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About me

1.  Over 34 years of Legal experience;

2.  Voted Top " Three Best"  Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diego, CA;

3.  Voted Top "10 Best" Criminal/ DUI Attorneys in California;

4.  Voted Top " 100 Best " Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in the Nation;

5.  Voted Top " 1%"  of  Attorneys in the Nation;

6.  Voted a  " Top Attorney in California"; 

7.  Voted a "SuperLawyer";

8.  Former Criminal Prosecutor;

9.  Former Judge Pro Tem;

10. Experienced in both State and Federal Court;

11. Represented 1000s of clients in all kinds of criminal cases;

12. Passed the rigorous CA state bar exam first time (only 18% passed).



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Contact info

Law Offices of Scott C. Williams

600 B Street, Suite 2020
San Diego, CA, 92101

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    32 years, 500 cases
  4. Sex Crime: 10%
  5. Juvenile: 10%
    32 years, 250 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Ryan James Tegnelia

    I have known Mr. Williams since I began practicing law in San Diego. Highly respected by other defense attorneys as well as judges and prosecutors, Scott is one of the most highly respected criminal defense lawyers in the community. I would recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge in San Diego.


    Ryan Tegnelia Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter Michael Liss

    I have known Scott Williams for nearly 20 years and he is an excellent lawyer. He fights hard for his clients and always strives for the best possible result. I have worked with Scott on numerous cases and he is extremely dedicated and ethical.


    Peter Liss Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 3 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in San DiegoThreeBestRated2015
Top "Ten Best" Attorneys in California for DUIAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Nations Top One Percent of AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top lawyers in CaliforniaLegal Network2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial lawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Excellence, American JurisprudenceAmerican JurisprudenceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices Of Scott C. Williams1981 - Present
ProfessorSan Diego City College1983 - 1984
Prosecuting AttorneySan Diego Criminal Prosecutors Office1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationmemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. MartinezDismissed
People v. IbbotsonDismissed
In The Matter of a MinorNot Guilty/Trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Oxford UniversityLawLaw; Matriculated1979
Colgate UniversityPolitical Science; EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
London School of Economics and Political ScienceEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts; Matriculated1975