San Diego Criminal Lawyer

Certified Criminal Law Specialist Brian J. White

Brian J. White is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar. When you retain a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, you can be sure that your charges will be handled by one of the most skilled San Diego criminal defense attorneys. Let us review your case, or call now for a consultation.

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Having the right criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference.

Certified Criminal Law
Specialist in California

Criminal accusations can literally affect the rest of your life. Your family, livelihood, and freedom are all at stake. Having a Certified Criminal Law Specialist on your side can make a difference. Many criminal defense attorney handle cases, but only a select number have been designated as criminal law specialists by the California State Bar. Brian J. White has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist since 2002. Learn more.

Top Rated Super Lawyer
Since 2008

Super Lawyers is a peer-reviewed rating system that is limited to the top 5% of lawyers in the state. Only those lawyers who have been recognized by their peers and who have obtained professional achievements are eligible to receive the Super Lawyers designation. Brian J. White has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for every year since 2008. Learn more.

Highest Possible Rating
on Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings are the gold standard. For decades, legal professionals and clients alike have relied on these ratings to determine a lawyer’s ethical standards and legal abilities. Lawyers included in the prestigious Martindale-Hubble directory are rated anonymously by their peers. The highest rating a lawyer can receive is an “AV” rating. Brian J. White is an AV rated attorney. Learn more.

Practice Areas

At Criminal Law Firm of Brian J. White, our San Diego criminal defense attorneys provide defense against the following charges.

What our clients say:

Pamela S.

“Mr. White has represented me and my family on two occasions. Both had positive outcomes. I utilized his services the second time because of the trust, understanding, and support given to me in the past. He always had our best interest in mind at the same time being fair and honest about the end result. What I appreciated most was his ability to not be judgmental and to offer compassion when working with us. I consider him my lawyer and if needed will utilize his services again.”


“Brian White is an excellent attorney. He helped prove my innocence when I was being accused of 10 molestation charges. He and his staff were very dedicated and helpful in investigating each false charge! If anything were to ever happen to me or anyone close to me, I would call Brian White again.”


“I am almost at a loss of words to say for this lawyer who literally saved my life. I was falsely charged with sexual molestation for crimes I didn’t commit. Those false accusations subjected me to over 30 charges. If I had been convicted, I would have spent the rest of my life in prison. I felt like my life was over. But I put my complete trust and confidence in Brian and he was able to convince the jury of the truth. He proved my innocence and the jury found me not guilty of all charges. There is no better lawyer than Brian J. White.”

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San Diego Criminal Lawyer – Brian J.White – An experienced team with an excellent track record is exactly what you need to be able to win and get your life back to the way it was.

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After graduating from Pepperdine Law School in 1991, Brian returned to his hometown of San Diego to open his own firm. He soon found his calling in Criminal Defense and has devoted his career to defending people facing criminal charges.


Tonya is a Certified Paralegal and a Notary Public. Her knowledge, skill, and efficiency help us to provide the highest representation to our clients in the most cost-effective way. For those cases that go to trial, Tonya plays a critical role in ensuring that we leave no stone unturned.


Devon has been with the firm since its inception in 1992. She has served in multiple capacities throughout the years, from secretary to business planning to developing trial strategies. Devon currently handles the firms’s finances and lends her intuition and insight to formulating trial strategies on our more serious cases.


Our clients say

“Attorney Brian White and paralegal Tonya are an amazing team. They are professional, knowledgeable and extremely compassionate. The legal situation we were dealing with was terribly complex. Brian and Tonya worked tirelessly and obtained the best possible outcome for us. I recommend Brian White’s criminal defense legal services without hesitation to anyone who needs a dedicated and competent attorney.”


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