Santa Monica Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyer

AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, or if you have been injured by the neglect of another, you need to be confident in the attorney you choose to handle your case. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our team of Santa Monica criminal defense and personal injury lawyers represent individuals throughout Los Angeles and Southern California,

Over the years, we have proven ourselves as committed advocates for our clients. You can be confident about choosing to work with our team for the following reasons:

  • Our firm is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® - one of the nation's most trusted attorney rating services.
  • Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience, have litigated more than 200 jury trials, have secured hundreds of case dismissals, and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims.
  • Our attorneys have been recognized throughout the local community and by many legal organizations, including Super Lawyers® Magazine.

Our attorneys are available 24/7 to take your call. For a FREE legal consultation, call (800) 462-7160​ or contact us online.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Having dedicated their focus to criminal defense, our attorneys have handled a wide range of cases for a diverse set of clients. In every case we work, our goals are to defend our clients' rights throughout each face of the criminal process, including investigations, and to protect their freedoms and futures.

We defend against a variety of criminal allegations, including:

Fighting for Injured Victims

Our firm’s personal injury practice is centered on protecting the rights of victims who have suffered preventable damages at the hands due to the negligent or wrongful acts of others. If you or someone you love has suffered harm in any of the following instances, we can help!

Learn More About Your Case

Our Santa Monica criminal defense law firm has built a reputation on providing aggressive, committed, and experienced representation. If you would like to learn more about your case, the charges you face, and how our lawyers can be of assistance, call (800) 462-7160 or fill out a free case evaluation form.

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  • 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

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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.