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Thank you for visiting our website. It is our hope that you learn a little bit about us and our abilities in assisting you with your criminal defense needs in Southern California. There is no question that a skilled attorney will make all the difference in your case, regardless of the specific criminal charges you are facing. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are committed to providing you with the representation of an experienced lawyer and legal team that will provide you with the level of service and representation that will serve to protect your rights and your freedom.

Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter are the founding members and general partners of Okabe & Haushalter, a premier South Bay criminal defense law firm. When you decide to retain an attorney at our firm, you gain access to an unparalleled tradition of success. Let our experience work for you!


Languages spoken: Japanese, German, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

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


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Okabe & Haushalter

9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

Okabe & Haushalter

445 South Figueroa,
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
15 Leaders in Criminal DefenseNewsweek2012
Order of Distinguished AttorneysBeverly Hills Bar Association2012
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2011
2010 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
The South Bay's Legal Dream TeamSwoop Magazine2009
Nominated Best of LABest of LA, KCOP 13 TV Los Angeles2009
Honors in Oral AdvocacyMcgeorge School of Law2000
scholarshipMarquette University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOkabe & Haushalter2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
International Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
McGoerge Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
Marquette Alumni AssociationMember1997 - Present
Sigma Chi Alumni AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
OJ Simpson CaseImmunity
Rodney King's Attorneydismissal
Juvenile Charged with Assault on Torrance Bus DriverDismissal of all charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Loose Leaf Search and Seizure HandbookCo-author of the book2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Marquette UniversityLaw Studies and CriminalogyOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox 11 Newsgoogle privacy policy2012
KTLA NewsConrad Murray Trial2011
Fox NewsLott Case2011
FOX NewsConrad Murray2011
Fox 11 NewsSandusky Case2011
Fox 11 NewsCyber Hackers & Internet Crime2011
CNN- Dr. Drew ShowNicholas Cage Arrest2011
CNN- Dr. Drew ShowSexting and Teenager2011
McGeorge School of Law Alumni AssociationCurrent status of criminal defense practice in Los Angeles2010
Mary Beth Mcdade Interview regarding Jesse JamesKTLA2010
Interview regarding OJ SimpsonOJ Simpson Interview on KCAL2008