Kosta Jerry Petsas (South San Francisco, California)
Kosta Jerry Petsas (South San Francisco, California)

Kosta Jerry Petsas

Free initial consultation

Licensed for 43 years

Serving South San Francisco, CA (view address)

Kosta Jerry Petsas

Free initial consultation

Serving South San Francisco, CA (view address)

About Kosta Jerry Petsas

The founding partner of the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC, K.J. Petsas has made a lifelong mission of serving the people of California not only as an attorney but also notably through his military service as a Marine before, during and after Vietnam. K.J. served three years on active duty and 22 years as a reservist, receiving numerous awards and honors for his bravery and leadership. Prior to establishing his own law office, he worked at an insurance defense firm and as a deputy district attorney. K.J.’s previous skills as a prosecutor additionally affords him a unique perspective and advantage when defending clients in his criminal defense practice, an area of the law in which he has 30 years’ experience.… Read more
The founding partner of the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC, K.J. Petsas has made a lifelong mission of serving the people of California not only as an attorney but also notably through his military service as a Marine before, during and after Vietnam. K.J. served three years on active duty and 22 years as a reservist, receiving numerous awards and honors for his bravery and leadership. Prior to establishing his own law office, he worked at an insurance defense firm and as a deputy district attorney. K.J.’s previous skills as a prosecutor additionally affords him a unique perspective and advantage when defending clients in his criminal defense practice, an area of the law in which he has 30 years’ experience. K.J. employs in his practice of law the belief in accurate intelligence gathering, full preparation and providing his clients with realistic problem-solving alternatives. His military background coupled with his training and experience as a trial lawyer is used in the evaluation of every new client case.

Secretary, St. Ives Honor Law Society, 1966-1967. Recipient: Top One-Third of Class; One-Third Tuition Scholarship, 1971, 1975; Full Scholarship, Junior Year; St. Ives Honor Law Society Award, Graduating Senior; American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Combat Action Ribbon; President Unit Citation (Three Stars); Navy Unit Citation; Marine Unit Citation; Vietnamese Service Medal; National Defense Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal. Read less
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Areas of Law

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI/DWI
  • Felonies
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Estate Planning

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  • Theft Crimes in California

    Oct, 07 2011 | Criminal Law

    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were over 21,000 arrests for robbery and 55,000 arrests for burglary in California in 2009. Theft is a broad category of California law that affects all citizens. Types of theft crimes While criminal defense lawyers throughout California understand the clear distinctions between theft crimes, many members of […]

  • Understanding Homicide in California

    Aug, 05 2011 | Criminal Law

    Homicide includes murder and manslaughter The unlawful killing of a human being or a fetus with malice of forethought–Definition of murder, California Penal Code Section 187 In a 2011 report, the California Office of the Legislative Analyst notes the California crime rate has declined each year since 2003. While this is good news, the same […]


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1976, California

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Free initial consultation

Law School Attended
Southwestern University School of Law

Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended

University of San Francisco
Class of 1967
B.A.
Political Science and Philosophy

Birth Information

Born in 1945
1945

Military
Second Lieutenant, United State Marine Corps, 1967; Infantry Platoon Commander, Battalion Staff Officer, South Vietnam, 1968-1969
Languages
Spanish and Tagalog


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Kosta Jerry Petsas was admitted in 1976 to the state of California.
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Kosta Jerry Petsas speaks Spanish and Tagalog.
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Kosta Jerry Petsas attended Southwestern University School of Law.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Law Office of K. J. Petsas, PC was established in 1979.

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