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Alan Keith Macina

Appeals Attorney at San Diego, CA

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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About Alan

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    40%
    California and federal appeals, primarily criminal but also civil, and petitions for writs of mandate/prohibition and habeas corpus.

    17 years, 25 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Criminal pre-trial negotiation, motions and trials, from traffic tickets and misdemeanor matters to serious felonies. Post-conviction relief procedures for employment and immigration purposes.

    20 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    DUI defense and representation before the DMV.

    20 years, 100 cases

  4. Family
    10%
    Representation primarily to request or defend against restraining order requests.

    13 years

  5. Immigration
    10%
    Advise non-citizen criminal defendants as to immigration risks. Post-criminal conviction relief procedures to aid immigration options.

    13 years

I have practiced criminal defense and defended against restraining orders in San Diego County since 2004.  Since 2007 I have practiced appellate criminal defense.  I have won several jury trials over the years and have won a number of cases on appeal.  I believe I provide great service to my clients and their families.  Most important, I strive to give my clients excellent representation in the trial, family and appellate courts in San Diego County and southern California.  Please contact me for a free consultation by phone or in-person.

Location

Law Office of Alan Macina
1901 First Avenue
First Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Alan Macina
  • 2007 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Steigerwalt & Associates
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • California Western School of Law in San Diego
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts; Minor
  • 1996

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Welsh Inn
  • Alumnus
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Publications

  • California Western International Law Journal
  • Avena & Other Mexican Nationals: The Litmus for LaGrand & The Future of Consular Rights in the United States
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Marine Corps Installations West Legal Assistance Conference
  • DUI Defense Overview
  • 2012
  • Civil Practice law student class
  • Professional Practice Development
  • 2012
  • Transition to Practice: Panel for New Attorneys
  • Setting Up a Solo/Small Practice
  • 2008
  • Professional Issues Panel
  • Ethics
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected for his skills and knowledge Al is one of the finest legal minds in Southern California. Whether it be for the defense of a serious felony or a highly complex appeal Al has experience in all those types of matters and has achieved superior results. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a few clients to Al because I practice family law and some of my clients needed a criminal defense attorney. My clients all had positive feedback about his tenacity, knowledge of the law, and great results. Al is my "go to" criminal attorney referral without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Alan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Appeals Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Alan Macina to be a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who zealously represents his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Macina is a talented criminal defense attorney who is obviously dedicated to getting the best results for his clients. I would recommend him whole heartedly."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all my Appeal cases to Alan because his the best in the business! Nobody is more respected in the legal community. I strongly endorse Alan to any client who needs great representation."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al Macina excels in analytics. One of the sharpest legal minds around, I have known Al since 2003 and have watched him hone his craft in the criminal appeals arena. I always call Al to discuss complex legal issues, before, during and after the improper rulings have been made. Al Macina is also a high quality individual, who cares about his clients in addition to the process. He puts in the maximum effort and time on each case, always challenging himself (and our courts) to do better. In this past year, I worked closely with Al on a complex writ involving a case of mine at trial (where our client was facing a 55-life sentence). His untiring efforts under strict time limitations challenged the court and the prosecution to follow the law and safeguarded our client's constitutional and statutory rights. (Our client now resides at home with his famiIy.) I would highly recommend Al Macina to anyone who has been unjustly tried and convicted in a court of law."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al is an all around great guy and family man, who also happens to be a top notch criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney. I have had the pleasure of reviewing some of Al's appellate work and writing, and I would liken it to juridical poetry.."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Al Macina is a highly cerebral and dedicated attorney, who possesses a unique mix of intelligence and initiative. He consistently achieves excellent results in both criminal defense and appellate work. If I were charged with a criminal offense, I would not hesitate to retain Al Macina."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Macina for many years and had the opportunity to watch him in court. Not only is he an excellent appellant attorney, but he is also a confident and experienced trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Macina and I used to work together. He has also made numerous appearances for me over the past several years. Mr. Macina is always prepared, organized, and well-versed in the law. He is a real asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al Macina is a fantastic attorney, but an even better person. He was instrumental in teaching me the ins and outs of each courthouse within San Diego County when I first started practicing. His knowledge of the appeal process is an invaluable resource for his colleagues, but most importantly for his clients!"
Appeals Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan has been handling appeals several years, and seems knowledgeable and thorough."
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San Diego Appeals Lawyer Alan Keith Macina
Alan Keith Macina
Appeals Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 19 years