Criminal Attorney San Diego | Defense Lawyer San Diego

Paul W. Blake is a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego with over 40 years of experience working in state, federal, and appellate courts. Continue reading to learn more about him.

About Paul W. Blake

Paul has defended clients in hundreds of cases involving assault, robbery, DUI, homicide, illegal entry, smuggling, and domestic and sexual violence. He also has extensive experience in complex cases, including:

  • Major Narcotics
  • Capital Offenses
  • RICO
  • Post-conviction Relief Appeals

Contact Paul W Blake, Attorney at Law, for quality criminal law services in Southern California.

Areas of Practice

His area of expertise include:

  • Juvenile Criminal Law

State Bar Membership

Paul W. Blake received his State Bar Membership for the State of California in 1980.

Court Memberships

  • United States Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Practice Locations

Paul W. Blake offers services for clients in the following areas:

  • 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

Case Summaries

Paul W. Blake has successfully won several cases for his clients in a wide array of matters. Below are some recent cases handled by attorney Paul W. Blake.

Federal Cases

White Collar Crime
This investment fraud case involved individual investors, banks, and other lending institutions. The client faced a 20-year sentence if found guilty. After intense negotiations, government attorneys agreed to major concessions for the client.

This drug smuggling case at the Mexican border involved a large quantity of methamphetamine. The defense investigation resulted in the judge dismissing the case.

Criminal Conspiracy/Alien Smuggling
The defendant was charged with smuggling people across the Mexican border. The jury could not reach a verdict, and the case was dismissed.

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State Cases

Financial Elder Abuse
A recent defense trial victory exemplified the work and struggle necessary to represent an individual wrongly accused of financial elder abuse crimes. The matter involved an elderly man who, together with other family members, falsely accused another family member of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars. The case required extensive pre-trial motions and investigation, and in a jury trial lasting three weeks, a verdict of not guilty was returned on all counts. This verdict for the defense was a result of the experience, determination, and preparation of Attorney Paul W. Blake.

Homicide/Gang Affiliation
The defendant was charged with first-degree murder. The prosecution tried to inflate the defendant's role by adding conspiracy and gang affiliation charges. After an intense defense investigation, the prosecution dismissed the murder charge.

This was a high-profile murder case involving a juvenile and two of his friends charged with murdering his younger sister. In a very controversial court decision, all three boys were ordered to stand trial as adults. After the defense found blood evidence overlooked by police and coercive police interrogation tactics were revealed, all charges were dismissed.

The defendant was charged with robbery by force and fear. After two jury trials, the charges were dismissed.