Joseph A. Weimortz, Jr.

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Ryu Weimortz Murphy LLP
 | 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213-385-9400
Fax: 213-380-9302
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    With 12 years of experience as a deputy district attorney prosecuting cases throughout Southern California, Joseph Weimortz Jr., has a unique insight into both sides of the courtroom, making him an ideal choice for clients needing quality criminal defense representation. Mr. Weimortz effectively combines a precision knowledge of his field with an understanding of the difficult emotions his clients are experiencing, enabling him to provide the strongest criminal defense representation possible. He has extensive experience obtaining reductions and dismissals for his clients, and has earned the respect of many of his peers, who frequently seek his advice on defense and jury trial issues. He represents clients in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California in Irvine, Mr. Weimortz attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, Mr. Weimortz received an American Jurisprudence Award for trial practice. In addition to being a member of the California Western Trial Team, he was a staff writer for California Western's law journal and served as Honor Counsel on the Professional Responsibility Committee.

    Mr. Weimortz gained experience as a law clerk for the San Diego U.S. Attorney's Office in the civil and criminal divisions. He later worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office as a certified legal intern, and clerked in the Ventura County District Attorney's Office before becoming a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County.

    Now recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers' top 100 trial lawyers, Mr. Weimortz is experienced with all aspects of criminal defense law, including murder and attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, assault, sex crimes, domestic violence, gang and drug crimes, juvenile crimes and drunk driving defense.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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    About Joseph Weimortz, Jr.

    Admitted: 1996, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • California Regional Winner, National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, American Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice, California Western School of Law
    • Staff Writer, California Western Law Review
    • Member, California Western Trial Team

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Legal Intern, Major Narcotics Unit of the San Diego District Attorney's Office

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Joseph Weimortz, Jr., was a speaker at the California State Bar Annual Meeting. The program presented was Defending Public Officials accused of Corruption. Joe Wiemortz draws on more than a decade of experience in criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense lawyer to bring a unique perspective on defending public officials accused of criminal conduct relating to their position in political life., Speaker, Defending Public Officials Accused of Corruption, California State Bar Annual Meeting, Public Law Section Sponsor, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, B.A. in History, 1991
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    Office Location for Joseph A. Weimortz, Jr.

    3435 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 2050
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Phone: 213-385-9400

    Fax: 213-380-9302

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    Last Updated: 9/21/2020

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