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About me

I have been practicing criminal defense in Ventura County California since I graduated from law school in 1996. I believe in charging a fair price for personalized service specific to your case and your needs.  I always try to provide the following:

  • Honesty about your case and what your chances are 

  • Personalized service specific to you and your case

  • Giving you total access to me everyday of the week

  • Expecting that all of your phone calls will be returned promptly

  • That I will deliver exactly what you are promised

  • At all times you will be kept fully informed about the status of your case

In other are not my "client", you are my "customer".

I pride myself on personalized service and being available to you 24/7. I am local. I grew up in Ventura County and that is where I handle the vast majority of my cases.

Because I have appeared in the Ventura Courts almost everyday for the past 19 years I know the local judges, prosecutors and court staff better than almost anyone. In fact, I have appeared more than 19,000 times in the Ventura County courts.

If you are interested in discussing your case with me please free to call me at 805-889-9000.  I will answer the call myself.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    19 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    19 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Paul Tyler

Ventura County
300 Esplanade Dr Ste 900
Oxnard, CA, 93036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Most Outstanding GraduatePepperdine University1996
Lead Articles EditorPepperdine Law Review1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Temporary JudgeVentura County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Paul Tyler1998 - Present
Associate AttorneyWood & Associates1996 - 1998
Law Clerk to Judge Lance ItoLos Angeles Superior Court1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationFormer Barristers President1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
OJ Simpson Double Murder CaseN/A
People v. M.L.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Citations, Th Journal of the Ventura County Bar Association.The Ito I Saw, and the O.J. You Didn’t1999
31 Bev. Hills Bar Association Journal 15Fundamental Misunderstandings About DNA Contamination: Does it Help or Hurt the Criminal Defendant?1996
22 Pepp. L. Rev. 1274The Kelly Frye Standard Remains the Rule for Admissibility of Novel Scientific Evidence.1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Pepperdine UniversityEnglishOther - Bachelors1988