Criminal Defense and Family Law

A former prosecutor

on your side.


JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

BA, University of California, Berkeley


Contra Costa, Eastern Alameda, and San Joaquin County Bar Associations

Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court


Volunteer Judge, Tri-Valley Youth Court (2008-Present)

President, Board of Directors, Center for Community Dispute Settlement (2012-Present, Member since 2011)

California Department of Education Recommended History-Social Science Literature Committee (2007-2008)

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The Law Offices of

Ross Pytlik

Mr. Pytlik’s practice concentrates in Criminal Defense and Family Law in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and throughout Northern California.  He also represents clients in Juvenile Delinquency cases, DMV Hearings, Restraining Order Proceedings and School Expulsions and other School Discipline.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pytlik was a Deputy District Attorney in Sonoma County, where he conducted numerous jury trials and evidentiary hearings.  He has been selected four times as a Northern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Mr. Pytlik understands that court proceedings can be confusing and intimidating.  He treats clients with respect and compassion, while vigorously fighting for their rights.  Clients often comment that they appreciate his personal concern and friendly demeanor, as well as his poise and professionalism.

Mr. Pytlik also stands up for students facing suspension or expulsion from school.  As a former teacher, he understands the concerns of school administrators, and thus has been successful in getting allegations of misconduct dismissed and negotiating resolutions that allow children to continue attending schools within the districts where they reside.  Children have a right to a hearing before they can be expelled, and Mr. Pytlik will defend you child’s rights as necessary. 

Mr. Pytlik earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. He then obtained his teaching credential and taught high school history. He received his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law in 2004, where he was an editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. In his final year of law school, he interned with the Association of Defense Counsel Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, Netherlands. As a result of these and other activities, he has received recognition from the National Lawyers Guild and the Public Interest Clearinghouse.