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Lawrence Irwin Wolf

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.6   13 reviews

also known as Lawrence Wolf, Larry Wolf

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I aggressively defend clients in all California criminal matters, including DUI, drunk driving, lewd acts, sex crimes, white collar crimes, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud, larceny, perjury, violent crimes, pre-file investigations, federal crimes, domestic violence, juvenile crime, mob crime, strike crimes, theft crimes, and expungements.

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    I aggressively defend clients in all California DUI matters, including alternative sentencing, breath tests, DMV hearings, field sobriety test, underage DUI, license suspension, DUID, multiple DUI convictions, felony DUI and out of state license DUI.

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    I aggressively defend clients in all Federal matters, including all white collar crime matters, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud, larceny, and perjury.

  4. White collar crime
    I aggressively defend clients in all California white collar crime matters, including bribery, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud, larceny, and perjury.

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    I aggressively defend clients in all California Domestic Violence matters, including alternative sentencing, and treatment.

  6. Juvenile law

I have been helping individuals charged with crimes  in Los Angeles and California for over 30 years, and have prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. I specialize in the field of criminal law, and am a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law.


Practice Areas:

DUI, lewd act, sex crimes, white collar crimes, pre-file investigations, drug crimes, violent crimes, federal offenses, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, mob crimes, strike crimes, theft, expungement


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The Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf
11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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4.6 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Jeong | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Number 1 Attorney
I was very satisfied with the outcome. To me, he is number one in Los Angeles. He has a very kind professional attitude, that's full of compassion, he was always prompt with answering all my questions and concerns. If I ever have another problem where I need legal service I will be contacting Mr. Wolf without hesitation. Thanks for your help with everything Mr. Wolf!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Works hard to get you the best outcome.
Mr. Wolf took care of all court paperwork, went to court on my behalf, kept me updated and worked hard to get me the best outcome.
Response from Lawrence Wolf July 22, 2016
He is 5 stars all the way. I would strongly recommend Mr wolf
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Famlily lawyer
I want to express my affection to Susie ,& Mr Wolf. As a single dad, Mr wolf and his associate treat my daughter like a his own family. They hold my daughter 's hand , listen well like a father and mom. They gave her " second chance in life". They finish the case from beginning to last end . Also they gave "hope for tomorrow ". It is not easy as a single dad for four children to raise until they grow up. Not only they stop the critical timing in court, but also they prevent after the court such as expunging the past to make clear road map for life long trip. I want to tell every single parents to ask consultation before it worse the relationship between father (or mother) and children . Our young children now a days do not know where to go? Please as a human being , look our next generation for safe track. Susie and Mr.Wolf spent "three years with follow up". It is almost impossible for me to do the difficult time without them. They are not one time disposable relationship . They are your parter in life. No matter how good , brand new car you drive, you need dealership to maintenance your car. This is same theory . Be a good to them, they will protect you over the generation . Thank you , we love "Susie ,& Mr.Wolf".
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Posted by Roger Rombro | April 11, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Opposing attorney on matters
Lawrence Wolf is an extraordinary attorney. He excels in his advocacy for his clients, his knowledge of the law and and procedure, and in his ability to quickly assess and understand trends which he uses to successfully protect his clients and their interests. Mr. Wolf enjoys the respect of both the Bench and his peers.
Posted by Thomas | September 21, 2014
I had made the biggest mistake of my life. What started out as just giving myself a small cash advance soon grew out of my control. At first I blamed it on my wife then her boss then my boss then the drugs. It took me to federal court with nothing but jail ahead. It took a long time and all of my family's savings but I am here in Santa Monica with my family ONLY because of Lawrene. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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Posted by Jess | February 25, 2013
Incredible top class lawyer- saved us!
Wolf contacted me on this site after I posted a question and needed a lawyer for my fiance that had been arrested for drug possession. My fiance was in jail and I was really upset and confused as to what was going on. They wouldn't let him out on bail, because immigration was holding him since he is a green card holder, and he was on probation for a prior conviction. The car he was driving also had a bench warrant and got impounded- i couldn't get it out since it wasn't registered in my name. I got money from fiance's brother for Wolf's fee which wasn't cheap- but it was worth it. Wolf went to TWIN TOWERS to talk to my fiance, since i couldn't drive, which really calmed my fiance down. Wolf was able to get the charges dropped by the D.A. before it went to court by producing my fiances prescription for the controlled substance. Throughout the process Wolf ALWAYS called me back when I left voice messages- even as late as 11pm after he got out of an event he went to! He ALWAYS took the time to talk and calm me down. He was pro-active and really cared. He did not cast judgement. He has just the right amount of optimism but he knows the law therefor he informs instead of giving false promises for how the scenario may play out. Wolf's secretaries are also lovely and really helped when Wolf wasn't around. They deserve to be mentioned and thanked for their hard work. Make sure when hiring an attorney you find out all of the fees because there are fines and possible other expenses later. We are still having trouble catching up to all the fines and money we owe people from the prior conviction and this one WOLF took care of. It gets really expensive and remember if the bread winner is in jail there is no money coming in. The lawyer we got the first time for my fiances first conviction was named Robin Scroggie. He was a horrible lawyer and cost A LOT more. Scroggie never returned calls, canceled court dates, showed up hung over and was abusive and insulting even yelling to us outside of court because he was on a bender. YOU WON'T get unprofessional behavior from Wolf. He does everything he says he will do. I miss him. He was really an angel during the 10 days of hell I went through.
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Posted by Christopher | June 3, 2012
Extremely Qualified Legal Services
I have spoken with many attorneys over the years. Almost all of them were willing to take their fee before knowing whether I stood a chance in court with my case. The attorneys at Lawrence Wolf took the time to research my case and suggest a path before taking a dime from me. Mr. Wolf personally handled my case along with his highly qualified team of attorneys. Ultimately, they did exactly what they said they would do and won my case and had my criminal record expunged. Throughout the entire process, they were courteous and professional, and they kept in constant contact with me with progress reports and new infomation. I cannot imagine a more professional law firm, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs someone on their side after a brush with the law.
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Posted by Beverly | April 12, 2012
Highly Recommend
I'd be lost if it wasn't for Mr. Wolf and his wonderful staff. Mr. Wolf defended me with my Underage DUI case. I was cited for underage DUI and with Mr. Wolf's representation I was able to get the charge dismissed with NO 90 SUSPENSION OF MY LICENSE!
Posted by George | April 12, 2012
Mr. Wolf I can't thank you enough. Thanks to you my son has a future w/ an untarnished record. You did EVERYTHING you said you would do! A .10 BAC level was no challenge to you. As you can see, he’s basically a good college-bound kid, and obviously a DUI criminal conviction would have haunted him throughout his adult life. Thank you for getting him into a diversion program and ensuring that he doesn’t have a record. Our whole family is in your debt.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2009
Simply the best
At age 55 and with no prior criminal record, I was charged with felony assult following an incident in Hollywood during a brief two-day visit to the Los Angeles area. Not only did Larry Wolf handle all the proceedings and fight all the charges, but he saved me the inconvenience of nany trips back to California. Since i live in Pittsburgh, the commute to California for hearings and appearances would have been a major expense and would have caused a major disruption in my work schedule and my income. Thanks to Larry, I still have no convictions on my record and my career is still intact. Larry Wolf is the best!
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Posted by L.S. | August 25, 2009
Lawrence Wolf works hard on your side!
After my relationship with my ex ended horribly, I faced not only the difficulty of moving on with my life, but also the threat of criminal charges from my ex and her mother for alleged theft of money, identity theft, and domestic abuse. My case was a worst case scenario, since my ex had many close ties to the police department in the juristiction in which we lived. As a result of her insistence, I was arrested and prosecuted for 8 alleged felony counts- each of these carried a possibility of 2 years in prison or more. Larry was able to cast sufficient doubt on the credibility of the complaint and to negotiate with the DA for a successful outcome. Instead of facing a harsh prison sentence, I received probation, community service, and zero jail time which was a very favorable result given the severity of the charges. I was also living out of state while my case was being prosecuted, and Larry played an instrumental part in working with the DA to avoid me being in custody during the proceedings. I cannot thank Larry and his team enough for the results he achieved- hiring Larry was the best decision I made during such a difficult ordeal. If you are arrested or being accused of a crime, don't speak to the police- make a call to Larry Wolf's offices in order to protect your rights and to have Larry work hard on your side.
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Posted by Bill | August 25, 2009
Thank You
Mr. Wolf: I would like to thank you for your support, assistance, and handling of my case. There were some very serious charges filed against me and you managed, through some very skillful lawyering and negotiation with the court, to produce an outcome that involved no jail time. Community service and some counseling I regard as a good outcome given the charges the Prosecutor filed. Your ability to help me keep my sanity during the process by keeping me aware of what was going on behind the scenes and explaining how the system worked was a great comfort. Negotiating the outcome you did when the jury became hung and avoiding the expense and emotional turmoil of a second trial was more than I hoped for when the first jury hung. I also greatly appreciate that you have been there with me when I've had to return to court to show progress on the community service and counseling the judge ordered. If you have any clients who would like to speak to someone you have represented, I will be glad to give you a glowing recommendation. Just give them my phone number and have them call me. Thank You Again, Bill
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Posted by Paul | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I do not recommend! Horrible experience! Lawrence wolf is a disgrace to the profession! Took my money and did nothing for my case as I had asked. I cannot be any more specific than this.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner - Principle Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf
  • 1979 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Beverly Hills Municiple Court
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Santa Monica Municipal Court
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judge
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Public Defender
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • 1977 - 1980
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Santa Monica City Attorneys Office
  • 1975 - 1977
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  • Santa Clara University,School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1975
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • The Center for Law and Addiction
  • Founding Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Beverly Hills Court Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Beverly Hills Municipal Court
  • 2015
  • First AME Achievement award
  • First AME Church
  • N/A
  • California State Bar Arbitrator Appreciation Award
  • California State Bar
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro tem Appreciation Award
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • N/A
  • Santa Monica Court Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Santa Monica Municipal Court
  • N/A
  • Culver City Court Judge Pro Tem Appreciation Award
  • Culver City Municipal Court
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Arbitration Award
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • LLP Provisor Meeting
  • Why In the World Would I Need to Confer with a Criminal Law Attorney for One of My Clients?
  • 2010
  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
  • An Addiction Counselor's Role in the Criminal Justice System
  • 2010
  • KRLA 870AM radio show "Uncuff Me"
  • California Criminal Defense
  • 2009
  • Pacific Legal Institute: Culver City
  • Criminal Defense for the Civil Practitioner: A Nuts and Bolts Primer
  • 1996
  • Pacific Legal Institute: Santa Monica
  • Criminal Defense for the Civil Practitioner: A Nuts and Bolts Primer
  • 1995
  • Pacific Legal Institute: Santa Ana
  • Criminal Defense for the Civil Practitioner: A Nuts and Bolts Primer
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Lawrence
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wolf is highly knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several cases and highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very competent and skilled layer I recommend his services"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wolf is an experienced and highly regarded DUI defense attorney. He will fight for your rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry is a hardworking attorney who fights for his clients. He is innovative and creative in helping his clients through some very difficult situations."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work: trustworthy, conscientious, hardworking and fundamentally dedicated to every Client, familiar Californians recognize that Mr. Wolf is an excellent defense attorney who is a beneficial asset to Los Angeles County and the entire DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a premier criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Larry for over 15 years, both professionally and personally. During that time I have had the pleasure of seeing Larry's personal interactions, his compassion, his patience and his personal commitment to all those that he comes in contact with. I highly recommend Larry to anyone who needs the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Have known Larry for many years and over these years have seen fine work from him. He has appeared before me while I was a Superior Court commissioner (now retired) superb knowledge of the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lawrence Wolf for over 30 years. I have worked with him, and opposed him, on many matters; and I am personally familiar with his work and his reputation. He is an outstanding criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Larry in 1986 when I was a deputy district attorney in the Inglewood Juvenile courts. Larry represented a young man accused of a sexual assault. Larry was able to bring an insightful and creative "Anotomical Line Up" motion to the court that was a significant factor in the ultimate disposition of his client's case. Since that time I have stayed in contact with Larry both as a D.A. and now as a fellow criminal defense attorney. I know that he has a well earned reputation of aggressively pursuing the best results possible for his clients. Sincerely, Don Sowers Partner Takakjian, Sowers & Sitkoff LLP"
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