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About Paul W. Blake

Paul W. Blake is a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego. He has over thirty years of experience as a criminal defense practitioner in state, federal and appellate courts. As a criminal attorney in San Diego, he has defended clients in hundreds of cases involving such matters as assault, robbery, DUI, homicide, illegal entry, smuggling, and domestic and sexual violence. He also has extensive experience in complex cases such as major narcotics, capital offenses, RICO, and post-conviction relief appeals. Contact a criminal law attorney in San Diego.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Law
  • State Criminal Law
  • Appellate Court (State and Federal)
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Probate

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  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

State Bar Membership

State of California, 1980

Court Memberships

  • United States Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • CJA Panel, Central District of California
  • CJA Panel, Southern District of California
  • Office of Assigned Counsel and Private Conflicts Counsel, San Diego County Indigent Defense Program
  • Judge Pro Tem Small Claims Court
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Credentialed Mediator

Practice Locations

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1978
  • San Diego State Bachelor of Arts, History, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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