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Anthony John Falangetti

DUI and DWI Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as West Coast Defense

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%

    30 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    30 years, 100 cases

FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDES ELITE REPRESENTATION IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Anthony was born and raised in San Pedro, California. His grandfather was a fisherman out of the port, and his father has worked on the waterfront as a Longshoreman for nearly 40 years. He graduated from San Pedro High in 1986. He attended undergraduate school at the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy as well as Law and Society.

 

Anthony received his Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in 1994. Graduating with honors, including the Traynor Honors Society, he was on the Dean's Honor list for the 1992-'93 and 1993-'94 academic years. Anthony was a Moot Court Top Oral Advocacy Finalist on the Taynor Moot Court Competition team, and won the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association Award for First Honors in trial advocacy in 1993.

 

While still in law school, Anthony worked for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Writs and Appeals from May 1993 to December 1993. While in that position he wrote criminal appellate briefs on behalf of the Attorney General's Office. After graduating from McGeorge, Anthony clerked for the Orange County District Attorney's Office in their Juvenile Office from October 1994 to February 1995.

 

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Los Angeles County For 14 Years

 

Anthony continued his legal career by serving the Los Angeles community as a Deputy District Attorney. Hired by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in February of 1995, he held that position with distinction until October 15, 2008. During this 14-year span, Anthony handled thousands of criminal cases and worked throughout the County in numerous courthouses such as Torrance, Long Beach, Inglewood, LAX, Inglewood Juvenile, and the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles (now the Clara Shortridge Foltz Justice Center). He also served in special assignments in the City of Lakewood and the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division.

 

HARDCORE GANGS

As a Deputy D.A., he spent over eight years in the D.A.'s elite Hardcore Gang Unit. While in Hardcore, he prosecuted over 40 murder cases and tried 25 of those murder cases before a jury. In total, Anthony tried 65 felony jury trials in his career as a Deputy District Attorney, including attempted murders, robberies, burglaries, assault with a firearm or deadly weapon, and various narcotics cases. Additionally, he tried numerous misdemeanor jury trials including driving under the influence, domestic violence, and fish and game violations.

 

Also, in his capacity as Deputy D.A., Anthony worked with the City of Lakewood going after slumlord properties and criminal nuisance locations. He set up the Lakewood Abatement program and cleaned up more than 90 properties within the City of Lakewood. He put together a three-part training program for local landlords to educate them on how to properly manage their properties, which included the detection and prevention of criminal activities occurring on their rental properties.

 

COMMENDATIONS

U.S. Congress, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

U.S. Congress, House of Representatives Distinguished Service Award

From Steven Horn, U.S. Representative

California State Senate, Certificate of Recognition

California State Assembly, Certificate of Recognition

County of Los Angeles Award of Merit

Distinguished Service Award, City of Lakewood

Award of Appreciation from L.A.P.D. Newton Division

Prosecutor of the Month, Torrance Branch Court

Deputy District Attorney of the Month

Selected as apart of Top 100 National Trial Lawyers 2013

Included in the list of California Super Lawyers® for 2012, 2013 and 2014

 

 

As an expert in gang prosecutions, Anthony lectured on a number of criminal law topics before distinguished groups. Anthony trained other Deputy District Attorney's on the prosecution of gang related cases and the application of the S.T.E.P. Act, Penal Code section . He lectured at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Star Academy before law enforcement officers from numerous police agencies on Miranda Rights and their legal obligation to advise suspects who are under arrest. Anthony gave a seminar to the Los Angles District Attorney's Office on the filing of murder charges and what evidence is needed before undergoing the prosecution of a homicide case. Further, he participated as a panel member in a seminar for L.A.P.D. detectives on the sufficiency of evidence required in filing gang related charges and the pit falls of an incomplete investigation.

 

On October 15, 2008, Anthony left the District Attorney's Office to use his experience to help people who need quality representation. Using his experience as a prosecutor and talent as a trial lawyer, he consistently obtains the highest possible results for his clients, including the dismissal of numerous criminal cases. The hallmarks of Anthony's success are his detailed analysis of the evidence and passionate and powerfully reasoned arguments. He combines those skills with his sharp cross-examination and thorough motion work to protect the rights of the accused and achieve exceptional results for his clients.

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Location

West Coast Defense
One World Trade Center
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90831

Reviews

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Posted by GA | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I have every met
Anthony is a professional and courteous lawyer who is extremely focused when it comes to business. A friend of mine recommended Anthony, so I asked Anthony to represent me in a case of controlled substance possession. From the day the charges were filled, he knew what he had to do and had a plan in mind. He attended all my court hearings and I didn't have to worry about anything. He worked hard to get the charges to drop and keep my professional license clean. In short, he not only represented me, he was able to save me from lot of hassles and keep my record clean. He is very personable and an intelligent lawyer. I would highly recommend Anthony.
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Posted by John | August 4, 2016
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Extremely Happy
There is so many things I want to say about F&W. Anthony represented me for the last few months and all I can say is I am beyond grateful for the time and dedication he put into my case. He was always on top of everything. I truly believe that Anthony is as good as it gets. He took his time to get to know my wife and I and always kept us at ease. If you need representation don't waste your time and money on anyone else except F&W.
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Posted by Remy | September 9, 2022
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He is the best lawyer of all time
He helped me clean my record and get my arrest record sealed I would highly recommend him to anybody who wants to win a criminal case
Posted by SERENA | March 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!
BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!! HAS HELPED MY FAMILY IN AND OUT OF SOME UNMANAGEABLE SITUATIONS...HE IS THE BEST!! IF I COULD RATE 100 STARS I WOULD!
Posted by Fernando | January 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
very professional
from the very first meeting with anthony he made me feel confident of his handeling of the case. since then he has made the process as best as possibly can in these situations. i reccomend him to anyone looking for expert representation. he has answered any and all questions i have had. when you need someone you can trust with your case then anthony is the man.
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Posted by Eric | January 6, 2020
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All I Could Ask For!
Anthony was always professional in dealing with me. I didn't feel like a criminal, as other attorney's in the past had made me feel. I honestly got all I could ask for - he's not the cheapest lawyer but he's worth every penny!
Posted by Steven | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney you can depend on
Anthony is not only a wonderful human being, he's a brilliant attorney who was by my side and defended my legal rights with a successful outcome. Thank you Anthony.
Posted by Richard and Isabelle | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony Falangetti is the very best and cleared our good name!
We wanted the best lawyer in the Los Angeles area and started with a Google-search of [top lawyer ratings for lawyers in Southern California.] Whether you case is large or small, decide if you want the best lawyer possible or you are willing to pay the price in court and jail. In our case our offense was in dispute even though we were not guilty. We couldn’t leave it up to a jury being persuaded by a cleaver prosecution. Anthony Falangetti is the very best and we never went to trial.
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Posted by Immanuelle | April 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Go to Anthony for all things legal
I'm sad to say this site denied my first review. In my opinion the review was stellar. Simply put, I hired Anthony on a criminal lawsuit. His familiarity with the law and with the court and with the courts proceedings were exemplary. If you need help GO SEE ANTHONY.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles District Attorney Office
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney Office
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of The Attorney General
  • 1993 - 1993

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. John Noguez
  • Case Dismissed

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anthony is the cream of the crop. He's bright, knowledgeable, and very personable. Anthony is a former Los Angeles County District Attorney, which gives him invaluable experience when representing individuals who have been accused of a crime. I've worked shoulder to shoulder with Anthony and have the utmost respect for him. I give Anthony my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Falangetti, he is a well respected and regarded member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Anthony when we were both Deputy District Attorneys in Los Angeles. He has an excellent reputation as an attorney who is well-prepared, sharp and has outstanding trial skills. I unequivocally endorse Anthony."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Experienced and dedicated to providing the best legal outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Falangetti is a heavy hitting criminal defense attorney that gets the job done!"
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Long Beach DUI and DWI Lawyer Anthony John Falangetti
Anthony John Falangetti
DUI and DWI Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 29 years
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