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Joseph Torri

Criminal defense Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.9   45 reviews
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About Joseph

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I am honored to be working as a Public Defender for Riverside County once again. If you need an "expungement" or a dismissal under Penal Code Section 1203 point 4 (or one of the appropriate code sections), please contact my office for an application to determine whether you qualify. The expungement process may clean up your adult record by limiting information that appears on background checks. Also, some of the consequences of your conviction may be relieved with a dismissal. The dismissal will not erase the offense from your criminal record, but it does show that the conviction was dismissed if the court grants the request. There is a great deal of information about this subject matter, and it is important to know there is some relief out there. We have the Fresh Start Program that assists in cleaning up criminal records. Please contact the office for more information.


I was honored to be a Deputy Child Support Attorney for Riverside County Department of Child Support Services. I was also specially deputized for child support prosecution cases as a Riverside County Deputy District Attorney. 

In 2017, it was an honor to be a Judge Pro Tem for Los Angeles Superior Court. This was a volunteer position. I  presided in Family Law and Traffic Court. 

I obtained my Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal. State Fullerton. I also minored in Speech Communication. I used to play baseball at Cal. State Fullerton, and am a competitor at heart.

Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/15/2022

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

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Public Defender, County of Riverside
4075 Main Street, Suite 100
Riverside, CA, 92501
Public Defender, County of Riverside
82-995 Highway 111, Suite 200
Indio, CA, 92201
Public Defender, County of Riverside
30755 Auld Road
Murrieta, CA, 92563
Public Defender, County of Riverside
245 N. Murray St.
Banning, CA, 92220
Public Defender, County of Riverside
230 N. Broadway Avenue
Blythe, CA, 92225
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific and Helped My Life!!!!!!
Hiring Joseph Torri back when I was dealing with divorce, custody, child support and domestic violence restraining orders was the best decision I made. I know there are a lot of lawyers out there, and Joe truly cares about people in general, you can just tell. Dealing with the emotions and financial status is tough. He is a skilled negotiator and truly a remarkable lawyer. My life was so chaotic dealing with the law back then and Joe helped me which in turn helped my life that I am living now. Thank you Mr. Torri!!!!
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Posted by Manny | October 23, 2017
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Got more than what I paid for
Having gone through court and doing it alone in the past I knew I needed an attorney to represent me when my son's mom decided to move from Los Angeles county to San Bernardino county. Basically someone to speak on my behalf in a neutral tone to speak to the judge. When you are in court it's very easy to become emotional where you want to cry scream curse and literally pick up your seat lift it over your head and throw it at the other parent. Even if you only vision yourself throwing that chair, even if your voice goes out of tone only for a split second, you sound sarcastic speak out of turn or in any way get on that judge's bad side it's very easy to get on a judge's bad side and very difficult to turn it around and be able to get what you want in court. Joe got what I needed to say across to the judge and although I didn't get what I wanted it's a big step in the right direction. Could I have done it without him, maybe, but I was not trying to lose what I worked so hard to gain with my son to find out. Thank you Joe!
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Posted by Mike | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Strong and Helpful Attorney!
I hired Joseph Torri to represent me for my dissolution of marriage as they call it in California. My divorce was complicated since my ex spouse challenged custody, visitation, alimony or spousal support as they call it in California. She also wanted child support. Mr. Torri provided strong representation, and he obtained fair orders after hearings where my ex and her lawyer tried to obtain a lot more than they got. The communication with Mr. Torri was what I needed. I highly recommend the fully-retained option because limited scope would not work with all the issues on my case. Mr. Torri is highly recommended!
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Posted by Don | July 20, 2017
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Absolutely the Best Attorney!
I hired Joseph Torri because I was just having a hard time with my divorce. His fees are reasonable since I don't have to hire him to do everything. He ended up settling everything in court after he showed up and told the judge my position. The judge thought it was reasonable and that what the opposing party and that attorney wanted was unreasonable. The divorce was able to be settled smoothly after that. He wrote up the agreement at court after the judge told us to meet and confer again and I am very happy. My ex thought I could be taken advantage of, but Joseph Torri protected my rights. Custody, alimony and child support with property complications is tough enough. Definitely hire a lawyer and definitely consider Joseph Torri!!!
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Posted by Bart | July 20, 2017
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Excellent Family Lawyer!
I hired Joseph Torri after being referred to him and some others by my legal document assistant. Mr. Torri is a very knowledgeable family law lawyer and represented me well. He communicates well and was a good public speaker. His fees are very affordable and actually gave me a chance to have a lawyer. I'm working hard to earn a living and Mr. Torri's fees were fair. I tried going to court on my own, but the judge seemed disinterested in what I had to say. I knew I needed a lawyer because having legal documents prepared is only half the battle. The judge respected Mr. Torri and I got custody and support orders that were fair. My ex tried playing games, but Mr. Torri put an end to it. He is very straight-forward, understands legal issues and gets to the point. I see why he is so well-respected. Thank you very much, Mr. Torri!
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Posted by Mary | March 22, 2017
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Joe was the answer to my prayers
I'm a working class mom who hired Joseph after my first lawyer took $5,000 and wanted another $5,000 to get into court for the first time for my divorce, custody, support and property case. I understand lawyers need to earn a living, however, I believe $5,000 should get you at least a court date. I felt desperate because money is tight, but Joseph was the answer to my prayers, and his services are affordable. His team is awesome, and I feel a bond with them. He went to court at an affordable rate, and worked out custody, support and got us divorced. I was also afraid of public speaking and he did a lot. I am so going to refer them business. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Gabriel | March 17, 2017
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One of the BEST lawyers!
My cousin referred Joe Torri to me and he provided the best representation I think a person can get! I tried responding to child support by myself at first but the child support attorney didn't care what I had to say. That's when Joe was hired to come back on a continuance. He spoke to the lawyer who respected him and ultimately worked things out fairly. He also represented me on my child custody and visitation case so that I could get more time with my children who are so precious to me. My ex and her lawyer had it out for me. They accused me of domestic violence to try and gain a tactical advantage with custody. But Joe represented me and argued my case. The judge saw the lies and I got Joint Custody which is fair because the children need both of us in their lives. But supervised visits would have been absurd, and I'm so grateful Joe helped me. He did me a solid and his fees were fair. I now know why my cousin was so happy with him. The BEST!
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Posted by Andrew | March 16, 2017
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Big Help!!
I hired Joseph Torri after going to court on my own without a family lawyer and not having the judge hear me out. I saw the judge intently listening to people with lawyers versus those without lawyers and what a huge difference having a lawyer in court. My ex's lawyer got everything they asked for at the first hearing. Joe came to the next hearing and I felt the judge listened about my child custody and support case. Having the initial orders go againstvmr cost me more money than if I just hired a lawyer. His fees were reasonable too and it makes sense based on the type of service I needed base on income and the size of the case. I wasn't alone and I had a public speaker in the courtroom especially since I dislike public speaking. Going to court without a lawyer was a mistake, but I'm so glad I hired Joe to help finish the case because I would've gotten slammed if I didn't.
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Posted by Jacob | March 15, 2017
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Best decision to hire him!
After being referred to Joseph Torri by a coworker, he was hired to represent me and what a great decision that was. I first hired some lawyer who claimed to be a family lawyer, but clearly he wasn't since the judge got irritated with him and my case started going downhill. However, I decided to retain Mr. Torri and he turned my case around because he knows family law and how it's applied. The judge finally seemed pleased and this is what I heard in other consultations. I didn't get hit with my ex's attorney's fees with Mr. Torri, and child custody and community property issues were settled. The fees were reasonable, and I knew I would've lost big if I kept my original lawyer. Sincerely consider hiring Mr. Torri!
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Posted by Leslie | March 10, 2017
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Superb Attorney!
After being referred to Joseph Torri by my Women's group, I hired him. I'm a successful executive that had a lot to lose especially since my ex husband didn't earn like I do. Child custody law was the most important issue to me. He got a fair court order from the court since my ex wanted ridiculous money and custody. My legal team was amazing and relatively affordable! I'll definitely refer them business!
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Posted by Henry | March 6, 2017
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Great Job
I hired Joseph Torri to deal with my family law divorce. My ex wife refused to give me custody of our children so I had to file a request for order to get custody. My ex wife claimed I was unfit to care for them and all she wanted was more child support. Mr. Torri went to court with me and got my custody after the judge ordered a planned parenting assessment. Court can be a rough process, but I am so glad I had Mr. Torri on my side. Custody was the most important issue, but he helped settle the property dispute. Great job Joe.
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Posted by Ron | February 7, 2017
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So grateful for your help!
Mr. Torri was the answer to my prayers for my divorce. I originally hired a lawyer that went through my huge retainer quickly without even getting to court for custody before asking for another retainer. So I tried going to court without a lawyer and that was a huge mistake since the judge didn't even listen to me. I am an executive with a lot to lose so I hired Joe Torri to divide my community property and get custody of my children. He did a lot of arguing in court, and I am so pleased with the results. I can't complain about fees and he is an excellent communicator both inside and out of court! I am referring you to my friends and family!
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Posted by Chen | February 1, 2017
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Excellent Attorney!
I hired Joseph Torri to represent me on my divorce and then personal injury car accident case. I needed help getting custody of the kids. My ex also wanted support. Mr. Torri defended me from false allegations and got me custody. He also got me good money for my injury case. He did a lot of public speaking in courtroom. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Anne | February 1, 2017
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A Life Saver
I needed help with Child Custody and was scared about losing my children. My ex has high dollar Attorneys and threatened to take them from me. Joe and Tamra were very understanding and compassionate to my needs. I was able to get ahold of Tamra no matter what time I called or text her. Tamra stayed in contact with me through he whole thing. Joe did an AMAZING job. I actually ended up getting more than I was asking for. I hired Joe Limited Scope at a very reasonable price. I spoke with him about what was going on and he decided what route we would go. My paperwork was completed and file within the week. Joe and I spoke on the phone the night before court to discuss what we were going to try and accomplish in the morning. He met me early the next morning and calmed down my fears. Everything went perfectly in court. Joe and Tamra are a God send during a horrible time. I would recommend them to anyone in my same position or anything to do with family law.
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Posted by Jan | September 2, 2016
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Superb Attorney!
Joe Torri was the Divorce lawyer that I hired to represent me. The representation was excellent. The communication was good. He helped me get child custody, visitation and litigated support issues. Having him in court with me really helped compared to when I did not have a lawyer.
Posted by Jill | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
Mr. Torri was the family law attorney that represented me for my divorce. He argued for custody and support, and did all of the public speaking which I dislike. I was also impressed when I saw him as a volunteer settlement officer for the court on my friend's case and that instills confidence to me, and I knew he would do a good job on my case. He tackled child custody and support for me. I highly recommend him, and would have been lost without him. His fees were reasonable and he was on time to court.
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Posted by Jeremy | August 23, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!
I hired Attorney Joe Torri to represent me for my divorce. There was child custody and visitation to deal with in addition to child support and alimony or spousal support as California labels it. Joe Torri helped divide property, argued for child custody and got good support orders. I don't like public speaking and he did a lot of speaking in court with me doing minimal speaking. Dealing with false allegations is tough and Joe Torri helped me. Thank you, Joe!
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Posted by Anthony | July 1, 2016
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Amazing Attorney
Me. Torri was an amazing help! He helped me through such a difficult situation. The price was affordable and the staff was helpful and communicated very well. The fact that it was limited scope made it affordable and easier for me because I couldn't afford to retain an attorney. I sure got the best representation for such a low cost! Thank you Joseph for your services!!!
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Posted by John | June 23, 2016
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Outstanding Representation!
I hired Joseph Torri as my Divorce Attorney for representation with child custody and community property division. As a deputy sheriff, it was important for me to protect the community property fairly and have equal custody of the children. Attorney Torri came highly recommended by my colleagues, and he did an outstanding job for my case.
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Posted by Sandra | June 20, 2016
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Excellent Service!
I hired Attorney Joseph Torri to represent me for my divorce since he was referred by another teacher I work with, and did an excellent job for that colleague. Mr. Torri helped with property division, and explained how a pension is divided under California's community property laws. Also, he helped resolve child custody and visitation concerns. I am highly satisfied with the excellent service, and I will refer him to people I know.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Riverside County Law Offices Of The Public Defende
  • 2022 - Present
  • Deputy Child Support Attorney
  • Riverside County Department of Child Support Services
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Joseph Torri
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Owner
  • Torri Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Child Custody Best Interest
  • Sole legal and physical to client
  • Reduced Spousal Support
  • Request Granted
  • Modification of Custody
  • Granted primary custody to client
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2015 - 2018
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legislative Resolutions Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Whittier Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of California
  • Fee Arbitrator
  • 2014 - 2017
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Family
  • Attorney Mediator Volunteer
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Newport Harbor Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association Speakers Bureau
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Desert Business Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Public Law Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Criminal Justice Student Association Cal. State Fullerton
  • Former President
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Contributor Child Custody
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Family
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Child Custody
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Recognized for Professional Conduct and Experience
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Child Custody
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Riverside County Public Defender
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Bar Association Speaking Engagement WISEPlace Hotel for Women
  • Divorce & Separation Domestic Relations: Domestic Violence
  • 2014
  • Radio Guest Attorney Speaker
  • Drug Laws and Drug Court
  • 2007
  • Attorney Educating Employees
  • Harassment Prevention Training
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (300)
Given (641)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives sound legal advice and is an asset to this profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torri's strength as an advocate lies in knowing how to handle the cross-over issues of both family and criminal law, and his clients benefit immensely from his knowledge and skill in both areas; I am happy to endorse him as a fellow lawyer in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torrie is an amazing advocate for those in need. I would not hesitate to send my own clients his way."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has handled matters for me when my schedule is overbooked. He is very skilled and experienced."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Torri provides great advice to those in need. He takes time out of his day to answer questions on AVVO and point people in the right direction."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Torri is an aggressive advocate and I have personally work with him on matters. He is easy to work with and an asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recommended him in the past to clients looking for a good family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torri is a well known and excellent family lawyer, who cares about his clients. I endorse him and his practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Torri. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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