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Debra Sarah White

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles - Woodland Hills, CA

5.0   59 reviews

also known as CERTIFIED EXPERT IN CRIMINAL LAW, & TOP-RATED "SUPER LAWYER"


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About Debra

Learn Debra’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    51%
    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Expert and Trial Attorney. Countless victories in state and federal court fighting criminal accusations including domestic abuse, drug crimes, alcohol offenses, sex and violent crimes, theft, and white collar crimes.

    24 years

  2. Sex crime
    25%
    We specialize in defending against all sex crime accusations including lewd or disorderly conduct, rape, statutory rape, child molestation, internet offenses, child pornography, Title IX hearings, and representation before charges are filed.

    24 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    6%
    DUI trial attorney and expert DUI defense team. Highly experienced with over 1000 cases and countless victories from first offenders, refusals, accidents, Under 21, high BAC, multiple DUI's, felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and Watson murder.

    24 years

  4. Federal crime
    6%
    Highly experienced trial attorneys specializing in federal court. We defend clients accused of all federal crimes from fraud and money laundering to sex crimes and violent offenses. We also represent clients pre-indictment, before charges are filed.

    24 years

  5. Violent crime
    6%
    We specialize in defending against serious crimes from allegations of felony domestic violence to rape, torture, and murder. Our success rates speak for themselves. Please read our reviews.

    24 years

  6. White collar crime
    6%
    We specialize in defending against state and federal white collar crimes, including, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and tax evasion. We have also successfully represented clients pre-indictment, before charges are filed.

    24 years

Experience, expertise and exceptional client service is more than a just motto at the Law Offices of Debra S. White. Debra White is a uniquely talented and successful trial attoney who has practiced exclusively criminal defense in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. Below is a list of just a few attributes that make Debra White the best criminal attorney in Los Angeles to defend you or your loved one:

  • A true expert: A Criminal Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization (#202778)
  • Track record of successfully defending clients throughout Southern California for more than 20 years 
  • Experienced in both state and federal criminal courts 
  • Representation of clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, including three-strikes cases
  • Representation of clients accused of crimes, before charges are filed
  • Skilled and respected trial attorney - known for winning difficult, serious cases, including life-in-prison cases
  • Aggressive, passionate, and intelligent defense 
  • Honest, hardworking, and dedicated to obtaining the best result possible
  • Reliable and responsive to clients and their loved ones
  • Stellar reputation in the legal community among peers, prosecutors and Judges
  • A Top-Rated "Super Lawyer" recognized by Los Angeles Magazine 
  • AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell (highest peer-review rating possible)
  • All 5-star rating on Yelp, Super Lawyers, Google, and all other social media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Debra

Law Offices of Debra S. White
21112 Ventura Blvd.
Los Angeles - Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
Law Offices of Debra S. White
515 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles - Downtown, CA, 90071
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Reviews

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Posted by Michelle | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Super Lawyer Debra S. White is personable, professional, and communicates clearly to her client, their family and the court. She always appears in court prepared--and she never drops the ball. Observing her in court hearings, even when seemingly nothing of import was happening, Debra set the case groundwork and pushed the pea forward towards her envisioned positive outcome. Our family witnessed, time and again, Debra's extraordinary facility in dealing with a sometimes semi-hostile court environment. Her body language is confidant, always accompanied by a big smile: she's on, she is ready, and you understand you're in the very best of hands. She won our case. Michelle H.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2020
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life changing
Debra White and her partner are AWESOME!!!!!!!. August 2018, I was looking at 30 yrs in Federal prison. I asked a friend can you get me the best of the best Attorney he recommended, Ms. White. I called her, and a lot of my fears subsided. She made me feel that she should fight for me and give me her best, and she did just that. I ended up getting a LOT less than I anticipated; my co-conspirator received between 5 to 21 years, and I received home confinement. She was the angel I need. If you are ever in legal trouble, do not hesitate to call on her.
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Posted by Moshe | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Life Changing Decision
It was August 7, 2018 when my life turned upside down. My wife and I just woke up, ready to continue with our day to day when we were faced with 12 armed, homeland security agents at out front door. Now as I look back with all of this behind me, I was beyond lucky to have a friend who gave me Debrah White’s phone number, to which she teamed up with Karen Goldstein. They walked me through every possible scenario and ultimately I was facing maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars. It was definitely the most tumultuous and detrimental 2 years of my life. My Coconspirators received four, five and 21 years of prison. Meanwhile my lawyers fought their hardest and because of them I got one year of home confinement with 3 years of probation. While the sentencing I received versus what I should have gotten speaks volumes it does them no justice. Not only did they put up with me for two years but they are brilliant, fearless, and fought as if I were their family just to get me the best possible outcome. This may seem implausible, I pretty much thought the same thing. A while back I was reading some of the testimonies from Debra’s and Karen’s past clients I figured that maybe their cases were less difficult or at the least just completely different than mine. But after two years of many battles (big and bigger) I can tell you that they are capable of what seems like the impossible. Thank you Debra and Karen for dragging me every step of the way out of that long, dark tunnel.
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Posted by Justin | May 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
Debra White is not only an incredible attorney, but a wonderful person as well. From the start with my case, she showed extreme determination and commitment to help me get the best possible outcome. She was extremely professional and I did not have a single doubt that she was doing everything she could to assist me with my situation. Her experience and knowledge shows immensely, and was the contributing factor to help me get the best outcome possible. I am so blessed that I was able to work with Debra, and anyone that retains her as a lawyer would be lucky to have her!
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Posted by Paul | May 4, 2019
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The best!!!!
absolutely the best attorney out there! On top of being as thorough and diligent as you can hope for, she really spends the time and makes the effort to get to know you. My case file was extremely large with a whole lot going on. I am convinced that Had I chosen any other attorney to handle my case, I would be sitting back behind bars yet again. My offer was 16 years and 8 months, Instead I am back at work providing for my family with ZERO jail time. If you are in a jam and need a lawyer that you can trust, look no further cause there isn’t anyone out there that can get better results. THANK YOU DEBRA!!!!!
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Posted by Matthew | September 17, 2018
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Debra S. White Saved My Life!
I was falsely accused of kidnapping and rape, and faced spending the rest of my life in prison. From the first time that I contacted Debra, I knew that she believed in my case and would do her absolute best in protecting me. She is not just an excellent lawyer, but she is an even better person. Debra is so humble and hardworking, and does not seek glory like many other lawyers. She values honesty and integrity. Debra truly has a heart of gold. She has an amazing life story, and I believe that helps her connect with all kinds of people (especially jurors) and deal with extreme adversity. Debra analyzed my complicated case at so many levels and from so many angles. She is an excellent strategist. Debra focused on what was most important to the jury and used the prosecutor's aggression and deception against him. Her preparation on our case was more that I could have imagined. I thought about the case day and night, and Debra would frequently communicate with me and introduce ideas and issues that did not even enter my mind. Her emphasis on integrity and character has inspired me to be a better man. While the stakes of this trial were extremely high, I never lost my trust in Debra. Our jury deliberated for three hours before finding me Not Guilty on all charges! Whenever I think about Debra and the case, I get a big smile on my face and my heart is still doing somersaults. Tell the truth to Debra, and she will set you free!
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Posted by Lilia | March 27, 2018
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THE BEST ATTORNEY IN CALIFORNIA!
Ms. White not only fought and defended my brother from an unjust accusation leading to pretty much, life in prison, but also inspired me to pursue my dreams and career as an attorney. Her work ethic and grit are ADMIRABLE! Debra is QUICK on her feet and knows her information like the back of her hand! During the hearings and trials for my brother's case, never did I see this woman perplexed or uncertain in her deliverance. Debra radiates confidence and certainty when she is in the courtroom and OVERALL. She goes above and beyond for her clients, and I know this because I saw it and experienced it with my brother. Debra was ALWAYS upfront with us, regardless if it was good or bad, and was extremely patient in explaining everything with detail. I cannot thank Debra enough for everything she did for my brother and for my family in general. She is an inspiration to me, and a BLESSING to my family. She is worth EVERY penny! THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2017
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!
LOOK NO FURTHER!! Debra is not only professional, knowledgeable, experienced, but also sweetest and wonderful human being. My father was charged a felony DUI, and I called several attorneys. She responded right away and we were going to see her in person the next day, but I was so desperate and scared so that I hired the first attorney we went to see. It was the biggest mistake that we didn't go see her first. That attorney I hired because of his "good relationship with DA", was condescending, rude, and hardly unable to reach. I ended up relieving his service the next day and asked for Debra's help. She was so mad at what our family had to go through because of that attorney and she fought with us together. Even since having Debra represent my dad, we were much more at ease and she helped us calm down. She was extremely knowledgeable with felony DUI cases; she exonerated my dad's bail, dealt with out of state license, and was able to drop my dad's charge. She worked hard for everything regarding the case, and also helped in so many other things as well. Throughout the whole process, she walked through every detail with us, cared so much about my family, and even our financial situation! As I was a scared and frightened daughter, I called her with questions so many times out of fear. Every time, she was always supportive and explained everything in calm fashion, helping me understand. I sincerely think that she is an angel that God gave us. She is honest, attentive, caring, exceptional, and I could go on and on forever! We love her so much and she is a true blessing in my life. I guarantee, that she will bring THE BEST outcome for you too.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
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My guardian angel
Debra is a true blessing. I have never felt so hopeless before. My fiancé was falsely and wrongly accused of something horrid. Seeing him get arrested was intense and I felt like my hands were tied because I did not know what to do or how to help him clear his name. The stress of the bail, the financial hardship and hiring the right attorney was scary. We had spoken to about 5 defense attorneys prior to Debra S White, and every single one of them only wanted to talk about the fees up front. They did not want to hear our story they just wanted to see if we could come up with the money up front. After countless hours of searching online for a defense attorney I came across “The Law Offices of Debra S White,” and after reading the reviews of all those people that Debra was able to help I knew I wanted to speak to her. Debra listened to us and after talking on the phone just for a few minutes I knew that she was the one that would be able to get us out of this nightmare. We were unable to eat or sleep, we felt helpless. Debra was able to clear my fiancées name and keep his freedom. Unfortunately in life innocent people are at times accused of horrid things, and without the proper help and guidance the situation gets worse. I will always be thankful for what Debra did for us. Hearing Debra say “you are free” brought tears to my eyes because it was a false accusation that finally went away. Debra was able to do what I was unable to do. Seeing my loved one in so much pain because of this nightmare and being unable to clear his name and fix the situation broke my heart. Debra you are amazing! This review is from the perspective of a loved one that was falsely accused. I could never imagine how grateful my fiancée will be with Debra and all the emotions he felt going through this situation first hand. Thank you again Debra. I will never get tired of thanking you all your hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
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BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
My Wife and I are blessed to have found Debra. Debra is a Super Lawyer. Debra really cares about her clients. She gave our Lives back. Debra is honest, dedicated and direct. She is very attentive and pays attention to details. Debra was very accessible, and responds to emails and phone calls in an extremely timely manner. Debra is simply amazing. To have a felony charge dismissed is simply amazing and we thank you. We would highly recommend Debra anytime. If you hire Debra to defend you in any criminal matter, be rest assured that you have a Super Lawyer on your side. Debra is honest, dedicated and would represent you as if she has walked in your shoes. Awesome, Awesome Attorney. Thanks a million.
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Posted by Mike | June 15, 2017
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Outstanding, Detailed, & Knowledgeable
Debra White saved my son’s life. She is a very honest and outstanding attorney who is committed to getting her clients the best result. Debra finds truths to benefit her client’s case and dissects them like a mad scientist to create leverage for a great deal or to win at trial. Her attention to detail and knowledge is second to none. My son went from a felony 2nd DUI with injury and was facing 6 years or more to a wet & reckless with no jail & only 3 months of alcohol classes. If you want someone who really cares and has developed remarkable relationships with the people of the court, you should look no further than this attorney. Do your research and meet with several attorneys, but I would bet after you leave Debra White, you will see why she is the golden standard at what she does.
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Posted by Adam | May 3, 2017
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Just THE BEST. Can I put MORE than FIVE stars?
Debra was AMAZING the first time we spoke (on the phone). She saw me in person the next day and immediately I knew I had the right attorney for a multitude of reasons... -Very communicative and explained things SO WELL. Replied to emails or VM's VERY quickly. -I was scared (obviously) and she helped calm all those feelings down. She's a very caring person and truly looks out for her clients. -Knew the courthouse my case was being administered at like the back of her hand, ALWAYS perfect directions of where to go and timeframe and advice. -Fantastic, professional demeanor in court. -And on, and on, and on... She fought hard, went to every hearing and brought about THE BEST outcome for me, all things considered. UNBELIEVABLY SATISFIED.
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Posted by DIEGO | April 14, 2017
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Debra my BIGGEST BLESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK!!!#1
I had an unfortunate double fatality car accident, I lost two loved ones and another loved one was severely injured. After being hospitalized for almost 5 months, with several surgeries still to come, the D.A then accused me of a crime I didn't commit. I was wrongfully charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Watson Murder, I was not only fighting my depression but TWO LIFE SENTENCES in a STATE PRISON!! With no record as a juvenile, no criminal record or any priors whatsoever, and no DMV record or prior DUI'S. The D.A was determined to charge me for a crime I didn't commit! Debra saw the injustice I was facing and fought for me like I was her son! Debra is soo good at what she does, she is very knowledgable, she is very sharp, she is blunt and direct, and never gives you false hope! She tells it how it is! She got the two counts of 2nd degree murder dropped and the D.A refiled the next day. Debra's work ethic and effectiveness showed when she proved to the judge that I shouldn't have been charged with 2nd degree murder to begin with. She then got the two counts dismissed for the second and final time. After the two life sentences were dismissed I was still facing 27 years in a state prison. Debra brought to light soo many inconsistencies that the D.A used to make an unfair battle in my case. Debra brought the injustice to an end and SHE BLESSED ME WITH A PROBATIONARY SENTENCE AND A COUNTY YEAR. Due to being on good behavior I only served 4 months total. YOU DON'T GO BUY A HONDA AND EXPECT IT TO RIDE OR LOOK LIKE A LAMBORGHINI. WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS, MONEY COMES AND GOES AND YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE THE MONEY BACK, BUT YOU CAN'T GET YEARS OF YOUR LIFE BACK!!! DEBRA IS WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!!!! She brought the light out of a very dark time in my life! I not once felt insecure about leaving my life in Debra's hands! Thats just the feeling that she gives when she talks to you with all the facts and knowledge she possesses!! Debra makes what may seem impossible POSSIBLE!!!!! I recommend Debra to anyone going through a hardship or an injustice as I faced!!! This is to say the very least of what a GREAT ATTORNEY Debra White IS!!!!!!! She will be the light shinning at the end of your tunnel!!! Like she was and ALWAYS WILL BE FOR ME!!!!
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Posted by Bianca | February 28, 2017
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Best Criminal Attorney!
Thank you 100x and more Debra S. White! My family along with myself were so blessed to have found a wonderful, trusty worthy, hardworking Attorney like yourself. You fought till the end and gave us what we wanted and more. Thank you for taking the time to travel from LA to Palmdale for each court date we had. Debra was able to drop my fathers second DUI down to something called reckless driving, my father only had to pay less then $300 in court fess and only needs to attend a program for 3 months. His DL was not suspended which was also very important for my father. Debra, we seen you do your job and you must know your great at what you do. I recommend everyone to meet with her even for advise. Thank you!
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Posted by Bianca | February 27, 2017
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Best Criminal Attorney!
Thank you 100x and more Debra S. White! My family along with myself were so blessed to have found a wonderful, trusty worthy, hardworking Attorney like yourself. You fought till the end and gave us what we wanted and more. Thank you for taking the time to travel from LA to Palmdale for each court date we had. Debra was able to drop my fathers second DUI down to something called reckless driving, my father only had to pay less then $350 in court fess and only needs to attend a program for 3 months. His DL was not suspended which was also very important for my father. Debra, we seen you do your job and you must know your great at what you do. I recommend everyone to meet with her even for advise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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BEST DEFENSE ATTORNEY
I highly recommend Debra S. White as a defense attorney. From the first contact I had with her by phone she was knowledgable, honest, and supportive of my legal concerns regarding my son being falsely accused of a crime. Ms. White answered all my questions at that moment and understood the importance of providing us with an appointment with her. Meeting with Ms. White in person for the initial consultation I knew right then she was an angel sent from heaven to help protect my son. Ms. White was extremely knowledgable and sincere regarding the legal process my son would have to go through in order for him not to be convicted of this crime. Ms. White was honest and empathetic towards my son's situation and helped us understand she would fight full force for his freedom. Ms. White was able to get my son's case rejected (no conviction) and most important his freedom. We are very thankful for her hard work as a defense attorney and dedication she had for our legal problem. This false accusation was the worst nightmare our family could have experienced and pray no one ever goes through this, but we were blessed to be able to obtain the BEST defense attorney, Debra S. White. Ms. White was always available by phone, email, or if in person appointment needed.
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Posted by Lisa | December 7, 2016
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Best Criminal Attorney EVER, Hands Down!
I searched for a top rated criminal attorney close to our house (as I knew we would need to see them several times) for my husband, who was charged with a felony. Debra's information came up and I contacted her after reading her website and bio. Upon speaking with her, it was obvious to me that we needed to meet with her in person, she was genuine, sincere and really seemed to want to discuss the case in more detail to see how she could help. When we met with her, she advised how we should proceed, what the defense would cost us and the next steps in the case. She was honest and direct right from the start. Debra was professional, experienced and knowledgeable regarding the charges in the case. She sat with us, in our initial meeting, for about an hour taking notes and talking through strategy in order to devise the best defense possible. With my husband's past criminal record, the case was going to be a challenge to win and Debra put forth every effort to get us the best possible outcome and she succeeded; the case ended with a dismissal. She also found that one of his past felony charges could be reduced to a misdemeanor, which she filed the proper paperwork for, as part of the current case. Debra is an awesome attorney, a super smart lady and, as my husband put it, a "Varsity All-star!" We can't say enough good things about Debra. We would recommend Debra to anyone who found themselves in need of a good criminal attorney.
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Posted by Lisa | October 25, 2016
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As Good As It Gets!
Debra White is about as good as it gets. She was able to get my son's 2nd DUI, which involved an accident, knocked down to a wet and reckless and won his hearing with the DMV resulting in no license suspension, something that rarely happens. We were not expecting that kind of result from anyone. In addition, she helped as liaison with the car insurance claim on a total loss leased car. The car was paid off in full. Debra is the consummate professional. She will not make promises she can't deliver, but she will deliver the kind of results you can only hope for. We had interviewed 3 attorneys in the same day and ultimately made the right choice. Here is an excerpt from an email I recently sent to Debra thanking her, "Believe me there are no words that could convey all that you did, how you handled not only my son, but ALL of us as his family support and the final outcome of both his court and DMV cases.. Are you kidding me...I still wake up thankful for you every day. You were the best referral from a friend of a retired attorney who said, 'if it were me, I wouldn't go to anyone but Debra.'" Debra is that attorney who really cares about her clients and it comes through from the moment you meet her. She does her homework and will fight really hard for the best outcome possible. Thankfully she did that for my son!
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Posted by CK | September 7, 2016
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my case is dismissed
This is a true experience from a client. Sorry for my english. My case was kinda complicated because it involved in both criminal & immigration area. I was very nervous about choosing who to represent me and I told Debra about it too. If you read the subject, yes ! she made it happened, a dismissal. All I can said is that she is REAL. If you want an experienced attorney with terrific skills and really doing all the fightig for you in the court room to get best outcome just for YOU, she is the one. During the whole process, whenever I had a question or not sure about something, she was ALWAYS there. It's my best decision to have hired Debra as my attorney. Thank you.Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2016
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BEST CRIMINAL ATTORNEY THERE IS!
LOOK NO FURTHER! Debra White saved my life and is the BEST criminal defense attorney out there. She has a true sense of humanity and really took the time to understand my unique situation. I observed first-hand the respect Debra gets from other attorneys and also from the Judge and the courtroom staff. Her skills and understanding of the law is exceptional and like no other attorney I've come across. Where others failed, Debra succeeded. You can trust Debra White with your life!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and lead trial attorney
  • Law Offices of Debra S. White
  • 2006 - Present
  • Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney
  • Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Federal Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1998
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • LA Case No: KA1121951
  • Watson Murder - Charges dismissed.
  • Case No: 14 CR 0972 JLS
  • Federal Probation
  • A great attorney is marked by their victories.
  • Please visit Ms. White's website for more examples of her outstanding case results.
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Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CAJC)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The California DUI Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • USDC - Eastern District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • USDC - Central District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • USDC - Northern District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • USDC - Southern District
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV-Preeminent Rated 5-Star Peer Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV-Preeminent Rated 5-Star Peer Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine 2019
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated 5-Star Peer Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine 2018
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5 Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

  • West Services Inc.
  • Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes
  • 2014
  • Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)
  • Maintaining Client Confidentiality
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Conference
  • Defending Against False Accusations of Crime in Civil Court
  • 2015
  • Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB
  • DUI Checkpoints
  • 2012
  • Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB
  • Money 101 - Criminal Law - Stages of a Drunk Driving Case
  • 2012
  • Family Law Conference
  • False Allegations of Abuse in Divorce Proceedings
  • 2012
  • Peirce Community College
  • Crimes and Punishment
  • 2010
  • Pierce Comminuty College Business Law
  • Representing the Criminal Defendant
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (25)
Endorse Debra
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Debra is a consummate professional. She has an excellent grasp of the law, which she enhances to great advantage with her compelling courtroom presence. I have referred a number of clients to Debra, all of whom have thanked me profusely. I never hesitate to send clients her way, and would hire Debra myself should circumstances ever warrant the need. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deb is one of the smartest, toughest and most caring criminal defense attorneys I know. She is an excellent advocate and I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working in the same office as Debra and seen her exceptional skills as an attorney. She is not only hardworking and intelligent, but she is truly compassionate. If I am ever faced with a criminal defense issue or presented with an individual who needs guidance in that practice area, Debra is always the referral I give- without any hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra knows her stuff! I highly endorse this lawyer who is also a great asset to the AVVO community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Debra is a talented and dedicated criminal defense attorney with a track record of achieving superior results."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney with legal skills, of note is Ms. White's trial success rate."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney White's thoughtful answers to Avvo legal questions demonstrate not only a superior grasp of the law but also an outstanding level of client commitment. A first-rate attorney whom I would not hesitate to recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. White took me under her wing when I was a new attorney. Her persistence and determination to protect her clients have been a model for my own practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra is an incredible attorney and a strong zealous advocate for her clients. She is a credit to the legal profession and I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her knowledge of complex legal issues is extensive, based on her AVVO answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Debra White is a smart, hardworking and experienced criminal defense attorney. She can be relied upon to do the best job possible for her clients. I am happy to endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work: extraordinarily conscientious, extremely hardworking and very dedicated to each Client, Californians understand that Ms. White is an excellent Los Angeles trial attorney who is a beneficial asset to the entire California DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a superb criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb L.A. lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. White is a tenacious drunk driving defense attorney. She dedicates herself to every case and will do her very best to secure a favorable outcome for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. White has shown as a member of the California DUI Defenders Association that she is committed to providing cutting edge DUI defense. The Association members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in California. If you are charged with a DUI, a general practice lawyer is not the answer. Good DUI defense is hard work and few offenses in our court system call for greater attorney expertise than cases involving driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. DUI cases are especially complex because they require defense counsel to understand BOTH scientific and legal issues. As a fellow member of the Association, if you are looking for exceptional representation, I would not hesitate to recommend Debra White."
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