Virginia Blumenthal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Riverside, CA

Blumenthal Law Offices
 | Riverside Barrister Building, 3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951-374-0674
Fax: 951-788-6303
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2020
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

Virginia Blumenthal is a prominent criminal defense attorney and the founding attorney of Blumenthal Law Offices, located in Riverside, California. She represents those facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including domestic violence, drug crimes, DUI, federal offenses, fraud, murder, sex crimes and white collar crimes. Her practice serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the Coachella Valley and the Inland Empire.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Ms. Blumenthal earned a master’s degree from the same institution and later obtained her law degree from California Southern Law School. She has been admitted to practice in all California state courts since 1975.

In addition to running her law practice, Ms. Blumenthal belongs to a number of professional and community organizations. She has served as president of the Riverside County Philharmonic and head judge of the Riverside County Spelling Bee competition. Ms. Blumenthal has been elected multiple times as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Riverside Community College District and she is the founder of the Riverside County Office of Education’s mock trial program.

Ms. Blumenthal has received numerous awards and honors over the years in recognition of her professional achievements and her contributions to her local community. She is rated AV Preeminent* by the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. She was also named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States by The National Trial Lawyers.

Additional awards that Ms. Blumenthal has received include the YWCA Women of Achievement award, an honorary life member award from the Fraternal Order of Police Riverside Lodge 8, and the Law and Justice award from the NAACP. In 2014, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce gave her its Citizen of the Year award. In 2015, she received the James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award for outstanding community service — the highest honor conferred by the Riverside County Bar Association. Ms. Blumenthal also was named the 2016 Riverside Community College District Alumnus of the Year.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2020

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About Virginia Blumenthal

Admitted: 1975, California

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  • Honorary Life Member Award, Fraternal Order of Police Riverside Lodge 8
  • AV Rated
  • Top Most Influential Attorneys in CA
  • Top Women Litigators
  • One of the Best Women Litigators in California
  • Riverside Community College District Alumnus of the Year, Riverside Community College District, 2016
  • Woman of the Year, State Senate, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Gold Key Award, Soroptimist International of Riverside
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States, National Trial Lawyers
  • One of the Best Lawyers in San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
  • James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award for outstanding community service, Riverside County Bar Association, 2015
  • One of the Most Influential Attorneys in the State of California, October 28th Issue of the Daily Journal
  • Athena Award, 2004
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award
  • Law & Justice Award, NAACP
  • Super Lawyer in California
  • Citizen of the Year, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Riverside Philharmonic
  • Board of Trustees, Riverside Community College
  • Head Judge, Riverside County Spelling Bee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, "People Who Make a Difference", Riverside County

Educational Background:

  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California, J.D., 1975
  • California State Northridge, B.A., 1970
  • California State Northridge, M.A., 1971
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Office Location for Virginia Blumenthal

Riverside Barrister Building
3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-374-0674

Fax: 951-788-6303

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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