Jon Willis, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

The firm was established on November 2, 2009, upon leaving career prosecutor position with the Imperial County District Attorney. I am committed to vigorously representing defendants named in criminal cases before all departments of the Imperial County Superior Court and the Department of Motor Vehicles, including misdemeanor and felony cases--emphasizing "Three Strikes" and other serious felonies, drug-related crimes and DUIs. Example cases. As a prosecutor, I single-handedly prosecuted the longest drug trafficking jury trial in Imperial County history (seven and one-half weeks) with convictions against all defendants and complicated evidentiary issues regarding wiretapped conversations, admissibility of foreign language transcripts and use of cellular telephone cell tower site records.
Main Office
577 West Main Street
El Centro  CA  92243-2906
  • (760) 457-7074
  • (760) 352-4823


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, for one hour.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Free initial consultation; $2,500-3,000 for a single cause misdemeanor up TO, but NOT including trial. Felony case fees determined on a case-by-case basis.
Hourly Rates
Not applicable. Flat fees only.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Without a doubt, criminal law is the most important area of law practice that exists in our system of justice in the United States.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to research both the law and the practical aspects of criminal proceedings.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I want to review every document related to the client's matter and will provide a free initial consultation in that regard.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Insufficient time (and the issue has not come up).

Jonathan Willis

Jonathan L. Willis

Prior to starting by own law practice, I charged and prosecuted to conclusion misdemeanors and felonies for Imperial County's Office of the District Attorney, including three years as the Project Director, Special Prosecutions Unit (Narcotics). As one of the most active prosecutors during that time, I conducted over 40 jury trials, including "Three Strikes" felonies, prison crimes, narcotics trafficking and DUI jury trials in Brawley, Calexico and El Centro, suffering only a single acquittal.

Working my way through college and law school in food service and producing educational video programs for attorneys as a college student; completing over 25 marathons in 15 different states; motorcycling over 1,000 miles in 24 hours.

Intelligence, experience, knowledge, determination, aggressiveness and a positive optimism.

Personal interests:

Motorcycling, swimming, reading, computers and winning at no-limit Texas hold 'em.

  • Bar Number: 88360
    California , 1979
  • University of Santa Clara, School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1979
    Santa Clara, CA
    Managing Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review; Treasurer, Honors Moot Court Board; and Chair, Client Counseling Competition Board.
  • San Francisco State University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1976
    San Francisco, CA
    Broadcast Communication Arts.

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