Donald C. Randolph

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Randolph and Associates
 | 1717 Fourth Street, Third Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-395-7900
Fax: 310-395-1833
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the senior partner at his firm in Santa Monica, California, Donald C. Randolph dedicates his practice to personal injury litigation and also has extensive experience handling criminal defense matters. Serving clients throughout southern California, including San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, he has obtained over $23 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements since 2010 alone.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy in 1969, Mr. Randolph earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. After law school, he worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and then as a deputy public defender for the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office before going into private practice. Since 1983, Mr. Randolph has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He is admitted to appear before all state and federal district courts in California as well as the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 9th and 10th Circuits.

    As a measure of the esteem in which Mr. Randolph is held by his peers, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its prestigious AV-Preeminent* rating and listed him in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Consistently engaged in his community, Mr. Randolph is a long-time member of the board of the American Youth Soccer Organization and, along with his wife, is the founder of a program for young soccer enthusiasts with special needs.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Donald Randolph

    Admitted: 1974, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, 2004
    • Certificate of Appreciation, State Bar of California, for 20 years of continuous participation as certified specialist in criminal law
    • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Invited Panel Member, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Joseph M. Cohen Lecture series, “Representing High Profile Criminal Defendants”

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Criminal Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1983

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1974
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2007
    • Criminal Courts Bar Association, Los Angeles
    • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    • California, 1974
    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2003
    • Federal Indigent Defense Panel, Central District of California, 1981-2008
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1981
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2007
    • Santa Monica Bar Association
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Sex Discrimination in the Family Benefits Section of the Social Security Act: An Equal Protection Analysis." Clearinghouse Review, Vol. 9, December 1974; Reprinted in full, Congressional Record, Senate, 94th Congress, 1st Section, p. 7954 (1975)
    • "A Computer Hacker's Right to Remain Cryptic", (Co-Author with Gregory L. Vinson) California Lawyer, November 1999

    Educational Background:

    • United States Military Academy, B.S., 1969
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    Office Location for Donald C. Randolph

    1717 Fourth Street, Third Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Phone: 310-395-7900

    Fax: 310-395-1833

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2021

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