Francisco Cortés is an accomplished criminal defense attorney who has represented thousands of clients, both at trial and on direct appeal. He is an expert at using law and procedure strategically to help his clients.
Francisco started practicing criminal defense in 2005. He began his law career as a deputy public defender in Kern and Solano Counties. After leaving the Solano County Public Defender’s office in 2010, Francisco represented adults and minors in the California Courts of Appeal.
Before law school Francisco earned a Master's degree in ethnomusicology and a Bachelor's degree in music at the University of Texas at Austin.
Francisco is a veteran of the first Gulf War and a bilingual Spanish speaker.