*STATE BAR CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN CRIMINAL & DUI LAW* EXPERT ADVICE - AGGRESSIVE - RELIABLE*CRIMINAL LAW EXPERT - STATE CERTIFIED SPECIALIST* AGGRESSIVE TRIAL ATTORNEY, DEDICATED DEFENDER.*STATE BAR CERTIFIED SPECIALIST - DWI / DUI LAW EXPERT* AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION. FREE CONSULT.
|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|
|LA Case No: SA088505||Felony Domestic Violence case dismissed on the first day of jury trial|
|LA Case No: 6VY02864||DUI Refusal and Child Endangerment - Jury Acquittal|
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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 anonymous
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.
Posted by Lisa
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!
Posted by Lisa
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.
Posted by Glenn
Ms White is nothing shot of a miracle worker. Several lawyers (including her) told me that winning a DMV hearing is nearly impossible, but she managed to do it! I was able to keep my license so I wouldn't loose my job. My DUI was reduced to the minimum consequences, and even the judge told me I was lucky to have her.
I had never been in jail or even set foot in a courtroom before, but her knowledge and confidence gave me the strength to get through it. I hope I'll never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if I do, I'm calling her without hesitation.
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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