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Ronald G. Brower

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Aggravated Assault Assault/Battery Burglary Domestic Violence Drug Offenses Drunk Driving Election Violations Federal Cases Fraud Homicides Juvenile Cases Rape Restraining Order Violations Roberry Sexual Offenses Suspended Licenses Thefts/Shoplifting Three Strikes Cases Vehicular Manslaughter White Collar Crimes

    52 years

Ronald G. Brower, Attorney at Law, has been specializing exclusively in criminal law since he opened his legal practice in Orange County, California, in 1974. He is a 1970 graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, who then spent four years as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange and San Luis Obispo Counties.

 

During a career marked with high-profile successes, Ron has handled several thousand criminal cases and tried approximately 300 jury trials, including a large number of homicide cases. As testimony to the quality of his preparation and conduct of complex cases, Ron’s clients have included Orange County judges, politicians, private attorneys, public defenders, deputy district attorneys, and law enforcement officers. It was Ron, for example, who represented the entire Orange County District Attorney’s offce in the “Narcotic Slush Fund Case” against the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

 

Ron has testified in court as an expert in criminal law and procedure for both the prosecution and defense and produced a training film on psychiatric testimony. He is a featured speaker at legal seminars, colleges and universities, and law schools. In addition, he has sat as Judge Pro Tem in Orange County Municipal and Superior Courts.

 

Ron is a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association, and the Society for Specialized Criminal Advocates. He has been admitted to the California State Courts Bar (Bar #047518), the Federal Bar, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.

 

A native of Long Beach, California, Ron is married and has three sons.

Licensed for 52 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1971
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Law Office of Ronald G. Brower
1043 Civic Center Drive.
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA, 92703-2384

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Posted by Steve | July 16, 2020
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Forever grateful to this fantastic lawyer
I was in serious trouble for the first time in my life. I was facing a felony charge of DUI with injuries and high BAC. I knew I needed a special lawyer, so I asked a friend with more experience hiring lawyers for help. He asked several of his own lawyers who they would recommend. Ron Brower was the one lawyer that the other lawyers recommended. It is hard to state just how grateful I am for the representation I received from Mr. Brower. Both he and his paralegal, Ellie Pulliam, took care of everything. I was informed every step of the way. I felt that they truly cared about my case and were always available to answer any question I had. Despite the unbelievable stress of my situation, it was comforting to know I was in such good hands. Mr. Brower was able to work with the D.A. on my case and reduce the charges from felony DUI (which included jail) to a straightforward DUI. I honestly do not believe another lawyer would have been able to do that for me. I am forever grateful to Mr. Brower. He is a uniquely gifted lawyer that other lawyers recommend. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
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Thank you Mr. Brower!
Mr. Brower helped my family big time. He was amazing to work with and was able to get us the results we wanted and deserved! I absolutely recommend working with him and his team. Thank you Mr. Brower!
Posted by George | October 23, 2019
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Outstanding Defense Attorney
My son was facing a very serious case and had contacted a couple of Orange County area attorneys. Neither attorney inspired confidence. A friend of mine recommended I call Ron Brower. After the first meeting with Ron I knew he was an exceptional attorney with decades of experience, and I retained him for my son’s case. Ron’s assistant attorney Salvatore Ciulla, also very experienced, guided my son through the legal proceedings with compassion and legal skill. Ron’s patience and timing during the process was impressive and the result was the best of all possible outcomes! I highly recommend Ronald Brower as an outstanding defense attorney.
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Posted by Denise | April 3, 2019
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Professional and Caring!
Ron Brower has made me the happiest mom on the planet!! We hired him in October to handle a case against my son. He was really there for us! Him and his staff were always there for us and guided us through this crazy legal process with great humanity and care! Ellie, his para-legal, was my angel and always checked in with us and made sure we were always aware of next steps and just there to listen! Well today we got word that the case was dropped by the DA and we are beyond elated! Anytime the law is knocking on your door a good lawyer is a must but having Ron and his staff was a must and more!! Thank you to my friend, an attorney, for recommending him!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2018
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He knows what he is doing
I needed an attorney in the OC area that could attempt a plea vacation for a 25 year old case. Not an easy feat. After getting a couple affordable quotes from more recently graduated attorney's, I got the feeling it was a waste of time and money. One young attorney even gave me a 50/50 chance. Which was probably accurate because it was going to depend on who was working that day, what kind of mood they were in, etc. This did not inspire confidence. At that point I asked a friend who's mother is an att in the area to recommend one of the top criminal lawyers and that is how I got Att Ron Browe's name. From the beginning, I had confidence that he was the person that could get the job done. His quote was higher and we had to pay all up-front but I would rather pay more to get a desirable outcome than risk throwing away money on poor odds. He is a busy man and though I would have liked things to move faster, he used the proper finesse and timing to get the case heard and dismissed with plea vacation. For our family this made all the difference in the world. I am very grateful to him and Elie for their experience, knowledge and attention to our case. thank you!
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Posted by Don | September 27, 2017
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Thank you!!!
Mr. Brower is a life saver... He helped me unwind a horrific part of my life. He has helped me change my life to be an employer, provider and better person. Thank you Mr Brower!!!
Posted by Kath | September 27, 2017
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Best Lawyer in Orange County!
We had an incredibly difficult issue and hired a terrible lawyer who actually screamed at me to give him more money! My friend remembered hearing rave reviews about Ron Brower. He was a godsend! Very professional, yet kind, and extremely patient at explaining everything we needed to know. His rate was extremely fair and has gone above and beyond. He always does what he says, including calling when he says he will call. His assistant Ellie, is every bit as wonderful. Always encouraging and helping us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. He has changed my feelings about lawyers and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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The Very Best in Town
Ron Brower is hands down the very Best Criminal Attorney in town. He is so good at understanding others, communicating directly, keeping his client informed and updated throughout the legal process. Mr. Brower is not only the best criminal attorney but his entire office staff are all so kind and very professional. I really like Mr. Brower's assistant Ellie, as she is someone you will also be in contact and working with. They are the best in the game hands down. He is honest, forthright and has a very even temperament. Look no further, Mr. Brower is the only consideration if you are in need of a Criminal Attorney in the area.
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Posted by Patrick | July 31, 2017
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The Absolute finest and most reputable attorney I have been involved with!
I have been in business 50 years and as President of my firm, I have had to hire a lot of attorneys as a normal course of business. I retained Mr. Brower, based on a strong referral from a local former Judge- as I was called on as a witness in a very complicated. and intense legal matter. The opposing side was quite intense, obstructive, hostile and threatening. Mr. Brower was not only extraordinarily and incredibly experienced in his 40 or so many years in his field, but displayed the most comfort and ease to me that he had the matter go away in what seemed like a flash to me. The opposing side wanted no part of me after seeing my representation from Mr. Brower. Until today, I have never seen such integrity, honesty, courtesy and more brilliance from a truly skilled attorney who knows his profession more so than Mr. Ronald G. Brower. Mr. Brower cut right through my legal court problem like a laser beam. He quickly ended what could have been a painful expensive experience- over nothing. Whereas other attornies may have dragged the case on just to churn a dollar while I agonized. Yes, I certainly would recommend Mr. Brower to anyone. I am just so pleased and I am not easy to please. I am usually baffled and abused by about every expensive attorney I have been involved with and their brilliant stories, that are just stories as they fake it till they, might make it has been my true and painful experiences I can list. All at my risk and my dime. Mr. Brower is painless, brilliant, caring and successful. You cannot go wrong. I know what I speak of.
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Posted by Casey | May 2, 2017
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Best Criminal Lawyer In Southern California
I was looking at a second strike with enhancements and went through several attorneys. It was my previous attorney that said, "I am referring you to Mr. Brower because he has the connections that I don't have." Mr. Brower plead my case and helped in attaining a 16 month sentence instead of 12 years minimum. He is an honest man with great integrity and knows the law. I am honored to know him and grateful for his help and kindness. He is the only person I would recommend if your in criminal legal trouble. May God bless all that he does and the lives he saves.
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Posted by DAVE | November 13, 2015
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Smart, Professional, Great Staff
Mr. Brower and his team have worked with our family on three separate incidents and have received outstanding counsel, great support and extraordinary results. The team thrives to be responsive, complete and clear about the charges, their strategy, the process and potential conclusions. In all of our cases, patience played an important role in allowing the matters to work through the system. We were kept apprised on every step of the way and the results were favorable in all matters. One element of working with Mr. Brower and team is their compassion for the situation and willingness to provide information from various agencies in terms of any help which may be needed by a client. During the stressful times of trying to get help, they are well connected with many support groups and are willing to help direct you to the right one. Overall, Mr. Brower has developed a terrific team of people who truly car about helping you try to get the best outcome in your situation. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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Forever grateful
Just wanted to let you know that my family and I are really thankful for all your dedication and effort you put in my case. I will forever be grateful. I'm sure that you have changed the lives of so many people as you have changed mine. Thanks to you, we see our life with hope and new plans in this great country.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2012
The Best
I would like to sincerely thank you for your time and efforts throughout my previous terrorist threat case. I could not have asked for a better outcome and am truly grateful for your services. Being absolved of those charges means more to me then I can convey online. I genuinely appreciate your hard work and efforts.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2012
Was able to go to Oregon State because of you!
Dear Mr. Brower: We just wanted to send you one of my son's announcements and thank you again for all you did for him. On Sunday he will grauate and begin a whole new life. Without you, this day many not have happened. Because of your help he was able to move forward and accomplish so many of his dreams and grow to be a young man we are very proud of! So again from the bottom of our hearts thanks! With love Family L.
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Posted by Salvatore Ciulla | May 2, 2012
Worked together on many cases
I am a criminal defense lawyer and I have worked with Mr. Brower over the years on many cases. I have never met a more able criminal lawyer. No one knows or works the system better. And no one gets better results.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2012
Deepest Appreciation
This is just a long overdue note to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude to you for again handling the legal matter for my daughter. Most any attorney I know would have created a billing opportunity out of this but you are the rarest of people for the gracious and compassionate manner in which you handled this for us without charge! You ar tno only at the top of your profession but as Ellie says you are also a "prince of a guy"! Thanks so very much again and it will forever be appreciated.
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Posted by Lou | April 27, 2012
Power Player
This guy can walk on water in court rooms, hes amazing and he has incredible reputation for being the best lawyer money can buy!
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2012
My Nightmare is over
Mr. Brower: I went to your office, with my son, and from the time I met you and Ellie I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A couple weeks later, your firm was able to end my nightmare. I hope I never have to use your services again; but I would recomment you to any one that needs representation. With all my might. Thank you.
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Posted by Peters | April 19, 2012
Expert legal Tutelage
You recently interceded on my son’s behalf regarding previous legal issues wherein errors of judgment affecting a debt to society were paid and rewarded with the long awaited ultimate gift, a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Words can’t truly express my appreciation for coming to his aid when every alternate avenue of reconciliation failed to achieve this level of emancipation until your expert legal tutelage and depth of knowledge successfully prevailed. Your empathy for the client, family, and gift for his successful future are deeply appreciated more than you realize. Finally, I wish you and your legal team Godspeed for continued successes with future clients seeking help in time of need. Very truly yours, Peters
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2011
Blessed with wisdom
Thank you for what you have done. You are a very courageous man to do what you do. You remind me of the lion. You are abundant with knowledge and wisdom. God has thoroughly blessed you in many ways. You are and will always be in my prayers. Thank you!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ronald G. Brower
  • 1974 - Present
  • Temporary Judge
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Temporary Judge of Juvenile Court
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • 1975 - 1975
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney
  • 1971 - 1974
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • PEOPLE v. SCOTT B.
  • Case dismissed.
  • United States v. Ricardo A., M.D.
  • People v. Kevin G.
  • Defendant released by Writ of Habeas Corpus.
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Associations

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Society for Specialized Criminal Advocates
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent - Highest in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top Attrorney in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Attorney "Who's Who" List
  • Global Register
  • 2006
  • OC Best Lawyer
  • Orange County Best Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • OC Best Lawyer
  • Orange County Best Lawyers
  • 2005
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ron Brower is knowledgeable, highly skilled and well respected throughout Southern California. He and his team are responsive and always keep me up-to-date on our cross-over matters. I have and will continue to refer potential clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ron Brower is a first rate criminal defense attorney. He is knowledgeable, highly skilled and well know throughout Southern California. I have and will continue to refer potential clients to him for quality legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Brower is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country. I have worked with him on numerous cases over the past ten years and have seen first hand the amazing results he has acheived for his clients. Mr. Brower's reputation in the legal community and skill level are second to none. It is without hesitation that I would proudly endorse Mr. Brower."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. No one knows or works the system better than Mr. Brower. Whether its in front of a jury, or behind a judges' closed chambers door, no one gets better results for their clients. Every criminal lawyer should have to take a class from him on how best to represent a client."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Brower has earned his unprecedented reputation as a top OC defense attorney through consistently getting his clients the best possible outcomes for his clients. It is without hesitation, I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brower is, without question, the top criminal defense lawyer in Orange County. Whether a case needs to go to jury trial, or needs to be resolved in some other fashion, he is the number one choice. He has been practicing in Orange County for over 35 years and uses his skills and experience to achieve the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There is simply no better attorney for criminal defense in Orange County than Ron Brower. Even among the many outstanding lawyers in Orange County, Ron stands head and shoulders above the rest. His experience, dedication and reputation allow him to garner the very best results for his clients."
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Santa Ana Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald G. Brower
Ronald G. Brower
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 52 years