Virginia Blumenthal

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Riverside, California

Blumenthal & Moore
Virginia Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Moore

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes

Licensed in California since: 1975

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2024

Blumenthal & Moore

Riverside Barrister Building
3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501 Visit website


Virginia Blumenthal is the founding attorney of the Blumenthal & Moore, APC, in Riverside, California. She focuses her practice solely on criminal defense and offers her service to the residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. With more than 40 years of legal experience, she has litigated a wide variety of criminal matters for her clients, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • White collar crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Murder
  • Sex crimes

Majoring in speech communication and rhetoric, Ms. Blumenthal obtained her undergraduate degree from the California State University, Northridge, in 1970. The same year she started pursuing her master’s degree at the same institution and graduated in 1971. Later she enrolled in the California Southern School of Law and received her doctorate in jurisprudence in 1975. 

A diligent attorney, Ms. Blumenthal is recognized widely as one of the versatile litigators in the state of California. The founder of the first women-owned law firm in Southern California, she and her team of attorneys strives to protect the rights of the people and obtain them justice. She is rated “Superb” on Avvo.

Over the past years, Ms. Blumenthal has received several awards and honors in recognition of her work and contribution to the legal community and is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. She was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in U.S by The National Trial Lawyers and has been included in the list of the Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers since 1989. She was the recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement “Person Who Makes a Difference” award in 2008 and the prestigious James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award in 2015. 

Ms. Blumenthal is one of the founding members of the Riverside County Office of Education’s Mock Trial program, a competition designed exclusively for high school students to help them understand and comprehend the judicial system. She previously served as the president of the Riverside Philharmonic and is currently serving her fourth term as the president of the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Honorary Life Member Award, Fraternal Order of Police Riverside Lodge 8
  • AV Rated
  • Top Most Influential Attorneys in CA
  • Top Women Litigators
  • One of the Best Women Litigators in California
  • Riverside Community College District Alumnus of the Year, Riverside Community College District, 2016
  • Woman of the Year, State Senate, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Gold Key Award, Soroptimist International of Riverside
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States, National Trial Lawyers
  • One of the Best Lawyers in San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
  • James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award for outstanding community service, Riverside County Bar Association, 2015
  • One of the Most Influential Attorneys in the State of California, October 28th Issue of the Daily Journal
  • Athena Award, 2004
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award
  • Law & Justice Award, NAACP
  • Super Lawyer in California
  • Citizen of the Year, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, 2014
Educational Background:
  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California, J.D., 1975
  • California State Northridge, B.A., 1970
  • California State Northridge, M.A., 1971
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Riverside Philharmonic
  • Board of Trustees, Riverside Community College
  • Head Judge, Riverside County Spelling Bee
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer, "People Who Make a Difference", Riverside County

Office location for Virginia Blumenthal

Riverside Barrister Building
3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-564-3488


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2024

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