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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

“My Two Favorite Words Are ‘Not Guilty’”

You need an experienced, respected, and relentless criminal defense attorney on your side if you have been arrested in the San Diego area. The consequences of a conviction can turn your life upside down for good, affecting your finances, family life, career, and reputation. Do not let charges ruin your future – hire a San Diego criminal lawyer with a proven record of success.

Attorney M. Dod Ghassemkhani has built his successful criminal defense career over the past 13 years. He has focused solely on criminal defense during that entire time and has more than 6,500 cases under his belt. Of those cases, Mr. Ghassemkhani has been the lead attorney for more than 70 jury trials and more than 400 preliminary hearings. You can trust him to get results.

Experienced – Dedicated – Respected

Not only does Attorney Ghassemkhani have a solid track record, but he is also recognized and respected by his peers and clients. Due to his skill, professionalism, and success as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Ghassemkhani has been included in:

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating.

In addition to these accolades, Attorney Ghassemkhani is a member of various prestigious legal associations including:

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • California Public Defender’s Association

If you are facing conviction, contact our San Diego criminal defense attorneys today for a FREE consultation!

"This Man is a Blessing in My Life!

There are not enough stars to even begin to rate Mr. Ghassemkhani. This man is a blessing in my life. Mr. Ghassemkhani was always very responsive and communicated with me in detail throughout the whole process. Because of his help with my case and following everything he told me to do, the horror that I thought was awaiting me was lessened. He will fight for you and ease the pain in your time of need.”

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Practice Areas

Let Dod Law aggressively fight for you in a number of complex cases. Mr. Ghassemkhani
has the legacy of results to ensure that your case is always in good hands.

In The News

  • Oxygen's Snapped: Sneak Peek of The Ghazal Mansury Case, Part 1

    We take a look at the beginning of the Ghazal Mansury case. Her mother, Mehria Mansury, had been unreachable and the extended family grew nervous. Ghazal became a suspect when she mentioned that she hadn't seen her mother in over 24 hours and didn't report it.

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  • Oxygen's Snapped: Mehrdad Ghassemkhani Interview

    Attorney Ghassemkhani sits down to discuss the public spotlight on the Ghazal Mansoury case. The news of a this daughter allegedly killing her mother reached all the way out to the Middle East. He also shed some light on Ghazal's criminal past, as well as her relationship with Mehria.

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  • San Diego 6 News Covers the Preliminary Hearing for the Ghazal Mansury Case

    Ghazal Mansury testified at her preliminary hearing. San Diego 6 News reports on Ghazal's appearance and behavior in the courtroom and that her family was not there to support her. Attorney Ghassemkhani confirmed they had not declared a cause of death.

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  • News 8 Reports on The Kent Keigwin Case

    59 year old Kent Keigwin has been charged with strangling 65 year old John Watson for financial gain. Keigwin was seen near the crime scene and had no reason to be in the area. He had falsified documents to impersonate Watson and transferred $7 million into accounts in the La Jolla investor's name.

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  • Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney

    Serving San Diego and Los Angeles Counties

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Delivering Real Results in Your Case

  • Felony Child Abuse

    Felony Child Abuse with Great Bodily Injury


  • BAC .10

    Client Gets Reckless Driving Instead Of DUI After Trial

    Reduced Charges

  • Prior Record

    Criminal Threats and Arson charges. Prior Strike and Nickel Priors


Co-Counsel Program

If you are a lawyer or a client looking for an attorney with extensive jury trial experience, we invite you to join Dod Law in a co-counsel relationship. Firms across California have asked Mr. Ghassemkhani to join their case for the sole purpose of being the lead-attorney in jury trial.

Consider the benefits of a co-counsel relationship:

  • Experience with media cases
  • Experience in high-profile cases
  • Experienced trial lawyer with you every step of the way
Learn How Dod Law Can Help Your Case

Arrested? Get the Help That You Need!

Let us aggressively fight for your freedom. Call (619) 452-3773 to discuss your case.

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Award-Winning Experience in Complex Cases

  • 13 years of Professional Experience
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
  • Available 24/7 to Meet Your Legal Needs
  • Handled Over 6,500 Criminal Cases
  • A Legacy of Getting Results in High-Profiles Cases
  • Dedicated, Recognized, Respected

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