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Graham D. Donath

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Riverside, CA

The Law Offices of Graham Donath, A.P.C.
3801 University Ave, Suite 260
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951-667-5293
Fax: 877-904-9649
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Graham D. Donath is a seasoned criminal defense expert who devotes 100% of his practice to criminal defense, and is recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state.  He has successfully litigated jury trials ranging from capital murder all the way down to petty theft, and the broad range of criminal offenses between.   Since 2014, Mr. Donath has been deemed a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction that less than 1% of all practicing attorneys have.  

Mr. Donath is a former Riverside County Deputy Public Defender, and is on a small list of individuals qualified to handle death penalty defense matters in the Riverside County court system.  He is currently the Vice-President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the President of the Riverside County Criminal Defense Bar Association.  He is proud to have worked his entire career as a criminal defense attorney.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

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

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

About Graham D. Donath

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: http://gddlaw.com/attorney-profiles/

Educational Background

  • Claremont McKenna College, Distinguished Scholar, Dean’s list

Honors/Awards

  • Named one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in California by the National Trial Lawyers Organization., Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Named one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in California by the National Trial Lawyers Organization., Top 100 Trial Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers Organization, 2013
  • Named Trial Attorney of the year for 2008 by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office., Trial Attorney of the Year, Misdemeanors, Riverside County Public Defender's Office, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2021
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2020
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2019
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2018
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2017
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2015
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Vice President, California Attorneys For Criminal Justice, 2021
  • President - Riverside County Criminal Defense Bar Association, 2021
  • Treasurer - CACJ, 2020
  • President - Riverside County Criminal Defense Bar Association, 2020
  • Board Member - CACJ, 2019
  • Board Member - CACJ, 2018
  • Board Member - CACJ, 2017
  • Criminal Defense Panel of Riverside County, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • California Public Defender’s Association, Member

Industry Groups

  • Individuals facing criminal charges
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Office Location for Graham D. Donath

3801 University Ave
Suite 260
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-667-5293

Fax: 877-904-9649

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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