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The Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey

Certified Criminal Law Specialist

With your reputation and future on the line, you cannot afford to take risks. Get proactive and call our office today to speak to a specialist.

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7000+ cases handled

Criminal Defense

You Must Act Fast

Don’t sit back and wait to see what happens. With a criminal case, you must be proactive. The other side is building a case against you and you need an advocate. From investigations, to charging, to jury trials, we do it all.


60+ jury trials


Court and DMV Expertise

With a DUI charge, you criminal record is not only at risk, but the DMV will move quickly to take your license. If you don’t act immediately, your license will be suspended. The moment you hire us, we will have the DMV halt the suspension of your driver’s license


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You are the Priority

Pat wants to make every client feel like they are his only client. With a boutique practice keeping low clientele, Pat will be available to you 24/7 for all questions, concerns, and most importantly: action on your case.



How We Can Help You

Criminal Defense Services

We have handled over 7,000 cases, done 1,600 felony preliminary hearings, and taken 64 cases to jury trial. From simple vehicle code violations to special circumstance murder cases, your case is our specialty. Our general strategy: be proactive. We do not sit back and wait for criminal charges to come. When you are being investigated, law enforcement has one objective: build their case AGAINST you. We make sure you counteract that process in order to try to influence a rejection of a criminal filing or at least a reduction in charges.


Expert DUI Defense

Not only have we handled hundreds of DUI cases, but while a District Attorney, Pat Carey trained law enforcement agencies on how to conduct DUI investigations. We have had cases outright dismissed and DMV actions set aside so our clients can continue to drive. Don’t walk into court without a specialist and have the prosecution take advantage of you.


Why You Need a Criminal Law Specialist

There is a reason so very few lawyers are Board Certified Specilists like Pat Carey. In fact, Pat Carey is currently the youngest Board Certified Criminal Specialist in California. Without specialization, claimed “experience” is baseless. The Board of Legal Specialization requires an attorney handle a certain amount of cases, motions, jury trials, appeals, and beyond in order to be branded a specialist.


Recent Case Results

Our office does not make false promises as other firms may do. We have the track record to prove it. Pat Carey has returned back to back not guilty verdicts in his last two trials protecting his client’s reputations and most importantly keeping them home with their families rather than being locked up behind bars.



In his 8+ years working with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Pat Carey saw it all.  He worked for the Major Crimes Division prosecuting a cold 20-year old murder case sucessfully.  He also trained young prosecutors, wrote sentencing guidelines for case settlement, and trained law enforcement agencies.

After serving as a prosecutor, he left the DA’s office and became a private criminal defense attorney.  He brought his knowledge of everything prosecution to put forward the best possible defense for his clients. He has not only the experience, but Pat has also trained Law Enforcement agencies and new prosecutors during his tenure with the D.A.’s Office.  He has mastered the art of negotiation for his clients, and when your case cannot be settled Pat is relentless at trial.  His trial experience is unmatched by his competitors given his experience in the DA’s office.Pat has acquitted his last two clients after jury trial, one of which was facing life in prison.



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We defend clients in the following areas of Southern California: Torrance, Gardena, Lomita, Carson, San Pedro, Long Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood, Hollywood, Pasadena and surrounding cities in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.
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