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Hector C. Perez

Criminal defense Attorney at Seal Beach, CA

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  • State Years
    California - CA 48 years
    Texas - TX 51 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1972
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Hector

Learn Hector’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have the knowledge and experience to defend your constitutional rights on Federal or State case or criminal investigations. Your liberty demands no less.

    43 years

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    IRS Representation and Practice. My experience as a federal prosecutor and IRS Counsel attorney has prepared me well to get you the best tax resolution you can get and, if necessary, defend you with all your legal rights with Treasury and Justice.

    43 years

  3. Estate planning
    We tailor your estate plan to your individual circumstances. After years of seeing the litigation caused by the one-size-fits-all document preparation firms, I decided to listen to clients now that estate taxes are no longer relevant for most people

    7 years

  4. Probate
    In order to save money, good people end up in Trust document preparation firms and get the one size-fits-all cookie cutter estate plans. Sadly, those plans lead to probate and trust litigation. You just need to visit any Probate court.

    30 years

Mr. Perez has consistently obtained favorable results for his clients. Some of his sample cases:

(a) Doctor facing tax fraud penalties in Tax Court and consequent Medical Board reporting requirements. Result: tax fraud penalties dismissed; no tax due since statute of limitations expired.

(b) Business owner facing three years imprisonment on tax fraud charges. Result: Judge imposed three months sentence and two years probation

(c) Engineer facing tax fraud penalties during audit. Tax Court Petition filed. Result: case resolved after tax fraud penalties eliminated.

(d) Business owner facing three years imprisonment due to tax fraud charges. Result: Probation

(e) Doctors targeted in grand jury investigation. Result: IRS criminal recommendation declined. Civil tax cases resolved with no fraud penalty.

(f) Taxpayer facing audit on tax returns that did not disclose foreign bank accounts. Result: Fifth Amendment invoked during IRS agent questioning. Case resolved. Payment of nominal penalty.

(g) Client facing offer of 13 years incarceration for BOE sales tax fraud. Result: Felonies dropped. Tax paid. Misdemeanor plea. Informal probation.

(h) Current IRS agent charged with fraud penalties which put his job in jeopardy. Result: Tax Court Petition filed; fraud penalty eliminated.

(i) Former IRS agent indicted on tax related charges. Result: Indictment dismissed.

(j) Client charged with second DUI and driving with suspended license. Result: No jail time. Electronic monitoring.

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Hector Perez & Associates
3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA, 90740-2751


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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Federal Prosecutor
  • United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles
  • 1977 - 1981
  • Criminal Tax Attorney; Tax Court Attorney
  • Office Of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • 1972 - 1977


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • People v Sami
  • Plea bargain; No jail; restitution; misdemeanor probation


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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