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Mark Jerry Haushalter

Federal crime Attorney at Manhattan Beach, CA

4.8   25 reviews

also known as Mark Haushalter, Mark J. Haushalter


Licensed for 22 years

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Okabe & Haushalter is a Los Angeles based criminal defense law firm with a National Reputation.  Our tradition of success is the cornstone for which we have built our firm.  When you hire Okabe & Haushalter you know you have hired the best criminal defense firm money can buy.  Our history of handling the largest criminal cases in United States history and involvement in many high profile cases separate us from other prestigous law firms.  We understand the need to protect you or your loved ones' freedom, reputation and substantial wealth that you have worked so hard to obtain.  Hiring Okabe & Haushalter not only guarantees you have hired the best, but also takes the anxiety and fear off your shoulders.  You will have all the extensive resources of our firm behind you and the prosecutors will immediately know that you have hired the strongest defense team.  

 

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Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/11/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/09/2022

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OKabe & Haushalter
1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
Okabe & Haushalter
9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Okabe & Haushalter
445 South Figueroa,
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark is an excellent lawyer.
Mark is a phenomenal attorney. One of the best criminal defense attorneys in California. Compassionate, zealous advocate who really cares about his clients. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2015
Where would I be without Mark?
Mark really helped me out during a difficult time. After dealing with disastrous attorneys that had no idea what they were doing, a friend recommended me to Okabe & Haushalter to handle an altercation I had. Finally, I felt like I was working with someone who I could trust. Not only did he make the process simple and easy to understand, but he walked me through all the legal jargon and steps. He made my situation so much more bearable, just by being available and helpful along the way.
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Posted by Erin | March 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top Tier Law Firm
Mark Haushalter is one of a kind in a sea of lawyers in Los Angeles. His Team approach combined with the fact everyone knows him makes you know you have the best. Okabe & Haushalter just wins!!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I was scared to be going to court but once I met Mark, I knew he would be an excellent lawyer for me. By the time we went to court, I was not the least bit scared for my case. I had faith in him and he continued to prove his expertise by helping me win my case. I don't know where I'd be without him! Highly recommend him!
Posted by Jacqueline | June 19, 2015
Highly Reccomended
Mark was the best attorney I have ever encountered. He is knowledgeable and extremely personable. He made himself available and answered all of my questions in their entirety. He never failed to keep me informed with the proceedings of my case during the most stressful period of my life. He is truly quality representation and I could not imagine what the outcome of my case would have been without him. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Excellent!
My nana (grandma) was in a horrible nursing home. It was in another county so my family wasn’t able to see her often. But at some point I noticed the bed sores on her body and I also thought she was losing weight. They brought in other “doctors” and charged us for her “eating disorder”. They were doing a lousy job and it was apparent that my nana was being neglected. I hired Mark to help me make things right for her as I knew they were going to be difficult to deal with. Mark made sure they were held responsible and made charging the nursery home with neglect quick and painless. He was thorough and ensured he took care of every detail. Nana is now happily plump in her new nursery home and I am grateful for all of his hard work. I recommend working with Mark for any legal needs you might have.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Thank You Mark!
Mark was the lawyer I needed. It was great to have him help me with a dispute I had with an employer. If I hadn’t hired Mark I would be out 4k of my hard earned money and that didn’t sound too good to me! Luckily, Mark agreed with me and helped me get what was I was owed. I was dreading it would be a nightmare but I was able to manage and since Mark is very organized, there wasn’t anything to worry about. I just received the check today and I’m feeling on top of the world. Thank you Mark!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
#1 Lawyer
I hate lawyers. I do. And I’m not sure that will ever change. But Mark is different. I can say he is the best lawyer out there. He isn’t a caricature of what lawyers are painted as or usually are. I believe he is an actual human being. He isn’t a snake in a skin suit chasing the dollar signs. He cares and without sounding too sappy he works his ass off for you. My family owes him so much and this is the least I can do. I still hate lawyers but I love Mark. I would be in a much worse place and faced with impossible situation after situation if it weren’t for him. I hope he reads this and knows we owe him and pray for him always!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
The Perfect Lawyer
I thought after my devastating divorce from my ex husband it would be the last I saw of him. Unfortunately it wasn’t and I had to take legal action after an abusive interaction. During a situation which I can only describe as terrifying, I was connected with Mark Haushalter. He walked me through every step so I could get real justice. I don’t think anyone could have helped me like he did. He worked with me even after I became a mess from all the stress. Just writing this review makes me truly emotional. But through all that I have gone against, I can say I have become a stronger person. Having Mark on my side made me feel so safe. He never was condescending and he was always understanding of my circumstances. I can’t think him enough for being on my side. I hope I never am in a situation where I need the help again but I know I would always go back to him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Lifesaver!
I want to say it’s a miracle that I am where I am today. After a few unfortunate events I felt like I was between a rock and a hard place. In a situation I never thought I would be in. Luckily, a family member recommended Okabe and Haushalter. What a life changer. When I say I have anxiety about everything it is an understatement, however, Mark was able to put my mind at ease with his knowledge. I swear he has what he does down to a science and I trusted that. I trusted him with my case and I was able to put all the events behind me. I cannot repay him or thank him enough for getting me out of such a tough situation. Thank you Mr. Haushalter! It is needless to say I recommend him wholeheartedly. Put your worries in his hands.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Just What I Needed
During a time when I felt like no one was on my side, being supported by a team who believed in my case helped keep me from focusing on all the negatives. Mark gave me the best advice and took care of everything throughout the whole process. With his knowledge and experience, I knew my case was in good hands. If someone I know ever needs legal representation, there’s no doubt I will recommend Mark Haushalter.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2015
Highly Recommended
I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. Mark's help was phenomenal; from walking into the office, to the settlement of my case. I was worried about going to court but Mark was exceptional. His expertise and guidance gave me the peace of mind I needed and I highly recommend working with him.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
Excellent attorney
Mark is an excellent attorney. Not only does he have an exceptional grasp on the legalities of criminal defense, but his understanding of the practical side of the justice system makes him an invaluable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
Mark Saved My Reputation
I had the unfortunate situation of getting brought to trial for a sex crime over the holidays. I was completely innocent on this case which was extremely mishandled by the investigators involved. With Mark's legal counsel, I was able to quickly get my innocence proven in the court of law and have my reputation remain unscathed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
Saved my Life
I hired Mr. Haushalter when I was falsely accused of a very serious and heinous felony I did not commit. Unfortunately Mark Haushalter came on board as my attorney only after my previous attorney had completely botched my whole case and pretrial hearing. With my future literally hanging in the balance I did copious research online until I found Mark Haushalter of Okabe and Haushalter. Although Mark Haushalter's legal ratings and reputation are among the highest, they barely do him justice. I called Mr. Haushalter on a Saturday morning around 7:00AM to leave a message and convey the urgency of my case, fully expecting a call back on Monday morning. I was shocked when he not only called me back within 10 minutes but agreed to meet me that same morning. I met with Mark, told him the facts and details of my case and he immediately began constructing a proactive, aggressive plan of defense. I have never been arrested for, or convicted of anything. I have a completely clean record, but apparently once a case goes past the pretrial it is almost invariably too late to procure a complete dismissal. That being said, Mark Haushalter and his team worked brilliantly. I passed a Polygraph exam which was certified by not one, not two, but three separate agencies; including the L.A County Sheriffs and the LAPD. I took a battery of psychological tests and evaluations, the results of which were all very positive. They brought in an unparalleled and highly respected and credentialed investigator who along with Mark's team completely disassembled and effectively refuted the entire case against me. I was facing a felony conviction, 10 years in state prison and lifetime registration. My previous attorney had advised me to accept the DA's initial offer of felony conviction, lifetime registration with no prison time. Mark Haushalter and his team at Okabe and Haushalter got the DA to reduce the charges to simple misdemeanor battery, summary probation and community service. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had come to Mr. Haushalter from the very beginning, instead of relying on a family recommendation for the other attorney, all charges would have been dropped and the case dismissed. Mark Haushalter saved my life. I could not recommend him more highly. If you need an attorney, hire the very best: Mark Haushalter of Okabe and Haushalter.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2012
Highly Recommended!!
Mark provided me with excellent service and did an excellent job with keep me abreast to my case. I had a DUI case that ultimately could have been worst, but Mark worked his powers and resolved my case in a rapid pace. Thank you for quickly and efficently resolving my case!
Posted by Kevin | February 15, 2012
Thank You Mark
Mark saved me from a potentially very bad situation. He kept me informed and was realistic with his goals regarding my case from the beginning. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2011
Confident in Mark!
Mark has the unique ability to zero in on his clients, their needs, and to translate for them the best course action. Then he goes out and gets it done. It is about confidence in how you should be represented and that is what you get from Mark.
Posted by Kieth | March 24, 2011
Mark saved my career
I screwed up. No doubt about it, and I risked a 16 year medical career. I chose Mark because when we spoke he explained with great confidence his knowledge of the law, the available programs for my case, and that he had appeared before the prosecuting attorney and judge on many occasions. His legal strategy was clear and precise and resulted in the court taking into consideration my professional history, personal history, and nature of my mistake. I was granted leniency and have been able to maintain my career and status in my community. If there is another attorney out there who can produce these results good. If you do not know who to turn to and want straight answers and clear thinking, call Mark Haushalter. My next step is to never ever ever put myself in such a compromising situation again. Thank you Mark for getting my cookies out of the fire.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2011
Legal and personal excellence!
Mark achieved the best legal outcome possible for my case. Mark understands that each case has a legal aspect as well as an emotional one for the client. Having a legal problem can be a very nerve wracking experience. Mark was honest with me, kept me completely informed, and took care of me personally as well as legally. Although Mark had many larger and more serious cases than mine, he always had the time to talk me through my issues and my concerns. Mark took care of me as a person, as well as achieving a great outcome for my legal case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Okabe & Haushalter
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • law
  • 2000
  • Marquette Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v. B
  • Investigation closed. No criminal charges
  • People v. T.H.
  • Complete dismissal of all charges
  • People v. J.S.
  • dismissal
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Associations

  • Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • McGoerge Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Marquette Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Sigma Chi Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2012
  • 15 Leaders in Criminal Defense
  • Newsweek
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2011
  • 2010 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Nominated Best of LA
  • Best of LA, KCOP 13 TV Los Angeles
  • 2009
  • The South Bay's Legal Dream Team
  • Swoop Magazine
  • 2009
  • Honors in Oral Advocacy
  • Mcgeorge School of Law
  • 2000
  • scholarship
  • Marquette University
  • 1993
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association
  • Current status of criminal defense practice in Los Angeles
  • 2010
  • Mary Beth Mcdade Interview regarding Jesse James
  • KTLA
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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 | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Mark in Torrance Court all the time. He is a true fighter for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an exceptional attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. I have known him for many years and would highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is skilled and intelligent. He is respected by judges, prosecutors, and his colleagues. Whenever I see him in court, he is pleasant, courteous, and well prepared."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as Mark is one of the most knowledgable and caring DUI attorneys I know. It is a privilege and a pleasure to discuss DUI law and procedures with Mark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is our go to guy for everyone at my firm when a criminal defense referral is needed. He is a trusted colleague who is both aggressive and highly experienced. My clients turn to him when trouble arises and the feedback has always been great."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate. He just gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark Haushalter is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in the nation. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mark in the past. He is an excellent lawyer and advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mark on numerous cases. What I liked best about working with him is that he is knowledgeable and dependable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an intelligent and talented lawyer who cares about his clients and their needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mark for over 15 years. He is extremely intelligent, ambitious, trustworthy, and loyal. He loves what he does and he is the best at it. There is no doubt in my mind that he would be the first person I would call if I was in trouble!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Haushalter is an exceptional lawyer. I have encountered very few lawyers with his intelligence, tenacity and knowledge of the law. If you are in trouble with the law and need legal representation, you will be in the best of hands should you choose to hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mark for many years and am thoroughly impressed by his knowledge of criminal law and the dedication to his clients. He provides quality representation and knows how to win."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Friend
"Mark has years of experience with criminal law cases. He is very thorough and meticulous in his approach to defending his clients. He is respected by the Judges he works in front of and his fellow members of the Defense Bar. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Hauehalter is a top-tier criminal defense attorney. I have known him for nearly 20 years and I can say that he is a hard-working, compassionate, aggressive advocate. You have made a wise decision if you retain his firm, as they have a reputation of excellence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional criminal defense attorney! I have known Mark personally for over 20 years and professionally for over 10 years, and he has always exceeded expectations for clients I have referred to him. He offers superior client service and amazing results for his clients. He is a fierce advocate for his clients while still maintaining wonderful working relationships with district attorneys that help him negotiate great results for his clients. I highly recommend Mark!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is one of the best defense attorneys around. I have referred many clients to Mark and they are always happy with the work he has done for them. I have personally seen him in action and he does a great job and is extremely well respected by the District Attorneys and others in the legal community. I highly recommend Mark for any criminal defense matter."
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