Debra S. White

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

Law Offices of Debra S. White
 | 21112 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 818-609-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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Experience, Expertise, and Exceptional Client Service. These qualtiies are true to form at The Law Offices of Debra S. White where excellence in criminal defense is more than just a motto. 

Attorney Debra S. White is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist with extensive criminal trial experience as a defense attorney in California's state and federal courts. Ms. White is a passionate attorney who genuinely cares about her clients and their families. She aggressively fights each case with unparalleled skill to protect her client's rights. She also develops creative defense strategies to obtain the best result possible. Ms. White is known for consistently achieving superior results in cases that are seemingly impossible to win. 

In addition to her Super Lawyers recognition for excellence, Debra S. White’s honorable distinctions and awards include the nationally recognized “AV-Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell for having the highest level of professional excellence, legal ability, and ethical standards in the community. These awards are granted to only the top 5% best attorneys in the United States.

Debra S. White was born and raised in Northwestern Canada. She was placed in foster care at the age of ten and became emancipated before graduating high school. She fought her way through the system and to the United States when she was eighteen years old. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. Ms. White has practiced exclusively criminal defense in Los Angeles and surrounding counties since 1999.

Debra S. White is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization (State Bar No. 202778).

 
Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Debra White

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: http://dwhitecriminaldefense.com/debra-s-white/

Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Preeminent Rating. Awarded to those attorneys who have achieved the highest degree of professional excellence, legal ability, and ethical standards in the community , Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Active member of the State Bar of California since 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Homeless Youth Shelter in Hollywood, CA

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • How to Defend Sex Crimes, The Scarlett Letter, Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Maintaining Confidentiality in the Cloud. This article explores the use of modern technology by attorneys to communicate with clients and others about their cases. Privacy and security issues are addressed with regard to the use of email communications through electronic devices such as the computer and smart phone devices. Storing communications via the internet are also discussed in the context of maintaining security and client confidentiality. , Debra S. White, The Valley Lawyer Magazine

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • For a sampling of Ms. White's case victories please visit her website at www.dwhitecriminaldefense.com , 2017
  • A man's nightmare made real. Louis Gonzalez, III, was accused of attempted murder, torture, sexual assault, kidnapping, and burglary. He faced five consecutive life sentences. His accuser is the mother of his son. They had been fighting over custody since his birth. Following intensive investigation, diligent and aggressive representation, Mr. Gonzalez' case was dismissed. One year later, Mr. Gonzalez was declared factually innocent by the same Judge who first denied him bail. The full story regarding Mr. Gonzalez' case was published in the LA Times in two-part's. Below are links to the article.  Part One: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/crime/la-me-accused-20110626,0,6630763,full.story Part Two: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-accused-20110628,0,4711694,full.story  

Representative Clients:

  • Violent Crimes including Homicide, Attempted Murder, Watson Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, Assault and Battery, ADW, Rape, Domestic Violence, Weapons Offenses and Three Strikes Offenses. 
  • Sex Crimes Specialist: Sexual Assault, Child Molestation - PC 288, Failure to Register - PC 290, Child Pornography, Internet Crimes, Prostitution, Solicitation, Rape, Statutory Rape, Spousal Rape, Rape by Intoxication, Date Rape, Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, False Accusation, Title IX School Administrative Proceedings, Representation Before Charges are Filed and/or During Investigation
  • California State and Federal Crimes.   
  • Complex DUI / DWI Offenses: Multiple DUI, Felony DUI, Watson Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, Refusals, Excessivbley High BAC, Hit and Run, DUI Drugs, DMV Adminisgrative Proceedings.
  • White Collar Clients and Crimes - Embezzlment, Fraud, Theft, Conspiracy, Professional License Hearings, Pre-Indictment Representation, Representation before Charges are Filed

Educational Background:

  • Earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA, School of Law, 1998
  • Graduated with honors from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy, 1995

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • State Bar Of California
  • State Bar Of California
  • Office Location for Debra S. White

    21112 Ventura Boulevard
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364

    Phone: 818-609-1800

     

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    Last Updated: 9/25/2017

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