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Prior to graduating from law school in our Nation's Capital, Daniel worked as a Prosecutor for the Maryland State's Attorney's Office in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he became aware of many of the stumbling blocks that exist between prosecutors and defense attorneys from the government side. Daniel used this opportunity to learn how best to approach prosecutors and how to creatively resolve differences to the satisfaction of both sides. Daniel move to Los Angeles to start his new law practice in Hollywood, CA.


The firm is comprised of two Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers who focus their practice exclusively on criminal and DUI defense throughout Southern California.

We defend adults, juveniles, professionals, college students, military personnel, public employees, and anyone else who faces serious charges in state or federal court. Some of the charges we handle include:

  • Violent crimes from simple assault or weapons offenses to gang crimes, armed robbery, kidnapping or homicide

  • Sex offenses such as sexual assault, statutory rape or online solicitation of a minor

  • DUI, including implied consent, underage drunk driving violations, DUI and felony DUI

  • Drug crimes, including drug investigation, drug possession, distribution, cultivation, manufacturing and trafficking

  • Domestic violence, including spousal abuse or elder abuse

  • Juvenile defense, including misdemeanor property crimes, high school or college student crimes and serious felonies

  • Serious traffic violations such as reckless driving or driving without a license

  • Probation or parole problems, involving new charges or technical violations

  • Theft offenses, including felony or misdemeanor charges of larceny, robbery, grand theft, shoplifting, grand theft auto or burglary

  • Credit card fraud, including bank fraud, forgery or identity theft

  • White collar crimes, including money laundering, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud embezzlement and Internet crimes

  • Federal crimes, including federal drug charges and federal fraud and white collar crimes charges

Bar Admissions

  • California State

  • California Federal – US District Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

    • J.D.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara


    • B.A.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    12 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    12 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Anstruther Smith

    Recently, one of my clients had an issue in Los Angeles, California. I referred my client to Mr. Perlman and I absolutely made the right choice. I was constantly and consistently impressed with Mr. Perlman's knowledge, work ethic, attention to detail, and zealous advocacy. Should a similar situation arise again Mr. Perlman will be my first call.


    Jason Smith DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman

1400 N Harbor Blvd.
Suite 650
Fullerton, CA, 92835

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman

6323 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Law Offices of Daniel R. Pelrman

205 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC

2942 N. 24th St.
Suite #114-562
Phoenix, AZ, 85016



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year AwardLEARN2010
Extra Mile AwardCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2003
Dean's AwardCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2003
Dean's AwardCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2002
Dean's AwardCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Daniel R. Perlman2006 - Present
AssociateEICHLER & ASSOCIATES2005 - 2006
Prosecuting AttorneyState Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar of the United States Supreme CourtMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOfficer2010 - Present
Bet Tzedek Justice BallOfficer2009 - Present
US District Court - Central District of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
L.E.A.R.N.President2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationOfficer2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationOfficer2005 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionOfficer2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
7th DUI = NO PRISONpositive disposition
DUI Defense VicotryWet Reckless
Criminal Defense WinOn a case that began with a 17 year offer, my client recieved probation.
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Law Offices of Daniel R. PerlmanHow Tinder Can Lead To Complications Or Even Jail2014
Perlman Law GroupKidnapping During The Commission of a Carjacking2014
Criminal Defense Attorneys Los AngelesCriminal Defense Attorney - Medical Marijuana Laws2013
Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer BlogLos Angeles DUI Attorney - Reese Witherspoon Arrested, Husband Jim Toth Arrested And Jailed For DUI Incident2013
Criminal Defense Attorney Los AngelesLulzSec Member Sentenced for Hacking Sony Pictures Computer Systems2013
Criminal Defense Attorneys Los AngelesTwo Plead Guilty To Arson That Killed Kansas State Researcher2013
Criminal Defense Lawyers Los Angeles56 Individuals Arrested on Methamphetamine & Pseudoephedrine Charges2013
DUI Defense Lawyers Los AngelesCity Council quiet on cop’s arrest in fatal DUI, but residents speak up2013
Los Angeles DUI Defense AttorneyBrewers’ Yovani Gallardo is arrested on drunk-driving charges2013
Criminal Defense Attorney Los AngelesOakland: Five teens arrested in connection with killing of San Jose paramedic Quinn Boyer2013
Los Angeles DUI LawyerCriminal Defense Attorney - False Facebook Posts Now a Crime in California2012
Los Angeles DUI AttorneyDUI Attorney - Federal Authorities Focusing Energies on Stopping Mortgage Fraud2012
Los Angeles DUI Defense LawyerLos Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney - Improper Closing Gets California Drug Runner’s Conviction Overturned2012
Los Angeles DUI Defense AttorneyRethinking Life Sentences Without Parole for Juvenile Offenders2011
Los Angeles DUI Defense LawyersDA Dismisses Case After Attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman Point Out Incorrect Identification2011
Los Angeles DUI Defense WebsiteAccused of DUI and Other Alcohol Related Crimes in Los Angeles2011
DUI Defense Attorney10 Things Guide: What You Need To Know If Someone You Love Gets In Trouble With The Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - Santa BarbaraPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SpeakerCriminal Law for the Non-Criminal Attorney2009
E! True Hollywood Story:Britney Spears2008