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Since Co-Founding the firm in 2007, Mr. Pabst has led the growth and expansion of the firm into a successful boutique practice in the greater San Diego area.Mr. Pabst is a trial attorney by trade, including negotiations, arbitration, and mediation, of State, Federal and Administrative actions.



Mr. Pabst received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI in 1996.Mr. Pabst then moved on to a successful career in the mortgage servicing industry, acting as the Foreclosure Manager for one of the Nation’s largest sub-prime servicing providers, successfully managing and improving on foreclosure timelines in both judicial and non-judicial foreclosure reconveyance actions.Mr. Pabst also successfully managed the Eviction Department of a Pennsylvania Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac designated law firm. After a career in the mortgage servicing industry, Mr. Pabst went on to Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.



Mr. Pabst has also served with two offices of the Public Defender and spent nearly two years with a prominent local civil litigation firm.Mr. Pabst is currently licensed to practice law before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Federal District Court for the Southern & Central Districts of California.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    8 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • R. Thomas Curl

    Mr. Pabst is a driven and extremely knowledgeable Attorney. His life experience and legal expertise is an invaluable tool for his clients.


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  • Edward J Southcott

    Frank Pabst represents his clients professionally and zealously. His genuine interest in his clients' well being is obvious. I endorse Frank as a criminal defense attorney.


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Contact info

Law Office of Frank R Pabst

4025 Camilo Del Rio South
Ste. 300
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Finalist - Top Attorney - Criminal DefenseSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Finalist - Top Attorney - Criminal DefenseSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Winner - Dispute Resolution CompetitionWidener University School of Law2005
Finalist - National Dispute Resolution CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - OwnerLaw Office of Frank R. Pabst2007 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Office of David Bristol2006 - 2007
Law ClerkWorden Williams2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Personal Injury & Wrongful Death AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
America's DUI/DWI AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of California v. LeCharges Reduced
People of the State of California v. MylesMistrial
People v. BennettDismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawLaw2006
University of Rhode IslandSocial PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
University of Central FloridaFinanceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Graduation ActivitiesLaw for the College Bound2015
Welcome New RecruitsMilitary Law2011
Bankruptcy Basics: Everything the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner Needs to Know to Get StartedBankruptcy Law2011
Public ForumCriminal Defense Practice2010