Orange County Criminal Defense Law Firm

At The McDonnell Law Firm, we dedicate our practice exclusively to protecting the rights of our neighbors who stand accused of committing crimes. Our lawyers have extensive experience with the courts and law enforcement throughout Southern California, where we have successfully defended hundreds of criminal cases.

Practice areas

Our Orange County criminal defense law firm provides aggressive representation of defendants in cases involving misdemeanors and felonies. We represent clients across the full range of criminal law matters, but we stand apart from other Orange County criminal defense firms for our outstanding record in defending against serious charges including:

  • Drug crimes
  • Three strikes cases
  • Domestic violence
  • Federal crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • Homicide
  • Theft crimes
  • Juvenile delinquency

To learn about the full scope of services we provide, please see the practice areas overview.

Our history of success

The lawyers at our Orange County criminal defense law firm possess more than 60 years of collective experience practicing in criminal and DUI law. For four decades, we have developed and honed the skills to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case, be it a reduced sentence, acquittal, or dropped charges. We have appeared in state and federal courts throughout California and built a track record of successful results on behalf of defendants throughout the state.

Our law firm has a well-established reputation in the legal community, including the distinction of winning the prestigious designation of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®. Martindale-Hubbell only bestows this honor upon the criminal law firms that have received the highest ratings from their colleagues for their legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.

Personal service

We understand the challenges that face criminal defendants. A criminal conviction can cause irrevocable damage to your record, to your future employment opportunities, and even to your personal freedom. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, possession or sale of drugs, a violent crime, or any other criminal offense, you want an attorney who will give your case the time and attention it requires and deserves. To help clients through difficult times, we place a priority on personal service.

Seasoned attorneys on your side

In order to provide the best possible services, The McDonnell Law Firm criminal defense law firm in Orange County offers free initial consultations, and maintains weekend and evening office hours when needed. Time is of the essence when you face criminal charges. Contact our prominent criminal law firm today.