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Jeffrey Craig Tatch

DUI and DWI Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Jeff Tatch

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI, alcohol, DUI marijuana, DUI drugs/prescription medication, DMV hearings, APS, Negligent Opps, Mental and Health related Suspensions.

  2. Criminal defense
    Domestic Violence, theft, drug possession and sales, sexual assault, child molest, robbery, burglary, rape, murder, vehicular manslaughter, gang crimes. Pre-arrest intervention, Pre-filing intervention, meeting with DA, etc.

  3. Juvenile law
    All criminal cases, from Truancy, to theft, to gang crimes, to DUI for juveniles.

I grew up in Newport Beach attending Corona Del Mar high.   I graduated deans list and with honors UC San Diego and Western State College of Law.   Gained valuable experience working for the Oc da's office and opened my own criminal defense practice In 2000.   I handle all types of criminal matters and am well connected in all Orange County courts, especially Newport Beach and Westminster, two places i have offices walking distance from the courthouses.   Call me directly for a free consult. 

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Law Offices of Jeff Tatch
4425 Jamboree Rd Ste 130
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-3026

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Posted by Alec | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always has your back!
Jeff is by far one of the best attorneys you can get in the Newport Beach area. He was very well connected and made it clear that he was always looking out for my best interests. Jeff turned a stressful court experience into something that I was able to forget about on the weekends. I would highly reccomend Jeff to anyone that is looking for an experienced attorney.
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Posted by Thomas | February 16, 2019
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“We hired Mr Tatch for a very serious felony matter. It was a horrible situation but he handled it quickly from the minute our family contacted him. He got me out of jail within hours of my arrest and I was able to keep my job. Then during the reviewing process of the case he put together an excellent plan, did a thorough job investigating the case and we executed things. He was able to stop the case from getting filed by the DA by meeting with him multiple times. I never faced criminal charges in court. Basically saved my career. I almost couldn’t believe it. What a great result! I can’t recommend him enough. “
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Posted by Joanne | January 9, 2019
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It is my pleasure to write this review for Jeff Tatch. I was in an unfortunate situation with my daughter’s father, as he was falsely accusing me of domestic violence and trying to take my special needs daughter away from me by manipulating the justice system I’ve have dealt with other lawyers in the past, and I can honestly say, I have never seen one that follows up and answers your questions as quickly as Jeff does. I was very anxious and the legal technicalities were very confusing and intimidating, but once I spoke to Jeff, I immediately felt calm because he reassured me and explained to me what was happening step by step. Jeff strategically fought for me. He understood the delicate situation and he handled the case with knowledge, confidence, and consistency. He was able to show the courts the true motivation of my ex, and now I can put the horrible situation behind me. If I am ever in a situation again that requires me to retain a lawyer, Jeff will be the first person I call.
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Posted by J | October 23, 2018
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Awesome Attorney
Jeff is true pro who answers all your questions in a straightforward manner. He is highly communicative and sets proper expectations of potential results of different tact’s one might take and guided you toward the best possible outcome given your situation. I highly recommend Jeff and will do so to all of my friends and associates in need of a fantastic attorney. Thank You Jeff!
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Posted by Mario | October 22, 2018
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Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
I've referred several family members (including my brother and sister-in-law) and friends to Jeff Tatch to help with their criminal matters. First and foremost, he is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. Secondly, he is extremely organized and upfront with his clients as to strategy/defenses/potential outcomes. Lastly, he is very caring and diligent about making sure his clients are looked after throughout the entirety of criminal proceedings and afterwards. Look no further! Hire him if you want to assure yourself best possible outcomes in your criminal matter.
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Posted by Michelle | November 28, 2017
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Best Attorney in the OC
Mr. Tatch Is the perfect person to call when you have an emergency and something needs fixing immediately. He was definitely there for me and I could count on him which is important when you need it! He’s super easy to contact through texting or cell and he provides clients with his personal cell phone to use anytime. I never had a problem reaching him or getting an answer when I needed it. His office is next to the Harbor courthouse and he used to be a DA, so he is really helpful by knowing all of the people at the courts in Orange County, knowing the system and how to help you get the best result with his good connections in court. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2017
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Amazing Attorney - Very Thorough - Wants to WIN!
I had never had any run ins with the law until recent and Jeff was right there by my side to help. This being my first case I did not know what to expect, I constantly would have questions and Jeff was only a phone call or text away. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone that is in some legal trouble. Jeff is professional, understanding, intelligent, and caring. Through the whole process I really felt that Jeff was right there in my corner fighting for me 100%. Highly recommend A++++++
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Posted by Rosemary & Ken | October 8, 2017
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Great Attorney - Jeff Tatch
My husband and I hired Attorney Jeff Tatch for a very serious case. Jeff did a great job, and he provided us with excellent attention with great service. Jeff also went the extra mile to defend my husband. Jeff was very kind, and professional with his representation. The severity of strikes and lifetime CDL suspension did not go through, because of the great work of Attorney Jeff Tatch. We will definitely recommend him to all of our friends & family.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2017
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Excellent criminal lawyer for Duis
Jeff is very good and very connected. I was facing a year in jail for two separate Duis. I had priors and he kept me out of Orange County jail completely. Can't believe it. I was able to keep my job I've had for 12 years. He is very attentive and easy to reach on his cell. Very personal service. It was an extremely tough case and he really saved my job.
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Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Counsel
  • Law Offices of Jeff Tatch
  • 1999 - Present
  • criminal defense lawyer
  • Bridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney Office
  • 1995 - 1998


  • Western State Univeristy, School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD) deans list
  • 1998
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Bachelor's degree with honors
  • 1994
  • corona del mar high school
  • general
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vehicular Homicide
  • case dismissed.
  • Brandishing firearm on freeway.
  • Case charges dismissed


  • St. Marys School Mock Trial Class
  • Guest Lecturer and Guest Mock Trial Instructor
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • vice president
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Guest Lecturer Bridging the Gap--for New Bar Admittees
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Laguna Beach High School
  • Guest Instructor Mock Trial
  • 2001 - 2010
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • bridging the gap
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jeffrey. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in our profession. He is also extremely well respected in the Courts by Judges, Prosecutors, and other Defense lawyers and is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jeff on multiple criminal matters and/or clients in California over the course of the past 4 or 5 years. I observed him to be very competent, pro-active, and diligent in handling these matters/clients with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome for the client. I highly recommend Jeff for handling any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. excellent criminal defense attorney."
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