Attorney Edward Southcott

About Me

Edward J. Southcott is an aggressive and professional criminal defense attorney who fights hard for his clients. Before opening his law practice, Mr. Southcott was a San Diego County deputy sheriff for over 21 years. As a detective, he investigated all crimes from minor infractions to serious felonies. He was the lead detective on the San Diego County Human Trafficking Task Force and is experienced in undercover operations and the use of informants. He understands how criminal cases are investigated and prosecuted in a way other attorneys cannot, and he will put his knowledge to work for you.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
The State Bar of Californiasince 2015
United States District Court Southern District of Californiasince 2015
My Education
Thomas Jefferson School of LawJuris Doctor - 2015
National UniversityBachelor of Arts - Behavioral Science - 1999
Grossmont CollegeAssociate of Science - 1997
My Memberships
San Diego County Bar Association
Criminal Defense Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association Military Law Section

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Criminal Law - State Level Crimes since 2017
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Magna Cum Laude - Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence - Constitutional Law II
Jefferson Medal - Criminal Procedure
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence - Legal Writing
Distinguished Honor Roll - Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Excellence for the Future Award - Trial Practice

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