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Voted a Top Attorney in Criminal Law by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2014 and 2013. Rated by Super Lawyers in 2015.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    14 years, 900 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Andres Tomas Carnahan

    Christian Ham is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Ham both in and out of court. He always conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. In addition, Mr. Ham is a well-respected trial attorney who has a track record of obtaining favorable results for his clients. Any client would be fortunate to have Mr. Ham as their legal counsel. I endorse this lawyer.


    Andres Carnahan DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Neda Namaki Shoushtari

    Christian Ham is an excellent attorney who has extensive experience in DUIs. I have had the pleasure of watching Mr. Ham first hand in the court room. He is professional, knowledgeable, and highly trained in the court room.


    Neda Shoushtari Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Voted Top Attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript

105 W F Street
Third Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Christian M. Ham2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyPrivate Law Firm2003 - 2005
Graduate Law ClerkSan Diego Public Defender2002 - 2002
Law ClerkFederal Defenders, Inc. San Diego2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Trial LawyersTop Lawyer2014 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
San DIego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
La Raza Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S.A. vs. IndividualNot Guilty Federal Court
Possession of a WeaponNot Guilty
Man Accused of Second Degree BurlgaryDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Top LawyersSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
San Diego Criminal Defense LawyerMember Profile2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of California - RiversidePolitical Science/Administrative StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UnivisionDUI Consequences2013
Univision Despierta San DiegoLegal Consequences of Bullying2012
UnivisionFights in School2012