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...the absolute best lawyers in San Diego
"If I have court issues or legal troubles and need to retain a good defense team, I know to call jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys for the absolute best lawyers in San Diego. I will highly recommend to friends, family, anyone and everyone in need of legal assistance. Extremely knowledgeable, helpful, caring, and overall incredible."
- Lauren P. from Yelp
James is a man of integrity
"James is a man of integrity, honesty and fairness. He is professional in every sense of the word. You couldn’t ask for anyone better to be on your side."
- Jaime K. from Google
James was great to deal with
"James was great to deal with. Very professional, helpful and accomodating. I would recommend him."
- Anneka B. from Google
...the best decision you could ever make
"jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys is the best attorney anyone could have. Him and his firm do the absolute most to take care of their clients and get them the best possible outcome. They are responsive, quick and go above and beyond for their clients. Jimmy is as professional as it gets and should be anyone's first choice of attorney if they're looking for the best possible outcome with whatever situation they fall into. If you have the opportunity of hiring him it will be the best decision you could ever make."
- Austin H. from Google
James Dicks went above and beyond to get me out of legal trouble
"James Dicks went above and beyond to get me out of legal trouble. He was recommended to me by a retired San Diego police detective. He took our case and treated me like family. His colleagues Lisbette and Joanne worked closely with me and my wife and were total professionals. I highly recommend Mr. Dicks services. He was able to get our case dismissed without ever going to court or trial.Thanks Mr. Dicks."
- Richard N. from Yelp
jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys is a great team...
"We've worked with jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys two times over the last 5 years. We were impressed with their professionalism and efficiency, and also the compassion they showed toward us as they guided us through a difficult time. In both cases we were happy and relieved with the outcome, especially the recent case that Lisbette helped us with. She got us as good a deal as possible and we couldn't be happier to have it behind us. jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys is a great team, and will get you the best result possible."
- Sherry P. from Yelp
"I cannot thank Mr Dicks and his team enough for helping me with my case. Master class lawyers for sure. Will recommend to anyone in legal trouble without hesitation."
- Juan L. from Yelp
These guys go above and beyond
"I want to share a small story about jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, these guys go above and beyond so you can stay calm and present when the time is right. Case closed from my experience within 4months, I travel for Work and move alot, they were well understanded and help me go through the case smoothly.Also the Staff and himself James Dicks Attorney are all Wonderful People! My feel for an attorney for the right Job is jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys! I am in aw most doubt in debt and greatful for the help and conversations we had to make the process go easy and smooth making my life feel peaceful and tranquility.Thank you! I would utmost recommend you for any Defense Criminal Justice Attorney!!"
- A.J T. from Yelp
He and his staff were very professional, attentive to detail, and responsive.
"Jim Dicks, along with his staff to include Joanne Sanchez, Liz Baltazar, and Yesenia Luna provided me with superior legal relief above and beyond what the courts normally adjudicate. He and his staff were very professional, attentive to detail, and responsive. I attribute the greatest differentiator that puts Jim head and shoulders above his peers to be his apparent strong relations with the DA's office. His decades of experience, in addition to his employment with LAPD has provided a honing of his communication and interpersonal relations skills as reflected with his easy navigation around the courthouse. He has great common sense and sees life through a practical lens. He provided great comfort during times when I was working through periods with very high anxiety. I strongly recommend that anyone seeking the best criminal defense attorney that money can buy, retain Jim Dicks, with JDLaw, without hesitation."
- Andrew K. from Yelp
Mr. JD Dicks is indescribably %100 THE BEST!
"His staff is amazing as well! Always make you feel better about yourself and answer all my concerns just always there for me! He did an excellent job with me and I would highly recommend him to anyone! They get things done that are unimaginable! I saw that with a friend that went to him. Jimmy Dicks! Thank you!"
- Cyndi H.
James Dicks is by far one of the best criminal defense lawyers in San Diego
"James Dicks is by far one of the best criminal defense lawyers in San Diego. He truly cares about his clients. He is honest, reliable, respectful, and overall wonderful to work with. If you are looking for a great defense attorney go to jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys you will not be disappointed. With his years of experience, you can expect quality and high level of professionalism from him and his staff!"
- Tara M. from Yelp
"Hands down THE BEST DUI ATTORNEY in Southern California. I hired Mr. Dicks in January of this year facing my 6th Dui with the district attorney demanding 4 years of incarceration. Mr. Dicks knowledge, experience in the courtroom and his relationships with Judge and DA I was able to walk out of that courtroom with NO JAIL TIME. Me and my family will always be indebted to James Dicks for all he has done for us. Highest Recommendation!!! Thank you James"
- Happy Customer
Fantastic service and results!
"My experience with James Dicks started when I was vacationing and needed help. James came to me to discuss how he could help. He came through for me from start to a favorable finish. He and his staff at jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys are a cut above when it comes to a Law Firms treating you like a person and not a number. I highly recommend their services."
- Pablo B.
Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
"James Dicks is an excellent Attorney! I recently hired him to assist a member of my family with a criminal charge that had been blown out of proportion. Mr. Dicks immediately told us how he would handle the situation, how we needed to conduct ourselves during the process and correctly predicted the outcome. Using his experience and relationships within the criminal justice community, Mr. Dicks was successful in having the charges dropped! Later he saw an additional opportunity to have the arrest record expunged and was also successful in that undertaking. Mr. Dicks has my strongest recommendation!"
He and his staff are very courteous and professional.
"Mr. Dicks got my charge dismissed before my court date which saved me the inconvenience of having to deal with the Vista courthouse and taking a day off work. He and his staff are very courteous and professional. I have retained him in the past and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend Mr. Dicks."
- Scotto R.
He’s compassionate and caring.
"Mr. Dicks knows the law not just from an attorney’s perspective but also from a police officer's perspective. Mr. Dicks spent years as a police officer. Double bonus! He’s compassionate and caring and you can count on him to get the job done! Thank you for all your help!"
- Angela P.
I highly recommend him to anyone.
"Five stars is not enough to give him…if there were 100 stars I would give him 300. Mr. James Dicks is honest, quick, super knowledgeable and more. From the first meeting that I went he told me what he could do and what to expect and he did. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone."
He is a great attorney.
"He is a great attorney, I have seen him in action & he fights for his clients. I absolutely recommend him."
- Daryoosh K.
I've never met a more caring group of professionals.
"I've never met a more caring group of professionals. Their patience, accuracy and communications during the whole ordeal was the best. The payment options fit my need. Mr. Dicks was always focused on what was best for me ultimately. They have gained all my family and friends' business. I look forward to referring him."
- Allan A.
He went above and beyond our expectations.
"I would highly recommend Mr. Dicks. He went above and beyond our expectations and got our case dismissed. We are very grateful of the outcome we got. He is very professional and very knowledgeable!!! Words can’t express how happy we are! Thanks jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys!"
- Danielle D.
Wonderful attention from the entire staff.
"Wonderful attention from the entire staff, humble and understanding. A phone call away!"
- Nestor H.
"Extremely helpful. Any and all questions that I had were answered. Mr. Dicks went over all the details of my case and went as far as a math lesson to assure that I get the best possible outcome with my case."
- Brittney S.
James Dicks is a great attorney.
"James Dicks is a great attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
- Mike M.
His confidence and reassurance during this stressful time was so much appreciated.
"Mr. Dicks is an extremely skilled attorney, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. His confidence and reassurance during this stressful time was so much appreciated. He is a professional, and one I can’t recommend highly enough."
- Shannon M.
He is "in it to win it" and he does!
"OMG!!! Jimmy Dicks is BY FAR the BEST attorney in San Diego County. He is such a hard worker and knows Exactly how to handle your case. He does all his homework, is the first one in the courthouse before court and we have NEVER seen or heard of him losing ONE SINGLE case. My sons have both needed an attorney for serious offenses that could have ruined their lives. Most attorneys meet with potential clients using fear to get into their potential clients pocketbooks $$$$. They are much more concerned with the money than the client. Jimmy is the opposite and assures you he already has the solution. His record is literally unprecedented. He is "in it to win it" and he does!!! EVERY TIME... He should just advertise a "guarantee", because if you hire him to defend you, that is exactly what you will get. I know this probably sounds like a commercial, but this is the first yelp review I have ever written, and it is only because he is so great, we were so Blessed to find him and I want other people that need help to know where to get it. I would put him up against the "supposed" best attorney in the nation. You can TRULY "rest assured" that you are in the best hands if you hire him to defend you. You don’t have to do anything more.... He does all the rest! You are wasting your money if you hire anyone else to go to bat for you. He is the most successful lawyer you will find anywhere and his office is right across the street from the courthouse in Vista. :)"
- Linda L.
Retain him for immediate stress reduction.
"Jimmy Dicks the defender? It doesn't get any better! Retain him for immediate stress reduction. Thank you sir."
- George F.
Gets things done asap.
"Great attorney. Gets things done asap. He’s a little pricey with first time people but if you're in a bind try to see if you can work out a payment plan with him. One of the best and knows how to get shit done."
Mr. Dicks and his staff are the best!
"Mr. Dicks and his staff are the best! Thank you for helping me through my situation and getting me what I believe to be the best possible outcome."
- Daniel E.
He kept me informed through the entire process.
"Mr. Dick’s was very knowledgeable and confident with my case which lead to a positive outcome. He kept me informed through the entire process. I highly recommend him to anyone with legal issues."
Extremely grateful for Mr Dicks for not only the results but for his hard work throughout the case!
"Mr Dicks was easy to get a hold of. He made me feel so much better whenever I spoke to him. He didn't beat around the bush and gave me his honest feed back. His honesty and his approach to everything made dealing with my case much easier. In the end because he fought so hard for me he was able to get by case dismissed! Thank you Mr Dicks, you and your staff at jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys were extremely professional, helpful, and compassionate. Wouldn't have wanted it any other way! I highly recommend James Dicks!"
- Rafael S.
I will definitely always recommend him to others.
"James has handle 3 of our family’s cases they were all drug related cases. With his very good expertise and knowledge we got very good outcomes. If we need him again he would be our go to attorney I will definitely always recommend him to others. Thanks."
Jim literally saved the rest of my life and I couldn’t be happier.
"I highly recommend Jimmy. I was facing 4 felony charges with a maximum of 16 years in jail, Jim did everything he said he would and worked with me an my budget, I ended up with one misdemeanor, no jail no sex offender registration, he fought for me and my rights, the only little thing I had was some communication at first, nothing that big Jim literally saved the rest of my life and I couldn’t be happier."
- Ray Z.
He radiates confidence.
"Honestly James Dicks is the best attorney I’ve ever had he radiates confidence and makes you feel like he really wants to help you not just like it his job he’s passionate about his work and his knowledge of the law is extensive I couldn’t thank him enough for his time and services if you need an attorney this is your guy he’s the best check him out!!!"
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for your time and attention to my husband's case.
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for your time and attention to my husband's case. It was a time of stress and worry and your expertise and care were what helped us get through it. During your busy schedule the time and explanation that you gave were just what we needed to understand everything."
- Jessica & Manuel
If you want the best and and need to forget the rest go with James Dicks!
"If you want the best and and need to forget the rest go with James Dicks! My husband was arrested march 2013 for a small amount of dope. They (the D.A) were trying throw the book at him as well as everybody else’s book not because of the current charges but because of a past conviction from 2007. Reluctant to hire a lawyer because of our past experience from 2007 I went shopping asking around and hired Mr Dicks. Mr Dicks was able to get my husband on Prop 36 an during the program you have to go in front off to judge every couple months show progress report and completion of the program. He has been there every time. So if you’re looking for the easy way out and where the grass is greener. Then go where they water it, cultivate it, know all about it, and cares enough to tend to it. Call Mr Dicks."
- Tamara B.
From the onset he demonstrated high degree of professionalism and tact
"I hired attorney Dicks in 2012 to represent my interests in a DUI case. From the onset he demonstrated high degree of professionalism and tact. I knew he was well respected and sought out and trusted that his judgment and legal counsel will be the difference between fact and fiction. Upon successful initial representation, I had reasons to believe that my record can be sealed and destroyed. Attorney Dicks handled the expunging process successfully and without reservation I hereby recommend his services to anyone who seeks impeccable defense, expertise and professionalism!"
I can't thank you enough for your help
"Mr. Dicks, I can't thank you enough for your help. You took the worst thing in my life and made it into the best thing in my life."
You really made me feel a lot better.
"I don't even know how to thank you for helping me out and taking care of my court case. You are such a giving and helpful person, and I really appreciate everything you have done for me. I also wanted to thank you for listening to me when I was upset about the whole thing. You really made me feel a lot better."
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
"Dear Jimmy, For all of the time you spent on our case. For all the extraordinary work you put into it. For the sensitivity you showed throughout the whole ordeal. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
- Scott, Viki, Chris, Brittney, and Courtney
You really are the best!
"During the past year I have been proud to say that you are my attorney. In times when I've felt most weak you made me feel secure (legally). Thanks for all your time & effort, it is much appreciated. You really are the best! P.S. Thanks to Patti as well."
Thank you so much for all your help.
"Dear Jimmy, Thank you so much for all your help. You really came through for us when we needed it. Words cannot express how grateful we are. Thanks again,"
- Seth & Johanna
Your confidence in this matter was so comforting to me.
"Dear Mr. Dicks, Our "Darling" attorney. Thank you so much for your help. Your confidence in this matter was so comforting to me."
- Kathy J (& my friend Lynn)
James Dicks knows how to get the best results for his clients from minute one.
"I called James Dicks right from the car as my friend was being evaluated for DUI. His interview of me to assess the situation was quick and gave him the information to help me help my friend, even before she was in the back of the patrol car. He gave me instructions on which facility she would likely be taken to and which bail bondsmen to see. All enabling me to get my friend out of custody in the fastest time possible. James Dicks knows how to get the best results for his clients from minute one."
- El J.
Once again you proved what a brilliant trial lawyer you are.
"Jim, Once again you proved what a brilliant trial lawyer you are. You were simply magnificent. A simple "Thank You" is not enough, nor does it truly express my feelings. I shall never be able to fully thank you or express adequately, my feelings. You are the best. Thank you my friend"
- El J.
My sincere thanks and appreciation for what you have done for me.
"Dear Jimmy, My sincere thanks and appreciation for what you have done for me. I will never forget that you believed in me, and that you represented me with honesty and character. Those values which i hold highest, you certainly exemplify. My sincerest thanks to you. (And as we say in Hawaii) Mahalo nui loa."
Mr. Dicks came very highly recommended.
"Mr. Dicks came very highly recommended by a business associate who’s son was defended by Jim Dicks. And we saw firsthand why..."
Thank you for helping me. I will never forget it.
"Dear Mr. Dicks, I have a year of sobriety now. Thanks for the six dollars and all your help. If i can ever be of any service to you, please don't hesitate to ask. Terry Thank you for helping me. I will never forget it."
He was able to ease my fears from the first meeting.
"I was faced with the potential of receiving 4 separate felony (drug-related) charges in 2011. As a young female who had trusted the wrong boy and one day hoped of utilizing her degree to obtain a respectable living 4 felonies would eliminate all chances. When I first met Mr. Dicks I was shocked, confused and scared to death. He was able to ease my fears from the first meeting, offering both a compassionate ear and a comprehensive knowledge of the law and criminal justice system in California. (particularly Vista/North County Court)"
You actually saved his life and his paramedic license.
"I would like to thank you for your help concerning my son Douglas Matthew. You actually saved his life and his paramedic license. My wife Terry and I can only say thank you and bless you for your confidence in Matt."
He is very available, attentive, responds with urgency and has great knowledge.
"James Dicks helped me after firing my first lawyer on a very hard DUI case. He is very knowledgeable of the contacts in the court system in the San Diego area and gives incredibly proactive, actionable and successful advice for your case. He is very available, attentive, responds with urgency and has great knowledge. I would recommend him for anyone fighting a DUI charge."
Mr. Dicks was very kind and compassionate from the get go.
"My son was charged with first degree burglary and obstruction. I was a nervous wreck when entering the office for the consultation. Mr. Dicks was very kind and compassionate from the get go and although there were clients waiting for him, he told me to take my time in relating the details of the case. Mr. Dicks was in no hurry to get me out of his office. It was easy to make the decision to retain this man to represent my son. The last words he said to me when I left--"I will take care of your son"."
Thanks for all you have done for my family, and for me. It means the world.
"I don't even know where to begin... When I think of the many things I am thankful for, you are truly right up there at the top. You just go about your business, doing your job. You may not even realize how much you affect people's lives. Thanks for all you have done for my family, and for me. It means the world."
The outcome on our cases was beyond my expectations!
"The outcome on our cases was beyond my expectations! He is very professional, very responsive, very knowledgeable and personable. I cannot recommend James Dicks highly enough."
- Dee R.
Thank you again. God bless
"Dear Jimmy, Jason and I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to his case. You gave him hope and a chance to make the right choices in his life. Thank you again. God bless."
- Karen & Jason
I'm just so thankful to have made it here... to cherish this family
"Mr. Dicks, It's been some years since you represented my husband Joshua, and I thought it would be an encouragement to share where we are today thanks in part to your very capable work on our behalf. Today, I sit in my own home with three smiling carefree boys, playing games and working in the yard with their father. It's a good life full of peewee football, family dinners, and the latest Pokemon movie. I'm just so thankful to have made it here... to cherish this family that was so close to ruin. Thank you again for giving us the chance to make it happen. God bless you and your family"
You have my best wishes for continued success in all that you undertake.
"James, Please forgive me as this note is long overdue - as the saying goes "Better late than never"! Thank you ever so much for your kindness & greatly needed support & encouragement in my case. You have my best wishes for continued success in all that you undertake. Please accept my appreciation of your hard work - although I said it to you in your office, I wanted to say it again. Thank you!"
We are so grateful for the work you have already done
"Hey Jimmy- Words just can't express how lucky we feel to have found you. (We would have preferred to be camping alongside you at Ocotillo, riding by day, and enjoying good stories around the campfire by night, but life seems to have taken a different turn - so here we are.) We are so grateful for the work you have already done, and as unpleasant as this journey may be, we're thankful that we're taking it with you."
It means a lot to have someone there to help you through times that you'd rather not have to ever face.
"James and staff, I would like to thank you on behalf of my family and I. This situation has and will continue to send obstacles my way for a short time longer, but without your hard work and dedication to my case I can't but assume the process would have been far more severe and much rougher road traveled. Your speedy work and continued guidance through this unfamiliar process has been absolutely wonderful. There is no doubt that anyone I know that may find themselves in the same dilemma will be pointed in your direction. After all that's how we came across you and your staff in the first place. Thanks again for all you've done. It means a lot to have someone there to help you through times that you'd rather not have to ever face."
I wanted to say thank you for the help that you've given to me.
"Jimmy, I wanted to say thank you for the help that you've given to me. Coming to my aid when I wasn't sure if I needed an attorney or not. Seeing things from beginning to end. Just for helping me get a new start. I am now enrolled in college working on my 1st degree."
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts with my court case
"I just wanted to thank you for your efforts with my court case. This was a life changing event for me and having you there to get me out of it is greatly appreciated. Thanks Again."
We really appreciated all your help.
"We really appreciated all your help. We don't know what to do without you. To all of you a big thanks."
Thanks again for all your help.
"I want to thank you for not turning me away from your office the other day in regard to Victor's sentence. Instead you said you would talk to the D.A., given my circumstance with cancer and my concern about the proper care of our only child Keely, who is eleven years old. Although you could not promise there would be any change, you gave me hope. There are documents about my condition and they can and will be made available to you, if you feel it necessary. Thanks again for all your help."
You came recommended to me as being the best in town. I believe it!
"Dear Jimmy- Please accept this with my sincere thanks & appreciation. Vista is very fortunate to have you. You came recommended to me as being the best in town. I believe it! Your kindness, compassion & generosity has re-taught me what it really means to have class"
- Barbara & Rod
Just a note to thank you for your efforts
"Jimmy, Just a note to thank you for your efforts for Lee. The outcome was better than he had any right to expect, and hopefully this will contribute to a change for the better."
Thank you so very much & I am looking forward to a glass of wine with you very soon!
"Dear Jim, Well, I just don't know how to thank you for what you have done to help me & my husband. We both enjoyed meeting you even though the circumstances were tough. I'm truly grateful for you & your expertise. Thank you so very much & I am looking forward to a glass of wine with you very soon! God Bless You!"
Thanks for providing the best service for a law office
"Thanks for providing the best service for a law office & thanks for being more than just a law office. You guys have made me feel very welcome and have always been there for me like family. I feel very close to you guys and my wife feels like she hasn't met a part of my family yet that are in vista. I hope we can all find a time to celebrate and meet again. Thanks a million"
Thanks for being kind to my friend...it means the world to me.
"Jimmy- Thank you so much for helping Heather at the court house the other day. She is so grateful to have bumped into you, just when she needed to! Thanks for being kind to my friend...it means the world to me."
Thanks for everything, you may have saved my career & i will never forget that.
"Thanks for everything, you may have saved my career & i will never forget that."
I really appreciate you helping me with my case.
"Jimmy, Thank you so much for helping Niko in a time of need. I'm sorry this is late. We have not forgotten about you Thanks again. You are a dear friend. Thanks Jimmy, I really appreciate you helping me with my case. I did not forget your corona. I wish I could do more in return. Thanks again."
Thank you again so much!
"Well, I truly don't even know how to begin to thank you for all you did. I can't tell you how stressful this whole ordeal was on me and if it wasn't for you, I'm sure I would have lost it. Thank you so much for helping us out on this one. You handling everything was an enormous relief and i really appreciate everything you did. Things are great and my husband actually finally learned his lesson and has made some dramatic changes in our lives - good changes. I'm almost glad this happened. Thank you a million times!! I wish there was something we could do for you. We're still on for lunch/drinks after the baby ok? I also wanted to let you know that you are more than welcome to use our jet ski's anytime you want and I want you to take us up on it! You can pick them up or we can take them to you - whatever is easiest for you. The kids would have a blast - so just let us know when - I'll be waiting to hear from you. Mission Bay is always a blast for the kids. Don't forget!!!! Thank you again so much!"
You are a man of your word and you have our gratitude
"Dear Mr. Dicks, Thank you so much for calling us so promptly with the good news of what you were able to accomplish on behalf of our son Colin. Thank you for understanding my concern and keeping your word to us. You are a man of your word and you have our gratitude. We await to hear from your office."
Thank you for all the work that you have done thus far. I truly appreciate it.
"Dear Attorney Dicks, Although the words are short and few, this brings the warmest thanks to you. Thank you for all the work that you have done thus far. I truly appreciate it."
He knows the laws.
"Mr. Jimmy Dicks has represented my family on more than one occasion. His skillful art of negotiation kept my son out of California prison for a possible three strikes life sentence. Mr. Dicks is a criminal specialist. He KNOWS the laws. Living out of state was a nightmare for me, but each time I called Mr. Dicks or went to his office, he was straightforward, confident, and gave me peace of mind. Any mother o ... view more r parent would want this man to represent his or her child, even if that child is in his 30’s. He or his staff kept in touch with my son as well as with me during his jail time. Now that my son has served his sentence, in a minimal security facility, his future looks brighter. Jimmy has impacted him in such a positive way. I would highly recommend anyone who is in trouble and needs an attorney to consult with Mr. Dicks. It’s like having a bad hair day and finding someone who can fix the mess! Thanks, Mr Dicks!"
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