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Biography Doreen Boxer, Criminal Law Certified Specialist with 22 years of legal experience, in trial and appellate court, Ms. Boxer has practiced in state and federal jurisdictions. She is a member of the Bar in New York, Massachusetts, California and several federal jurisdictions. Ms. Boxer is widely known for being a thorough and creative litigator. She is a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to helping her clients reach their goals. She earned her B.S. in 1986 at New York University’s Stern School of Business, her J.D. in 1989 at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, and attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she earned a Certificate in Senior Executives in State and Local Government in 2007. Ms. Boxer is a published author, columnist, and has been a television commentator on legal issues. Currently, she is the managing partner at Boxer McLaughlin, A Professional Corporation.

Doreen Boxer's Experience Managing Partner Boxer McLaughlin, A Professional Corporation Law Practice January 2011 – Present (9 months) Newport Beach, CA Innovative Newport Beach law firm skilled in litigating all types of criminal matters, as well as a broad range of family and civil litigation cases, for clients who value thorough, aggressive, and personalized legal representation. When we accept a case, we make a commitment to personally litigate the matter rather than pass it to some other lawyer. We offer clients decades of experience. San Bernardino County Public Defender San Bernardino, California Law Practice March 2006 – December 2010 (4 years 10 months) Appointed San Bernardino County Public Defender. Responsibilities included securing and overseeing $31 million budget, hiring, training, managing and disciplining attorney, investigator, information systems and clerical employees, employment litigation, negotiating and drafting contracts, business plan and annual report development, legislative advocacy, writing policies, creating and directing website, designing efficient operational systems, media relations, community public relations, and advising the county on criminal justice issues.

Associate Defender Orange County 1996 – 2006 (10 years) Trial attorney, litigated complex special circumstance homicide cases.

Awards Award Name

Granting Organization


Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

California Board of Legal Specialization


Program of the Year

California Public Defender Association


Publications Article



Media Recording Courtrooms

California Defender Magazine


Criminal Evidence Handbook

Compendium Press


Criminal Trial Notebook: California

Compendium Press


Client Reviews As a criminal defense lawyer, Doreen Boxer was rated excellent by her recent clients. See her reviews below: “As a deputy district attorney I tried a very serious freeway shooting case against Doreen. She is a formidable opponent in the courtroom. I would have zero hesitation recommending her to anyone similarly-charged. *note, not a former client; but an opponent from court.” – Jerry, a criminal defense client who worked with 10 lawyers before Doreen handled his case.

“I found the legal services of Doreen Boxer to be second to none! She had the uncanny ability to understand the complete dynamic of my situation from within minutes of our first conversation. From that point on, she was very easy to get a hold of and extremely responsive to any issue that came up. She was amazingly well organized and knowledgeable about the laws and the court system. I felt confident in her ability and secure about knowing I had the best possible attorney. Regardless of the outcome, I know I will never regret any decisions that were made during this time and will absolutely call upon Doreen Boxer in the future for any legal help. Thank you again Doreen for all you did.” – Brian, Wrongful Termination client who worked with 3-5 lawyers before Doreen Boxer handled his case.

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Peer Reviews Doreen Boxer is also lauded by her colleagues in California with her dedication to her clients and her knowledge in law as a defense lawyer. “Doreen Boxer is a highly accomplished lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable, very well respected and has the highest of ethics. I absolutely endorse her.” – Diane Bass, criminal defense attorney in Laguna Beach, CA

“Doreen Boxer is as cool as she looks. She was formally in charge of the Public Defender's Office in San Bernardino, she's been on TV, she's written books on the subject, she's had thousands of trials and she is a dedicated professional. I'm honored to know her. “ - Anerio Altman Bankruptcy Attorney

“Doreen Boxer is an extremely high caliber lawyer that provides extraordinary representation and care for her clients. Her experience, coupled with her zeal for the defense of her clients is unmatched. I am more than happy endorse Doreen.” -Jason Cohn, Personal Injury Attorney

Online Profiles For more information about Doreen Boxer, defense attorney in Orange County, check out her online profiles: LinkedIn: Doreen Boxer - Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Avvo Ratings: Find Defense Attorney Ratings of Doreen Boxer Provisors: Doreen Boxer – California Public Defender Google Profile: Doreen Boxer – Managing Director, Boxer McLaughlin APC If you need expert criminal defense at your side, contact:

DOREEN BOXER Expert Criminal Defense Attorney Boxer Law Group, APC 92 Corporate Park,Suite 215 Irvine, CA 92606 949-427-0211

Doreen Boxer - Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense  

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