Ryan T. Okabe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Okabe & Haushalter
 | 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-543-7708
Fax: 424-456-3197
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ryan T. Okabe is a partner with Okabe & Haushalter in Manhattan Beach, California, where he focuses exclusively on defending his clients against all types of felony and misdemeanor charges. Recognized as one of Southern California's top criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Okabe is passionate about protecting his clients' rights and preserving their freedom.

As a former public defender for San Diego County and a past prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Okabe gained invaluable insight and an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. Armed with this knowledge and experience, he has an advantage when creating effective defense strategies on behalf of his clients.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College in 1997, Mr. Okabe attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2001. That same year, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and Mr. Okabe practices before all state and federal courts in California.

Well-versed in his practice area, Mr. Okabe is co-author of the California Loose-leaf Search and Seizure Handbook, an authoritative reference guide on California criminal law. Additionally, he has been interviewed by several local, regional and national news outlets on topics related to criminal defense.

A consummate professional, Mr. Okabe is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the South Bay Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is also a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Japanese American Bar Association. In addition, he holds a "Superb" rating from AVVO.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, DUI/DWI


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 11 years

Rising Stars: 2005 - 2015

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Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.southbaylawyer.com/About_The_Firm/Ryan_Okabe.aspx


  • 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), 2005 - 2015
  • Hobbs Trial Advocacy Program, Member, Loyola of Los Angeles Law School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Indigent Criminal Defense Panel
  • Member, South Bay Bar Association
  • Member, Japanese American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State and Federal Courts in California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, Bachelor of Arts
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Office Location for Ryan T. Okabe

1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 310-543-7708

Fax: 424-456-3197

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Last Updated: 5/2/2018

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