A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has handled a wide variety of criminal cases throughout southern and central California. Upon his return, he was recruited by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. Mr. Tegnelia has defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well as Federal court. Mr. Tegnelia brings diverse experience having handled a wide variety of cases including drug posession and sales, violent crimes including assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing great bodily injury, assault with a firearm, attempted murder,murder and sexual assault. Mr. Tegnelia also has extensive experience handling financial crimes including check and credit card fraud, identity theft and real estate fraud. An experienced trial attorney, he has won not guilty verdicts on felony and misdemeanor cases.
Mr. Tegnelia attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, graduating in 2005. He is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.