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Ray Dinari

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fullerton, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Naiem Ray Dinari

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ray

Learn Ray’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    32 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    32 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence

    32 years, 500 cases

  4. Expungement

Mr. Dinari graduated in 1992 from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California and immediatley passed the California State Bar Exam. Knowing that he wanted to assist people in need, Mr. Dinari began his practice assisting individauls accused of crimes. Mr. Dinari has now been helping criminal defendants in the Southern Califronia area for over 20 years!


Law Office of Ray Dinari
1400 N Harbor Blvd Ste 601
Fullerton, CA, 92835-4118

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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
I felt like The Law Office of Ray Dinari really believed in me and he work on my case reflected that.
I was a first time offender and was facing a felony charge for a huge mistake that I made. I had a terrible lapse in judgement and broke the law. Ray Dinari was very professional. He keep me informed on every step of the process. Ray would take the time to explain to me in detail what was going so that I would have an idea of what to expect. Ray was able to work out a deal to where my case was reduced to misdemeanor and I am able to do work in exchange for serving jail time. I will also have the opportunity to try to have my record expunged after completing my probation period. As a defense attorney, Ray Dinari felt more like a long time friend who was trying to help me out verses a hired attorney. If I ever know of anyone needed legal help, I am definitely referring them to Ray Dinari.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
Thank you.
Posted by Song | May 24, 2015
Thank you
First and foremost, I would like to emphasize that this review is the least I can do to thank Ray for his excellent work! Back in November was I was charged with a misdemeanor vandalism. I honestly did not think how serious of a crime it is, until my sentences were read on my court date. I didn't qualify for a public defender at Harbor so I was approached by Ray. My first impression of him was that he was very confident and knowledgeable. I'm not going lie, I was a bit skeptical. But I went with my gut feeling since I had too much to risk losing (career) - It was the best decision I have ever made! Not only was Ray very responsive whenever I contacted him but every course of action that he informed to me about was executed according to plan. Ray promised be in the beginning that he'd do whatever it takes to drop the charge, or at least get it reduced. He had gone beyond my expectation, and as of 2 weeks ago - my case was completely dismissed! Thank you again, Ray! God bless you and your family. Song
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Response from Ray Dinari July 31, 2015
Thank You Song ... You are a good person & im happy I could help put this matter behind you with a result that would not ever come back to hunt you. Ray
Posted by Emilia | April 20, 2015
Ray was a great lawyer
This was the second time I had used him and both times he successfully got me what I needed with my case! First case was a driving on suspended and was reduced to driving without a license, and second case was a 2nd dui with mandatory jail time and he got me home confinement as I work two jobs and could not have done jail time. I was thankful for his services, he knew the court and laws inside and out, he was always available any time I had questions and treats you like a friend rather than a client. With any lawyer, you will pay money, and I can say he was worth every dollar and I would recommend him to all of my family and friends.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
It was an honor and privilege to be of service to you.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
DUI in Fullerton
Last year in March I received a DUI in Fullerton which was a horrible experience. I was referred to Ray by a friend who had explained its not something you want to take on by your self. Needless to say Ray's understanding of DUI cases was impressive. Never planning to drink and drive any more but I know exactly who to call or refer.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
I am happy to hear that you will never drink and drive again. This is the greatest gift or reward to me. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
HIGHLY recommended
I just want to tell you how much we appreciate everything you've done for us. You really owned the court today and everyone noticed. After you left numerous people came up to me to asked about you and of course you were HIGHLY recommended. As I said were truly grateful to have had you represent me. Thank you again for everything. You made our day.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
I remember your case details and while I appreciate your kind remarks, I must admit that we had very good facts to work with and I had to do was to bring them to the attention of the Judge and the prosecutor. Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on this site.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
My best ever legal experience.
He is dedicated to his clients, once I contacted him late on a Sunday evening regarding a problem happened to my brother. He took all the information about my brother and the case over the phone without mentioning a word about his charges or refusing my call during weekend. He reverted back to me with an update within an hour and was trying his best to give me a peace of mind and make sure everything is ok. He was more a friend than a lawyer to me and the next day before noon my brother case was completely closed. I will definitely recommend him to all my my friends and family members,
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
Thank you for your kind remarks. My clients are like my extended family, and their family support is so fundamentally important to rally around him/her. I am confident that he will never be in the same predicament again .
Posted by Liz | February 6, 2015
Wealth of expertise in Law and DUI Defense cases
After my 2nd DUI in Orange Co., I was unsure of what to do and what was going to happen to me. All I knew is that I needed to find an expert in the field and get great legal advice and guidance. I spoke with a few firms and found that they were not a good fit for me or my case. As luck would have it, the next firm I spoke with (Law office of Ray Dinari), was beyond professional and a perfect fit for my case. Ray Dinari, is a consummate professional with a wealth of expertise in Law and DUI Defense cases. He was able to encourage the court to permit me the help that I needed. It wasn't jail, It was rehab. I and my family thank Ray for all he has done to provide the proper tools that is now leading me down success road. For that I'm forever thankful and full of gratitude. If you are searching a for an excellent Attorney, you need to make the call and get advice and allow Ray and his staff guide you.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
Thank you for your kind review.
Posted by Steve | February 5, 2015
I could never thank Ray enough
I thought my life was over. With Mr. Dinari 's tremendous amount of knowledge, positivity and will to never let me down we overcame my worst nightmare and won the case. I could never thank ray enough for what he accomplished in my case. If you are looking for a outstanding lawyer, then look nowhere else, the law office of ray dinari is the best choice you can make!
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
Thank you , you are very kind.
Posted by Jim | January 21, 2012
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
I was falsely accused of Battery on a female and a (technically true) Retraining Order Violation and subsequent Probation Violation by my ex-wife. I had initially retained another lawyer, and quickly realized that she wasn't going to be able to help someone suffering from the degree of manipulation I was dealing with. In a previous episode with the same woman, I lost custody of three children for having admittedly poured about 2 or 3 ounces of beer on her hair. In that instance I was arrested for Domestic Violence and made the horrendous mistake of talking to the police ( I had NO idea it was illegal) and pleading guilty. The loss of custody emotionally and financially devastated me and I was in the process of losing my house, job and security clearance (along with my dignity and self respect for a period of time) as a direct result. My now Ex-wife wanted to reconcile and I eventually gave that a chance. When I saw it going wrong (She wants a child of her own, and mine are not welcome in "her" house) I asked her to go back to her apartment and life, so she lied (AGAIN) and had me arrested falsely claiming I kicked and hit her. When I met Ray Dinari I was in court firing my previous attorney and asking for a PD. The judge essentially insisted that I speak to his Panel Attorney Ray, and that was the best thing that's happened to me since my nightmare began. In a matter of days, the Battery charge was dropped before I even got to court, Ray had followed up very thoroughly with the investigator and prosecutor, and the probation violation and restraining order violation penalties had been reduced from 20 days of Cal Trans and two convictions to one minor infraction and my original probation will soon be dropped and original conviction expunged! I have now regained my dignity and self-respect, a fighting chance to regain my security clearance, keep my job and home, and regain custody of my children! My life may not be completely restored, but I'm far better off than I could ever have imagined. After many bad experiences in custody court I had become very, very bitterly discouraged with many aspects of our legal system, Ray's integrity, honesty and effectiveness has restored a tremendous amount of faith in our legal system for me.
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Response from Ray Dinari August 21, 2015
Jim, you are the first to review me on this site, some 4 years ago, and despite the 100's if not 1000's of cases i have done since then, I remember your case. Its always much easier to vindicate the client when they are as Innocent as you.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Ray Dinari
  • 1994 - Present


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Western State University, Fullerton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People vs. Ryan Daniel-Here Smith
  • reduced to Misdemeanor and dismissal in 6 months if no new offenses commited.


  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Quasi Indigent Legal Services
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Juris Doctor
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1992


  • Daily Journal
  • Daily Journal
  • 2015
  • Orange County Register
  • Orange County Register
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Practice
  • Mock Trial
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Ray
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ray for about 20 years. I have seen first hand the excellent results that Ray gets for his clients. Ray knows the law and fights for the client but he also is well known and liked among the District Attorneys and Judges. This is an important weapon to have in your arsenal when defending a client accused of a crime. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally known Ray Dinari for over 15 years and can attest to his compassion for his clients and outstanding results in court. He is an outstanding attorney and an incredible person."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you get caught you know who to call! Ray is the man!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have not only known Mr. Dinari for over 20 years, but have worked with him on cases, so I feel I can attest to the compassion and skill he uses in achieving excellent results for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ray for about two years now. He's a mainstay at North Court in Fullerton. Ray's big personality and warmth fill the courtroom. I like Ray because he's a nice guy. I know his clients like him because he uses that big personality to his client's advantage. I've seen Ray in action, negotiating cases with Judges and DAs, and Ray's powerful demeanor always seems to win them over. I highly recommend Mr. Dinari in the area of Criminal Defense."
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