A+ RATED TRIAL ATTORNEY (Top 2.5 %) & STATE BAR CERTIFIED EXPERT IN CRIMINAL LAW. I FIGHT - YOU WIN!A+ RATED TRIAL ATTORNEY (Top 2.5 %) & STATE BAR CERTIFIED EXPERT IN CRIMINAL LAW. I FIGHT - YOU WIN!State Bar Certified Criminal and DUI Law Expert. Aggressive, Intelligent Defense. I FIGHT - YOU WIN!A+ RATED TRIAL ATTORNEY (Top 2.5 %) & STATE BAR CERTIFIED EXPERT IN CRIMINAL LAW. I FIGHT - YOU WIN!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer - Top 2.5% in Southern California||Los Angeles Magazine||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|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5-Star Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Florence Wilson Scholarship||UCLA School of Law||1996|
|Dean's List||Pierce Comminuty College||1993|
|Dean's List||Pierce Community College||1992|
|Dean's List||Pierce Community College||1991|
|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|
|Criminal Externship||Los Angeles Federal Public Defender's Office||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member||2012 - Present|
|Criminal Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CAJC)||Member||2012 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||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 - Northern District||Admitted to Practice||2000 - Present|
|USDC - Central District||Admitted to Practice||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|USDC - Southern District||Admitted to Practice||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Admitted to Practice||1999 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||1999 - Present|
|LA Case No: KA1121951||DUI Murder charges dismissed. No prison.|
|Case No: 14 CR 0972 JLS||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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|West Services Inc.||Strategies for Defending Crimes||2014|
|Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)||Maintaining Client Confidentiality||2012|
|Los Angeles Times||A Man's Nightmare Turned Real - Part I - False Accusations of Attempted Murder, Rape and Torture||2011|
|LA Times||A Man's Nightmare Turns Real - Part 2||2011|
|24-7 Press Release||How An Innocent Man Can End Up On "To Catch A Predator"||2009|
|UCLA School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1999|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||Philosophy||Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Pierce Community College||Economics||N/A||1993|
|Family Law Conference||Defending Against False Accusations of Crime in Civil Court||2015|
|Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB||Drug DUI Testing and Refusals||2013|
|Family Law Conference||False Allegations of Abuse in Divorce Proceedings||2012|
|Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB||DUI Checkpoints||2012|
|Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB||Money 101 - Criminal Law - Stages of a Drunk Driving Case||2012|
|Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWB||Money 101 - DUI Questions and Answers||2012|
|Peirce Community College||Crimes and Punishment||2010|
|Pierce Comminuty College Business Law||Representing the Criminal Defendant||2009|
Posted by Adam
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.
Posted by DIEGO
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!!!!
Posted by anonymous
Debra S. White is an absolutely amazing attorney. I was frivolously accused of several violent crimes and was facing five life sentences in prison. Ms. White was able to quickly navigate through the red tape and prove my innocence. She knew exactly what what going to happen and knew how to handle it effectively. Not only was she able to have my case dismissed before the Preliminary Hearing, but she went on the have an Order of Factual Innocence signed by the judge just six months later. She was very compassionate when dealing with my family and went on to help me gain custody of my six year old child after I was released. This woman is an angel and there is no way on earth that I would trust my life in the hands of another criminal attorney. If you are lucky enough to interview and retain this attorney, she will eat, sleep, and breath your case. Feel free to ask Ms. White for my phone number as she is authorized to release it to potential clients.
Gregory Pedrick, Family Attorney
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.
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