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Anthony J. Falangetti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Long Beach, CA

West Coast Defense
One World Trade Center, 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90831
Phone: 800-922-6989
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Attorney Anthony J. Falangetti has the invaluable experience that comes with serving as a deputy district attorney for nearly 14 years. In that role he handled thousands of criminal cases and worked throughout Los Angeles County in numerous courthouses such as Torrance, Long Beach, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, and the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles. He prosecuted over 40 murder cases and tried 25 of those murder cases before a jury, totaling 65 felony jury trials and numerous misdemeanor jury trials. He prosecuted cases involving every crime from driving under the influence to murder. For his work, Mr. Falangetti has received numerous letters of recommendation from judges, opposing counsel, and citizens.

In 2008 Mr. Falangetti left the district attorney's office for private practice. He puts his prosecution experience to work for the defense of individuals accused of crimes. He consistently obtains the highest possible results including dismissal of numerous criminal cases. His firm is located in Long Beach, California.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

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


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

About Anthony J. Falangetti

First Admitted: 1994

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Miranda Rights, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Star Academy
  • Seminar, Prosecution of a Homicide Case, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • Lecturer, An Overview of Defending Public Officials, California State Bar Convention
  • Speaker, Defense of Public Officials, California State Bar Convention, 2011

Educational Background

  • University of California Santa Barbara, B.A. in Philosophy as well as Law and Society, 1991


  • Recognizing excellence in legal assistance to the local and state community., Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly
  • With Honors, Dean's Honor List, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1992 - 1993
  • From Steven Horn, U.S. Representative
  • United States Congress, House of Representatives award for service to the community and excellence in legal work for the community., Distinguished Service Award, United States House of Representatives
  • Awarded for service to Los Angeles County and its citizens as a Legal Advocate and Counselor of Law, Award of Merit, County of Los Angeles
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association Award, Taynor Moot Court Competition Team, 1993
  • Deputy District Attorney of the Month
  • U.S. Congress, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Recognizing excellent legal work in the State of California and service to the citizens of California., Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate
  • Awarded for distinguished service in the practice of law for the City of Lakewood. Servicing the Lakewood community and its citizens, Distinguished Service Award, City of Lakewood
  • Award of Appreciation from L.A.P.D. Newton Division
  • Prosecutor of the Month, Torrance Branch Court


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Office Location for Anthony J. Falangetti

One World Trade Center
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90831

Phone: 800-922-6989

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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