Law Office of Michael C. Harkness, Criminal Defense

Law Office of Michael C. Harkness

My firm is rooted in the simple philosophy that people in trouble with the law deserve smart, zealous advocacy from an intellectually honest attorney. Practicing under this guiding principle since becoming a lawyer in 1995, I have creatively and successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been prosecuted by the government for virtually every crime in the Penal Code, from misdemeanor DUI to special circumstances murder.

When you retain me, you become my employer, to whom I am devoted and aim to please. You will be able to contact me directly, 24/7, with your questions or concerns. I will personally handle each and every aspect of your case, from arraignment through trial, and I wholeheartedly guarantee that I will do everything possible to achieve a favorable result for you.


You may not be in as much trouble as you think.”

San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorney

Attorney Profile:

For the better part of two decades, I have been committed to successfully advancing my clients’ interests in the courtroom—by developing a thorough understanding of them, and then engineering an intelligent, creative and principled solution to their needs. Read more…

Practice Areas:

My firm primarily represents individuals charged with criminal activity by the government, ranging from DUI to murder, in both state and federal courts throughout southern California.  I also handle select civil and personal injury matters. Read more…

Location & Contact:

1350 Columbia St. #600,  San Diego, California 92101
Tel: (619) 702-4450   or  Contact us by email.