Pat Ford is a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego who represents convicted defendants on appeal in the state and federal courts. He’s won various honors including “Appellate Lawyer of the Year” from the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association for his work in getting a death sentence reversed in the California Supreme Court in 2008. In 2014, he appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court, along with Stanford Professor Jeff Fisher in a case that expanded the privacy rights of cell phone users and all citizens in the modern age. He also writes articles regularly for criminal defense organizations and lectures on criminal law-related topics. He’s currently on the 2015 faculty for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown in 1980 and his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1983.
Pat has also written and published the California Criminal Law Reporter (a case law digest used by judges and lawyers around the state) since 1983.
2015 SD Criminal Defense Bar Association Appellate Attorney of the Year
2015 Paul Bell award for Appellate Achievement