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 Andrew Leventhal is a dynamic, passionate, and charismatic criminal defense attorney. Andrew spent seven years battling in the courtroom trenches as a Los Angeles Public Defender; it is here that Andrew developed a reputation for being a fearless trial lawyer. Andrew has defended thousands of criminal cases and taken almost every charge on the books to jury trial; his incredible legal knowledge has yielded close to a 90% jury trial win rate.

Andrew loves the underdog and fights for his clients to the very end - lawyering is his calling.  Andrew practices like an old-school attorney: He treats his clients like family and advocates for them like he would with his own flesh and blood.  Andrew’s compassionate style earned him a 2015 invitation into the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers” club. 

Andrew Leventhal has dedicated his life to defending people – he strongly believes in fighting for what is right.  Andrew does not beat around the bush; you will know if he can help.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    8 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    8 years, 700 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    1 year, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    1 year, 250 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    1 year, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Payman Kade

    I endorse this lawyer with pleasure. I've seen Andrew in court (in action). He is brilliant & smart. After he left the Public Defender's we had occasion to work together. He is respected by judges as well as fellow lawyers. Great guy.


    Michael Kade DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Andrew Mcbride

    Andrew is truly one of the best criminal defense attorneys I've ever known, and I've been running with heavy hitters for 15 years. Andrew shows up and he shows out. He would take a bullet for a client. He has no fear, particularly in serious cases. The bottom line is this: if I personally got in trouble, Andrew is the first lawyer I would call.


    Mark Mcbride Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
NomineeSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
AVVO Client's Choice Award 2015AVVO2015
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement - ContractsCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Academic Achievement Award - Practicing LawCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Achievement Award: Criminal ProcedureCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Merit ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Academic Achievement EvidenceCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Dean's ListCalfornia Western School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead Trial AttorneyTHE LEVENTHAL FIRM2015 - Present
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - East Los Angeles Court2011 - 2012
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Glendale Branch2010 - 2010
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Pasadena Branch2010 - 2015
DUI Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Metropolitan Court2009 - 2009
Trial LawyerLos Angeles Public Defender - Downtown (Criminal Courts Building)2008 - 2010
Law ClerkLionel Sawyer & Collins2006 - 2006
Law ClerkTrovilion Inveiss Ponticello & Demakis2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Attorney NetworkMember2015 - Present
Los Angeles Jewish Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Westside Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
Golden Key Honor SocietyMember2001 - Present
National Society for Collegiate ScholarsMember2001 - Present
California Western Law ReviewAssociate Editor2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case No. 9MP06496Not Guilty on both counts (VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b)); NO ACTION on the alleged probation violation. Client walks.
Case. No 9CA25090Hung jury on both counts.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesI've Been Pulled Over for DUI: What Should I Do?2015
AVVO Legal GuidesThey Didn't Read Me My Rights2015
California Western Law ReviewAssociate Editor2005
California Western Law ReviewThe July 2005 NBA Collectve Bargaining Agreement, The One Year Rule; Sherman Anti Trust Act Non Statutory Labor Exemption2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & Society; Minor in Sports ManagementBachelor of Arts (high honors)2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michelle's CornerCriminal Law2016
Guest SpeakerMiranda v. Arizona2015
"Michelle's Corner"Criminal Defense2015
NewspaperMedia Case2014
TutorConstiutional Law2005
TutorCommunity Property2005
TutorCriminal Law2005
TutorCivil Procedure2005
TutorProperty Law2005
TutorCriminal Procedure2005