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G. Cole Casey

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   130 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
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DO YOU WANT THE CHEAPEST OR DO YOU WANT THE BEST? “THE ABSOLUTE GOLD STANDARD FOR DUI DEFENSE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY” – SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

Nationally Recognized and Awarded DUI Trial Lawyer. Exclusively DUI Defense for 20 Years. The Only San Diego DUI Attorney to Be Named Best of the Bar and Avvo "Clients Choice" Award for Consecutive Years, Founder of the National DUI Defense Lawyer's Association, Teaching Faculty Lecturer for the Prestigious National College for DUI Defense, and Long-term Designated as Superlawyer and Top 100 Trial Lawyer. 

 

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San Diego Attorney Cole Casey has been defending DUI successfully and exclusively for over 14 years.
California Drunk Driving Defense expert Cole Casey delivers and MCLE Seminar to other lawyers on subject of DUI Defense.
Partial list of San Diego DUI Jury Trial results such as "Not Guilty" verdicts, "Hung Jury" case outcomes, and entire DUI case dismissals.
Attorney Casey has been 100% dedicated to DUI Defense in San Diego for fourteen years.

Location

The Law Offices Of G. Cole Casey
2305 Historic Decatur Rd
#100
San Diego, CA, 92106
The Law Offices of G. Cole Casey
11622 El Camino Real
#100
San Diego, CA, 92130
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  130 customer reviews
Posted by Adrian | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Man Who Has Perfected His Craft
I was fortunate to find Mr Cole Casey. After consulting from one attorney to the next I quickly became overwhelmed. Lawyer after lawyer all I heard were sales pitches. Nothing but a bunch of businessmen and women making a sale. I had the book thrown at me from other lawyers with their jargon and scare tactics that made everything more hectic and confusing than it already was. I was not looking to be sold to. It felt insulting. This seemed to be the nature of the business but never for Mr Cole Casey. He was the exact opposite. He is an honest man of initiative. This is an important quality to look for in a lawyer as you never want to miss a deadline at some point in the process because they simply forgot or did not show up to your hearing. It was something as simple as him being the only lawyer to be able to schedule an in person consultation and asses my situation more closely and personally compared to the other lawyers. With honesty he stated that I did not need his services for my situation was not severe and only a misdemeanor dui. There was a lot of truth in that; however, I believed that the money is well spent towards an individual I trusted and I never regretted my reasoning. The day I retained Mr Cole Casey some of the lawyers I consulted previously were curious who I hired. As I mentioned his name, they quickly expressed exhaustion out of options and defeat. One even commented "Wow. Cole Casey is the best in the DUI business. You have a great attorney in your hands. Good luck to your case Adrian." So there you have it, even some of his colleagues can confirm his confidence. More so his confidence held true the entire time. Not once did I second guess him. Mr Cole Casey walked me through all the steps and constantly updated me on his defense. If he requires supporting documentation to formulate a compelling argument then by no means provide them. Letters of recommendations, transcripts, forms, you name it. He does not play games and neither should you. He provides a his number so you may contact him or use his online web portal if you have other dire questions. I have gained great respect for him and Lauren Angelos and I can see why they are the best in the business. I cannot imagine hiring anyone else but him. One defining moment was when he expressed that I must excel to become the best I can be especially in these hard times and allow him to handle the rest... and I did exactly just that. Both work and school fell into place with the court dates and it was oddly painless. I excelled. I built character. I felt like an autonomous individual part of society once again and this was while my case was still pending. Fast forward to several several months Mr Cole Casey was able to obtain a wet & reckless plea bargain which was the favorable outcome I had hoped for. I do not believe in miracles or luck but I do believe in hard work and Mr Cole Casey is proof of that. Make no mistake to call Mr Cole Casey if you or someone you know are in need of his services. He is my personal referral if any family or friend fall within the same situation as I have.
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Posted by Matthew | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cole Casey and Lauren saved my ass
Back in late October of 2015, I made a really stupid decision to drive home after hours of social drinking with my colleagues at a work gathering. The get-together was held in Point Loma, an area I'm quite unfamiliar with. After getting lost trying to find the 5 freeway to get home, I ended finding myself pulled over at the guard station of Point Loma Naval Station at 3AM. Clearly under the influence, I ended up being arrested for a DUI. Embarrassed and very humiliated, I immediately worried about how this would affect my family and healthcare-related occupation. I had a pristine track record up to this point. After consulting with close friends, I made the decision to call a few attorneys to find out if the damage could at least be lessened. I knew it would be a DUI due to the BAC I blew. The first 2 attorneys I contacted heard my story and ultimately let me know, "we can represent you but please understand, this will be a DUI almost certainly...you blew a very high BAC. As for the federal court nature of the case, we need to investigate the process. This is something we haven't seen". The third call was to Cole Casey. He was the only attorney I spoke to that had the experience to explain the differences between being arrested on state vs. federal property. He promised nothing but gave me assurances that he would work to keep this from affecting my career and limit the blow as much as possible. He listened and asked the right questions about my background, occupation, and family. Fast forward 8 months and several court dates.... I got a call from Lauren. She informed me that I needed to sit down with Cole and go over the case progress. She implied "I think you will be very pleased". I met with Cole the following week and was notified of the news. NO DUI!!!!! Folks, I blew a very high BAC number. Please, please do yourself a favor. Call Cole Casey and discuss your case. He and Lauren handled everything for me. They stayed in high communication and saved my career!! I ended up having to do 12 AA classes, a Victim impact Panel, and a $500 fine. No DMV involvement, no Interlock, no DUI! Thank you Cole and Lauren!
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Posted by Tony | January 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
Cole Casey is simply the best DUI attorney you could ever imagine! Without mentioning names, another DUI attorney heard of my unique case through a mutual doctor we both had. That DUI attorney said, "If you really need the best there is, given your'e in a sensitive job position, then without a doubt, Cole Casey is who even I and other attorneys would turn to ourselves if needed." That should tell you all you need to know. I had a previous attorney that was not performing in my best interest. I made the decision to switch attorneys and to go with Cole. That was the best decision I ever made. Also, it must be said that Cole is incredibly responsive and accessible by phone. He has an amazing presence in the courtroom, is widely respected for his knowledge of the subject matter across the entire legal community, and most importantly he delivers results. I cannot say enough to thank Mr. Cole Casey for his representation of me and I will work hard going forward to make sure others needing his professional services hear of my positive experience.
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Posted by Jamie | August 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
What a shark!
At our first meeting I knew Cole was the attorney I could trust and had to hire him. He was the only attorney I talked to who actually offered to meet me in person at a convenient location for me so I met with him at Starbucks up the street. Cole is a straight shooter, absolutely no bs kind of guy who genuinely cares about his clients and hand picks which cases he takes. I knew right away by his excellent rapport and much deserved respect that he had excellent relationships with the judges, DA’s, bailiffs, etc. I was a nurse who had a terrible lapse in judgement and was facing felony dui with injury charges and a high BAC. Cole said he would get me a simple misdemeanor and that is exactly what he did. He never gave up, carried through with his word and was able to get the charges reduced with only a minimal fine and 3 months of dui school. I will be forever grateful for getting the least possible charges for my circumstances with the best possible outcome. If you are looking for an attorney to give it to you straight, mean what he says and follow through with his word then Cole is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Eternally Grateful to Cole & Lauren
I went from having not a care in the world, to feeling like my world was falling apart after I was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. I had personally know Cole for decades, so he was the first attorney I thought to call and retain. He informed me of everything I needed to do, to ensure that he would be able to lower the charges to the best of his ability. I followed his recommendations to a T. His communications with me were straightforward and concise, never waisting my time with unnecessary BS. I am a single mother, and an independently contracted realtor who's self employed, and was a risk of loosing my daughter, my license, and everything that was dear to me. I had never been in trouble with the law before, but was still concerned that my life could be ruined if I were to be prosecuted. On our day in court, Cole's expertise was obvious with everything from his demeanor, extreme professionalism with the judge and the DA, and sharp dressed attire. He was able to negotiate my two felony charges, and misdemeanor, to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace, upon completing a parenting class. I am eternally grateful to both Cole and Lauren for their impeccable handling of my case. Hire Cole if you want the best!
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Posted by John | November 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you're looking for the best, look no further!
I was facing serious felony DUI charges with the possibility of a great bodily injury enhancement. (an even worse felony). There was the great potential of a felony conviction with a lengthy jail sentence, and my professional licenses and career were on the line. I simply could not afford a felony conviction. I sought out the best, did extensive research, and hired a well known attorney based in Vista with a great reputation for handling DUI’s. He did the best he could, but in the end, the best deal he got me was felony DUI with a 1 year jail sentence. Desperate, and extremely concerned that my case was being mishandled, I reached out to my brother, an attorney in Northern California, and he put me in touch with some of San Diego’s best lawyers for advice. Cole Casey came highly recommended from some very reputable attorneys. I met with Mr. Casey and hired him almost immediately, it was clear he was the right man for the job. He was asking the right questions, and genuinely seemed to care about my situation, and he treated me with dignity. It was refreshing to feel comfortable for the first time since this horrible situation occurred. Cole took the reins and met with me in person on several occasions, thoroughly reviewing the entire situation, and briefing me every step of the way. Mr. Casey’s straightforward approach of “tearing off the bandaid” and addressing the facts of the case head on, led to the discovery that my previous lawyer's deal was based on the wrong medical record. Not only did my first lawyer's “negotiations” result in a felony offer with jail time, but it was based on the wrong information! He even tried to rush my decision, assuring me if I didn’t take the deal fast, I would almost certainly face an additional GBI felony. Mr. Casey’s strategy included the assembly of a package comprised of character letters, my resume, accomplishments, treatment, therapy, and contributions to the community, which helped to humanize me in the eye’s of the court. Cole also made clear the serious repercussions my career would suffer beyond just the court’s sentencing. Mr. Casey’s attention to details, along with his relentless approach to negotiating, led to a delayed sentencing for a year, and a reduction to a misdemeanor upon successful completion of the SCRAM alcohol monitoring program during that time. I’m blown away by his performance, this man is on top of his game! Bottom line, if your case is as important to you as mine was, Mr.Casey is hands down the best possible choice. I would refer him to friends or family without hesitation. His fee is literally the best money I’ve spent in my entire life. Thanks Cole!
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Posted by Liz | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Having a highly respected attorney is essential.
As a result of a moment of extremely poor judgment during a difficult time, I made the worst mistake of my life. I was arrested for a felony DUI with bodily injury and was facing severe consequences to include incarceration. I had never had any driving violations, encounters with police, or legal issues of any kind in the past. I was feeling desperate, terrified, alone, and hopeless. At a moment in my life when I was overwhelmed with guilt and shame, Cole Casey treated me with dignity and offered the support and guidance I needed to regain my sense of self-worth. From my first meeting with Cole Casey, I walked away feeling confident I had hired the right defense team and was in good hands. Cole was honest and realistic, thoroughly explained the legal process, and set clear expectations from the beginning. He also explained the increased sense of confusion and delays related to COVID's impact on standard legal procedures. He and his team never over-simplified the case, made false promises, or steered me in the wrong direction. They were readily available to answer my phone calls or meet with me and offer me support and reassurance when I needed it. Cole provided solid legal counsel throughout the entire process leading to and after my final court hearing. Throughout the entire 16-month process, I felt well informed and represented. In addition to the professional handling of my case, I came to see that Cole Casey is highly respected within the San Diego County legal community, a benefit that I had not prior considered but for which I am so grateful. He and his team effectively highlighted my strengths, prior personal accomplishments, and contributions so that they would be considered at the time of sentencing. Having a lawyer that is well respected by his peers, judges, and courthouse staff standing by my side was essential in asking for careful consideration of my case. In the end, Cole and his team helped me avoid time in jail and house arrest, which, as the judge stated, is very rare in cases such as mine. I could not ask for a better outcome. Post-sentencing, I continue to receive support from Cole in dealing with the terms of my probation and establishing a plan for eventual expungement to clear my record. I highly recommend Cole Casey and his legal team. I honestly do not think I would be continuing to live my life as I am today if I had not had his expert representation.
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Posted by G | July 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert, Personable, and Communicative
Cole really knows the DUI arena well. I hired Cole after having to fire my initial attorney, and I am so happy I did! I decided to meet with Cole to get his opinion on what my former attorney was telling me to accept. Time was of the essence in my case; I left a message in the evening and got a return call from him that very night. He offered to meet with me in person the following day at a location that was good for me. He understands how stressful the whole process of a DUI is, and does what he can to help keep that stress to an absolute minimum. His paralegals are very nice as well and a pleasure to work with. They use MyCase online system for paperwork and documents, which makes everything super easy, in comparison to other attorneys who make you email back and forth. His manner is professional and relaxed, but had a care and concern for me and the outcome of my case. I never felt stressed after talking with him, and always felt reassured. I felt very comfortable to ask questions that might have seemed silly but were bugging me and stressing me out. He always welcomes communication and any questions. He texts and calls back promptly. He had an entirely different outlook on my case from my former attorney, and treated me with the utmost respect -- respect we all deserve as people, even if we have made terrible decisions that led us to get a DUI. As my case moved forward, he had a terrific sense of who he was working with in the court--how certain judges and DA's lean. Most significantly, he had spot on guestimates for how much time I would do on house arrest based on my case, and for how much time I would be on probation. The numbers turned out exactly as he and I had talked about. The way he spoke with me about my case was not only in terms I could easily understand, it was also at a pace I could understand. This stuff can get complicated and Cole wanted to help me understand the entire picture in order to make the decision that was best for me. He used legal ease only when it was necessary to explain what was going on, but didnt rattle off lingo that was over my head. I highly reccomend Cole Casey. He is the man I would refer anyone to in a DUI situation.
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Posted by Paul | September 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Counsel!
Cole Casey has been an absolutely amazing resource, and attorney. He has helped me through my first DUI experience & really made a difference. His responsiveness combined with his rock solid communication takes the stress out of an amazingly stressful time. I would strongly recommend Cole to anyone in need of the very best legal counsel!
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Posted by David | July 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Deliver what he said he would
Mr. Casey has been very supportive and upfront with me throughout my case. Calmed me multiple times , helped me see pros and cons on different options in a professional manner . Mine was a second DUI with injury , he had helped me kept my job , and worked out a great deal for me. He delivered what he said he would . I’m grateful for him .
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Posted by Danny | June 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This is your man!
Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Cole Casey, especially if it is for a DUI case. While I was visiting San Diego, I was charged with a DUI. The second I contacted Mr. Casey he completely took over and handled everything! He worked meticulously and effectively, always keeping ahead of everything while always having my best interest in mind. He was able to make my DUI disappear within just a few weeks. I will definitely always recommend him to anyone seeking legal help.
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Posted by Cam | May 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Always Made Himself Available & Amazing Outcome! Best DUI Lawyer
Cole was incredible throughout the entire process. He always answered me immediately whether I reached out by call or text, and got back to me quickly regardless the seriousness of my question, I knew I was in such good hands. It was like having a friend in my corner versus an attorney. I was potentially going to need to have an interlock device in my car, have to serve community service, and was also facing the loss of my license for an additional span of time. He was able to get the charges reduced where both the community service and interlock device were not required and the additional suspension of my license was reduced. I could not be more grateful/thankful for the work he did for me (I knew he was in my corner every step of the way) and the outcome he achieved for me. He never misled me or made a promise he could not keep, he was authentic from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Alberta | May 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Lawyer!
I hired Mr. Casey as my lawyer for my DUI case. He was very professional and reassured me that I was in good hands! Let me say, he did not let me down. He is very thorough, patient, answered all my questions and made me feel very confident about the process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome DUI lawyer!
Posted by Robert | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, diligent, intense and thorough!
I hired Cole to help me with a "problem" and was more than satisfied. He work for the best possible outcome considering my situation and we were all happy with the result. He didn’t give up and persisted to the end. You will not be disappointed. Lastly he has an interesting outlook on life that keeps you positive as well as an appreciable sense of humor.
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Posted by Michele | May 14, 2019
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Best DUI Attorney
Cole was willing to meet me at a convenient place for me. I am still recovering from injuries incurred in an auto accident & I appreciate that very much. Once he heard the facts of my case, Cole was all in to help me get my case dismissed & he did just that! My case was unique & Cole was excited to help me. Cole told me not to worry about it as he knew I had a case (I was stressed out) & I felt calm knowing he was my attorney. He appeared on my behalf & I did not have to appear. Then I received his call last Saturday with the great news that my case is being dismissed!!! Thank you Cole!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
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In my corner every step of the way
I made a huge one time mistake in March of 2018 and knew my life would never be the same. Not only did I get into a severe roll over car accident due to my alcohol consumption, my young child was also in the vehicle. I’m ashamed to even admit that I myself put my child in danger that evening, but these were my reasonings for needing the skill set of somebody like Mr. Casey to represent me. Thankfully, my child was left unharmed which was obviously the most important thing to me. However, then I faced some serious charges as well as prison time. I’m also a single mother, never been away from my child, or been in any type of trouble, so this was all a lot for me to handle emotionally and mentally as well considering what I was facing moving forward with my life after this major mistake. Cole made several suggestions right away, and I followed all of them. Before the courts had even contacted us, I was in outpatient treatment 15 hours a week, attending AA, and more. I was relentless in trying to do whatever I could to prove to the courts that yes, I was guilty, but that I was extremely remorseful. Without Mr. Casey’s guidance from the very beginning stages following this accident, I doubt I would have received the outcome we did. It took several months for my paperwork to be processed, so prior to arraignment I had certificates and proof of sobriety to show. The process was terrifying to me, and Mr. Casey was always there to answer any questions and to advocate for me appropriately in court. He truly wanted to see me stay out of jail or prison and he did just that. On sentencing day, we had no clue if I would spend any actual custody time, which was scary, but he had helped to show the judge all of my hard work to rectify my mistake and instead of 1-6 years in prison was given a max of 30 days in county as a potential. On sentencing day, he represented me beautifully and I walked out of court that day with only community service, a year of parenting classes, and some restitution. I do have felony probation as well. But that would have been an outcome with or without serving jail time. I feel Mr Casey did his job as my lawyer and was always very communicative with me even if it was things I didn’t want to hear. I appreciate all of his recommendations and for his words at sentencing that helped to get us the outcome that we got. I was able to go home to my child, which ultimately was priceless. Once I’ve completed my community service, classes, and restitution Mr Casey has promised we will go back to court and ask to reduce my felony to a misdemeanor. I would recommend him and his expertise to anybody who needs the help of a talented and educated lawyer for your dui defense.
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Posted by Jared | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI attorney in California
I was referred to Cole Casey years ago and in the 10 plus years I have known him, he has been nothing short of amazing. He is a hard nosed attorney that will fight for you til the end, but also has a very understanding and supportive attitude when it comes to his clients. I am a 2nd offender and did not make my defense easy for Cole. However, he went above and beyond any expectation I had and got me a ruling nothing short of a miracle. If you get a DUI and you live in Southern California, you are crazy to trust anyone else.
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Posted by Kelli | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DON'T HIRE A DUI ATTORNEY UNTIL YOU TALK TO COLE !
Cole Casey is the real deal. I talked to and met with several DUI Attorneys before hiring Cole. A family member got his second DUI in 10 years, a serious offense with potentially devastating consequences, in our case. I reached out to one more Attorney before making a decision and I am forever grateful that person was Cole. Hands down, he is the BEST of the BEST. He asked the questions the others did not and he really cared! After meeting him in person, we retained him on the spot. Cole did absolutely everything he said he would and more. I am one million percent convinced that his extensive knowledge, guidance & expertise were crucial to my brother getting the absolute “best possible outcome”. Thanks Cole & Staff!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DUI attorney
I wish I knew about Cole Casey before hiring another attorney. Someone recommended Cole and his firm to me and I am very happy with his excellent efforts. He aggressively fought for my case and resolved my case with outstanding results. He cares about his clients, is very knowledgeable and professional. His assistant Vivian also does a great job. i highly recommend Cole and his group especially for professional people.
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Posted by Steve | April 15, 2018
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Did Everything He Said that he Would
I hired Cole for a first Offense DUI with enhancement.(I refused the breath test) I never had to set foot in a courtroom and he even plea bargained for no community service.He was patient with my case and struck a good deal for me. He was honest and forthright about what he could do and what the fees would be.Best of all he promised to have my record expunged once I completed the 5 yrs Informal probation.( As part of my case fees included)Sure enough 5 years later he took care of the Expungement..no questions asked or additional fees..Good Guy with a professional team.Call him if you need a good DUI..attorney..he is a specialist and honest.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of G. Cole Casey
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • De Anza College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • .19% Blood Alcohol DUI Case
  • Entire Case Dismissal

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Trial Skills University
  • Faculty Instructor
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Faculty Instructor
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego DUI Defense Associates
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • DUI Trial Specialist
  • 2002 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • San Diego's Top Influentials
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2014
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Criminal Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Rating
  • 2012
  • A+ Rating
  • San Diego County Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • Top 10 Attorneys in San Diego - Criminal Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2011
  • Top San Diego Attorneys
  • San Diego Metro Magazine
  • 2011
  • A+ Rating
  • San Diego County Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • A+ Rating
  • San Diego County Better Business Bureau
  • 2009
  • A+ Rating
  • San Diego County Better Business Bureau
  • 2008
  • Board of Directors
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Field Sobriety Testing Certified Instructor
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2005
  • Sustaining Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2005
  • Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Rating
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2003
  • Specialist Member
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Winter Session
  • DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • DUI Power Seminar
  • DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • Effective Cross Examination Skills
  • 2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Careers in Criminal Law - Keynote Speaker
  • 2013
  • We the Jury
  • DUI - Closing Arguments
  • 2007
  • Rules of the Road
  • DUI - Stiking Prior Convictions
  • 2006
  • Georgia CLE
  • DUI - Closing Arguments
  • 2006
  • DUI Defense
  • Motion Practice
  • 2006
  • DUI from A to DMV
  • DUI - Preparing Client to Testify
  • 2005
  • Defending DUI Cases
  • DUI - Expert Witnesses
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (12)
Endorse G. Cole
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole is an excellent lawyer. I have referred my own clients to him when they have needed help with serious DUI felonies with injury and he has always provided top notch legal representation. He has a stellar reputation amongst lawyers, judges and those in the legal field in the San Diego community. He always zealously advocates for his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help for DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cole is a leader in his field. He helps his clients and fellow attorneys in every way that he can. Cole sets a standard for all criminal defense attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer has an expertise in DUI defense. By attending DUI seminars throughout the year to keep up on the latest in the law, field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, this attorney is an asset to the clients. This lawyer is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cole is a friend and colleague. Highly recommended, well respected, and one of the best in the industry."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does one thing and he does it better than anybody else-- Cole Casey is a master of DUI Defense. His aggressive courtroom demeanor and his vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the field make him a daunting opponent for any Prosecutor (they would rather capitulate and settle the case then proceed against him in court). Furthermore, Cole Casey gets fantastic results for his clients. Quite often, he turns a hopeless situation into a victory and is able to give his clients both a future and some peace of mind. If you are in need of DUI Defense, there is only one answer: Cole Casey. He is an absolutely outstanding attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Cole Casey many years ago at the National College for DUI Defense Summer Session at Harvard Law School, where I attended a workshop on opening statements he was teaching. Being asked by the NCDD to teach a "breakout session" is an honor reservered for those the National College considers the best. I agree with that assessment. Cole Casey is not only one of Southern California's best DUI lawyers, but he is also one of the best in the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole is a leader in the DUI defense community. He is a give, a helper in our legal community. He is also a major contributor to the California DUI Lawyers Association. I have attended multiple workshops where he is one of the guest speakers. He teaches other atorneys trial techniques and I have benefitted greatly from hi suggestions."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Casey for a few years and I am always impressed by the amazing results he obtains for his clients. He is one of the best DUI trial attorneys in the state and always has his client's best interests in mind. I would recommend Mr. Casey."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole Casey's work ethics and DUI case results are legendary. I have had the pleasure of knowing him since law school and seeing him in action, in the court room, for nearly twenty years. He is passionate about the law and defending his clients' cases. He fights tirelessly against great odds, and wins...! I do not hesitate to endorse Cole Casey. You cannot find a better DUI attorney in San Diego, period."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Friend
"Cole Casey is the "go to" lawyer on DUI. His approach to his cases are the same as his approach to life - 100% or its not worth doing. He is a pit bull - intimidating to those who don't know him, a fierce guardian to those he protects, and a lethal opponent to those who cross him. It is no wonder why he has earned the reputation of being one of the finest DUI lawyers in the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"cole is well respected by hispeers. Cole and I have served together on the California Dui Lawyers Assoc. board for a number of years. We have also attended a myriad of seminars and participated on various list serves together. He is a man who knows his "stuff". He truly is one of the best and I think one could do no better than putting your trust in this man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Casey is one of San Diego's, nay, California's most successful DUI lawyers. He has the enviable combination of being an outstanding trial attorney as well as a very effective negotiator. Unlike many defense lawyers, Mr. Casey is never afraid to fight in court for his clients. That attitude is critical to his past and certain future success. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the good fortune to know Cole for quite a while now through the National College for DUI Defense, and it is a true pleasure to take this brief time to endorse his work. A fighter by nature and by choice, Cole leaves no stone unturned and takes no prisoners when acting as his clients' champion. Very few lawyers have taken the time or given the level of effort to master his craft as has Cole, and that he applies this same focus to each case in his office is what sets him apart from the crowd. I would confidently entrust my family members or friends to his capable hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a DUI attorney in San Diego since 1985. As of 2010, San Diego has a good number of simply outstanding DUI lawyers. Out of all of those incredibly dedicated, top shelf attorneys, Cole Casey gets my nod for tied for first place of them all - a very rare accolade - the best of the best. The last time I saw one of Cole's trials, the police officer rushed out of courtroom with tears in his eyes."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole Casey is a true champion of the accused citizen facing a DWI charge. He is a persuasive advocate who understands the law and practice of DWI defense like no other. Attorney Casey is a lawyer you can trust to help you in your time of need."
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San Diego DUI and DWI Lawyer G. Cole Casey
G. Cole Casey
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available