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Michael Albert Richmond

also known as Mike Richmond, Michael Richmond

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About me

Before becoming a lawyer I spent about 15 years in the Navy.
Because I first started as an Enlisted member (achieving E-5 before
being sent to college by the Navy) but later became a Fully
Commissioned Line Officer I am what you might call a "Mustang."

I was still an enlisted member the Enlisted Warfar qualification (ESWS)
had just been started so I was not able to attempt this qualification
as I had already been ordered to college at Oregon State University.

my time as an Officer I achieved several notable qualifications but the
two that I am most proud of (and some of the hardest to achieve in the
Navy) are Surface Warfare Officer and Officer of the Deck (Underway)
which I achieved onboard the aircraft carrier Ranger (CV-61).

these 2 qualifications have nothing to do with the law they do
illustate vital attention to detail and my ability to master complex
(and detailed) concepts. These are directly applicable to DUI cases in
California because of the science and rules involved.

Once I left active service I attended Law School here in San Diego at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
While in Law School I was a member of the Mock Trial Team and spent
several years clerking for the Public Defender's Office where as a
Post-Bar Clerk I researched, prepared, filed, argued and won my first
suppression motion, my first pitchess motion, my first 995 motion, and
my first trial.

After I obtained my license to practice in
California I gained experience by assisting on murder cases, serious
felonies, and, of course, DUI cases for several years before deciding
that I preferred defending DUI for several reasons including the
challenging science involved.

Here is a list of Specialized Training that I have recieved and organizations that I am a member of:

Also, until recently I was the only San Diego DUI (only) Lawyer accredited by the Better Business Bureau.




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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    16 years, 1.1 thousand cases



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  • George Fredrick Mueller

    If you were unfortunately arrested for DUI in San Diego County, you may have the good fortune of speaking with hard-working, honest Michael Richmond. Consider yourself lucky.


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    Michael Richmond is the lawyer to go to for DUI defense in San Diego County. He and his staff are knowledgeable, resourceful, talented and very experienced in DUI defense. If I had a DUI anywhere in San Diego, He is the attorney that I would hire. Additionally, he is nothing but straightforward.


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Contact info

Michael A. Richmond

4025 Camino Del Rio South,Suite 300
San Diego, CA. 92108, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Intoxilyzer operatorCES Consulting2006
Intoxilyzer TechnicianCES Consulting2006
Field Sobriety TestingAssociates2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Michael A. Richmond2001 - Present
AttorneySan Diego Juvenile Dependency Board2000 - 2001
Post Bar ClerkSan Diego Public Defenders Office2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. xxxxCase dismissed
People v. YxxxxCase dismissed
People vs. XXXXNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Surface Warfare Officer SchoolNaval Tactics and StrategyN/A1990
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Oregon State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A