Raymond G. Gomez

Ray Gomez is a criminal defense lawyer you can trust with even the most difficult case. Mr. Gomez is among the "elite" criminal practitioners in Vista. Since relocating from San Francisco nearly 40 years ago, he has represented 1000's of clients throughout the county by providing first class representation.

Although he has tried in excess of 100 jury trials, he is known for negotiating great results in difficult situations for those of his clients who are guilty. He has a great reputation with the judges and prosecutors as an extremely competent litigator who is knowledgeable about the law, giving him instant credibility regarding the negotiation process. Since statistically less than 1 in 10 cases goes to trial, this is a unique skill-set that may be used to your advantage.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gomez worked with Defenders, Incorporated, the predecessor to the Public Defender's Office in San Diego. It was originally funded through a grant from the Ford Foundation "to provide quality legal representation to the indigent accused of crime.” The organization was legendary for the distinction with which its attorneys practiced law and the professional reputation of preeminence of those attorneys. A large percentage of its attorneys have gone on to become judges, and leaders in the defense bar.

Mr. Gomez practices in all San Diego Courts including the rather unique practice of Juvenile Law, that is representing minors under the age of 18 years accused of criminal conduct.

Mr. Gomez' qualifications include the following:

  • He is rated "AV" Pre-eminent by the only national rating system for lawyers by lawyers of Martindale-Hubble, putting him in the top 10% of lawyers in the country
  • San Diego Magazine ranks him among the "Top Lawyers" in San Diego County
  • He has been rated as a "category 5" attorney by the North County Courts qualifying him to handle every type of criminal up to and including murder cases
  • He is a "Master" in the American Inns of Court- a professional organization for lawyers and judges
  • For 5 years, he has been the chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the North County Bar Association
  • He has been a frequent lecturer/presenter for the North County Bar Association
  • He was profiled as an outstanding lawyer in the July 2010 edition of the North County Lawyer Magazine.

Mr. Gomez lives in La Costa, California. He is married with two sons. Mr. Gomez was born, raised and educated in San Francisco.