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Marcus E. DeBose & Ryan J. Tegnelia 

Marcus E. DeBose & Ryan J. Tegnelia 


Marcus E. Debose & Ryan J. Tegnelia

Marcus E. Debose & Ryan J. Tegnelia

Marcus DeBose San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving San Diego Superior Court Central Branch, South Bay, Vista, El Cajon.


Attorney Marcus E. DeBose

Attorney Marcus E. DeBose speaks both english and spanish fluently. He is experienced in felony litigation and jury trials. An attorney since 2001, Mr. DeBose is an admitted member of State Bar of California. Marcus worked for some of San Diego’s largest criminal defense firms. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of the prestigious Appellate Moot Court Board. Mr. DeBose believes in seeing the good in every individual client. Marcus always engages in extensive intake interviews with his clients, learning their life stories and understanding each client’s individualized life perspective during a free consultation before developing the strongest possible defense. Marcus had litigated hundreds of felony cases. He has achieved success in multiple jury trials including “Not Guilty” verdicts in felony armed robbery and elder abuse trials. His litigation successes also include 5 out of 5 “Not Guilty” Verdicts in domestic violence trials.

Interests and Activities: A graduate of the University of Virginia and a former soccer player at the University of Valencia in Spain, Marcus is not only fluent in Spanish but also brings a wealth of international life perspective to each of his cases. He also assists the San Diego Superior Court with the “every 15 minutes Program,” alerting teenage drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving.





Juris Doctor, 1998 - 2001

B.A., History and Spanish 1994 - 1998 

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• IP Law for Creatives Association, Member-at-Large
• Civil Rights Conservation, Secretary

Bar Admissions

• California, Southern District of California

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Ryan Tegnelia San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving San Diego Superior Court Central Branch, South Bay, Vista, El Cajon.


Attorney Ryan J. Tegnelia

A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses in California. Prior to founding RJT Criminal Defense, Ryan was employed by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. He has defended hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies throughout California, including handling cases in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Tulare, Fresno, and Sutter counties. His experience extends to both state and federal court, and includes defense of drug crimes (possession, production, and sale), murder, attempted murder, crimes involving children, sexual assault and financial (white collar) crimes, including, credit card fraud, check fraud, real estate fraud and identity theft.

Mr. Tegnelia is a 2005 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. In addition to his membership in the State Bar of California and the San Diego Bar Association, he is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.




Juris Doctor, 2002 - 2005

B.A., Political Science, 1998 - 2002

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• Constitutional Conservation, Member

Bar Admissions

• California, Southern District of California