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Joseph Andrew Pertel

Joseph Andrew Pertel

Practice areas:

State Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Writs

About Me


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

Licensed since 1995

  1. State Appellate Practice: 40%
  2. Writs: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • 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

    I endorse this lawyer.


    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




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'iPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1989
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CaliforniaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Yale UniversityEast Asian StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A