About Us

Rodney Soda is an attorney with an impeccable reputation within the Palm Desert, Banning, the Coachella Valley or the Greater Inland Empire area. He is a former prosecutor (Riverside County Deputy District Attorney), and he has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of criminal and civil cases with outstanding results.

David Greenberg is the former Chief Deputy District Attorney of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. With more than 20 years of award-winning experience as a prosecutor in your courtrooms, David has unmatched insight into the inner-workings of law enforcement, the prosecutorial process in your case, and the judiciary. Let David put that knowledge to work for you.

The Law Offices of Soda & Greenberg have attained the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell: the preeminent A.V. rating.

Rodney Lee Soda

Rodney Lee Soda

Rodney Lee Soda received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles, California. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1976.

He started his law career as a prosecutor in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office in Indio, California. Among his assignments was to oversee the Palm Springs office. During his tenure with the D.A.'s office, he prosecuted murders and other serious felonies, as well as misdemeanors, and he gained a well-earned reputation as a superior trial attorney.

After he entered private practice, he dedicated his career to both criminal and civil litigation. He has enjoyed great success in both arenas. His practice includes criminal defense as well as both plaintiff and defense work in civil matters, including business and construction fraud, contract disputes, and personal injury. As a testament to his level of skill, Palm Springs Life magazine highlighted the top lawyers in the Coachella Valley in an article entitled the "Desert's Dream Team." The article noted Mr. Soda's reputation and experience:

Rod Soda is a former deputy district attomey tumed criminal defense lawyer, and he's been rated at or near the top by his colleagues on both offense and defense in the criminal arena. But one of his biggest cases came in a civil judgment against Kawasaki Motors Corporation on behalf of the inventor of the jet ski. (The award was in the millions.)

"During his career, Mr. Soda has tried well over 150 jury trials to verdict as well as countless other trials and hearings."

In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Soda has served as a judge pro tem for the Indio courts, hearing both criminal and civil matters. He has also served as a mediator for the courts, helping to resolve lawsuits for attorneys and their clients. In addition, he has served as a private mediator hired by parties to resolve civil disputes and avoid trials. Further, he has served as a private arbitrator to hear evidence and rule on civil disputes for those preferring to avoid the cumbersome and expensive court process.

Because of his accomplishments and manner of practice, the revered attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Soda its highest rating of "A.V." as a preeminent lawyer in his elected fields of practice. That rating is for his skill level and his ethics in the practice of law. He has held this rating for over 25 years.

Mr. Soda has also been a contributor to the community. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving the community as a Board of Director of Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, a not-for-profit organization caring for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. He served as a board member for over 25 years.

In recognition of his trial skills, ethics, and his many years of community service, the Desert Bar Association and the Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court recently awarded Mr. Soda the Distinguished Lawyer Award for his lifetime of achievements in the Coachella Valley.

David Greenberg

David Greenberg

David Greenberg is an experienced litigator within the Coachella Valley. He is a graduate of UCLA and the McGeorge School of Law. He was a prosecutor for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for 20 years, and he has tried hundreds of cases to verdict of every type, including: misdemeanor theft, vandalism, DUI, assault, domestic violence, and serious felonies involving sexual assault, child abuse, gang crimes, and homicides, including death penalty cases.

David was named Riverside County District Attorney Prosecutor of the Year in 1997, 2001, and 2002, and he has received multiple other awards and commendations for service. As David's victories mounted, he was promoted to supervisor and spent four years as Chief Deputy District Attorney of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. There he ran all the day-to-day operations of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office in the Coachella Valley and Blythe.

David Greenberg is and has always been extremely involved in our community, making a positive difference in the lives of others. David has been on the Board of Directors for Shelter from the Storm, coached high school mock trial teams, coached and managed softball and soccer teams, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert.

David has an unmatched insight into law enforcement and a similarly unmatched familiarity with the Riverside County Judiciary. It is this experience and this insight that makes David the perfect advocate for you, your rights, and your case. David is smart, aggressive, tough, and a winner!

And now, all those skills and all that experience is ready to go to work for you! If you find yourself in trouble, or have a legal problem, and you need the best representation out there, contact David Greenberg via phone or email. For more information, visit https://www.davidgreenberglaw.net

James Rogan

James Rogan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho while also competing as a nationally ranked Division I track and field athlete. He obtained his law degree from the Chapman University School of Law and was admitted to practice law in 2014.

Starting his career in the Public Defender's Office in Indio, California, He soon took his trial experience into private practice defending those charged with serious felonies and misdemeanors. In addition to preparing serious and complex matters for trial, Mr. Rogan also possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the area of DMV Admin Per Se hearings. James is a tenacious advocate for his clients. His experience, knowledge, and skill in the area of DMV and Criminal proceedings make him an excellent addition to the Soda & Greenberg team of advocates.

Molly Tucker

Molly Tucker

Molly Tucker is a veteran prosecutor of 10 years out of our Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Prior to that, she worked for the LA County District Attorney's Office. Mrs. Tucker has tried over 30 jury trials and handled over 250 felony preliminary hearings. She has prosecuted basically every type of criminal case, but her expertise lies in Family Violence - sex crimes, human trafficking, and domestic violence. During her tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, she led statewide law enforcement trainings in this area, and actually ran the Human Trafficking Division of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Mrs. Tucker was the law enforcement liaison point of contact for legal questions and advice.

Most recently, Molly ran the general felony courtroom calendar at the Indio Courthouse. Reviewing and handling hundreds of cases of every type of felony every week.

Molly is a respected, well thought of advocate, who brings hard work, enthusiasm, and unquestioned ethics with her to each and every case. Molly's experience in our District Attorney's Office and in our courtrooms gives her an unparalleled insider's view on exactly how the system works and how to make sure it works to our client's advantage. The relationships she has built over the last 10 years, with prosecutor colleagues, other attorney's, judges, and court staff make her an invaluable asset to our defense team.

An integral member of the Civil Division of Soda & Greenberg is Gregory S. Duckworth, Esq., a litigator with forty years of courtroom experience. Mr. Duckworth graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton majoring in Political Science. His law degree was obtained from Western State University College of Law.

Mr. Duckworth began his legal career in Orange County, gaining valuable courtroom experience and defense insights with insurance defense firms. He soon went out on his own as lead counsel with Duckworth & Boehm, serving as general counsel for a large real estate company, defending and litigating on their behalf.

Soon, he relocated to San Diego where the bulk of his civil litigation career evolved. As an associate with Thomas Miller & Associates, he gained valuable experience representing plaintiff homeowners, plaintiff homeowner Associations and related professionals in litigating complex, multiparty lawsuits against developers, partnerships and individuals for substantial defects in the construction of homes, buildings, homeowner association property and related common areas.

Once again, Mr. Duckworth ventured out on his own with Law offices of Gregory Duckworth and, eventually, Duckworth & Sioss, Attorneys, representing individual plaintiff homeowners and homeowner associations in similar complex, large multiparty litigation, primarily in the construction defect arena, but also dealing with other related real estate matters, title issues, broker misrepresentation, transactional fraud, and contractual disputes throughout California. He also continually pursued and represented plaintiffs in serious personal injury matters, including medical malpractice.
In the course of his litigation career, Mr Duckworth has represented and managed literally hundreds of plaintiffs in their lawsuits from inception; including depositions, percipient witnesses depositions, expert depositions, all manners of written discovery, on-site destructive and forensic testing, law & motion, Special Master hearings, alternative dispute resolution processes including arbitration, mediation, pre-trial preparation and trial. With offices both in San Diego and Sacramento, Mr. Duckworth managed and supervised extremely large civil case loads while ensuring highly satisfactory individual outcomes for his varied clients.

Further, as mediation tends to be a large part of any practitioner's experience, Mr. Duckworth is also certified as a Mediator with the National Association of Certified Mediators. He has served on the Mediation panel of the Palm Springs Board of Realtors. Mr. Duckworth remains active in the local real estate industry by maintaining his license as a active Real Estate Broker with the California Bureau of Real Estate and is a member of the California Association of Realtors. He is also a member of the Desert Bar Association.
Mr. Duckworth has taught Civil Procedure as an adjunct professor of law and also has a California Community Colleges teaching credential (lifetime) in both law and real estate. This background has greatly assisted in mentoring younger attorneys in the skills of litigation.

Finally, Mr. Duckworth is a Honorably Discharged veteran of the armed forces, a former Marine, decorated while serving with combat ground forces in Vietnam. The values and integrity instilled by his service in the Marines remain an important facet to his character and his dedication to his legal career to this day.

Jessica DeSalva

Jessica DeSalva

Jessica DeSalva received her undergraduate degree at the University of California Irvine cum laude. She obtained her law degree from Whitter Law School where she received the Deans Merit Scholarship and Deans' Citation for Outstanding Leadership and Service, awarded to only 6 recipients of the graduating class of 2013.
She was admitted to practice in 2014 and in 2016 started her own private practice in criminal law.
She has utilized her education to serve the community. Jessica was appointed to provide indigent legal services by means of the Desert Conflict Panel. While serving on the panel she handled over 1,000 criminal cases (including misdemeanor and complex homicide cases). She also represented juvenile clients through all court stages. Jessica has worked on post-conviction matters including resentencing based on new status and Franklin Hearings
Jessica has always been involved with her community. She is a member of Desert Bar Association as a trustee. She was an active member of the Warren Slaughter Richard Roemer Inn of Court. In 2017 she received the honor from Palm Springs Life of Top Lawyer in the category of Criminal Defense.