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Andrew Leventhal is a dynamic, aggressive and charismatic criminal lawyer.  He has a reputation for being a legal wizard in court.  Andrew loves the underdog and fights for his clients to the very end - lawyering is his calling.  Andrew practices like an old-school lawyer: He treats his clients like family and advocates for them like he would with his own flesh and blood.  Andrew’s compassionate representation allows his clients to feel his heart at work; the byproduct is a beautiful lawyer-client connection that yields amazing results. 


Andrew grew up on calm San Diego beaches but learned to operate through his mother’s tough east coast roots.  This mellow-tough balance taught Andrew to litigate with a tempered poker-face intensity; his courtroom emotions do, however, bleed from his sleeve when necessary.  Andrew is never afraid to challenge opposing courtroom personalities.  His confidence is unparalleled, and his jury trial record  proves it.  Over the years, Andrew has tried many cases and fought almost every criminal charge on the books.  Amazingly, Andrew has managed to prevent convictions after jury trial close to 90% of the time. 


Andrew graduated with “high honors” from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2004 with a B.A. in Law and Society.  That same year, San Diego’s California Western School of Law accepted Andrew into their Juris Doctor program. While in law school, Andrew earned an academic scholarship and a job tutoring first year law students.  Andrew’s commitment to law school academics earned him a distinguished editorial position at the California Western Law Review - a legal scholar publication.  Andrew’s natural legal talents helped him finish law school in the top 4% of his class. 


After law school, Andrew became a Los Angeles public defender.  He spent seven years in the courtroom trenches passionately fighting for people. Andrew's strong commitment to the public helped him become the superior litigator that he is today.


Andrew Leventhal is also obsessed with his craft. His colleagues tease him for reading law books in his free time.  Andrew constantly expands his criminal defense knowledge base - he believes that a full legal arsenal is critical to effective defense work. Consequently,  Andrew's dedication made news:  



Andrew Leventhal fights for what is right.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    8 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    8 years, 700 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    1 year, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    1 year, 250 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    1 year, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sumita Louise Dalal

    Mr. Leventhal is a passionate criminal defense attorney. He is extremely knowledge and hard working. I endorse this lawyer.


    Sumita Dalal
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  • Ambrosio Eduardo Rodriguez

    Andrew is a great lawyer. He is very well versed in the law and he is passionate in his defense of his clients. Any defendant would be lucky to have him as an attorney.


    Ambrosio Rodriguez Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info


750 East Green Street, Suite 204
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
AVVO Client's Choice Award 2015AVVO2015
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement - ContractsCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Academic Achievement Award - Practicing LawCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Merit ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Achievement EvidenceCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Achievement Award: Criminal ProcedureCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Dean's ListCalfornia Western School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerTHE LEVENTHAL FIRM2015 - 2015
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - East Los Angeles Court2011 - 2012
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Glendale Branch2010 - 2010
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Pasadena Branch2010 - 2015
DUI Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Metropolitan Court2009 - 2009
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Downtown (Criminal Courts Building)2008 - 2010
Law ClerkLionel Sawyer & Collins2006 - 2006
Law ClerkTrovilion Inveiss Ponticello & Demakis2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Attorney NetworkMember2015 - Present
Los Angeles Jewish Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Westside Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
California Western Law ReviewAssociate Editor2005 - 2007
Golden Key Honor SocietyMember2001 - Present
National Society for Collegiate ScholarsMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case No. 9MP06496Not Guilty on both counts (VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b)); NO ACTION on the alleged probation violation. Client walks.
Case. No 9CA25090Hung jury on both counts.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesI've Been Pulled Over for DUI: What Should I Do?2015
AVVO Legal GuidesThey Didn't Read Me My Rights2015
California Western Law ReviewAssociate Editor2005
California Western Law ReviewThe July 2005 NBA Collectve Bargaining Agreement, The One Year Rule; Sherman Anti Trust Act Non Statutory Labor Exemption2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & Society; Minor in Sports ManagementBachelor of Arts (high honors)2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest SpeakerMiranda v. Arizona2015
"Michelle's Corner"Criminal Defense2015
NewspaperMedia Case2014
TutorConstiutional Law2005
TutorCommunity Property2005
TutorCriminal Law2005
TutorCivil Procedure2005
TutorProperty Law2005
TutorCriminal Procedure2005