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Joseph A. Pertel practices in all areas of litigation in State and Federal courts, including  business, civil rights, personal injury, and criminal law.  His years of experience in court make him one of the most respected and trusted lawyers by his clients. In the past 16 years, Pertel has tried in excess of 150 jury trials in State and Federal courts throughout Southern California.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 40%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%

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  • Robert Mayer Moss

    Joe is a great lawyer. He is highly qualified to represent clients in both criminal and civil matters. I know him to be an expert in criminal law, police practices, civil rights and constitutional issues. He is dedicated to obtaining justice for his clients.


    Robert Moss Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael P. Gerace

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    Michael Gerace Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph A. Pertel

1717 Fourth Street Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA, 90401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Loyola Law SchoolMember1996 - 1997
San Diego Public Defenders AssociationMember1996 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - 1995
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1989
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Yale UniversityEast Asian StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A