John R. Rodriguez is a San Diego trial attorney with the experience that will make a difference in your criminal or immigration case. His combined experience as a trial lawyer, former police officer, and private investigator has culminated into a successful legal career with a proven track record that his clients can rely on. He began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney defending Latino immigrants arrested in communities throughout Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties for 15 years before relocating to San Diego county in 2011.
John R. Rodriguez has represented hundreds of clients accused of a crime in state courts and many others that are faced with deportation in immigration court. He has also helped many of his clients find a way to adjust their status, get their green card, and become a U.S. citizen.
Attorney Rodriguez has had the privilege of serving as the President and Cofounder of La Raza Lawyers Association in Solano County in 2003. He was also the Chairperson of the Immigration Division for the San Diego Bar Association in 2017. John R. Rodriguez received his Doctor of Law degree from John F. Kennedy University and his Masters in the Administration of Justice from Norwich University.
My personal commitment
As the son of an immigrant parent from Monterey, Mexico, I was the first born in the United States and the first to receive an American education. We had a large family with my uncle and cousins sharing a home as we tried to find a way to live the American dream. But I learned early in life that if you enter this country without permission there was a harsh penalty to pay. As a kid immigration officers entered our home and arrested my uncle like a criminal. They took him away in handcuffs and it was more then 10 years later before we would see him and my cousins again. Seeing my uncle taken away in handcuffs made a lasting impression on me.
It has become my mission and purpose in life to use my years of legal experience and education to help immigrant families find a pathway to citizenship in the United States. I use my skills to fight for their immigrant rights and defend against criminal accusations that affect their status so that they can focus on the things that matter most to them and their families.