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David Lehr
Founder

David Lehr Criminal Defense Attorney Ventura

An experienced criminal lawyer you can trust

For the past twenty years, David Lehr has worked as an attorney in the state’s criminal justice system. If you or someone you love has run afoul of the law in the Golden State, David Lehr can help. He has the knowledge, skill and tenacity you need to protect your rights and freedom.

Experience in every facet of California criminal law
David Lehr spent the first 13 years of his career with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, where he developed substantial courtroom skills. He was appointed Deputy District Attorney in 1993 and earned recognition as Outstanding Team Prosecutor in 2006. He brought 99 jury trials to verdict during his career as a prosecutor and resolved thousands of felony cases without going to trial.

Following his career as a Senior Deputy District Attorney, David Lehr decided to put his skills to use as a criminal defense attorney. His insights and experience as a prosecuting attorney give him a unique perspective on the law and the strategies used to bring suspected criminals to justice.

A tough-as-nails criminal attorney ready to defend your rights
At David Lehr Law, we put our experience and reputation on the line for every client we represent, and fight tooth and nail to protect them from criminal convictions. Contact our offices today to arrange an initial consultation. We are accessible to public transportation and conveniently located across the street from the Ventura Courthouse. You can reach David Lehr Law at (805) 477-0070 or online. Se habla Español.

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Practice areas

  • Violent crimes
  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Violent thefts like robbery
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault with deadly weapon
  • Battery with GBI
  • Mayhem
  • Criminal threats
  • Arson
  • Domestic violence
  • Gang crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes

Bar admissions

  • California, 1993
  • United States District Court 2011

Education

  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990

Honors

  • President of the Ventura County Inns of Court, 2010 – 2012
  • Senior Prosecutor - Outstanding Team of the Year (Ventura County DA's Office), 2006
  • Victims' Rights Week Prosecutor of the Year, 1998
  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Prosecutor of the Year, 1996

Professional associations

  • Criminal Justice Attorney's Association of Ventura County, Treasurer, 1998 - 2006
  • Ventura County Prosecutor's Association, Treasurer, 1998 - 2006
  • Present Ventura County Inns of Court Member, Board of Directors, 2006 to present
  • California Criminal Justice Bar Section, 2007 to present

Rachel Coleman
Criminal Defense Attorney

Rachel Coleman Criminal Defense Attorney Ventura

Ms. Rachel Coleman graduated with honors from Ventura College where she obtained her Associate Degree and then received her Juris Doctorate from the Ventura College of Law. During law school, Ms. Coleman participated in the Certified Law Student program through the State Bar, which allowed her to make court appearances and attend depositions under the supervision of a managing attorney.

Ms. Coleman also acted as the Student Bar President and the Dean of Delta Theta Phi. During her first two years of practice, Ms. Coleman litigated a wide variety of civil matters including personal injury, business disputes involving contracts, employment, and real property with the firm DK Law Group.

Currently, Ms. Coleman practices as a criminal defense attorney with the Law Offices of David Lehr, Inc. litigating all criminal matters including DUI’s, drug sales and possession, under the influence, violation of probation, domestic violence, and weapons charges. She joined the firm in August 2012.

Ms. Coleman is the Vice-President of the Ventura County Barristers. She also sits on the editorial board of the Ventura County Bar Association magazine, Citations, and is a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association.

As a member of the editorial board of Citations, she has published several judicial profiles. She is also a member of the Jerome H. Berenson Chapter of Inns of Court. Ms. Coleman is also an active alumna of the Ventura College of Law. In her spare time, she is also an instructor for the UCSB Extension Paralegal Program.

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