Robert S. Ernenwein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Torrance, CA

Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP
 | 1405 Crenshaw Boulevard, Floor 2
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 424-552-3901
Fax: 310-782-7117
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Robert S. Ernenwein is the principal attorney at his namesake firm located in Torrance, California. Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters, he provides representation to clients in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties and throughout the state who have been charged with misdemeanors or felonies. Mr. Ernenwein has handled matters including drug possession and distribution; violent crimes such as murder and vehicular manslaughter; embezzlement and other white collar crimes; driving under the influence; sex offenses; and burglary. He has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Ernenwein attended Manhattan College as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government in 1981. Moving to California, he enrolled at Whittier Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. While in law school, he served on the Whittier Law Review and was a member of its Moot Court Honors Board.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Ernenwein joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. During his tenure as a deputy district attorney, he prosecuted more than 75 jury trials, including cases involving rape and murder. Mr. Ernenwein entered private practice in 1987, and since that time, he has used his prosecutorial experience to anticipate the types of strategies that he might encounter in his criminal defense practice. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Ernenwein has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2018 - 2020

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About Robert Ernenwein

Admitted: 1984, California

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  • Moot Court Honors Board, Member, Whittier Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Bar, Member, 1984
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Member
  • California DUI Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Educational Background:

  • Manhattan College, 1981
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Office Location for Robert S. Ernenwein

1405 Crenshaw Boulevard
Floor 2
Torrance, CA 90501

Phone: 424-552-3901

Fax: 310-782-7117

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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