San Diego based Attorney Judith A. Litzenberger is dedicated to building a practice where
client service is the
Offices of Judith A. Litzenberger is a full service firm handling criminal matters in jurisdictions
from state and federal courts to military courtrooms. The firm also handles a limited number of personal injury claims and litigation, and provides Court Martial and Administrative Board representation, advice and assistance in matters of military law.
Whether you just have a few questions or are facing serious charges, the Law Offices of Judith A. Litzenberger will take you seriously and provide quality service to meet your individual needs.
Most firm clients are personally referred by other satisfied clients and reputable attorneys who recognize Jude's reputation for hard work and great results. The firm also offers contract work to other attorneys and firms involved in complex criminal and civil litigation work. As part of the practice, each year a certain number of cases are selected to provide low cost or free legal representation to persons who would otherwise not be able to access justice.
Judith Litzenberger began her legal career with San Diego based Bardsley & Carlos, LLP where she handled misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, civil claims/litigation and military law cases. While with Bardsley & Carlos, Jude researched and authored most of the serious legal briefs for the busy firm, receiving many judicial accolades for her writing and research skills and getting great results for the firm's clients.
Jude Litzenberger has represented clients in criminal and civil trials with excellent results and was the first San Diego attorney to win a case by proving photo enforced red light cameras were speed traps in violation of the California Vehicle Code. (People v. Stewart) Jude published her briefs and documents on the web so laypersons who were defending theirselves could benefit and join in the push to outlaw these unfair enforcement systems. Her attack continued and her work, in association with other local attorneys and experts, eventually led to the demise of these lucrative traps in San Diego. Jude was also defense counsel in the California Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 21's impact on the juvenile justice system which allows juveniles who commit any crimes to be tried as adults when convenient to the prosecutor to do so. (Mandulay et al. v. Superior Court)
Jude's attention to hard work and client service started a long time ago when she joined the United States Navy as an enlisted seaman. She retired in 1995 after a successful twenty one year career in which she rose through the enlisted and officer ranks to lieutenant commander. As a Navy line officer, she served as Senior Member of Courts Martial and Administrative Boards and trained command personnel serving as recorders and JAG Manual investigators.
In addition to experience, Jude has an excellent academic resume which aides in understanding and teaching the judge and jury about our client's perspective in even the most complex cases. Highlights include:
- University of San Diego School of Law (1998)
- M.S., Education - Old Dominion University (1982)
- M.S., Psychology - San Francisco State University (1979)
- B.A., Psychology/Sociology - Metropolitan State College of Denver (1972)
The Law Offices of Judith A. Litzenberger is here to serve those who need serious legal matters handled competently and reasonably.