(916) 440-1010

Specializing in Criminal Defense
State and Federal 24/7

Attorney Profile

For 32+ years, Chris Cosca has represented clients in federal and state courts, winning acquittals, earning dismissals, and negotiating reduced charges. A Sacramento native, he attended Jesuit High School, UC Berkeley, and Santa Clara University School of Law. His background includes 10 years with the Sacramento DA’s Office prosecuting many complex felony and high-profile murder cases. With over 90 jury trials refining his skills, he is now one of the area’s most experienced and successful criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Cosca’s clients gain confidence due to his success, aggressive defense, attention to detail, thorough preparation, and deep-rooted relationships with prosecutors and judges. All clients receive his personal attention, prompt replies, absolute confidentiality, and a thorough understanding of their case and possible outcomes. Outside the office, Mr. Cosca spends time with family, fly fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Chris Cosca has been featured twice in Sacramento Magazine's annual Top Lawyers edition.

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Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1989

University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Political Science, December 1984

Jesuit High School
Carmichael, California
Class of 1980



Law Offices of Chris Cosca/Cosca Law Corporation

Criminal Defense- Federal and State

Criminal: Representation of adult and juvenile clients charged with (or being investigated for) a wide range of felony and misdemeanors offenses, both State and Federal. Clients include those charged with murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, drug offenses, gang offenses, fraud, white-collar crimes, carjacking, robbery, burglary, theft, assault, great bodily injury, illegal weapons, DUI’s, expungements and more.


Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County

Prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters from DUI to death penalty cases. Cases included serious and violent felonies, current and cold homicides, three strikes, carjacking, domestic violence, gangs, firearms, fraud, robbery, auto theft, career criminals, child abuse, sexual assault, theft, robbery, DUI, drugs, misdemeanors and many more.


Civil Litigation and Trial Attorney

Hefner, Stark and Marois, LLP
2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 450
Sacramento, CA 95833

Practice included all phases of business, construction, real estate, employment, land and personal injury disputes. Represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, court and jury trials.



State Bar of California

Eastern District Federal Court

Northern District Federal Court

Sacramento County Bar Association

Contributing author, Sacramento Bee “It’s the Law” column

Disabled Sports USA, Board of Directors 1996-1997

Sierra Chapter Trout Unlimited, Board of Directors 1990-1993

Author- "Things You Can Tell a Jury"

American Bar Association

California Public Defenders Association



Guest Lecturer, Folsom Lake College

Guest Lecturer, University of California at Davis Medical Center

Guest Lecturer, Our Lady of the Assumption School



Family, fly fishing, skiing, cycling, mountain biking, outdoor recreation