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Christian M. Ham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Offices of Christian M. Ham
105 W F St 3rd Fl
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-236-1983
Fax: 619-232-2158
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed in California Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Christian M. Ham is a criminal defense trial attorney and has earned "not guilty" jury verdicts in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and in the California Superior Court for the County of San Diego. Mr. Ham has earned dismissals on the day of trial, during jury trial, at preliminary hearings, and after prevailing in motions to dismiss for speedy trial violations and suppression hearings. He has tried multiple cases resulting in “not guilty” jury verdicts and has tried cases in each of the four San Diego Court Divisions.

In 18 years of practicing law, Mr. Ham has handled hundreds of criminal cases, including homicide and armed robbery. He has also handled high-profile cases involving kidnapping for ransom, and major drug trafficking. Mr. Ham has represented individuals facing prison sentences of life, as well as life without the possibility of parole.

Mr. Ham’s trial success earned him recognition to the list of “Top Attorneys in Criminal Law", as published by The San Diego Daily Transcript. The National Trial Lawyers also selected Mr. Ham to its list of "Top 40 (lawyers) Under 40."

Mr. Ham is fluent in English and Spanish and has been licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California since 2002. 

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

About Christian M. Ham

First Admitted: 2002, California

Professional Webpage: https://christianham.com/criminal-attorney.html

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Not guilty jury verdict-18 U.S.C.  §1542, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2015
  • Not guilty jury verdict -Possession of a weapon, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, South County Division, 2014
  • Hung Jury and dismissal of criminal charges-Soliciting a prostitute, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division
  • Hung Jury-Sex related crime, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division; Court declared a mistrial and case resolved in guilty plea to disturbing the peace, 2014
  • Dismissal of narcotics trafficking charges, Health & Safety Code §§11351 and 11352, and §11370.2(a) allegations, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division
  • Dismissal of multiple counts of fraud, Penal Code 530.5, Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, North County Division. An innocent father of three was wrongly arrested and charged with four felonies. Mr. Ham's detailed investigation led to an outright dismissal of all charges prior to the preliminary hearing., 2016

Honors/Awards

  • , Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers on its list of “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40”
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers, which selects only 5% percent of lawyers through a peer review process
  • Top Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of California

Educational Background

  • University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Arts, 1999

Industry Groups

  • Federal Criminal Offenses
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Office Location for Christian M. Ham

105 W F St 3rd Fl
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-236-1983

Fax: 619-232-2158

Last Updated: 10/8/2021

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