San Diego criminal defense attorney
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Welcome to the Law Offices of
Gerald Blank

San Diego trial lawyer
Defense attorney
Criminal defense
Defense lawyer San Diego
9th circuit court San Diego Lawyer and Attorney
Esq., Gerald Blank, Esq.

Defense attorney


Gerald Blank, Esq

Phone: 619-238-1111

444 West C Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Lawyer

San Diego Attorney

Thank you for visiting my website. I enjoy personal contact and prefer a call or in-person appointment to communication with you on the web. The initial consultation is always without charge. I am easily reached at 619-238-1111, and the phone is answered 24/7. It includes instructions on how to reach me if you have an emergency, as I am not always in the office. My cell phone number is 619-992-6733, but I can't always answer it. The address is 444 West C Street, Suite 200, San Diego, California 92101, where I've been located since 1991. That is the corner of West C and Columbia Streets in downtown San Diego, right next to the courthouse, in a small, four story red-brick building. It is easy to find and parking is available next door, but don't go to "C Street." You have to go to "West C" Street. I am fluent in Spanish, and often represent Spanish speaking clients. I welcome your contact in Spanish.

Feel free to send an email as that is often the fastest way to reach me. My email address is I usually won't give legal advice through email, and you should be careful what you say to anyone in an email or anywhere on the web.

I have been an attorney since 1972. Until 1986 I concentrated exclusively on criminal defense cases and I continue to handle many of them. Then I began accepting medical malpractice, personal injury, business litigation, and other cases. I enjoy the challenge of complex cases and those which need to be resolved through the jury trial process. I believe I excel in the courtroom setting, where I have frequently achieved very positive results for my clients.

I am or have been a member of the National Lawyers Guild, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California State and San Diego County Bar Associations, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and several other similar legal organizations. I now hold or have held office in several organizations, both legal and non-legal, and received many awards over the years for my trial work and public service. For example, in 2013 I was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego by San Diego Magazine. I was named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2000-2001 by the Criminal Defense Bar Association and Airport Advocate of the Year for 2007 by the California Pilots Association because of a great result in a complex civil aviation case I handled. In 2011 I received the Champion of Justice Award from the California Innocence Project and the Wounded Warrior Project Award. I recently celebrated 25 consecutive years of receiving the highest possible rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by an independent rating company. I also consistently volunteer my time at community non-profit organizations. I really enjoy doing that.

I am admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in California, the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and others.

In 2001, I began sharing office space with Todd A. Moore, Esq. Todd is a fine attorney who was admitted to practice that year. He has his totally independent law practice. His phone number is 619-233-6222. There are other lawyers in the suite of offices Todd and I purchased in 2007, and each has a separate, independent, law practice.

Perhaps the best way to describe my law practice and legal work is to say I accept very few cases, and they are usually quite complex and challenging. I focus on and pay a great deal of attention to detail. I've found that to be a great way to obtain good results for my clients.

I hope you'll give me a call if you would like more information. My resume is available.