Francisco J. Rodriguez

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in San Rafael, California

Katsuranis & Rodriguez
Francisco J. Rodriguez
Katsuranis & Rodriguez

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Administrative Law view more

Licensed in California since: 1997

Education: New College of California School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Katsuranis & Rodriguez

4040 Civic Center Dr
Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94903 Phone: 415-378-4133 Email: Francisco J. Rodriguez Visit website


Attorney Francisco Rodriguez has been practicing law for the past 21 years. He started his career working at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office where he assisted several Attorneys with trial work and preparation. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office Attorney Rodriguez understood that he needed to be able to navigate cases through the appeal process and begin to intern at the First District Appellate Project. Here he learned how to properly capture the attention of the reader in a brief. After leaving the First District Appellate Project he was hired by the State Public Defender’s Office where he worked on several death penalty cases in the appeal process. This experience provided him with the understanding of what it’s like for someone to be sentenced to death and their struggle. After leaving the State Public Defender’s Office, Attorney Rodriguez was hired by the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office where he again focused his skills on helping citizens who face criminal charges and how to prepare a case for trial.

Once Attorney Rodriguez graduated from Law School, he was hired by the Santa Cruz County Public Defender’s Office where he handled hundreds of criminal cases and was responsible for numerous trial victories. After leaving the Santa Cruz Public Defender’s Office Attorney Rodriguez opened up his own private practice where he remains today as a Senior Partner at Katsuranis & Rodriguez.

Attorney Rodriguez is well known in the community for his ability to communicate his points and for being a zealous advocate for his clients. He has also built a reputation of being a “Trial Warrior” among his peers and the District Attorney’s Offices across the northern part of the State of California. He is well known for winning cases that are often unwinnable and is often referred to clients by other Attorneys to handle such cases. He is licensed to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts Of California Federal Courts and in all Court’s in the State of California.

Oakland DUI Attorney Francisco Rodriguez has also focused his work in assisting citizens accused of drinking and driving. He understands that many people in this area are being treated unfairly and most importantly he believes there is a significant number of innocent people that are being wrongly convicted. He has invested time into learning the science that looks at the way alcohol behaves in the human body. The way alcohol affects the reactions and behavior of a human being. The way the instruments used to measure ethanol in the human body work and how they should be properly operated. The uncertainties in the measurements that are acquired by law enforcement in their efforts to bring drunk driving to an end. Human and machine errors can turn an innocent person into a guilty one. He has received training in blood testing procedures and errors associated with the instruments and procedures used. Lastly, what separates him from others is the number of trials that he has conducted and won in this very difficult area of the law. He is referred to by Judges, Police Officers, Court Staff, Doctors, and many others who understand the quality of his work.

Call Oakland DUI Attorney Francisco Rodriguez for a thorough evaluation of your case.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Administrative Law, Appellate, Immigration: Consumer, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Bar Association, 1997
Industry Groups:
  • All Citizens
  • Businesses
  • Professionals

Office location for Francisco J. Rodriguez

4040 Civic Center Dr
Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94903


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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