John C. Lemon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Offices of John C. Lemon, APC
1350 Columbia Street, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-794-0423
Fax: 619-652-9964
Email: John C. Lemon
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Appellate, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

Mr. Lemon's practice is dedicated to defending the accused -- primarily in serious and sophisticated cases in federal and California trial courts and in federal appellate courts.  He has successfully represented numerous clients in significant and complex cases including capital murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, marijuana cultivation, alien smuggling, racketeering, and white-collar crime (including SEC investigations).

But his firm also represents clients charged with less serious offenses, including simple drug possession, DUI, domestic violence, and other misdemeanors. 

Mr. Lemon is a graduate of Stanford Law School and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the State Bar of California as a specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

Certificates and Credentials

About John C. Lemon

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage:


  • "AV" Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell); Recognized in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of San Diego Super Lawyers.  Recognized in 2015k, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America; Recognized the San Diego Daily Transcript's "Top Attorneys of 2009" (Criminal Defense).

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Letters with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Oklahoma (1990); J.D., Stanford Law School (1994).

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, California Board of Legal Specialization, and American Bar Association as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association; Member, Southern District of California Criminal Justice Act Panel, 2007
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Office Location for John C. Lemon

1350 Columbia Street
Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101

Last Updated: 10/20/2020

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