Attorney Nicolai Cocis, Esq.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Temecula & Riverside

Serving the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Winchester, Hemet, Riverside and Corona.

Nicolai Cocis is a Murrieta-based criminal defense attorney who represents individuals facing criminal charges in State or Federal courts. Since 1999, he has handled several hundred felony and misdemeanor cases ranging from DUI and vehicular manslaughter to domestic violence, illegal drug possession and embezzlement. A number of the cases have been cited in local and national newspapers. For a sample, click here, here, here, here and here.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Criminal Law Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


  • McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. – May, 1998
  • University of California – Riverside
    • B.A. – June, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Voted as 2018 “Attorney of the Year” by the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • University of California – Riverside, Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court
  • Southwest Riverside Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Legal Intern, 1996
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, 1997 – 1998


  • Romanian
  • Spanish language services available

Contact Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona and Riverside areas criminal defense lawyer, Nicolai Cocis, by calling 951.666.2605 to schedule a free consultation. We are a local law firm. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California.

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