Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Southern California

Your Proven Legal Team

Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP proudly serves clients throughout Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County and all of Southern California from multiple office locations. Our lawyers have extensive experience working in these jurisdictions and representing clients facing legal challenges in courthouses across the region. We have secured numerous successful results for our clients in these venues and have earned a reputation as proven attorneys.

If you or a loved one has been injured or are facing an arrest or criminal accusation, do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your situation.

Why Trust Your Case to Our Team?

Attorney Jeremy Lessem is among a small percent of California lawyers to be Board Certified Specialists in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Our criminal defense team has secured hundreds of case dismissals and has handled over 200 jury trials. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of injured victims and families. We take pride in working closely with clients and being available when they need us, whenever they need us.

Areas we serve include, but are not limited to:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Lancaster
  • Burbank
  • West LA
  • CSUN
  • Westwood
  • Ventura
  • Santa Barbara
  • Pasadena
  • Santa Monica
  • Van Nuys
  • UCLA
  • Orange County
  • Ventura County
  • Van Nuys
  • San Fernando

Whether you or someone you love has been charged with a crime or injured as a result of another’s negligence, you can feel confident about placing your trust in our award-winning legal team. We offer free and confidential consultations and invite you to contact us to see how we can help!

Mental Health & Your Case

You can learn more about our criminal defense and personal injury practice on our website, as well as our talented attorneys. Taking quick action after an arrest or accident is crucial, however, and we invite you to give us a call at (800) 462-7160 to speak personally with a member of our team.

At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we are constantly striving to become better and more knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys. Individuals who suffer from mental health issues and get arrested need a criminal defense attorney with a thorough and detailed understanding of the specific ways in which mental health issues can be used to effect the case. However, it is not always easy to obtain the legal expertise needed for defendant's who suffer from mental health related issues. Lessem, Newstat & Tooson is one of the few criminal defense law firms in Southern California with the experience, knowledge and expertise to handle the vast array of issues that come up in these types of cases. This knowledge also extends to non-criminal matters, such as hearings on 5150 designations, restoration of sanity cases and even mental health conservatorships.

We understand that these qualities are rare and sometimes very difficult to find when looking for an attorney that can represent your case. Therefore, every Southern California mental health lawyer at our firm has dedicated years of practice to exploring the depths of the mental health field as it pertains to the criminal justice system. Whether you are seeking more information about the history of M'Naghten Rule or you want to learn about the conditions of a Murphy Conservatorship, we are ready to help. We know that understanding the totality of what happens at a sanity hearing and how it could affect your placement in a treatment vs. jail is a complex process that is not easy to understand.. No matter what the conditions of your case may be, we have the skills and know-how to defend you against your charges.

Don't wait to get the legal help you need and deserve. Call our Southern California attorneys today at (800) 462-7160.

Handling Complex Legal Matters

There is no way to predict what courts and prosecutors may want to do when an individual who suffers from mental health related issues gets arrested and charged with a crime. No law firm understands this better than the team at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP. We know how serious the allegations made against a mentally ill person can be. If not appropriately represented by an attorney who understands both the criminal and mental fields of the legal system, the outcome of a case and a client’s entire future could be at stake.

“We are blessed to have you for our lawyer and will highly recommend you with your professional and educated advice!”

Why You Want Our Team on Your Side

Lessem, Newstat & Tooson's Promise to You
  • 1,000's of Cases Handled In & Out of Court
  • 50+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • No Recovery, No Fees for All Injury Cases
  • Strong & Attentive Counsel Available 24/7
Your Fight Is Our Fight

When going through serious legal matters, do not put your case in the hands of just any attorney. Rather, work with a team who has earned a respected reputation for outstanding legal service and one with a proven track record of success.