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Nicolai Cocis, ESQ.

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.

Defending Your Rights

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.

Credentials and Experience

Litigation Percentage

  • The Practice is 100% Devoted to Criminal Law Litigation


  • 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)

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

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • 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

Current and Former Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish Language Services Available
We Put Our Clients First What Sets Us Apart?
  • We Were Voted as 2018 “Attorney of the Year” by the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association.
  • We deliver quality representation and real results.
  • We have an extensive track record of success.
  • We are familiar with local judges and prosecutors.
  • We have been practicing Criminal Law since 1999.
  • We have a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.

Begin Building Your Defense

Do not hesitate to contact us by calling (951) 666-2605 or filling out the form below. We review your case for free to determine the best course of action.
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