Debra S. White

Debra S. White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Debra S. White
 | 21112 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91364
Phone: 818-600-4730
Fax: 818-279-0800
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Experience, expertise, and exceptional client service are qualities that are true to form at the Law Offices of Debra S. White where excellence in criminal defense is the only standard for each and every client we defend. 

Attorney Debra S. White is a Los Angeles criminal defense trial lawyer, reputed to be among the top 2.5% best criminal attorneys in the United States. She is well-respected and AV-Preeminent rated. She has successfully defended countless clients charged with serious crimes throughout California's state and federal criminal courts for more than 20 years. She is also recognized as an expert in criminal law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, earning the honorable distinction and title of Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Attorney Debra S. White received her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law, a top-tier law school. However, she attributes her successful results to her inner drive for justice and her compassionate nature, qualities that legal education cannot teach. She genuinely cares about her clients, their families, and the outcome of their case. She passionately and aggressively fights with unparalleled skill to protect every client during every stage of their case. Ms. White's unique background and her ability to think outside the box to develop creative defense strategies play a significant role in the successful outcomes of her client's cases.

Attorney Debra S. White is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization (State Bar No. 202778). 

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

About Debra White

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:


  • AV-Preeminent Rating. Awarded to those attorneys who have achieved the highest degree of professional excellence, legal ability, and ethical standards in the community , AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
  • Active member of the State Bar of California. Specializing in Criminal Defense since 1999., 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Homeless Youth Shelter in Los Angeles

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Maintaining Confidentiality in the Cloud. This article explores the use of modern technology by attorneys to communicate with clients and others about their cases. Privacy and security issues are addressed with regard to the use of email communications through electronic devices such as the computer and smart phone devices. Storing communications via the internet are also discussed in the context of maintaining security and client confidentiality. , Debra S. White, The Valley Lawyer Magazine
  • How to Defend Sex Crimes, The Scarlett Letter, Aspatore Books, 2014


  • For a sampling of Ms. White's case victories please visit her website at , 2020
  • A man's nightmare made real. Louis Gonzalez, III, was accused of attempted murder, torture, sexual assault, kidnapping, and burglary. He faced five consecutive life sentences. His accuser is the mother of his son. They had been fighting over custody since his birth. Following intensive investigation, diligent and aggressive representation, Mr. Gonzalez' case was dismissed. One year later, Mr. Gonzalez was declared factually innocent by the same Judge who first denied him bail. The full story regarding Mr. Gonzalez' case was published in the LA Times in two-part's. Below are links to the article.  Part One:,0,6630763,full.story Part Two:,0,4711694,full.story  

Representative Clients:

  • Sex Crimes: Sex Crime Trial Lawyer defending clients in California State and Federal Courts. Specializing in Sexual Assault, Rape, Child Molestation, Child Pornography, Internet Crimes, Prostitution, Solicitation,  Statutory Rape, Spousal Rape, Rape by Intoxication, Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, False Accusations, Title IX School Administrative Proceedings, and Representation Before Charges are Filed. , 2020
  • Violent Crimes: Los Angeles Criminal Trial Lawyer specializing in violent crimes in California State and Federal Courts.  Assault, Battery, Rape, Domestic Violence, Murder, Attempted Murder, Watson Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, Gang Enhancements, Weapons Offenses, Three Strike Offenses, and more., 2020
  • White Collar Crimes: Los Angeles Trial Attorney - State and Federal Crimes. Also, offering representation before charges are filed - pre-file and pre-indictment defense. , 2020
  • Drugs and Alcohol: Los Angeles Criminal Defense Trial Attorney defending against charges of Watson Murder, Vehicle Manslaughter, Felony DUI, Refusals, DUI Accidents, Hit and Run, and  Drug Offenses in State and Federal Criminal Court. , 2020

Educational Background:

  • Graduated with honors from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy, 1995
  • Earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA, School of Law, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Eastern
  • Los Angeles County Bar Associations
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Southern
  • State Bar Of California
  • United States District Court (USDC - Central
  • Western Districts)
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Office Location for Debra S. White

21112 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364

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Last Updated: 12/27/2020

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