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About me

I defend people throughout San Diego and Southern California, in federal and court who have been accused of and charged with felonies and misdemeanors.


I have experience wtih: RICO violations, conspiracy, murder, bank robbery, child pornography, alien smuggling, illegal reentry, tax evasion, mortgage fraud, bribery, obstruction of justice, drug crimes. 


My pracitce is also dedicated to federal and state medical marijuana law. Know your rights!


If you have questions call: (619) 800-5434 or go to 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    6 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Carl Beyersdorf

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    David Beyersdorf Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Joshua Cole Braddock

    Knowledgeable and dedicated, Melissa provides first-rate criminal defense. Her tireless work-ethic is surpassed only by the compassion she shows each and every client. I trust her implicitly and recommend her without hesitation to anyone in need of her services.


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Contact info

Law Office of Melissa Bobrow

964 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101-6102

964 5th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarCalifornia Western School of Law2014
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top Young Attorneys NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Thomas Adler ScholarshipSan Diego Criminal Defense Bar2012
Top Young Attorneys NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney CommentatorESPN2013 - Present
AttorneyFederal Civil Pro Bono Panel2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Melissa Bobrow2010 - Present
AssociateH. Dean Steward, Apc2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2013 - Present
Robert Brewer for District AttorneyChairperson of the Young Professionals Committee2013 - Present
California Western Board of AlumniCo-chair Golf Committee2013 - Present
Lawyers ClubNetwork Events Committee2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2012 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Entertainment and Sports Law SocietyVice President2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. DoeDeferred Judgment - dismissed after 4 months
People v. WayneDismissed - Great Bodily Injury allegation; Not Guilty - Elder Abuse; Hung jury - Assault; - client plead no contest to misdemeanor
People v. DoeClient entered a West plea, not admitting guilt, to misdemeanor simple possession
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Committee NewsGrass Ceiling: Medical Marijuana and Employment Law2011
Nug MagazineSorry It Isn't Legal2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeN/ACross Examination2014
National Criminal Defense CollegeMacon, GeorgiaTrial Skills2012
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
State University of New York, AlbanyPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City Council MeetingLand Use and Zoning Ordinance for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries2011
Legal Cannabis InstitutePolice Encounters2010
Medical Marijuana LawMedical Marijuana LawN/A