• Top Lawyers - San Diego Magazine
  • Former Deputy San Diego City Attorney
  • Former USMC Captain
  • Located Directly Across From Vista Courthouse
  • Over 150 Five Star Reviews on Google and Yelp

Attorneys William R. Christoph & Nicholas W. Christoph

Vista Criminal Defense Attorneys

On Behalf of | Nov 13, 2013

Vista Criminal Defense Attorneys at Christoph Law Offices have over 40 years of combined experience. This father and son criminal defense law office has experience handling all types of misdemeanors and felonies all over southern California but especially in Vista Courts.  Their offices are located directly across from the Vista Courthouse and Jail.  They have been located there since the building first opened in 1982.  Both Nicholas and William Christoph appear in Vista Courts and deal with the local Court personnel, District Attorneys and Judges on a daily basis.  Being in the Vista and San diego Courts on a regularly keeps them up to date and familiar with what is happening, how the different Judges and D.A.s deal with various cases.

William Christoph has been an attorney for 35 years, practicing exclusively DUI and Criminal Defense.  Having been a U.S. Marine Captain and served between 1968 and 1976.  He was an infantry palatoon commander in Vietnam and a Cobra Helicopter Gunship pilot.  After getting out of the Marine Corps, he attended the University of Wisconsin, then became a prosecutor with the San Diego City Attorneys Office, and then became a private Criminal Defense Attorney and handled thousands of cases from DUI to murder over the last 35 years.  In 2013, he was chosen one of San Diego’s “Top Lawyers” by San Diego Magazine, has the “highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards”.  William Christoph has also sat as a Judge Pro Tem in the local Courts on many occaisions. 

Nicolas Christoph graduated from USD undergrad and graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego.  He interned with the public defenders office and has been handling exclusively criminal and DUI defense since 2007.  He has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, providing the highest level of professional personal representation.  Nicholas Christoph is very experienced in defending all types of criminal cases and is a Teamster panel attorney.  They both have a lot of experience handling civilian criminal cases for military personnel and their families. Together Nicholas and William Christoph have handled thoudsands of Criminal cases, drugs, theft, assaults, etc and well in excess of 3000 DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, DUI’s with priors, accidents, injuries and death.  Call the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Christoph Law Offices at 760-670-3885 for free evaluation and consultation 



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Over 150 Five Star Google and Yelp Reviews

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I highly recommend Christoph Law Offices to everyone. Nick is a true professional who will go above and beyond for his clients. Thank you!
– Mahir B.


Amazing attorneys! Bill Christoph was very helpful during my case. He was always quick to get back to me about my questions.
– Collin W.


Great experience overall having William Christoph as my attorney. He understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field.
– Soheila N.

Defending Against DUI and Criminal Charges Throughout San Diego County

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