Charles Sevilla has spent his legal career in a practice devoted to criminal defense in the state of California. He has been given the highest AV Preeminent Peer Review ranking, 5.0 out of 5, from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource on the worldwide legal profession.
Best Lawyers In America in 2012 listed Charles Sevilla for the 25th year in a row in the categories of Appellate Law,
Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense, and
White-Collar Criminal Defense. This is an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Listings cannot be purchased in this reference which is compiled by Woodward/White Inc., a professional research company.
Super Lawyers listed Charles Sevilla as one of the top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers across all specialties. He was featured on the cover of SuperLawyers in 2011 in an article that described him as "Mr. Fix-It" with a subtitle "When lawyers have a mess on their hands, they call Charles Sevilla." He is also listed under his specialty of criminal defense. This legal publisher goes through a unique multi-step process to find evidence of peer recognition and professional achievement.
AVVO gives its highest ranking of 10.0, Superb, to Charles Sevilla.
In a 2012, The Daily Transcript again listed Charles Sevilla as one of the top attorneys in San Diego county in the area of criminal law.
The California Lawyer wrote a cover story on “The lawyers lawyers would hire if they got busted.” Over a 100 well-respected lawyers were contacted; the top 15 most frequently mentioned lawyers were profiled and this included Charles Sevilla.
Named by San Diego Magazine in multilple years between 2001 and 2012 as one of “The Best Lawyers in San Diego." Sevilla is the author of several books of fiction, legal humor, and the co-author of a criminal defense legal text used by law schools and attorneys throughout the country.