Attorney Biography

PartnerDomenic J. Lombardo, (Attorney at Law)  graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), earning a B.A. in Economics-Business, before graduating with his J.D. from University of California, Hastings School of Law. He passed the California Bar Examination on the first try, and immediately began practicing as a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, California.

Mr. Lombardo worked as a defense lawyer at the San Diego Office of the Public Defender from 1991 to early 1996.

Mr. Lombardo opened the Law office of Domenic Lombardo in 1996 as a a sole practitioner dedicated entirely to the defense of individuals accused of crimes.  And while Mr. Lombardo works as the primary attorney for all his cases, he does have a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and paralegals to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case.

When he is not working, Mr. Lombardo is an avid family man, triathlete, and world traveler.

Associate:  Jay K. Temple, (Attorney at Law) admitted to the California Bar on December 1, 2010, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., 2010 Cum Laude); Colorado State University (B.A., 2006); Senior Editor with Thomas Jefferson Law Review, James Madison Editor Award Recipient 2009/2010, Member of Thomas Jefferson Moot Court Honor Society; Thomas Jefferson School of Law as a Jefferson Fellow Researcher.

Member: San Diego County Bar Association; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association.

Do you have a question for a San Diego defense lawyer?  A free consultation with Mr. Lombardo is available upon request.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation on any criminal defense law matter.

Video Introduction


My name is Domenic Lombardo; I am a California criminal defense practitioner. I’ve been defending individuals accused of crimes for the past 18 years. If you have a criminal problem, especially a problem here in San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact us. Certainly don’t wait for your situation to control you, let us begin to control your situation. I have a team of investigators, forensic consultants, paralegals, whatever is necessary; I will marshal those resources in order to effectively represent you, to get you the best possible result in your case. If you contact me, I will give you accurate and honest advice. I will tell you how you can help me get to that good result, when we’re going to get there, how we’re going to get there. I’m familiar with the court staff, the prosecutors, the judges here in San Diego, this is something I’ve been dealing with from misdemeanors to complex felony matters, successfully. No matter what your problem is, I’m sure I’ve been there. So contact me, send me an email. If you do, I’ll respond to it just as soon as I’m out of court, they come through right on my Blackberry. If you call the office, your message will be paged out to me immediately. I look forward to talking to you.

My Approach to Defending Clients


My starting point in defending any client accused of criminal conduct is for me to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, for me to make a determination of whether or not the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, each and every element of the charged offense to a jury. You’re not guilty unless you plead guilty, or unless a jury concludes that you’re guilty. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That means that there’s no other explanation for the evidence except that which points to your guilt. If at the close of a jury trial, the state of the evidence is such that there are two interpretations of the evidence, both of which are based in reason, one of which points to your guilt, and the other of which points to your innocence, a jury is legally obligated to adopt the interpretation favoring innocence and reject the interpretation favoring a conviction.

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