Long Beach, CA/Press/January 8, 2019 – Paul R. DePasquale Partner and Attorney of Depasquale & Cole was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
DePasquale & Cole have law offices in Downtown L.A. They practice not only in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, but also in Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in some cases. Some special cases are in the Bay Area, and into the desert counties. The law firm represent people accused of crimes. They also handle employment cases, from defending when an employee is accused of misconduct to suing when one is discriminated against, and handle plaintiff and defend civil cases, and we stay in social contact with a variety of attorneys so we can recommend counsel to persons who have a problem the likes of which we do not handle.
Attorney Paul DePasquale has been practicing law since 1971. His areas of concentration include criminal cases, civil rights, police litigation employment law, general and civil law. Paul has been counsel of record number of criminal cases. His secret to success has been in deciding what you have to say, say it and stop talking .
Mr. DePasquale graduated from the University of West Los Angles with a BA-Bachelor of Arts, 1967, and received his J.D. from Berkley School of Law in California, 1970.
After graduating from law school, I started practicing criminal defense in Berkeley and Oakland. In addition to representing clients in state court criminal matters, I was appointed to defend people accused in San Francisco Federal Court, especially in selective service cases.
In 1975 I moved to Susanville, in Lassen County, where I continued to practice criminal law. I was appointed to provide criminal defense to indigent clients, there was no public defender’s office in Lassen County. In 1978 I was elected District Attorney of Lassen County, and thereafter prosecuted all kinds of criminal cases, from traffic infractions and misdemeanors to very serious felonies such as rape and murder.
In 1983 I moved from Susanville to Los Angeles, where I worked for a firm representing law enforcement officers, including in criminal cases, civil rights cases and internal discipline matters. For example, I was counsel for one of the police officers accused in the Rodney King case. My client was acquitted in the state court criminal case in 1992, again found not guilty in the federal court criminal prosecution in 1993, and finally found not liable for any money judgment in the federal civil rights case in 1994. During this time I also continued to represent non-law enforcement clients in state and federal criminal cases.
Since then, I have continued to represent the accused in many cases. This defense work has been for civilians as well as for law enforcement personnel. All in all, I have been counsel of a record of criminal cases, and have been trial counsel in well over 100 criminal jury trials.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community