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An Unmatched Background in State and Federal
Criminal Law in Southern California

As an experienced and well-respected Orange County criminal defense lawyer, Ron Cordova knows criminal defense inside and out.

Ron has represented criminal defendants in 29 states and several foreign countries and offers each client the highest level of legal service through skill, compassion and aggressive representation. He has tried more than 150 cases in state and federal courts.

Ron Cordova has successfully tried cases involving charges of theft, tax fraud, rape and other sex crimes, murder, drugs, domestic violence and vehicular manslaughter. His representation of clients in high-profile cases has given him national prominence and recognition for unsurpassed legal excellence.

Ron believes that every client has inherent dignity and that the government’s authority to take a person's life, liberty or property is limited. With his resources and legal talent, Ron Cordova ensures due process and justice for every client he represents.

Contact Ron Cordova today if you or a loved one needs a strong legal defense against any of the following charges:

  • Federal offenses
  • State Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Arson
  • Assault and Battery
  • Auto Theft
  • Bank Fraud
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Child Abduction
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal Threats
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving Under the Influence/DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Environmental Crime
  • Extradition
  • Fraud/Bad Checks/Forgery
  • Grand Jury and Trial Witness Representation
  • Hit and Run
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering and Financial Structuring
  • Murder /Attempted Murder
  • Probation Violations
  • Resisting Arrest/Assault on Police Officer
  • Rape and Other Sex Crimes
  • Stalking
  • Tax Fraud
  • Vandalism
  • Violation of Restraining Order
  • Warrants
  • Weapon Offenses

Ron takes pride in being personally accessible to his clients, promptly returning calls and responding to inquiries even after-hours and on weekends. He treats his clients with respect and does not pass off cases to associates. With a proven track record, Ron Cordova has consistently obtained favorable results for his clients and can help you too.

If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer, call Ron Cordova, Attorney at Law, today at 949-769-2175 or complete the contact form provided on this site to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Ron Cordova

Ron Cordova is an experienced and well-respected criminal defense attorney. He has successfully represented clients in a wide array of state and federal criminal matters, including homicide cases, other violent offenses such as assault, battery and robbery, drug cases, theft and white collar offenses, alcohol-related charges and juvenile cases.

Ron represents clients in Orange County as well as statewide and nationally, devoting personal attention to each case. He combines skill, compassion and aggressive representation to provide the highest level of legal service. With 36 years of criminal defense and jury trial experience, Ron has achieved a well-deserved reputation for obtaining outstanding results in even the most difficult and challenging cases. He has tried more than 150 cases to verdict and maintains a truly national practice, having represented clients in 29 states and several foreign countries. Despite such prominence, Ron remains accessible to his clients and does not pass their cases off to associates.

Ron is a distinguished lawyer in his field. He has been named a "Southern California SuperLawyer" every year since 2006. He has also attained the highest possible rating of "AV" from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, confirming his preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

Recently, Ron was featured as one of the top five Orange County criminal attorneys in OC Metro Magazine (August 2009) and in SuperLawyers Magazine, a publication that lists outstanding lawyers throughout the United States. He is also listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

Ron is a former Orange County deputy district attorney and a former member of the California Legislature. Additionally, he has served as a professor of criminal law in California and internationally. He has taught courses at the University of California, Irvine, the Institute of Comparative Law, University of Szeged, Hungary, the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Ron is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California as well as federal courts in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan and Texas. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States.


  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1972


  • University of Southern California, J.D., 1972
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., International Relations (with distinction), 1967

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Newport-Harbor Bar Association

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • German

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  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

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Ron Cordova

Ron Cordova

This attorney practices in California and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Federal Criminal Law Since 2014
Criminal Defense Since 2009
Practice Area Year
Federal Criminal Law Since 2014
Criminal Defense Since 2009
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