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Douglas R. Lipton, Attorney and Counselor at Law, has a proven track record of aggressive criminal defense and successful representation. As a criminal defense attorney of repute, Mr. Lipton is known for skillful handling of cases involving criminal offenses, sex crimes, DUI and domestic violence amongst others. In fact, if you are accused of being a sex offender then Mr. Lipton can be the one to help you. He has a highly successful record of defending alleged sex offenders.


His law practice is the trial defense of those accused of major misdemeanors and felonies. He represents clients throughout the greater South Bay Area, specifically San Jose and the Silicon Valley. He has over 42 years experience as a criminal defense attorney. Over the years, he has become one of the most trusted criminal attorneys in San Jose. Known in all Bay Area courts as a passionate advocate with charismatic speaking skills, Mr. Lipton is a fierce pre-trial negotiator who cares about winning cases for his clients. Simply put, he will get his clients the best deal. Renowned for his history of winning at trial, Mr. Lipton handles cases of all sizes. Mr. Lipton personally handles all aspects of client cases and does not delegate to a paralegal.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 32%
  2. Domestic Violence: 32%
  3. Child Abuse: 31%
  4. Sex Crime: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Alan Wingerden

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to witness his work in the courtroom and have found him to be diligent and hardworking. He is well respected in the legal community.


    Richard Wingerden Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Douglas Lipton of the Lipton Law Offices for almost four decades and have watched him as he has built his practice. He has successfully helped countless defendants. He is the attorney that lawyers use when they get into trouble. He has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. Not only is he the attorney of choice by lawyers in trouble but he is the attorney that seems to be most recommended by his old clients. Doug cares about his clients. He puts in extra effort to see to it that their goals are accomplished. He keeps his clients fully informed and over the years he has assembled a top-notch team of experts that closely work with him and assist him to come up with some very clever defenses that have achieved amazing results for his clients. He is widely known as a stalwart defender of rights and ferocious advocate for justice. Simply put, Doug is the premier criminal defense attorney in the county. I am pleased to be able to endorse Douglas Lipton.


    Todd Rothbard Landlord-tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lipton Law Offices

The PruneYard Towers
1901 South Bascom Avenue,Suite 1111
Campbell, CA, 95008-2211


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteers in Parole CommendationElliot H. Wheeler Scholar1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLipton Law Offices1972 - Present
DirectorDe Anza College1975 - 1980
LecturerDe Anza College1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of California - BerkeleySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
De Anza CollegeLaw Lecture SeriesN/A