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Douglas Scott Srulowitz

Criminal defense Attorney at Stockton, CA

4.7   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Services include Felony Defense, Misdemeanor Defense, DUI Defense, Juvenile Defense, Expungements

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    18 years, 300 cases

  3. Violent crime

    18 years, 200 cases

  4. Car accident

    18 years, 200 cases

  5. Expungement

    18 years, 50 cases

  6. Juvenile law

    18 years, 400 cases

     We advocate assertively for our clients. Our philosophy is client-focused service. We make sure the client is always treated with respect. We keep the client informed at all stages of the service by providing regular communication through phone contact, email, detailed billing reports, and meetings. We pride ourselves on being available to clients and providing copies of all documentation as they are produced or received. 

      To augment these services, we provide regular counseling and guidance so the client is given reasonable expectations and knowledge about their case, the legal process, successful strategies, and pitfalls.  Finally, we bring zealous representation, experience, legal, and social skills to round out our service.

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Law Offices of Douglas S. Srulowitz
1151 West Robinhood Drive
Suite C4
Stockton, CA, 95207


4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Laura | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He has heart!
Blessed am I to have an attorney who listened, advised, followed thru. He was compassionate to my many issues. He made me feel like I was a human being, even if I had criminal charges to deal with. I felt I could trust him. It made the process much less stressfull. Bless you, thanks!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doug is an awesome lawyer. He looked out for my best interest when I needed help. He was kind and he listened to me. His advice was thoughtful and compassionate. It helped me to make a decision about the direction of my life. I can only thank him for all the help he gave me.
Posted by Grant | February 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal advice and reasonably priced attorney
I hired Mr. Srulowitz to represent me in a divorce and in the eventual financial problems that follow. He did an excellent job in representing me and protecting my interests. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a great attorney. Mr. Srulowitz also does criminal defense work and he is an outstanding advocate for his clients. His fees are reasonable and he is the best value for money in the San Joaquin County Area. He treats his clients with respect and gives you the best legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Eviction and Criminal
I highly recommend Doug Srulowitz to any and everyone who is need of an Attorney. First of all I have known Doug as a friend for over five years. But I had a legal problem and I needed an attorney so I went to Doug. The situation was that I had a House Guest in my home that was refusing to leave. I learned that if someone stays in your home for 72 hours or more they have established Tenancy and to get them to leave requires going through the eviction process...Well, Doug started the eviction process for me and the house guest lied and said I pushed her and I got arrested. Doug, then took my case interceded on my behalf with the District Attorney and this morning the Criminal complaint was dropped and the House Guest will be out shortly. During this whole Nightmare Doug has been not just a friend but a trusted, competent, very knowledgeable and most of all an understanding attorney who took my situation to heart and worked to get me a favorable result. Thank you Doug Srulowitz!!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 23, 2014
Divorce, Child Support
My divorcing an Attorney was difficult. I was on a roller coaster ride. I found Attorney Srulowitz by merely watching him in the courthouse. Then visiting his office for a consultation visit. Attorney Srulowitz and his staff helped me find my way by reminding me of a future ahead, they believe in me. This upset is a temporary thing, Lots of women and men are going through the same journey as I am. All the way listening to his wise advise, behind me, he and his staff were at hard work; slaying the dragons. I came out of my ex spouse's life ten steps ahead, my children's beliefs in me restored, my life back to where it was destined to be which is at peace. Now, I get a second chance at life. Attorney Srulowitz was tough, he acknowledged the legal system with justice and gracefully put my ex attorney husband into the land of compliance.
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Posted by Martha | June 30, 2011
Child Custody
Doug Srulowitz assisted me with a custody issue that was very stressful. The stress however, was lessened by the helpful information, timely response to questions, and flexible hours to meet that Doug and his staff provides. Most importantly, Doug Srulowitz genuinely works to support families. He recognizes that when people obtain an attorney it's a very difficult search and for that he examines his ability to work with you and provides an honest opinion about the legal matter so not to waste time and money.
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Posted by Richard | October 25, 2010
divorc/ custody
Doug is a personal and hands on lawyer with a reputable staff. He is the type of lawyer who will tell you the type of eventual outcome without the cost, he will do the best job he can and will do his best to suite your needs. He is cost effective as he will tell you what the cost may be, before you decide to go that route. I was referred to him also by a good lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2009
Compassionate and professional
Doug was immensely helpful in handling a CPS case involving alleged neglect. He came in rather late in the game, having replaced a do-nothing court-appointed attorney, but he handled everything with ease. He was professional yet compassionate, and greatly eased my stress during an immensely painful period. Our case was successfully resolved a relatively short time later, and I am 100 percent satisfied with the way he handled things - no games, no false promises, just the truth.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2009
A Compassionate Attorney with a High Standard of Ethics
When I needed an attorney that would tell me straight up what I needed to hear instead of flowering over the issues, I was extremely grateful to find Mr. Srulowitz. As he listened to me tell my story, he gave me time to compose myself before being straitforward with me about what we could and could not accomplish. Because I believed that Mr. Srulowitz was genuinely compassionate towards my case, I entrusted my case to him and in the end, we obtained exactly what we went after. Doug was always on top of the court hearings, paper work, etc. He always returned my phone calls and emails and always let me know what was happening. I am so thankful that Doug was the attorney that I had chosen and today my 15 year old and I are on our way to rebuilding our broken relationship. Because of his high standards of ethics, I would most definately refer Doug to anyone looking for an attorney to go to bat for them in a fair and honest manner!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2008
Highest Ethics
As a current client of Doug's I can say with 100% that I would recommend him without any hesitation whatsoever. After 31 yrs in Law Enforcement and having dealt with hundreds of attorneys, there are only 2 that I would trust with my Life, Doug is one of them. His knowledge, ethics and personality are top drawer. The most important for me is ETHICS and Doug's are absolutely above reproach. An excellent attorney, with an excellent staff and incredible abilities. Top notch and honest. A rare find these days in the legal profession. Highly recommend and will vouch for his firm without hesitation. Please contact with any questions [email omitted]
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2008
Total Confidence/Integrity
At a very stressful time Doug came to our rescue by representing a family member with a felony charge. Not only did he returns calls and perform as he said he would, he was able to get a reduced charge and sentence. He was a total advocate. He gave us hope throughout the ordeal, kept us informed, and gave us wise counsel. We appreciate his thoroughness,thoughtfulness and professionalism with all concerned. Would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2008
Mr. Srulowitz is the best lawyer. He handled my divorce issue very well. I am very pleased about the outcome of my divorce. He listened and answered all my legal questions very well. My overall experience is extremely recommendable.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2008
Dependable, trustworthy, highly fair and family friendly
I had a problem collecting child support. With just a letter from Mr. Srulowitz, I was able to collect a years worth of child support. Everything was completed with an expediency that I was very, very pleased with....I refer everyone who asks for a competent, dependable, fair, and trustworthy attorney to Mr. Srulowitz.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2007
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2010
I'll Do the Worrying
There was a “fender bender,” and the DA office decided to do a criminal prosecution. Even the police report stated, “No prosecution will be sought.” It was bogus from the start. Doug tactic was to drag out the proceedings as long as possible. No appearance was needed until the court date. Doug assured me “I’ll do the worrying.” Doug’s gave a fair quote, a project fee, which covered his services. The majority of the other attorneys I interviewed wanted a higher fee, and for me to be booked by the police, arranged in court and post a $25,000 bail. Doug had all this waived by the court. The DA office had the court dismissed the case before going to trail. Therefore, I highly recommend Doug, because of his professionalism and being fair on his fees.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don't waste your money on this one.
Rude and impatient. Did not give me a free 1/2 hour and wants 2,500 for the waste of My Time that I spent with him. Don't waste your time and money is my advice to you.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Law Offices of Douglas S. Srulowitz
  • 2004 - Present
  • Commissioner - Juvenile Justice/Delinquency
  • San Joaquin County
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Professor
  • Humphreys College, Drivon School of Law
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Small Claims Clinic Advisor
  • Superior Court of California
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Intern
  • San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004
  • University of the Pacific
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • People v. Jane Doe
  • Client Found Factually Innocent
  • Sareen v. Sareen
  • Set UCCJEA jurisdictional basis in CA


  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Lawyer Referral Service
  • Panel Attorney - Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Family Law Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Stockton Boys & Girls Club
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Family Law Service Center
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • San Joaquin County Lawyer Referral Service
  • Family Law Peer Review Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Information/Technology Section SJCBA
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • California Legal Secretaries' 2008 Conference
  • Bail Me Out, Please
  • 2008
  • Masters' Series
  • Managing Your Law Office
  • 2008
  • Updates in Technology
  • Updates in Technology
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Endorse Douglas
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Douglas is a great attorney. He listens to the clients needs and concerns, and does his best to satisfy it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred well over a dozen clients to Doug for handling of their Family Law matters and every one of them have been pleased with the representation they have received. Doug has the characteristics that you look for in your attorney; Honest, Hard working and Committed to success. I would recommend Doug for your Family Law needs."
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