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JD Law is proud to have an experienced staff to defend the rights of San Diego residents.

To learn more about our dedicated legal team, please continue reading below.

Criminal Attorney James N. Dicks

James N. Dicks - San Diego Criminal Attorney

Heading up our law office, James N. Dicks is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a background in law enforcement and narcotics investigation. Mr. Dicks is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar in Criminal Law, a distinction obtained by additional training, education, experience and an evaluation by some of California's top lawyers, making him a specialist in criminal law.

His hard work and high ethical standards have earned him an excellent reputation and respect in the San Diego community at large. Attorney James N. Dicks has been involved in the criminal field since 1977, dedicating his life to protecting your rights and future.

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Joanne Sanchez, Legal Paralegal

Joanne Sanchez - Attorney

Joanne Sanchez is the newest addition to JD Law. Originally a native of the city of Los Angeles, Ms. Sanchez graduated in 2008 from the University of Santa Barbara with a double major in Law & Society and Sociology. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

She worked as the senior paralegal for a middle-sized firm for several years until she moved to San Diego to pursue her law degree. A recent graduate of California Western School of Law, Ms. Sanchez joins the firm with background knowledge in immigration law, landlord tenant law, and bankruptcy law.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, and spending time with her family and friends in Los Angeles.

Lisbette Jacqueline Baltazar, Legal Secretary

Lisbette Jacqueline Baltazar - Law Clerk

Lisbette Baltazar was born and raised in Vista, California. She graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Political Science major and cum laude distinction. She is a current graduate of California Western School of Law.

Ms. Baltazar manages the day to day activities at the firm. She helps with intake paperwork, client interviews, case preparation, and legal briefs. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Spanish.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies with her son, and traveling.

Yesenia Luna, Legal Assistant

Yesenia Luna - Legal Assistant

Ms. Luna is an aspiring paralegal that has become integral in the office structure. She assists Attorney James N. Dicks in preparing cases for trial, subpoenaing documents, and assisting clients.

She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Nicolette Deberg, Legal Assistant

Nicolette Deberg - Legal Assistant

Ms. Deberg is currently attending college; upon graduation, she will attend law school. She is an accomplished photographer and crime scene investigator, aspects that are crucial in helping Attorney James N. Dicks prepare cases for trial.

Rene DeLaCova - Investigator

Our law office utilizes the services of licensed private investigator Rene DeLaCova of Kristy Investigations for all of our investigative needs.

Contract Staff

In addition to our full-time staff, we utilize the professional services of a select group of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, doctors, and consultants who are ready to assist us in building a successful defense for your case.

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