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Domenic John Lombardo

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The Law Office of Domenic J. Lombardo is a San Diego based law office dedicated solely to the practice of defending criminal charges. Mr. Lombardo is a licensed criminal defense attorney in California State and Federal courts. He appears primarily in San Diego matters but has aggressively defended thousands of individuals throughout the State. He brings a wealth of experience to bear on every case, together with a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and paralegals, as necessary. He personally handles every client matter and will take the time to return your every call.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    25 years
  2. Juvenile: 15%
    25 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ezekiel E. Cortez

    Mr. Lombardo is an exceptional advocate possessed of a uniquely brilliant legal mind and boundless compassion for his clients. All of you facing criminal charges need him in your corner.


    Ezekiel Cortez Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stacey A Kartchner

    Domenic is a fantastic lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about the law and treats his clients very well. In addition to seeing him in court numerous times, I have also seen Domenic give his time and talents to the community as we are both members of the executive committee of the Criminal Defense Lawyer's Club, a nonprofit. He has shown his dedication time and again to his clients and the nonprofit.


    Stacey Kartchner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Domenic J. Lombardo

1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1820
San Diego, CA, 92101-4902


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top LawyersSan Diego Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diegosandiego10.cityspur.com2010
AV Client RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Dedicated Service AwardSan Diego County Office of the Public Defender1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner / OwnerLaw Office of Domenic J. Lombardo1996 - Present
N/ASan Diego County Public Defender's Office1991 - 1996
Law ClerkSan Diego County Public Defender's Office1990 - 1990
Writs and Appeals ClerkCalifornia Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office1989 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubTreasurer2016 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoBoard Member2016 - Present
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubSecretary2015 - Present
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubMember2008 - Present
San Diego Trial Lawyers AssociationAdmitted1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted1996 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
California Public Defender's (Private Attorney)N/A1991 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1991 - Present
University of San Diego Law School Moot Court CompetitionJudge1999 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
San Diego Criminal DefenseRecent Favorable Results
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubElectonic Communications Protection Act2016
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationElectronics Communications Protection Act2016
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubJudical Updates2015
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubDigital Security for Lawyers2014
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationEthics and Digital Security2013