Attorney Debra S. White is an aggressive and talented trial attorney based in Los-Angeles, California who has successfully represented clients accused of sex crimes in both state and federal courts since 1999. Ms. White is a fierce advocate who enjoys the many challenging aspects of sex crimes defense, including defending against false accusations, faulty memories, and prosecutorial misconduct. She also understands her cases carry very high stakes for her clients and their families, and she is sensitive in all her interactions with her clients as they face the legal challenges together.
Ms. White earned her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated with honors from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She has also earned the respect of her peers, prosecutors, and Judges. In 2015 she was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the category of criminal law for her high degree of peer recognition and superior professional achievement. Among her additional achievements she was also awarded the nationally recognized “AV-Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell in for having the highest level of professional excellence for legal ability and ethical standards.
Ms. White believes that education and experience are not enough when it comes to being a successful advocate for a client. Reduced to its essence, Ms. White's philosophy is: “A defense attorney's job is to create innovative solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems." 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 Canada. She experienced a difficult childhood being tossed from home to home for years in foster-care. Instead of becoming lost in the system she decided to master it. She became an emancipated minor who was completely self-sufficient and financially independent. Ms. White's early experiences gave rise to her inner drive for justice and her passion to defend those accused of wrongdoing. After graduating from high school, Ms. White emigrated to the United States to work toward her next goal: becoming a criminal defense attorney. Today Ms. White remains 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.