Scott C. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 600 B Street, Suite 2020
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-573-4952
Fax: 619-239-0050
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense,
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%)
Attorney Profile

Scott C. Williams is an attorney and the owner of the Law Offices of Scott C. Williams in San Diego, California. Mr. Williams has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of criminal law, and has handled criminal defense matters involving domestic violence, DUI, juvenile crimes, theft and more. He serves clients in Chula Vista, El Cajon and throughout the San Diego area.

Mr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in both English literature and political science from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and later graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and has been licensed to practice law since 1981.

Before founding his firm, Mr. Williams spent time working as a criminal prosecutor for the San Diego Office of the City Attorney and also served as a judge pro tem. Since beginning his criminal defense practice, he has served thousands of clients in a diverse range of criminal matters, litigating in both state and federal courts.

Because of his dedication and skill, Mr. Williams has received a number of awards and recognition over the course of his career including being named one of the “top 100 criminal defense lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers. He has also been featured on various other lists of top attorneys in both California and the nation.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Criminal Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Theft

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Theft, DUI/DWI


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Super Lawyers: 2007

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About Scott Williams

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Voted one of the 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys in California  
  • Voted one of the Top 3 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diego, CA
  • Passed the first time the rigorous California State Bar Exam required to practice law in California (18% pass rate)
  • Selected one of 'Top Lawyers' in California
  • Selected 'Top Three Best' Criminal Attorneys in San Diego, CA
  • Top 1% of Attorneys in the Nation
  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Nation
  • Top Criminal Attorney in California
  • SuperLawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1984
  • California, 1981
  • Former Judge Pro Tem  
  • Former Criminal Prosecutor
  • San Diego Trial Lawyer

Educational Background:

  • Magdalene College, Univeristy of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1980
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, B.A., Major: Political Science, Major: English Literature, 1976
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)  , 1975
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Office Location for Scott C. Williams

600 B Street
Suite 2020
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-573-4952

Fax: 619-239-0050

Scott C. Williams:

Last Updated: 5/16/2018

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