San Diego Trial Attorneys

San Diego's Top Rated Trial Advocacy Firm
Thumbtack August 2019

Sean was absolutely amazing! He listened to everything we had to say and gave us honest realistic answers to our questions. I would without a doubt refer anyone to him. - Aundrea H.

Our Team

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Sean M. Jones, Esq./Ll.M.

Managing Attorney

(619) 732-6377

[email protected]

LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. California Western School of Law
B.S. California State University, Fresno​

Sean M. Jones is licensed to practice in California, Nevada, and in the Central and Southern California Districts of the U.S. Federal Court

Sean M. Jones focuses his practice on criminal defense, civil litigation and professional license protection.
Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Jones worked as an associate trial attorney with renowned San Diego defense attorney, David Baker, handling some of Southern California’s most serious and high profile Federal cases.
While in law school, Sean maintained dual clerkships at Webb & Bordson, APC, a civil litigation firm, and the Law Offices of Michael Anthony Hernandez, a criminal defense practice. After taking both the California and Nevada Bar exams, which he passed on his first attempt, Sean went to work litigating multi-state class actions as a Post-Bar Law Clerk at Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian. During college, he interned with the Public Defender’s Office while earning his Criminology degree. In 2016, Sean returned to school on scholarship to obtain a Masters of Law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Having Litigated hundreds of cases in both State and Federal Court during his early years of practice and establishing a reputation in the San Diego legal community as a formidable trial advocate, Mr. Jones separated from his previous firm in 2015 to begin his own practice, focusing on helping clients resolve their legal issues with as little effect as possible on their careers, finances, and families while also avoiding potentially devastating civil and immigration ramifications that attorneys often overlook in their haste to quickly resolve cases.
Since starting his practice, Sean has helped clients across Southern California and Nevada keep their jobs, retain custody of their children, avoid deportation, and prevent unnecessary and excessive punishment. As a result of his dedication to protecting his clients’ interests and providing principled and honest advice, the firm has been rewarded with consistent praise and recommendation from current and former clients. Sean is admitted to practice in the States of California and Nevada as well as the Federal District Courts for Central and Southern California.
As part of his commitment to giving back to the San Diego community, Sean serves as a Director on the California Western School of Law Alumni Board as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Spreckels Organ Society at Balboa Park and serves as a mentor to students at California Western School of Law aspiring to open their own law practices.
When not in the courtroom, Sean enjoys surfing, snowboarding and rock climbing.

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Isabela A. Rodriguez, J.D.

Post-Bar Law Clerk

‪(619) 335-5791‬

[email protected]

J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst​

Isabela Rodriguez graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in Environmental and Energy Law.

She leads the firm in handling matters concerning governmental regulation and compliance. 

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Sean Jones, Ms. Rodriguez worked for The Markham Law Firm, assisting in the litigation complex class actions. 

Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Benjamin A. Rothbaum, J.D.

Certified Law Clerk

J.D. (pending) California Western School of Law
B.A. California State University, Humboldt​

Benjamin A. Rothbaum joined the Law Offices of Sean Jones in 2017 and has been a vital part of the firm since then. 

He is currently in his third year at California Western School of Law where he has ranked in the top 10% of his class since his first semester. He was awarded The American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Contracts and Legal Skills for earning the top grade in both of those subjects and was subsequently welcomed onto Law Review.

In Spring 2019, Mr. Rothbaum obtained his practical training certification through the California State Bar, allowing to practice in the essential capacity of a licensed attorney under Mr. Jones’s supervision. Since receiving his certification, Mr. Rothbaum has handled a felony jury trial, participated in complex mediation, arraigned clients, argued motions, and negotiated sentencing terms with prosecutors and judges. 

Vincent P. Sorrentino, J.D.

Certified Law Clerk

J.D. (pending) California Western School of Law
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Vincent Sorrentino is a second year law student at California Western School of Law with the highest merit scholarship, the Kennedy scholarship.  He finished his first year in the top 10% of his class, earned a position on California Western’s law review and international law journal, and recently finished a judicial externship in the Southern District Court of California with the honorable Andrew G. Schopler.

During his second year in law school, Vinny completed a summer externship for the prestigious employment firm, Jackson Lewis. 

Prior to embarking on a legal career, Vinny graduated from UCLA with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked for almost two years as a civil engineer. He brings that wealth of technical experience with him into his current position at the Law Offices of Sean Jones and often takes the lead on civil matters which are technical or mechanical in nature.

In his spare time, Vincent enjoys restoring classic muscle cars and motorcycles.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We represent criminal defendants throughout the State of California and in the Central and Southern Federal Districts

Personal Injury

If you have been injured as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation

Civil Litigation

We provide effective and efficient solutions to civil disputes of any size and any degree of complexity

Professional License Defense

We have helped doctors, lawyers, realtors and other professionals maintain their licenses and protect their careers

General Counsel

Our firm offers a variety of packages for small and medium size businesses who need an attorney on-call for day-to-day legal issues

Asset Forfeiture

When cash or property are tied to a suspected crime, the government can try to take it. We have a winning record of getting those assets back.

Our Philosophy

We are trial lawyers. 

We share a particular disdain for sitting in an office. We hate seeing people get bullied into settling for lopsided deals. We live for the opportunity to take the fight to the courtroom and argue before a jury. 

Most lawyers these days work on volume — signing up as many cases as possible and resolving them as quickly as they can in order to maximize profit. We reject this business model. 

We are selective with the cases we take on. We only accept a select few types of cases which align with our expertise, and we never take on more work than we can handle. This means that everything we do, we do extremely well. It also means that our clients always receive the personal and individualized attention they deserve and that their cases require.

If you want someone to be YOUR lawyer, and not just A lawyer, give us a call today. We’d love to be in your corner and fight hard for you every step of the way.

Our office is comprised strictly of trial lawyers. We thrive on trying cases before juries, presenting evidence, and arguing before a court. While most lawyers we know prefer the comfort of their office and try to settle cases as quickly as possible, we live for the fight. Only when we truly believe that a settlement is in our client’s best interests do we resort to plea negotiations. If you want somebody who will actually fight for you, rather than just going through the motions and taking an early settlement offer, you need a trial lawyer on your side. 

Contact our office today to learn more about how we can fight for you. (619) 732-6377

Client Testimonials

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I can not begin to express how grateful my family and I are that we met Sean and decided to have him work on our case. I did my homework and met with a few attorneys before deciding on who I would go with and Sean was clearly the best choice for my family . He listened to what I had to say , called back, emailed back , texted back , and kept me informed every step of the way . This is crucial because (obviously) the client is not the professional one when it comes to legal situations, so there are a lot of questions. I never felt like I was bothering him no matter how "silly" my question was. With confidence, I would recommend him to anyone!"
Delia L.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Very knowledgeable and professional staff. I felt like I could talk easily to them and they understood my side of the case. Gave me honest feedback to help prove my case. I highly trust them with my case and would recommend them to others!"
Rebecca R.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff. Their professionalism and advice really helped me out and proved the have the knowledge and knowhow to get the job done. Hopefully I will not need law advice anytime soon but if I should, I know where to go for reliable and honest service. Thanks!!!"
Chris R.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Everyone at the Law Offices of Sean Jones are very professional and detail oriented. I put my full trust in them. Going through a difficult time in my life, it was really hard to seek the help of a lawyer. They were very kind and compassionate. The entire process was explained to me in terms that I could understand. Even as a college graduate, there is so much about the law that I didn't know. These lawyers are very knowledgeable and hardworking. I received many updates on the progress of things. I had no worries about things while with them. I would and actually do recommend them whenever I see someone in need of great lawyers."
Jennifer H.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Sean Jones and his team are top notch! He skillfully represented me in defense of a mechanic's lien suit brought on by a shady plumbing contractor. He and his team kept me in the loop during the whole process and explained in layman's terms everything going on. He is easy to talk to and knows his stuff. I hope I won't need to but I would hire him again without a second thought."
Brian A.
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