Debra S. White
515 S. Flower St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036 -
Encino Office: 15760 Ventura Blvd.,
Encino, CA 91436
Our firm is dedicated solely to the practice of criminal defense. We fight to win. We have successfully represented countless clients from injustice and incarceration throughout California.
Debra Sarah White has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 1999 and has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense throughout Southern California. She earned her law degree at one of the nations top law schools, the University of California, Los Angeles, where she learned how to make the law work for those who need it most.
Ms. White is an aggressive and talented trial attorney who has successfully represented clients accused of both state and federal crimes ranging from misdemeanors such as DUI, domestic violence and petty theft to serious felonies such as drug crimes, embezzlement, sexual assault, and murder.
To Ms. White, all the cases she takes are serious cases. That is why Ms. White is tenacious with prosecutors and exacting in her attention to the details of a case. She understands her cases carry very high stakes for her client and their families, and she is sensitive in all her interactions with her clients as they face the legal challenges together.
Reduced to its essence, Ms. White’s philosophy is: “A defense attorney’s job is to craft innovative solutions to seemingly insoluble problems”. Education and experience, however, are not enough when it comes to being a successful advocate for a client. As an advocate, Ms. White believes an attorney must also possess the necessary drive and determination for justice to be a true voice for a client’s rights. She not only holds that drive and determination for her clients, but it is a credo she has practiced throughout her own life.
Ms. White was born and raised in a small town in Western Canada. Her mother tragically died when she was a little girl, and she passed into the foster care system of a nearby city. She was tossed from home to home for years. Instead of becoming lost in the system, she decided at the age of twelve to master it. At age fourteen, she became an emancipated minor and was completely self-sufficient and financially independent. Ms. White graduated from high school at seventeen and worked toward her next goal: emigrating to the United States to attend law school.
Working day and night to support herself, Ms. White earned her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy (graduating with honors) and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since graduating, Ms. White has remained focused and dedicated to the practice of criminal defense to help attain justice. She strives not only for those unjustly accused but for those trapped in a system of inequality and prosecutorial misconduct.
To some attorneys, success against overwhelming odds is a fantasy. To Ms. White, it’s all in a day’s work.