Award-Winning History of Proven Trial Results

Okabe & Haushalter is one of Southern California’s most established criminal defense law firms.

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Landmark Rulings by Some of the Nation’s Top Lawyers

Our lawyers have gone to battle for high-profile clients in cases involving some of the highest stakes.

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Hard-Hitting Defenders with a National Reputation

We have a state & nationwide reputation for being aggressive fighters. Learn how we can champion your cause.

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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

One of the Nation’s Leading Litigation Firms Fights for You

Okabe & Haushalter is locally and nationally known as a highly rated and qualified criminal defense law firm. Since 2000, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys and founding partners have been defending individuals who have been criminally accused throughout the Southern California region. Our firm’s legal team has been recognized as some of the nation’s top trial lawyers due to our unparalleled level of trial preparedness, litigation abilities, and ruthless defense tactics.

When your future is on the line, the team at Okabe & Haushalter will be your only hope. Clients throughout the Los Angeles area rely on our outspoken, tireless legal advocacy. We have continued to demonstrate our ability to successfully handle high-profile cases and we have consistently excelled in cases involving high-stakes litigation, national media attention, and more.


The criminal defense law firm of Okabe & Haushalter is committed to excellence.
We represent clients throughout L.A. County and the South Bay area.


Regularly Featured in the Media

for Handling High-Profile Cases

You should expect excellence from your attorney. That is why several high-profile individuals have chosen legal advocacy from Attorneys Mark Haushalter and Ryan T. Okabe. Some case examples include:

  • Michael Jackson Case
  • OJ Simpson Case
  • Dream Board Case
  • Largest Public Official Bribery Case in U.S. History
  • International Drug Trafficking Cases

Meet Our Founding Partners

Top Trial Lawyers

  • Ryan T. Okabe

    Mr. Okabe's experience with both sides of the adversarial system provides his clients with unparalleled advantages, making him one of the most sought after criminal defense attorneys in CA.

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  • Mark J. Haushalter

    Attorney Haushalter successfully tried a wide variety of criminal cases from DUIs to shootings. Mr. Haushalter is licensed to practice law in State and Federal Courts in California and Illinois.

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Choose Distinguished Legal Counsel

There is no question that your choice in attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your criminal case. Let a criminal defense lawyer at our firm provide you with the aggressive representation that is necessary to take full advantage of the protection our justice system has to offer defendants in the criminal court process.

A key characteristic that sets our firm apart from the rest is our trial readiness. Many firms talk about their trial experience, but few actually have what it takes to successfully advocate for a client before a judge and jury. The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter have handled some of the largest criminal court trials not only in California, but throughout the nation.

Representing a client in state or federal court requires a certain level of skill. This is nothing new to us. You won't have to worry about our readiness or experience when it comes to representing you in even the most complex and aggressive criminal court trials. Our attorneys have earned honors from the American Trial Lawyers Association such as "Top 40 Under 40" ratings.

Our firm is known as the firm that knows how to protect the rights of its clients: We fight for them. We advise them. We guide them during a time of crisis. No matter what your case involves, we are dedicated to winning on your behalf.

Contact Okabe & Haushalter today for a free consultation.

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  • “Ryan Okabe is THE best! Period.”

    - M.L.

  • “You kept me flying. Thanks for everything"”

    - Drew B.

  • “always believed we could win. AND WE DID!!!!!"”

    - Danny V.

  • “Okabe & Haushalter defends their clients aggressively, thoughtfully and vigorously.”

    - Lowell Steiger Attorney at Law

  • “I have referred many cases to Okabe & Haushalter, and they have handled each one successfully.”

    - Ray Montenegro Attorney at Law

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