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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    40 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 19%
    40 years
  3. Violent Crime: 15%
    40 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
    40 years
  5. Unspecified: 1%



Retainer (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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.


    Michael Flemming Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1808 Aston Ave #240
Carlsbad, CA, 92008-7364


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Trial Attorney of the YearSan Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association2004
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearSan Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association1988
Lawyer of the YearSan Diego North County Bar Association1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal AttorneyLaw Offices of C. Bradley Patton1999 - Present
PartnerFletcher & Patton1978 - 1999
AttorneyDefender Inc.1976 - 1978
Research AttorneySan Diego County Superior Court1975 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoBoard of Directors2006 - Present
San Diego Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember1994 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
San Diego North County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1993 - 1995
State Bar of California, Professional Responsibility and Conduct Standing CommitteeMember1989 - 1992
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1981 - 1981
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Legion LexBar and the Press1996
North County Bar AssociationHot Tips from the Experts: Opening Statements/Closing Arguments1995
Century City Bar AssociationSecond Annual DUI Mock Trail1995
San Diego County Bar Association publicationEthics for the Real World1994
North County Bar AssociationEthics - The New Rules of Professional Conduct1993
FORUMChild Abuse Accommodation Syndrome1988
California Criminal Law - Procedure and PracticeChapter 5 (Right to Counsel) & 18 (Professional Responsibilities)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972