Robert S. Ernenwein

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Torrance, California

Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP
Robert S. Ernenwein
Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in California since: 1984

Education: Whittier Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2018 - 2023
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Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP

1405 Crenshaw Blvd
2nd Floor
Torrance, CA 90501 Visit website


Robert S. Ernenwein is the principal attorney at his firm located in Torrance, California. Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters, he provides representation to clients charged with misdemeanors or felonies including assault and battery, theft and embezzlement, sex offenses, drug offenses and DUI and traffic related offense.  Mr. Ernenwein is 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.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Ernenwein has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo and enjoys almost 100 5 star client reviews.  He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Robert works long hours for his clients.  He is considered by his clients not only to be an incredibly good lawyer but also a friend and guide during a difficult time.

Practice areas

Criminal defense

Focus areas

Assault & battery, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Motor vehicle offenses, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence

  • 100% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 1984, California

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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
  • Moot Court Honors Board, Member, Whittier Law School
Educational Background:
  • Manhattan College, 1981
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2003

Office location for Robert S. Ernenwein

1405 Crenshaw Blvd
2nd Floor
Torrance, CA 90501

Phone: 424-552-3901


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013, 2018 - 2023

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