Pat Carey

Pat Carey

Top Defense Trial Lawyer and Certified Criminal Specialist
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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Pat is a former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and part of the less than 1% of lawyers in California that are State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He has tried over 65 jury trials for cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors, to gang crimes, to special circumstance murder cases. His most recent Special Circumstance Murder case out of Long Beach Court House resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict and the client being acquitted of all charges and released from prison.

In his tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, Pat conducted over 1,600 preliminary hearings, and spent an entire year dedicated to a juvenile division where he handled over 75 juvenile adjudication trials. In addition to his jury trial experience, Pat has handled thousands of drug possession and sales cases, sex crimes, domestic violence, robberies, burglaries, fraud, theft and embezzlement cases.

Southwestern Law School
J.D. (2007)
Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award, White Collar Crime and Other Aspects of Criminal Law.
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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
B.A. (2003) | Political Science
Activities: Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.
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Professional Experience
Law Office of J. Patrick Carey
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Articles & Publications
Why Families Feel Cheated by the Criminal Justice System
The Daily Breeze
Judge Strikes Down Class Certification
The Daily Breeze
Short Term Rental Owners Push Back
The Daily Breeze
The Battle of the Bay
Surfer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Procedure, Southwestern School of Law
How to be a Prosecutor, New Hires College
Probation Violations, Fox News
Criminal Defense Attorney, Career Day
Criminal Law Specialist
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Top 100
National Trial Lawyers Association
Southern California Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2016, 2017, 2018
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
2015, 2016
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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National Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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Association of Deputy District Attorneys
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California District Attorneys Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 253645
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free initial consultation.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Pat Carey's Website Profile
The Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey Website
Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey
Main Office
18411 Crenshaw Blvd
Suite 120
Torrance, CA 90504
Telephone: (310) 526-2237
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Telephone: (310) 526-2237