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John R Rodriguez

Immigration Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    65%
    Whether you're fighting deportation, asking for Asylum, petitioning a family member, or trying to own green card Attorney John R. Rodriguez has the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you and your family stay in the United States. He is committed and will aggressive fight your case.

    26 years

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Former police officer & Criminal Investigator. Over 21 years of experience as a Criminal/DUI Lawyer. We fight to win Criminal or DUI cases for our immigrant clients so that they can avoid deportation or adverse immigration consequences.

    26 years

 

John R. Rodriguez is an experienced and skilled Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney. His combined experience as an attorney, former police officer, and investigator has culminated into a successful legal career that his clients can rely on.

My personal commitment
As the son of an immigrant parent from Monterrey, Mexico, I was the first born in the United States and the first to receive an American education. I learned early in life that if you enter this country without permission there was a harsh penalty to pay. As a kid immigration officers entered our home and arrested my uncle like a criminal. They took him away in handcuffs and it was more then 10 years later before we would see him and my cousins again. Seeing my uncle taken away in handcuffs made a lasting impression on me.

It has become my mission and purpose in life to use my years of legal experience and education to help immigrant families find a pathway to citizenship in the United States. I use my skills to fight for their immigrant rights and defend against criminal accusations that affect their status so that they can focus on the things that matter most to them and their families.

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Location

Rodriguez Law Firm
3517 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 404
San Diego, CA, 92108

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Posted by Elsa | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente en su abogacia
Quiero decir que abogados con el nivel de h onestidad con que maneja su trabajo el cual es de extrema importancia en un caso de emigración es necesario saber que en cualquier caso en el cual la persona en el inglés no es su lenguaje el inglés no es su lenguaje nativo o primer lenguaje lo cual descubrí en mi caso y teniendo 30 y mas años comunicando en tal lenguaje hubieron instantes en que totalmente me equivoqué con las preguntas algo muy delicado con la application N400 y que me paso lo cal considero pura suerte el encontrarme con este buenísimo ha bogado John Rodríguez
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Posted by Chris | October 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best legal representation you can buy
Attorney John Rodriguez is your best choice for a lawyer. He was professional, attentive and intelligent. He resolved my legal issues above and beyond what I initially expected. He worked hard, answered all my questions, and kept me at ease from beginning to end. Cannot say enough good things about him. Highly recommend.
Posted by Carlos | August 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer that really fight for you.
My experience with John Rodriguez was excellent. My situation was a very difficult case and I was in a big problem. The first time I called to his office I was attended by his assistant Evelyn and I told him my case, he quickly told me that the lawyer could make an appointment with me to explain me more about my problem in details. He attended me on a Saturday in his personal time, he made a space for the urgency, in which I was desperate, I must admit that after I had a talk with him and he solved all my doubts I felt an inner peace, I knew immediately that I wanted him as my lawyer, he was empathetic, he did not judge me, he was more willing to help. During the process he always answered my calls, my doubts, showed me security and asked me for patience, which in these situations we do not have, but it is necessary. On the other hand I met Evelyn in her office and showed a lot of professionalism but above all support, empathy, and I remember very well her words You no longer have to worry, you already have a good lawyer. I think that in such difficult situations sometimes you also need that assurance that someone is taking care of you and trying to do the best for your case. I saw my lawyer act in court, negotiate, openly, without fear, he knows what he is doing, he knows what to say and when to stay calm. He did everything he promised, he fought for me, he got the best results and I will always be grateful for his effort and dedication. Thank you, John.
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Posted by Juanita | August 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
John was able to completely dismiss my husband's 4 convictions. 3 were felonies and 1 was a misdemeanor. He is professional, is very thorough in explaining the process. He is also representing in our immigration process. We would recommend him. His expertise in criminal and immigration law is outstanding. It took some time but well worth it.
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Posted by Jose | August 10, 2023
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EXECELLENT ATTORNEY!!
Wow! where to start. I am very grateful to John for his services. Where no one would even take a chance to try and help me and my family, he did. I had an extremely tough and complicated situation with not only 1 case but 4 cases that were making me in permanently admissible to the US. John could have done like any other attorney and not even gave a second thought, I'm sure they are many more cases less complexed than mine. John took time and review the cases and was very honest right from the start. He did not make any promises other than the one to give us his best. And he did just that, even when thing were not looking good he stayed on point. With a lot of prayers and patience here today I would like to congratulate Atty John Rodriguez and his team for the awesome work that they have done. Not only were that cases won but they were vacated the charges and now we are able to continue on to the next step. I would and have strongly recommended John and his team to anyone who is in need of a honest attorney who will give you their best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
Im very appreciative. I ran into problems with the law and my mistake lead to some legal issues that threatened my lawful status. Attorney Rodriguez was able to reverse those legal mistake which not only saved my lawful status but also helped me become a US citizen today. I appreciate all he has done for me.
Posted by Carlos | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Customer
The customer service at Rodriguez Law Firm was excellent. I would highly recommend this firm for any consultation or any other services.
Posted by Alex Abad | November 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Alex
Attorney Rodriguez is very knowledgeable with his profession.. if you need a piece of mind regarding to criminal and immigration issues… then this a guy that can give you that .. he’s help me through criminal and immigration… thank you attorney Rodriguez for my new start in life .. I am forever grateful!!!
Posted by Ana | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Successful immigration case!
My husband and I are very happy with the services of Attorney John Rodriguez and the team from Rodriguez Law Firm concerning our immigration case, with their expertise and advice everything went smoothly! Highly recommended!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
John Rodriguez is the best! He will fight for you!!
After consulting with other attorneys about my case I was told that my criminal/immigration case was extremely complexed. I was turned down by several other attorneys that would not take on my case. I was facing deportation without eligibility for any waivers. After many sleepless nights I came across Rodriguez LawFirm and I am glad I did!! John was very honest, and truthful but also very compassionate. After speaking with John my very first time, I felt like there was hope for my case. John Rodriguez and his team are extremely professional, and effective. John fought for me and my family with a relentless passion and conviction. John kept me well informed walking with me through the whole process. In fact there were several of weekend nights that he would call to update me on my case. He always kept me feeling positive. I believe John Rodriguez is living out his calling in changing immigrant families lives and futures.He was able to vacate my criminal case. His hard work and dedication has made it possible for me to apply for my U.S citizenship and keep my family together. I am forever grateful to John Rodriguez and his team!!
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Posted by Jonnathan | November 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney John is great.
Attorney John has been a great lawyer for us. He helped approve us for the first part of our immigration case. He even went to pay a traffic ticket for me in person. He is very knowledgeable and when hired he provided his personal cell phone number and has been available 24/7 for emergencies. He has since hired more knowledgeable people and the law firm has improved greatly. My wife and I totally recommend Rodriguez Law Firm.
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Posted by Casas Family | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated
I am very pleased to write this review for Mr. Rodríguez and his firm. When it seemed impossible to help our case, we believed God for a miracle, and Mr. Rodríguez helped out. The case was very hard to win, but thankfully it all worked for good. Today we can say that the plea was reversed and there is no longer a conviction hindering our lives. Thank you Mr. Rodríguez for your support, patience, persistence, and for not giving up when things didn’t seem they were in our favor. Thank you to your team for their hard work in supporting as well. You were a great blessing and God truly used you as a vessel for His honor and glory. I appreciate you being honest to your calling, and ensuring truth and light in this case. I confidently recommend Mr. Rodríguez and his team. The Casas
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Posted by Juan | April 9, 2021
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Thanks to the Rodriguez Law Firm!!! You & your team are AMAZING!
In March of 2020, I faced deporatation after applying for citizenship & being denied due to a previous conviction in 1999, for Domestic Violence. My case seemed hopeless and I thought I was going to be deported. I interviewed with 6 lawyers and all advised I needed a lawyer who specialized in both Criminal & Immigration law. John Rodriguez came highly recommended by one lawyer who put me in contact with John. In the beginning of the whole process, John suggested his strategy and then brought in another lawyer (in his firm) to advise me on another route I could go for my case. Once I decided, John took care of everything. I never had to go to court. He updated me constantly. I never felt out of the loop and soon became confident that I had a fighting chance. In the beginning of 2021, my conviction was finally DISMISSED! Thanks to John & his whole team, my experience was pleasant for me and my entire family. I'm extremely happy with the results and I would highly recommend John Rodriguez to all who have issues with their immigration and/or criminal- ESPECIALLY when all seems hopeless!
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Posted by Nadia | March 29, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Returning to USA with a Child born abroad
We are green card holders but our child was born abroad. We were worried about coming back without a lawyer backing us up and the research we had done about our situation. Not only was he responsive about our concerns, he researched himself about the topic and gave us very simple and straightforward recommendations. Other lawyers didn't even take the time to answer our question as our case was very unique and not common. With his support, we were able to cross the boarder confidently and knowing we had someone we could trust in case we needed it. We will definitely hire for our nationalization process in the near future.
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Posted by Surishti | December 3, 2019
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Dedicated Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney John Rodriguez is a persistent lawyer who is dedicated to fighting your case to get you the best possible outcome. He certainly did for me! He called me at 11:30 pm on a Friday night to give me an update. I do not think there is another lawyer out there who would do this. I could not have received a better outcome in my case. After working with John and his team, I know that I made the best choice for myself. Should I need immigration or criminal representation in the future, John is the first person I would be calling. I cannot thank you enough John for your professionalism and dedication in fighting and helping win my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2019
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For work well done
Found John and his office to be efficient and thoughtful in their treatment of my case. They kept me informed while guiding me through the complicated process.
Posted by Kristen | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Complex Case
My husbands situation was extremely difficult and required John to work for us as both a criminal and immigration attorney. From the beginning I could tell John was going to work hard for my husband. He was kind and empathetic to my husband’s situation but also took the time to be honest and explain the risks. With John’s hard work and dedication to my husband’s case, he was able to get a criminal felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Once that was done he went to work on my husbands immigration case and because of his knowledge and hard work he was able to get my husband a cancellation of removal approved the first time we showed up to court. This process took over a year because of the courts backlog but through it all John stayed positive, kept us on track, and my family and I couldn’t be more grateful and thankful for all of his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Felonies Expunged
I had felonies on my record for a long time and when I finally decided to clear my name I searched for lawyers in my area and came across Rodriguez Law Firm. Since my first call to them they were very professional and helpful in the information that I needed. I signed paperwork to hire them and not to much later we got a court date. When the day came I walked out of that court room with no felonies on my record anymore! I am very grateful to Mr. Rodriguez for all his help. Thank you very much.
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Posted by Marquis | August 3, 2018
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John and his team were exceptional at clearly communicating with me case details & updates, possible outcomes based on the law and was extremely diligent with making sure I was kept in the loop until the case concluded as he originally expected. Truth is, John has a way of creating commonalities with your situation and a personal one of his own. I felt his sincerity about protecting me not just as a client but a brother. The I truly recommend this legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very detailed and helpful consultation
I told John my story and he answered my questions and provided a lot of useful information regarding my problem as well as what should I do next.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rodriguez Law Firm
  • 1997 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • National University
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chapman University
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Solano County Superior Court
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Norwich University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2005
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Naturalizaton
  • Became US Citizen
  • Burglary & Assault
  • DISMISSED
  • DUI Charges
  • DISMISSED!
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Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Southern District Court of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego Sports & Entertainment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Eastern District Court of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States Northern District Court of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • La Raza Lawyers Association - Solano County
  • Former President
  • 2006 - 2011
  • JFK University Law Students' Association
  • Elected Representative
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Representation of indigent Immigrants
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO Legal
  • 2014
  • Super Conference Lecture
  • PI Magazine/CALI
  • 2012
  • Graduate studies Certificate
  • Capella University
  • 2010
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy Skills
  • Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
  • Recognition of Judge Po Tem service
  • Superior Court of California
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Criminal Law Magazine and Reporter
  • Raising the Bar
  • 2006
  • Social Justice
  • The Social Cultural Influences on The Gang Want A Be
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Manager Negative Online Reviews
  • Lecture-CLE
  • 2016
  • National University
  • The organized nature of Corporate Crime
  • 2014
  • Brandman Universty Guest Speaker
  • The Hearsay Advantage
  • 2013
  • Non profit Fund raiser
  • Introduction of California Supreme Court Jusitice Cruz Reynoso
  • 2011
  • Lecture at Investiture Ceremony of Judge Matice
  • Lecture on Open Access to Justice
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
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"I endorse this lawyer. John is a caring and thoughful attorney with the experience to make a difference."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Mr. Rodriguez for approximately 17 years. I found him to be very hard working, intelligent and very well versed in criminal law. His client's will receive top notch representation from him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rodriguez is a well respected criminal law attorney with years of experience. We represented a mutual client and I heard nothing but great things from my client about Mr. Rodriguez and his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Rodriguez uses his vast experience and dedication to achieve great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great trial and criminal attorney. He has the benefit of years of varied life and career experiences which helps him when speaking to juries."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Rodriguez is a dedicated trial attorney with a history of successful representation of his clients. His attention to detail and client needs stands out from the rest. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Rodriguez is an excellent trial lawyer who has an incredible track record in the court room. He brings a combination of strong professionalism, years of hands on courtroom experience, a keen intellect, and strong desire to serve to his work. John has an incredible ability to see beyond the presented facts to find the core story underneath, which is what is actually needed to solve the case and win at trial. John has an amazing ability to connect with people and this leads to him being very persuasive in the courtroom, and in general. I highly recommend this lawyer and look forward to a continuing professional relationship."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Reliable and highly skilled trial attorney. He cares about the quality of his work. Bilingual attorney and never takes no for a answer. I endorse and highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Rodriguez is an experienced trial attorney and highly educated beyond law school. I enjoy working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Rodriguez for approximately 7 years both as a collegue, a friend, and as his partner. I can tell you that he is one of the best Trial Lawyers I have seen, and that is what makes him the right choice if you are in trouble with the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is passionate about his clients and willing to go the extra mile in their representation. He aggressively investigates all legal avenues of relief available to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very competent trial attorney who gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Diego Immigration Lawyer John R Rodriguez
John R Rodriguez
Immigration Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 26 years