Los Angeles Daily Journal
"Legal Magican"
Steve Plourd
“He just gets the most amazing results and defense lawyers say ‘how does he do it’. It’s uncanny”
Southern District Assistant United States Attorney
“A Pancer hallmark is staying cool during trial, never allowing the jurors to think the prosecutors are scoring points.”
Michael Pancer

is a member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. He has been on the faculty of the National College for Criminal Defense at Mercer College for over 20 years, where he volunteers to teach other defense lawyers. He was twice voted San Diego Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, most recently in 2006. He lectures frequently, often at seminars for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Michael founded his practice in 1972. He has represented clients who were executives in Fortune 500 companies, politicians, accountants, and numerous attorneys. Since passing the California Bar, he has devoted his practice to criminal defense. He has deliberately kept his practice small, as he finds he prefers to have hands-on contact with every aspect of each case. He believes in the long run this best serves his clients in terms of the quality of representation and as to the expense of litigation. Currently he is representing attorneys charged in the Hewlett-Packard pretexting investigation, the San Diego City pension case and just concluded the successful defense of an attorney in a State of California insurance fraud case. He is also representing individuals charged with tax offenses and violations of the internet gaming statutes. He has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Law Offices of Michael M. Pancer
105 West F Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-1826