Aggressive San Diego Attorney Fights for Accident Victims and Individuals Accused of Crimes

Thorough California lawyer handles a diverse range of criminal defense and personal injury matters

The legal system can be confusing and intimidating, and consulting with an attorney in the early stages of your case is critical to protecting your interests. At Coastal Legal Center APC in San Diego, our attorney is dedicated to helping clients overcome legal obstacles and represents individuals and servicemembers throughout San Diego County and the surrounding area in a wide variety of criminal defense and personal injury issues. With 45 years of legal experience, our attorney can accurately assess the most complicated of situations and has the resources and tools to build comprehensive and effective cases for clients. Whether you were arrested for vehicular homicide, want to expunge your criminal record or you have been court-martialed and need an attorney experienced with military criminal defense, our firm will determine the best course of action and work tirelessly to resolve your case.

Skillful counselor offers clients personalized and efficient legal assistance

Your legal concerns matter and deserve prompt attention. Our attorney takes decisive action to protect clients’ rights, offering the following qualities:

  • Aggressive trial representation — Using proven methods and zealous advocacy, our attorney knows how to build strong legal strategies and present convincing arguments to judges and juries.
  • A track record of successful decisions — Our attorney has extensive experience handling a wide range of legal issues and has produced positive outcomes for many of our clients, whether they’re facing jail time or dealing with an accident injury.
  • Cost-effective rates — The potential costs of representation can be overwhelming. Our firm believes everyone deserves effective legal assistance and offers cost-effective rates to make our services as accessible as possible.

Choosing an attorney is an important decision, and our firm has the skills to address your legal needs and will seek an efficient and fair outcome to your legal matter.

Defense attorney and civil litigator takes on a wide range of cases

You need an attorney who knows how to investigate the facts and challenge the other side’s claims. Our attorney is highly effective in the courtroom and at the negotiation table and delivers forceful and reliable representation to California residents in the following areas:

  • Criminal defense — Being arrested or accused of a crime is a serious situation, and you need a knowledgeable attorney to help you avoid dire consequences. Our firm offers strong and aggressive criminal defense representation, including in cases involving domestic violence crimes, sex crimes, gun and weapons crimes and DUI/DWI. Our attorney also helps those with eligible crimes file for expungement.
  • Military defense — Our court martial military defense lawyer defends servicemembers against allegations of misconduct, adultery, sex-related crimes and much more.
  • Personal injury — If you were seriously injured in an auto accident or premises liability incident, you deserve to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. Our personal injury attorney knows how to determine the full extent of your losses and will fight for a fair amount of compensation through an award or settlement.

We take the time to fully understand every case and provide a professional and supportive environment to reduce client stress and worry.

Contact a respected California lawyer to schedule your free initial consultation

At Coastal Legal Center APC, our firm understands how challenging legal issues can be and represents clients in the San Diego area in criminal defense and personal injury cases. Call 619-984-5992 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation at our office.

  • Jerrold Bodow

    Why Us

    At the law office of Jerrold M. Bodow, we focus on our clients’ needs while providing highly personalized, convenient and cost-effective representation. From our office in San Diego we assist and represent clients throughout the State of California.

    Attorney Jerrold Bodow is committed to being an aggressive, zealous advocate for his clients. He has years of experience and an outstanding record of success. Mr. Bodow has a network of many resources to support his clients’ claims. We network with other attorneys on many cases, with no additional fee or charge to the client. Additionally, our team of experts includes forensic scientists, private investigators and other professionals.

    Our practice is built on establishing and maintaining long-standing relationships with clients through personal attention and empathy for clients regarding their legal needs. We treat each client with respect, and we respond promptly to inquiries. We have not lost sight of the importance of one-on-one contact with our clients, and we always provide a professional and personable environment in which clients can feel comfortable and assured that their legal needs are being understood and addressed by an experienced attorney.


  • I am not sure as where to begin with my deep appreciation for Mr. Bodow’s professionalism, dedication, candor, and reliability. We have used him for two cases and found his approach and knowledge to be of the utmost help in resolving these issues. We had originally found him via a Web search when in need of a lawyer. He made himself available to us without delay and worked tirelessly on our behalf to make sure that we had the best possible outcome. His staff is diligent and courteous, and the location is great for the S.D. courthouse. We will continue to rely on him for any additional legal help we will need in the future. We couldn’t be happier with him.

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  • If you are looking for a great military defense lawyer Mr. Bodow is who you want fighting for you! I just went through an Administrative Separation Board and we had a unanimous vote to retain me in the Navy. Mr. Bodow and his counter part Mr. Carver are no none-sense, straight forward hard hitters! They probed and questioned every aspect related to my case and had the board members questioning themselves for two hours because of their very well planned strategy and tact. They saved my career and guaranteed a secure future for my family and me.

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  • I was popped in San Diego on a possession of Marijuana charge and hired Jerry Bodow to represent me in my case. When my case was over, I pled guilty to an infraction of disturbing the peace and a $300.00 fine. I was very happy with the way he handled my case. He was always professional, kept me well informed on my case, and got me a great result.

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  • I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone in San Diego who needs a good criminal defense attorney to represent them. Jerry was easy to get a hold of and responded to my concerns and questions quickly.

    - A Criminal Defense client


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