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Jerrold Bodow


About me

I have lived in, and practiced law in San Diego County for over 32 years. For the first four, I was a prosecutor. After that experience, which gave me great insight into the prosecutorial mind, and led to many lasting relationships with court personnel, judges, and career prosecutors, I went into private practice, emphasizing  criminal defense, representing those injured inj accidents due to the negligence of others, and military defense inbcluding courts-martial, and administrative discharge boards. My office staff has many years of experience, and speak fluent Spanish as well as English. I make myself available to my clients for emergencies via my cell phone. If someone is arrested, I work with bailbondsmen who make themselves available to me 24/7 to get our client out FAST! Please call me with complete confidence for the best in legal representation.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 25%
    16 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    38 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    38 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    34 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Scott Andrew Taylor

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked on a tough case with him and he did a great job in an emotionally charged sentencing case.


    Scott Taylor Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nicholas William Christoph

    I endorse Mr. Bodow, a highly skilled and respected San Diego criminal defense attorney who gets results for his clients. As a peer, I can personally attest to his analytical skills and courtroom tenacity on behalf of his clients.


    Nicholas Christoph Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jerrold M. Bodow

501 West Broadway, Suite 1340
San Diego, CA, 92101-4904


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certificate of Appreciation/Military Law Seminar LeaderThomas Jefferson School of Law2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJerrold M. Bodow, A.P.L.C.1983 - Present
Deputy City AttorneySan Diego City Attorney1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationSustaining MemberN/A
National Institute of Military JusticeMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States of America vs. AJury Verdict of Not Guilty
Estate of Mrs M vs County of San Diego$1,000,000.00 mediation settlement
Shelly H vs. Donald B, et alSettled in mediation for $675,000.00. Client to recieve close to one milliion dollars through structured settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. Politics TodayCalifornia Juvenile Crime, But A Conviction Still Comes With A Huge Price2012
24-7 Press ReleaseSupreme Court to decide constitutionality of involuntary blood tests2012
Argyle NewsJuvenile Court Proceedings: An Overview2012
Job GiantReducing the Effect of A Conviction (Expungement)1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawN/AM.P.A.1977
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
State University of New YorkPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meandering Military LawMilitary Criminal Law2012