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
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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
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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Juisprudence Award for Pre-Trial Practice||California Western School of Law||1993|
|Partner||Law Office of Lupe Rodriguez Jr. APC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Total Diagnostic Services LLC||2008 - 2012|
|Associate||Grace Hollis & Hanson LLP||2005 - 2008|
|Partner||Ramirez & Rodriguez LLP||2002 - 2005|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorneys' Office||2000 - 2002|
|Associate||Grace Brandon Hollis & Ramirez, LLP||1995 - 2000|
|Associate||Ault, Deuprey, Jones & Gorman||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|San Diego Consumer Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|