Thomas J. Warwick, Jr.

Tom Warwick, Criminal Defense AttorneyCriminal Defense Attorney

Telephone: (619) 232-0600


Thomas J. Warwick, Jr. is a founding member of Grimes & Warwick. He has over thirty years of criminal defense experience and has represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges in both state and federal courts. Mr. Warwick graduated from Boston College and the University of San Diego, School of Law.


Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present
San Diego Best Lawyers, Multiple Year Award
Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1989-2009
San Diego Magazine Best Lawyers, Multiple Year Award
San Diego Super Lawyers Award, 2007-Present
Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers Award, 2007
The Daily Transcript, One of San Diego’s Top Attorneys, 2005-Present
San Diego Press Award, First Place President’s Column, 2004
San Diego Magazine’s 50 People to Watch, 2004
San Diego Superior Court’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service as San Diego County Bar President, 2004
Criminal Defense Bar Association, Special Award, 2003
San Diego Municipal Court – Outstanding Service Award, 1999
In recognition and appreciation of outstanding service to the San Diego Municipal Court and citizens of San Diego 1972-1998
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Recognition Award, 1998
San Diego Aids Clinic Appreciation for Over 5 Years Pro Bono Legal Work, 1996
Founding Member, National College for DUI Defense, Harvard Law School, 1995-Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego’s Director’s Award, 2008
Special Director’s Award, 2005


San Diego Lawyers Association, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award – 1978, 1993, 2004
San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year – 1992


Judicial Council of California (Term: September 2001-September 2004)
Bench-Bar Coalition (Co-Chair 2008-Present)
Criminal Justice Roll of Honor Committee (2007-Present)
Judicial Council of California Integrity Task Force (Term: 2007-Present)
Judicial Council Court Facilities Transitional Task Force (Term: October 2004-June 2007)
San Diego County Bar Association
Board of Directors 1986-1988, 1990-1992, and 2001-Present
State Bar of California
Board of Governors 1997-2000
San Diego Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Board of Directors 1985-2000
San Diego County Barristers Club
Board of Directors 1979-1980
Appellate Defenders, Federal Defenders, and Defenders, Inc.
President 1997, 1998
Member 1986-Present
Legal Aid Society
President 1991-1992
Member 1989-Present