About Michael J. McCabe Lawyer

Michael J. McCabe Attorney at Law

San Diego Criminal Defense Law Practice

Criminal Defense Attorney San Diego CA Michael J. McCabe

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1985 to Present:
Currently a sole practitioner specializing in criminal defense
(California and Federal, trial, appellate and habeas corpus) as well as criminal and civil forfeiture cases, since approximately 1985.

1977-1985:
Partner-Savitz, McCabe, and Wells/Savitz, McCabe and Schmid

1973-1977:
Trial Attorney -Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

EDUCATION

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Diego School of Law -1972
B.S., Biology, University of San Diego -1969

POSITIONS, HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Past-president (2003), San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club
  • Member-California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Counsel of Record in more than 60 reported appellate decisions.

Member-State Bar of California (SBN54078), U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, as well as the District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eigth and Ninth Circuit and
Supreme Court of the United States.

  • Recipient ACLU Ceil Podoloff Award-1992
  • Recipient- Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year Award, San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association -1984
  • President, Defenders Board of Directors, 1983-1985.
  • AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

Medical Marijuana Defense Notable Cases

  • Trial and Appellate Counsel in Landmark Case of People V Konow 2004 32 Cal. 4th 995 – a patient/defendant may suggest that the court dismiss the case ” in the interest of justice”,The Court has the power to do so.
  • Trial Counsel in People v Howard, Vista Superior Court No. CN276134 – Charges of felony possession of hashish, felony attempted vandalism and disturbing the peace by loud noise dismissed at preliminary hearing.