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Lupe C Rodriguez Jr

About me

My background started in 1994 as a Civil Litigation attorney handling a wide variety of insurance defense cases. I then moved onto prosecuting cases for the Federal Government and handled hundreds of drug importation, drug conspiracy, alien smuggling, fraud and other Federal violations. When I left the United States Attorney’s office in 2002, I began handling criminal defense cases throughout California with an emphasis in San Diego and Imperial Counties. I have used my very broad legal background to successfully defend clients in every aspect of the legal process.

I recently handled the defense of an individual involved in the largest cross-border tunnel marijuana conspiracy in California with excellent results for the client. I have also handled the defense in numerous RICO conspiracy matters against various street gangs and other organizations, including successfully defeating a death penalty application by the Federal Government against one of my clients. I will use my experience and familiarity with the criminal process to get the best results possible for every client.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    19 years, 100 cases



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  • Michael Stephen Berg

    Best of the best. Period! If you're looking for a top notch federal defense attorney, look no further. Lupe is a former AUSA and knows the federal system from both the prosecution and defense sides. He is a terrific attorney! Very prepared and extremely bright!


    Michael Berg Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John R Rodriguez

    Lupe Rodriguez is an experienced trial lawyer that knows his stuff and is willing to put in the time to fight for his clients. He has always been willing to share his legal knowledge by collaborating with other lawyers and offering helpful defense strategies that I have used in some of my own cases. I endorse Lupe Rodriguez and have no problem recommending him to anyone looking for a lawyer.


    John Rodriguez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Lupe Rodriguez Jr., APC.

444 West C Street
Suite 340
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Juisprudence Award for Pre-Trial PracticeCalifornia Western School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Lupe Rodriguez Jr. APC2010 - Present
AttorneyTotal Diagnostic Services LLC2008 - 2012
AssociateGrace Hollis & Hanson LLP2005 - 2008
PartnerRamirez & Rodriguez LLP2002 - 2005
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorneys' Office2000 - 2002
AssociateGrace Brandon Hollis & Ramirez, LLP1995 - 2000
AssociateAult, Deuprey, Jones & Gorman1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Consumer AttorneysMemberN/A
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990