Mark J. Haushalter

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Okabe & Haushalter
 | 9595 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-953-3799
Fax: 310-316-2306
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner of Okabe & Haushalter in Manhattan Beach, California, attorney Mark J. Haushalter focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law. Serving clients throughout Southern California and the Greater Los Angeles region, as well as San Francisco, Mr. Haushalter devotes his time and resources to protecting his clients' rights and best interests and preserving their freedom in the face of all types of felony and misdemeanor charges.

Serving as a prosecutor early in his legal career, Mr. Haushalter gained a unique insight into how the criminal justice system works from both sides of the equation. Armed with this knowledge, he strives to devise the most effective defense strategies possible on behalf of his clients. Widely regarded as one of the top defense attorneys in the country, Mr. Haushalter is no stranger to high-profile, complex cases, having been involved with the Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson cases and many other notable and highly publicized trials.

Recognized for his extensive knowledge regarding criminal law, Mr. Haushalter routinely serves as a legal analyst for various local and national television news outlets. He was also the co-author of the California Loose-leaf Search and Seizure Handbook, a reference guide used by criminal defense attorneys throughout the state.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Haushalter is active in several professional legal organizations, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the South Bay Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Dedicated to serving his community, he is a member of the Indigent Criminal Defense Panel and the California Public Defenders Association, as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A 1997 graduate of Marquette University in Wisconsin, Mr. Haushalter obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. He is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in both California and Illinois.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

Certificates and Credentials

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About Mark Haushalter

Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Newsweek Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2012
  • Member, Order of Distinguished Attorney for the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Voted Top 40 Under 40 by the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Super Lawyer (held by only 5% of practicing attorneys), 2010, 2011, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Indigent Criminal Defense Panel
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, South Bay Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State and Federal Courts in California and Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Seizure Handbook
  • Co-Author, California Loose-leaf Search

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, B.A. in Criminology & Law Studies
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Office Location for Mark J. Haushalter

9595 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-953-3799

Fax: 310-316-2306

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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