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Russell Babcock

Russell S. Babcock (Founder + Owner)

Spanish Speaking Criminal Defense Attorney  (Federal and State Court)

The law firm of Russell S. Babcock was formed to provide the highest quality of federal and state criminal defense services at reasonable prices. We are a full service criminal law firm which gives attention to its clients and brings detailed knowledge and experience to each case. Mr. Babcock has practiced law for more than thirty years. He is fluent in Spanish (Español) and serves both the English speaking and Hispanic community.

Russell Babcock graduated from the University of California, Davis, in the top 1% of his class, with highest honors.  Russell is admitted to the California, Alaska and Colorado bars. He has tried more than one hundred fifty jury trials and practiced law in more than ten states. Russell is one of the few attorneys who divides his practice between trials and appeals, in both state and federal court. Russell has handled very complex cases including; five death penalty cases, complex banking and business conspiracy cases, as well as the most complex federal and state drug cases.

Russell is a tenacious litigator who is willing to travel anywhere to achieve justice. He a former prosecutor and attorney general, which helps him to understand how the government makes it charging decisions and adds credibility to him as a trial attorney.

In 1995 Russell became one of the few state certified criminal specialists in San Diego County. In 1998 he won the prestigious award for “Criminal Appellate Attorney of the Year” given by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. In 2011 Russell Babcock was named one of the best five criminal defense attorneys in San Diego.  Russell has been named several years as a “SuperLawyer,”  including SuperLawyer 2015. He is an Avvo 10.0 rated attorney.

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  • A miracle

    I won the lottery with my attorney…First I'd like to thank Mr Babcock for such an incredible job..from the moment I retained him he was completely professional..he did everything he said ..and I felt that he was 100% there to help me…and the outcome of my case was a miracle…I am very grateful for...
  • Great and caring attorney

    Russell handled my wife's case. She was charged with six felony counts of workers comp fraud. This was a traumatic experience for us. Russell believed in my wife and worked hard for her. After much hard work and many court appearances, Russell was able to settle the case with no felonies and no j...
  • Great professional

    He is a great lawyer and a great person, he always trays his best to make you comfortable. His always attentive to your questions and your needs. His bilingual so that helped a lot for me. I would highly recommend him.
  • Best Attorney

    I received a call from the U.S. pretrial services notifying me that my son had been arrested on Federal charges and was looking at a sentence of 5 to 10 years. I searched for an attorney specializing in border cases. I was blessed to have found Mr. Babcock. Over the course of 5 months (that inclu...
  • Very good criminal Defense Attorney

    Doesn't get much better than this. I had gotten the worst of everything in my case, i was facing a Felony over $4100 dollars in fines 6 months jail, and the loss of my license, at the time of sentencing Russell made a fantastic plea with the judge to reduce my felony to a misdemeanor. Not only di...
  • Best lawyer in San Diego California

    I live in Chicago. My son was caught in California. The judge says he was looking at 30 years in prison. Desperately looking for a lawyer in California, I called 3-4 lawyers and left messages. When I called Russell I was happy to actually speak with someone over the phone.I was always treated lik...

    Babcock's attention to detail and extensive knowledge and good heart to a resolution that kept my partner from getting deported to the Mid-East. Recommend him strongly.

    I'm a professional and I was facing certain deportation for second theft and thanks to Russell Babcock we got an outcome keeping me from going to jail and deportation

    Russell Babcock is a trustworthy man and a great attorney. The level of professionalism and care Russell and his associate have for their clients is huge. These notable attributes- paired with knowledge, effort, and responsibility make Russell Babcock an awesome attorney. His resume speaks loudly...

    Russell Babcock is a brilliant attorney and he evaluates the case very thoroughly and prepares meticulously and goes out of the way in assuring the desired results are gotten. He demonstrated the biggest thing needed when I was faced with turmoil. Thee was this human touch and connected at a huma...

    It was Sunday morning I called Russell and felt so comfortable with this gentleman. We asked if we could come to his office right that minute. He did not waste any time and started the process. He took care of my husband and I. All federal charges were dropped. We know have a second chance and pe...

    Finding the right attorney is like finding a needle in the haystack. I am a free man because of his efforts. I know if I had bound anyone else I would have been ripped off and stuck in jail. I am not a person to too anyone's horn but Mr. Babcock literally saved my life.

    young son naively applied for an Internet sponsored job, driving dance/stripper girls to parties; this to earn some side money for Christmas gifts. Unbeknownst to him he was in the wrong place, at the wrong time – involved in a police sting operation. The County Court had charges for a multiple y...

    Russell and his team is the best. I was stuck in Mexico looking at 8 felony charges and 9 years in State Prison. Russell was able to talk the judge until releasing my warrant. I pled to one misdemeanor, summary, probation with no jail time. Russell is the best a this craft and worth every dime fo...
  • GRATEFUL AND BLESSED ( August 5, 2015)

      I received a call from the U.S. Pretrial Services notifying me that my son had been arrested on Federal charges and was looking at a sentence of 5 to 10 years. I searched for an attorney specializing in border cases. I was blessed to have found Mr. Babcock. Over the course of 5 months (that i...
  • One Of The Best Attorneys In San Diego County

    Attorney Babcock is an excellent attorney. I have had the opportunity to view him in trial as an opposing counsel. He was aggressive, prepared and a strong advocate for his client. Attorney Babcock is a very knowledgeable in the law. His experience as a former prosecutor combined with years of e...
  • Incredible Experience, Highly Intelligent

    I go to Russ for Advice in many cases. He has incredible experience and is highly intelligent. Prosecutors know they have their hands full when Russ is involved.
  • Very Skilled And Great Lawyer

    Russell is a very hard worker and intelligent advocate. I have watched him in trials and he develops a great rapport with the jury. He is a very skilled and great lawyer.
  • Cares A Great Deal About His Clients

    “I endorse Russell's work. I have known him for over twenty five years and once worked with him in Anchorage, Alaska. He is intelligent, had-working, and cares a great deal about his clients.”
  • Committed … Terrific Lawyer

    “Russell and I worked together on a difficult bank robbery case. He was able to secure a fantastic deal for his client. He works hard, is very committed, and is a terrific lawyer. “
  • One Of The Hardest Working Lawyers

    “This is one of the hardest working and most talented lawyer who works very hard for his clients”
  • Highly Recommend

    I was caught for smuggling drugs and failed to go to my court date in federal court because I had started a new life and had a baby. When I was arrested, I was facing a sentence of ten years in federal court and also extradition to another state on other drug charges. Mr. Babcock was able to obta...

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