benefit of his clients. I highly recommend Brad to anyone in this situation and have referred him clients already.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
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Superb representation
Brad explained the pros and cons of settling my case or taking it to trial. This was during a very difficult time in my life and I appreciate his professional guidance! We settled and I was able to move forward without that constant stress!
Posted by Chris | May 17, 2016
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General Patton
Mr. Patton has handled several of my cases, ranging from D.U.I.'s to other serious matters. Each time he has handled everything very smoothly. His knowledge and experience in the courtroom and his reputation amongst his colleagues and peers is second to none. When you hire Mr. Patton, you are getting the Clint Eastwood of the Wild West. When he speaks in a court room people listen and show their respect. Trust me that goes along way with judges, district attorney's, and courtroom personnel. Do yourself a favor and at least sit down for a consultation. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Annette | May 17, 2016
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Hired Brad Patton to represent our son
We would highly recommend Brad Patton. He took on our son's case, kept in close contact and told us step by step what the process would be. He did what he promised, he seemed concerned with not only our son, but the entire family and the outcome. In a tough situation, he went above and beyond what we expected.
Posted by Kelly | May 10, 2016
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LIKE A NIGHTMAR TRANSFORMED INTO A DREAM
MR.BRADLEY PATTON HAS ONLY FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS IN THE MOST INCREDIBLY DIFFUCULT TIME FOR ME AND MY FAMILY , HE PUSHED THE ENVELOPE TO THE UTMOST LIMIT ONLY TO ACHEIEVE THE GRATEST RESULTS POSSIBLE ,IM ONLY BUT WORDLESS ON HOW MUCH I APPRICIATION I HAVE FOR THIS ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND ONLY WOULD WANT HIS REPRESENTAION OF HIS KNOWLEWLEDGE IN THE LAW/COURTS ANY DAY, THE SMILE MY SON HOLDS I THANK YOU AND RESPECT YOUR LAW FIRM IN THE UTMOST SINCERE WAY .
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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The best criminal defense lawyer in San Diego
His professionalism is second to none. He was sympathetic and understanding during a very difficult time. He has a great reputation throughout the legal community in San Diego and came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Pure class.
Posted by Kathy | May 10, 2016
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My lifesaver!
There's not enough space to write all the great things I want to say about Mr. Patton. He is kind, patient, and reassuring (which is very important as you go through the legal process). He knows so many people in the legal system and it was clear they had great respect for him. Judges repeatedly said he is one of the best attorney's in San Diego. I would not have survived the legal process without him.
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Posted by Edwin | May 10, 2016
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Outstanding Legal Service!
Mr. Patton is an incredible courteous, understanding, and experienced attorney I have been fortunate to hire. He explained all options patiently and explored routes to ensure I was given the best representation. The outcome was exactly how he portrayed and the communication throughout was above exceptional. You can see his experience shine just by how the courtroom full of his colleagues and government officials speak to him. I would recommend him for all of your legal services!
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Posted by Vincent | January 23, 2016
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If your a good person that's caught in a bad situation, then Brad is the man!
Last year I was charged with a case and the odds were definitely against me. A good friend of mine referred mr. Patton to me and he took care of my situation just as he did for my good friends case previously! No shady lawer business, he does the job and is well connected! Highly recommended in my book hands down!
Posted by Tane | January 22, 2016
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Brad is the man
Hello my name is Tane and I had hired brad as my attorney when I was looking at some very serious issues with the law. Brad took the case after we had talked and he is very much so one of the best. All charges were dismissed and I am so great full I had the chance to meet him and for him to represent me in my case. Thank you so much Brad from the bottom of my heart. There are not any words that can discribe how much he helped me through his process. I owe you my freedom. I wish you the best. Thanks again Brad. Tane sharp
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Posted by Jerome | January 22, 2016
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A Pro's Pro
Mr. Patton did an outstanding job helping to resolve a rather complex case I sent his way. Despite dealing with a less-than-cooperative client he kept his cool and his steady handling of the case and spot on advice led to the best possible resolution. I proudly recommend Mr. Patton!
Posted by Michael | January 22, 2016
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Professional and Honest
I hired Mr. Patton for a Federal case in San Diego. I was dealing with an issue that could have affected my entire life so I wanted to make sure I had the best representation possible. From the first time I reached out to Mr. Patton until a settlement was reached, he was always available. Whether I had a question, concern or just needed something explained to me he always took the time whether over the phone or in person to make sure I understood everything going on. Hiring Mr. Patton was a great experience and he got me an unbelievable result that I'm very thankful for. If you're looking for professional, honest and great representation I highly suggestion contacting Mr. Patton.
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Posted by Shalana | January 22, 2016
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Best defense money can buy
Not only was the outcome of my case far better than I could have ever dreamed it would turn out, but this man is very highly respected in the courtroom by all parties involved. If you have to go before a judge and have your fate decided, these are the hands you want to be in.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Attorney
  • Law Offices of C. Bradley Patton
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fletcher & Patton
  • 1978 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Defender Inc.
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Research Attorney
  • San Diego County Superior Court
  • 1975 - 1976
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Associations

  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Diego Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1993 - 1995
  • State Bar of California, Professional Responsibility and Conduct Standing Committee
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1992
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1981 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Trial Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 1988
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • 1988
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Publications

  • San Diego Legion Lex
  • Bar and the Press
  • 1996
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Second Annual DUI Mock Trail
  • 1995
  • North County Bar Association
  • Hot Tips from the Experts: Opening Statements/Closing Arguments
  • 1995
  • San Diego County Bar Association publication
  • Ethics for the Real World
  • 1994
  • North County Bar Association
  • Ethics - The New Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 1993
  • FORUM
  • Child Abuse Accommodation Syndrome
  • 1988
  • California Criminal Law - Procedure and Practice
  • Chapter 5 (Right to Counsel) & 18 (Professional Responsibilities)
  • N/A
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
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"I endorse this lawyer, Mr. Patton is an outstanding attorney. He is an exceptional trial attorney. And if I were ever in a criminal bind I personally would retain Mr. Patton."
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Carlsbad Criminal defense Lawyer Bradley Patton
Bradley Patton
Criminal defense Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 48 years