In Loving Memory of

Attorney Richard D. Berkon Jr.

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San Diego Criminal
Defense Attorney

Protecting Defendants in
Southern California

Welcome to the Law Office of Richard Berkon, Jr. As a long-time San Diego criminal defense lawyer, I have dedicated my life and career to fighting for the rights and freedom of people who are facing criminal charges. It is hard to believe how many innocent people become the target of overzealous investigations, and even harder to believe that many of these same people are made to feel as if they must prove their own innocence rather than the government proving their guilt.

I take pride in representing my clients and analyzing their cases thoroughly so I can provide the most solid and effective defense possible.

Whether I feel it is best to negotiate on a client's behalf or fight in trial, I always act in my clients' best interests. Regardless of if the case involves a minor misdemeanor charge or a major felony, I will always go above and beyond to help every client obtain the most favorable results possible for his or her situation.

Personalized Service &
Customized Defense

I handle each case personally. I do not delegate clients to associates or less-experienced attorneys. When you call my firm for a case evaluation, you will speak with me directly, not some "intake person" or "paralegal" whose job it is to make a sale. You will be forwarded to me day or night, and even on the weekend. If I am in court when you call, I will return your call that same day!

For my clients in jail, I can be reached through collect calls, and am willing to visit in-person on a regular basis.

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Richard Berkon

Endorsed By Judges

  • “From jury selection to closing argument, Mr. Berkon was a zealous advocate for clients while maintaining the highest professionalism."

    – Judge Runston G. Maino

  • “A gentleman of impeccable ethics. He has been both reasonable and professional in our court and has presented himself that way to juries"

    - Judge James A. Stotler

Client-Focused & Results-Driven Advocacy

The most common complaint against attorneys is that their clients can never get a hold of them or get a return phone call. Communication will never be an issue when you hire my law firm. My clients need to trust me when I give advice on what do to with their cases. This trust can only be earned through communication. Thus, my clients and their families will not only be given my office number and e-mail, but my personal cell phone as well.
  • More Than 15
    Years of Experience
  • Proven Results In &
    Out of Court
  • Previously Served as
    a Public Defender

See What My Clients Are Saying

  • “Outstanding!!! Delivered what was promised.”

    - Winston

  • “Thank you for your hard work and honesty.”

    - Heather, DUI Client

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Attentive & Accessible to Client Needs

  • About Attorney Berkon

    By beginning my legal career working for the San Diego County Public Defender's Office, I was quickly able to learn what it takes to aggressively and effectively fight on a defendant's behalf. I have plenty of trial experience, during which I have successfully handled hundreds of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to major felonies. Every individual is going through a different situation, and I ensure each client is provided with personalized attention and customized defense.

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  • Defense Practice Areas

    At the Law Office of Richard Berkon, Jr., I am prepared to take on even the most complicated criminal cases. I believe that every individual deserves to have their voice heard through the criminal justice system, and I do everything in my power to ensure that every client I represent is given this opportunity. Whether a client is facing criminal charges at the state or federal level, I will stop at nothing to see that his or her rights and freedoms are protected.

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  • Free Case Evaluation

    After you have been accused of committing a crime, it is essential that you contact my firm right away. The sooner you begin working with my firm, the sooner I can begin examining all the details surrounding your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. I provide free initial consultations, so you can get a feel for my firm and services before making any type of commitment. If I am in court at the time you contact my firm, I will return your call that same day!

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Check Out My Recent Victories

  • Attempted 1st Degree Murder with Gang Allegations


  • Attempted Murder with Gang Allegations

    Assault - 9 years -Dismiss Attempt Murder Charge

  • 1st Degree Murder with Gang Allegations

    HUNG JURY - Mistrial

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