Attorney Profile

Jerrold Bodow Esq.

7 Reviews

Jerrold Bodow is an attorney who represents people in the areas of criminal defense, Courts-martials, and military administrative proceedings such as administrative discharge boards.

Mr. Bodow is a graduate of Syracuse University College of law, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship, where he earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees. He holds a “BV distinguished” rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a peer rating organization, and the highest ranking available, a 10.0 with, another lawyer rating organization. Mr. Bodow has handled numerous cases successfully over a long career. As a former prosecutor, he knows both sides of the courtroom. He is a skilled and experienced negotiator and trial attorney.

“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 ahold of and responded to my concerns and questions quickly.”

A Criminal Defense Client

“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.”

A Criminal Defense Client

“Mr. Bodow is professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and most importantly, RESPECTFUL. I have dealt with my fair share of rude and difficult attorneys, who are both difficult to communicate and work with. Mr. Bodow takes his time out of his busy schedule to address all of my questions and concerns. The staff at his law office is also very polite and friendly…”

A Licensing Client


7 Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I have worked on a number of criminal defense matters with Mr. Bodow. He was thorough, and argued both the law and the facts of the cases to great effect. I have also had the opportunity to observe his work with District Attorneys where he was able to negotiate excellent results for his clients…”

Jeffrey C. Military Law Attorney

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I have known him for over 20 years and have referred several clients to him.”

Philip S. Criminal Defense Attorney

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I have personally worked with Attorney Bodow on cases in the past with much success. He has extensive experience in his areas of practice. Attorney Bodow strives himself on maintaining the highest level of integrity, professionalism and honesty. I highly recommend him.”

Steven E. Personal Injury Attorney


18 Reviews



    • Coastal Legal Center

August 2014 – Present (1 year 6 months)

2. Owner

    • Law Offices of Jerrold M. Bodow, A.P.L.C.

March 1982 – Present (33 years 11 months)

3. Prosecutor

  • San Diego City Attorney/li>
    1978 – 1982 (4 years)