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Elliott Neil Kanter

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   3 reviews
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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elliott

Learn Elliott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Truck, Autp, bicycle, pedestrian, bus. Do you know what to say to the insurance adjuster? Most importantly, what not to say. Representing injured victims for their injuries and the families when a life is lost. Did you know that there often is more insurance available than what the person who caused the accident has? I am well experienced in finding all of the insurance available.

    43 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30 years of representing people accused of crimes ranging from DUI (including multiple times and Felonies), reckless driving, petty, grand theft, Drug offenses, including possession, sales, transporting, embezzlement, all sex offenses including molestation, rape, child pornography, computer crimes, assault and battery, domestic violence.

    43 years

  3. Birth injury
    Birth injuries are often cause by Medical Malpractice. Doctors, nurses, hospitals. Getting the right care for you child is the most important function of an attorney. Then establishing the value of all the care for your child establishes a framework to resolve your case.

    43 years

  4. Brain injury
    Representing people with mild to serious brain injuries as a result of accidents, nursing home negligence and/or medical malpractice

    43 years

  5. Computer fraud
    Accused of computer fraud, or child pornography? There are defenses..

    43 years

  6. Other


Elliott’s drive comes from a desire to help others. He started litigating early in his career and liked it so much he has dedicated his practice to criminal defense and personal injury. Elliott has many strengths as an attorney and credits his willingness to communicate with the other side of the argument as one of his greatest.

Throughout his career, Elliott has tried more than 150 cases in front of a jury. He knows what works in the courtroom, and he has a track record to prove it. For criminal defense clients, Elliott's experience provides confidence that they are in capable hands. Similarly, personal injury victims can rest assured that a skilled advocate is working to maximize their financial recovery - not a quick settlement.

If you have been charged with a crime or injured by another person's negligence, get the experienced legal representation you need. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with Elliott to discuss the specific facts of your case.

Contact Elliott

Kanter Elliott N Attorney At Law A.P.C.
2445 5th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for using Elliott Kanter
I can't recommend Elliott Kanter enough! He was always there for us during a trying time. He is very patient, comforting and never put out by our constant questions concerning our case.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
A very grateful client
I was very satisfied with the way Mr. Kanter handled my medical case. I believe I was given accurate information about the possible outcome and the Mr. Kanter represented me as well as possible. I have had the opportunity to do some business with Mr. Kanter recently, in another capacity and still believe him to be fair and to fight for his clients to the best of his and their ability. I have given his name to others who are looking for an attorney and would call him again, if I needed an attorney. Mr. Kanter does not forget his clients when the case has concluded.
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Posted by Alex | September 20, 2010
!Mr.Kanter A Honest Attorney you can trust your life with!
Mr.Kanter is a man of integrity and honor . I put full trust in Mr.Kanter with my life. I have referred him to my friends with out hesitation.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Univ of Pittsburgh
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974


  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
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  • San Diego County Bar Association
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Car accident Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Elliott Kanter takes the time to understand every client’s situation and to represent fully and diligently every client’s best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Elliott as an intern and later as an associate attorney. His firm provides top-notch representation to all of its clients. Elliott is very knowledgeable within the practice areas of personal injury and criminal defense. I endorse and highly recommend Mr. Kanter to any potential client."
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Kanter on criminal matters and his experience and performance in court amaze me. This is a lawyer you want on your side!"
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Elliott Neil Kanter
Elliott Neil Kanter
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation
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