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Lisa Victoria Houlé

Sex crime Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   7 reviews

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child abuse
    25%

    22 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    22 years, 300 cases

  4. Sex crime
    25%

    22 years, 200 cases

Former Criminal Prosecutor, now successful Criminal Defense Attorney. For 15 years, I prosecuted some of the most violent criminal offenders in Los Angeles County. Now, I 'm using my experiences as a veteran prosecutor to help people like you who have been charged with a crime. I handle all types of criminal defense from misdemeanor drunk in public to felonies including sex crimes and murder. I tried over 60 jury trial, including rapes, murders, gang cases.  I know how the police investigate these cases and what the prosecutor will require to charge you with a crime. The relationships I have formed, coupled with the respect I've earned, will get you the results you need to gain back your life and freedom. 

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Licensed for 22 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/09/2022

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

Contact Lisa

Houlé Law APC
21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 590
Torrance, CA, 90503
Houlé Law APC
1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266-2494
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Posted by Christopher | January 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely talented Attorney
Lisa was paramount in getting advisory done for a matter handled directly with the detective to exonerate. I highly recommend working with her as she has direct experience.
Posted by A Frightened Dad | December 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experienced, warm, smart
As soon as we met with Lisa she made us feel like she was going to do everything in her power to fix the situation. Our son was arrested and she was able to help us wrap our head around things. She's great.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Potential Arrest Planning
1) Explained the potential sentencing if found guilty of breaking a probation issue 2) Created a plan to be used in case of an arrest
Posted by Tim | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent and Tenacious
I found myself in a tough spot and needed to bring on a second, tough lawyer, Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, personable and thinks well on her feet during a trial. She has very good instincts and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I would recommend Houle Law to anyone that finds themselves in need of a compassionate, tenacious, very experienced criminal defense attorney
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Response from Lisa Houlé March 10, 2017
It was a pleasure! This was a difficult case, with everything on the line; couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
Posted by Adrian | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa Houle DUI case
Having Lisa handle my case was the best decision I could of made. Her Profesional and assuring demeanor along with her experience in the court system, made my DUI experience as painless as possible.
Posted by Matt | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and experienced lawyer
I had a very serious issue and I searched around for a lawyer that was experienced enough that I could feel comfortable hiring. I contacted a lot of lawyers and found Houle Law. The information on her website mentioned that she was a District Attorney for 15 plus years and that kind of experience was what I needed. I contacted her to discuss my situation and found that she was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. After a wonderful conversation helping to put my mind at ease, we agreed to a meeting at her office for a more in depth conversation. Upon meeting her and discussing my situation, I felt very confident in her abilities and knew that she would put a lot of hard work and effort into my case. In fact, she knew many of the other lawyers, police officers and even judges on the case! This was such an added bonus as it could only help me. Long story short, she worked very diligently for me and in the end it was a fantastic result! My family and I couldn't be happier with the result and I wouldn't hesitate one second to recommend Lisa if you need a criminal defense attorney. We are glad we found Houle Law.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional and professional
I contacted Ms. Houle for legal assistance in regards to an assault charge brought against me. She was able to get acquitted of an assault charge. Ms. Houle maintains profesionalism throughout the entire legal process and never once made me feel inferior. She handled herself in front of the judge with tenacity, poise and professionalism. Without her I wouldn't be able to be on the path I am on to get my life back on track.
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Response from Lisa Houlé May 11, 2016
Thank you for your kind review.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Houlé Law APC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 1999

Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • People v.Allen
  • Not Guilty
  • People v.. Kumar
  • Not Gulty

Associations

  • Hon. Benjamin Aranda, III American Inn Of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 2020 Superlawyers designation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Rated State Felony and Misdemeanor Cases
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • America's Top Attorneys
  • The American Law Society
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Membership
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
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Publications

  • LawOfficer.com
  • When Worlds Collide
  • 2011
  • LawOfficer.com
  • Let the Jury Like You
  • 2011
  • Law Officer.com
  • Beating a Dead Horse
  • 2011
  • LawOfficer.com
  • Preparation is Priceless
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Torrance Police Department Annual Briefing
  • Victim Trauma
  • 2015
  • LAPD Detective Core Course
  • Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is a fantastic trial lawyer. We have worked together on several matters, and I'm always fascinated to see the respect she gets from judges and prosecutors. Lisa is passionate about defending sex crimes and domestic violence cases, and getting the best possible results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent advocate for her clients. She is extremely dedicated and knows the law. Having worked the other side as a prosecutor she has an edge on her competitors. I highly recommend Lisa."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Houle and I were opposing counsel on a difficult restraining order case that required multiple court appearances and testimony from law enforcement officers. It was refreshing that Attorney Houle and I diligently explored the possibility of settling the case before trial, but ultimately our case went to trial. Throughout the case attorney Houle was professional, prepared, and I enjoyed working with her tremendously despite the fact that we were opposing each other in a difficult trial. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know Lisa to be an experienced and tenacious advocate for her clients. Her experience as a former prosecutor provides her insight as to how to best defend clients and to get ahead of matters even before an arrest takes place. I would not hesitate to recommend or to use Lisa Houle if needed."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I only consider endorsing attorneys whose work product I have seen on a regular basis. I had the pleasure of working with Lisa in the Torrance District Attorney's Office in the sex crimes and domestic violence unit. Lisa is a top flight attorney; no case is too big for her, as she has successfully handled through jury trial every type of criminal case, including murders receiving widespread media attention. It is crucial to hire an attorney who knows her audience; someone who is familiar with and is respected by judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies alike; Lisa checks each of these boxes. What stands out even more is her meticulous attention to detail, which is critical as she is fully in command every step of the way. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Lisa for many years at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Her expertise, compassion, dedication, skill-set in the courtroom, and attention to detail are as good as they get for any attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a smart, professional and compassionate legal advocate with unparalleled experience in criminal defense. Her proactive and aggressive approach to defending the rights of her clients drives positive results in the most difficult of circumstances. This is an outstanding attorney with a proven track record and an exceptional reputation that you want on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for an attorney, particularly in the area of domestic violence or sex crimes. I have known Lisa since we were both prosecutors at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. I have seen her bring the same passion and expertise to her work as a criminal defense attorney. Lisa is an expert in criminal law and is someone whose advice I value in matters related to domestic violence and sex crimes. She is greatly respected by both judges and fellow attorneys. If anyone is considering hiring Lisa, I can offer my highest endorsement in your choice. You will not regret it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Houle for over 10 years. As a former deputy district attorney and currently in private practice, I know her to be a skilled, intelligent, and tenacious advocate. She is well respected by fellow lawyers, prosecutors, and most certainly her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa has the experience and the know-how to handle all criminal cases. Her connections in the DAs office as well make her unmatched when it comes to other lawyers in the community."
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Torrance Sex crime Lawyer Lisa Victoria Houlé
Lisa Victoria Houlé
Sex crime Attorney
Torrance, CA
Licensed for 22 years
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