Vincent LaBarbera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.
 | 4100 Newport Place, Suite 620
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-863-1663
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Vincent LaBarbera is the founder and principal of The Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera Jr., A Professional Corporation, with offices located in Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Santa Monica, California. Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense and professional licensing, he represents clients throughout the state who have been charged with state or federal offenses, including white collar crime, fraud, murder, assault, domestic violence, DUI and drug possession and distribution.  He also represents medical, real estate and other professionals in licensing hearings and proceedings before a variety of state agencies. He has litigated over 4,500 cases, and has also handled civil litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

After receiving a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Saint Mary's College of California, Mr. LaBarbera went on to attend Southwestern Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. While in law school, he served a legal externship for a judge on the California 2nd District Court of Appeal. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. LaBarbera is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. LaBarbera has been involved in numerous other professional organizations throughout his career, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Orange County Bar Association and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. LaBarbera has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, is a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer, has a 10.0 AVVO rating, and he is frequently consulted by other attorneys on a variety of litigation matters.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (90%)

Administrative Law (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Vincent LaBarbera

Admitted 1980, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Featured in Presidential Who's Who among business and professional achievers, 2009
  • Strathmore's Professional Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008
  • Featured in the 2009-2010 edition of Stanford's Who's Who of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge's Who's Who in 2008 and 2009
  • Featured in Strathmore's 2004 through 2009 Who's Who
  • Named 100 Top Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Highest A.V. rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • NORML legal committee (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
  • Member, Amnesty International
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, United States Supreme Court
  • Member, The United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member, The Western District of Michigan
  • Member, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member, United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • California State Courts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer for MALDEF (Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund)

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, Magna Cum Laude, double major in Government and Philosophy, 1976
  • Queens College, Cambridge, England, International Law and Corporations
Office Location for Vincent LaBarbera

4100 Newport Place
Suite 620
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-863-1663


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Last Updated: 8/10/2016

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