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Danielle Rachel Iredale

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.9   14 reviews

About Danielle

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Danielle Iredale began her career in New York City as a public defender.  As a felony staff attorney, she handled over 1,400 felony and misdemeanor cases from arraignment through final disposition.  She represented hundreds of clients charged with serious, violent, theft, sex, driving, and fraud crimes.  She tried numerous cases to verdict, obtaining many acquittals for her clients.

After several years in New York, she relocated to California to expand her criminal defense practice.  In California, she represents individuals accused of crimes in state and federal court.  Danielle fights hard for her clients, and protects their interests above all else.  She is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.   

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 08/06/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2012
Updated 06/13/2022

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

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Danielle Rachel Iredale
105 W F St
Fourth Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101-6087

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!!
So grateful we met Danielle. She is truly an expert at what she does. The outcome exceeded our expectations. I was left speechless after hearing and seeing how she handled a close one's sentencing. She did such an amazing job and is such an intelligent and talented person. Forever grateful she was able to represent this case. Truly could not believe the outcome we received with Danielle.
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Posted by Jewerl | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience With Danielle Iredale As My Defense Representative.
I Was between a rock and more then a hard place when I was detained and incarcerated, I was left with no options and no one to turn to not even family.. all luck has run out , so I thought ! I was referred to Danielle by a court detainee that I was with and that day I received my golden ticket of hope . Little did I know I would receive more then I had hoped for . Danielle agreed to meet me the next day and was more then prompt on her arrival she was early ! She listened to everything I had to say and also took notes and gave me feedback and strategies that were better then what I could even come up with. Within a week I was in court with a new lawyer that had fire in her soul to not just fight but WIN ! Up against the ropes she did just that . WON ! Danielle treated me not like a criminal like most , not like a client but as a human being or friend and it was genuine . I would not be here today writing this review if it wasn’t for her intelligence , cleverness and passion for her work , it’s truly unbelievable to see someone as good at what they do , my honest opinion she is the BEST At what she does and for that I have a new Life To Live , 5 stars is not enough For Her Passion to Win And Work Ethics .
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Posted by Lisa | October 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Defender! Extremely Professional and Caring...
It is very hard for me to find the words for this review because what do you say about a Defender who saved your child? We owe so much to Mrs. Iredale who defended my son in a very serious case and won! She took the time to break down things down to us so we could understand the process and always put our minds at ease when we were extremely stressed. She is a top notch lawyer and always took the time to answer our questions. She is very patient and considerate. Mrs. Iredale defended my son as if he were her own. She is fierce and works tirelessly for her clients. She left no stone unturned with my son's case even hiring experts to assist and we are beyond grateful. Danielle's intelligence and knowledge of the law is impressive and watching her navigate our legal path was a Godsend. We prayed for an angel and God sent us Danielle, Thank you.
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Posted by Yadim | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Miracle Worker....Really!
I recently had the pleasure of having Ms. Iredale handle my criminal case and let me just say this woman is a miracle worker. Not only did she provide me the best possible outcome given my situation, she treated me like a human being first and foremost and as a Client second. When I met her I was struggling with addiction which was a big part of my case. She never judged me and was more interested in me getting the help I needed than in just a not guilty verdict. I felt heard and cared for throughout the entire process. The level of communication and transparency with which she approached my case were far beyond what I ever expected. She left no stone unturned and as a result I was found not guilty of the greater charges brought against me. Because of her I was not taken into custody and am able to get back to my life and career. Thank Danielle! You are truly an angel! Sincerely, Yadim
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Posted by Bernie | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A legal and moral victory
We beat them in court and the media. The dismissal of my high profile marijuana case advanced decriminalization in New York City. 60 days after the dismissal the Mayor announced a new policy where possessing less than about 0.8 oz. marijuana results in a ticket comparable to a parking ticket.
Posted by Yeimi | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!
I have a very reckless past and had caught a violent felony so I needed someone with experience.I hired a first lawyer that didn't even take the time to listen to me and try to get me the best deal according to him when I knew I was in the right.Well I fired him and got Ms.Aredale ! She got on my case asap ! She made me feel I had a real fighter on my side because I did .She took everything I told her into consideration and was working hard to hit this case from every angle possible.A week before trial I got a phone call case dismissed!!! I went from looking at yrs to dismissed!! She literally saved my life! She's the best lawyer !! Your in Good hands!
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Posted by Jared | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Justice" is Her Middle Name!
Danielle Iredale is committed to the truth and is willing to fight for it. Her argument engendered a much better than anticipated decision from the Judge. We feel very fortunate she was fighting for us. The entire situation was foreign to us, but Danielle walked us through and then lead the way. We cannot say enough good things about her.
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Posted by Cole | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real go getter
Danielle is awesome. She fought for me during a probation violation case and got me an outcome even better then I imagined was possible.
Posted by Wendy | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Grateful for being blessed with Danielle
Danielle was appointed as my niece's Public Defender in a Felony Car Theft case. Due to the visibility of the case that involved multiple defendants, the case lasted over 4 months. During this time we had the pleasure of working with Danielle who genuinely cared for my niece's well-being and overall impact the outcome of this case would make in her life. From the first time we met Danielle at her office, she made us feel comfortable she will do everything in her power and knowledge. We met Danielle in her office a couple times to discuss the case in detail as well as spent time with her during the multiple court appearances. My niece felt completely comfortable opening up to Danielle who not only gave her legal but life advice which was greatly needed for a young lady looking to turn her life around. Danielle would tell my niece to focus on doing good and let her take the stress of the case instead which was always encoraging. Danielle created a mitigation package to highlight all the positive work my niece was doing at school, work and the community. Out of the 42 defendants in the case, I am confident Danielle was the only lawyer that placed the extra effort to submit a detail package which was read by the Judge and prosecutor and played a major role in the final sentencing. After months of multiple court appearances my niece was given probation and community service which exceeded our expectations. She has now been able to take this second opportunity to turn her life around and become a great student and positive member in the community. We are grateful for the time, dedication and heart Danielle put into this case. She completely represented not only my niece but our family. Thank you for everything you do, we are blessed to have had Danielle by our side!
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Posted by Taylor | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer!
Danielle was such a pleasure to work with! She was so understanding, kind and efficient. Right from the start, she listened to the situation and made her recommendations and suggestions. She did not pressure me into any situation and prepped me very well for everything. Not having any background in the justice system, she explained it in a way that I was not confused. Her pricing was beyond reasonable, and she worked with me to help me stay on budget. She made me feel so comfortable throughout this whole process, and her results were incredible. It was a win-win! She also arranged it so I barely had to miss any work, which was so considerate of her. I would 100% recommend Danielle to anyone in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience!
From the moment we met her, she explained that her goal was to take off the stress of our situation. She knocked that one out of the park and made the entire process stress free for us. I couldn't say enough good things about Danielle from her professionalism to her sincere care about our well-being.
Posted by Robert | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Danielle is great!
She was able to get me the minimal sentence for my complicated case. I've had multiple felonies and was facing 6 years. With Danielle's as my attorney, I only did 6 weeks in a work furlough program and I was fortunate enough to keep my job. She has demonstrated excellent analytical skills and her diligence gives me no other choice but to recommend her as a criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone who cares, you are not just a name
Ms. Iredale was hired to defend my son. From the first meeting Ms Iredale truly HEARD my son . She understood the scope of his life, his losses and his struggles. She invested so much, not only her legal expertise but her personal time and concern. I was present for the first time when she went before the court and argued on behalf of my son, four people wanted to know who this attorney was. That is how impressive she is. She is truly someone you can trust to put you or your loved ones life in her hands
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Danielle
Found Danielle Iredale after getting caught up in some ridiculous DEA scheme. I was scared as heavy sentences where being discussed. Danielle helped me navigate through unfamiliar territory with grace. She worked well with all the agencies. I got the best possible outcome available to me thanks to her fighting me. She really does care. Highly recommend Danielle. Added bonus - DEA all respect the sur name Iredale and I appreciated having that recognition representing me
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Lead Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Danielle Iredale
  • 2015 - Present
  • Felony Attorney
  • Office of Assigned Counsel
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Trial Attorney
  • New York County Defender Services
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Defenders Of San Diego, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • The Legal Aid Society Of New York
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Graduate
  • 2016
  • The Bronx Defenders Defender's Academy
  • graduate
  • 2013
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
  • Violent Crime: Full Acquittal
  • NOT GUILTY
  • Domestic Violence: Not Guilty
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of New York
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Trial Attorney of the Year
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under Forty
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • National Trial Team
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award -- Negotiations
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Judge Thompson Award
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award -- Privilege Workshop
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Excellence for the Future Award --Trial Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Dean's Merit Award
  • BLS
  • 2008
  • Lisle Grant
  • BLS
  • 2008
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • BLS
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • California Joint Pro Bono Managers Forum
  • Challenging Gang Designations
  • 2018
  • Chines Basic Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2017
  • Crimininalization of Culture: California's Practice of Gang Documentation
  • Criminal Law
  • 2017
  • SDSU Criminal Justice Program
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Elementary School Moot Court Program
  • Guest Practitioner
  • 2016
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Trial Advocacy Coach and Guest Lecturer
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Danielle at a cross examination seminar in Atlanta. She is dedicated to her craft and cares about doing well for her clients. I strongly endorse Danielle and encourage potential clients to trust her...she'll represent you well!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Iredale is an excellent attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is respected by her colleagues and has a reputation for being an assertive defender of her clients' rights. As a colleague, I would have no hesitation in recommending a family member seek her counsel if necessary, because I trust her and know she fights hard for her client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danielle is an incredibly talented and hard working criminal defense attorney, who I am proud to endorse. Her devotion to her clients and impressive court room abilities are second to none. I encourage anyone looking for a superstar criminal defense attorney in southern California to strongly consider Danielle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Iredale's commitment to upholding the principles of the defense bar is unquestioned, and her devotion to her clients is unwavering. Our American justice system needs more lawyers like her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Iredale is an excellent criminal defense attorney, handling complex state and federal cases. She spends time understanding her client's issues and goals. She is respected by fellow defense attorneys as well as prosecutors and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danielle is a brilliant , aggressive attorney with a tremendous amount of experience defending criminal cases. I highly, highly recommend her and can confidently say that you will not regret hiring her to defend your criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She fights hard for her clients and always puts their interests first. She is not afraid to litigate novel legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Iredale is a smart, aggressive, experienced trial lawyer. She is I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Iredale is a passionate and tireless advocate. She is empathetic with her clients, aggressive in pursuing the best possible outcome for her clients, and meticulous with research and review of evidence in every case. Ms. Iredale is fearless and her commitment to each client is impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She goes above and beyond for all of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former law school classmate of Danielle, I know her to be incredibly intelligent and disciplined. As a fellow attorney, I know her to be well-versed in the law and a dedicated advocate for her clients. Lastly, as a friend of Danielle, I also know her to be a compassionate person with great intuition."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. We've collaborated on no less than 20 cases over the past 2 years. Uniformly the clients benefit from her participation. She also has great results with her own criminal cases. She is one of a few lawyers who handles both federal and state criminal cases. Clients who put their faith and trust in her are NOT let down. Her research, writing, investigative and trial skills are par excellence."
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Danielle Rachel Iredale
Danielle Rachel Iredale
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 10 years
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